Congresswoman Brooks and Chairman Pai discuss NG911 with local public safety community leaders at the Hamilton County 911 Communications Center in Noblesville. Indiana is ahead of the curve when it comes to public safety. For example, in all 92 counties in the state, Hoosiers can text 911 to receive the help they need. I am proud of the hard work from public safety leaders in the Fifth District who are dedicated to ensuring safety in our communities
Congress and the Administration are committed to working to provide Americans across the country with a tax code that is simpler and fairer. Tax reform encourages job creation and allows you to keep more of your money in your pockets. It eliminates special interest loopholes and keeps American businesses competitive on a global scale. Most importantly, it simplifies the tax code and allows for more time with your families so you can make memories that will last a lifetime.
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) recently announced that Indiana will receive nearly $5 million in federal funding to combat the opioid crisis. Specifically, the state will receive $3.6 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for health centers across the state to tackle mental health issues. In addition, Indiana will receive $1.7 million from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to support prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts.
On this week's episode of "What I'm Hearing," I discuss recent conversations I've been involved with on DACA. Thank you for the many phone calls, emails, and social media posts since the President called on Congress to act to help these young people. I am committed to working with my colleagues in Congress to find a compassionate resolution that will not punish children for the actions of their parents. Thanks for watching.
H.R. 2228, the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, introduced by Representatives Susan Brooks (R-IN), Val Demings (D-FL), Doug Collins (R-GA), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Dave Reichert (R-WA), passed out of the House Judiciary Committee. This bill would help agencies create or improve mental health services for law enforcement officers. It is the companion bill to S.876, introduced by Senators Joe Donnelly (D-IN) and Todd Young (R-IN) that passed the Senate in May.
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WASHINGTON, D.C. – This week, Governor Holcomb announced that Indiana will join 24 other states in opting-in to the First Responder Network Authority (FirstNet). Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) offered the following statement after the announcement of this decision:
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, H.R.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) testified before the House Energy and Commerce Committee as part of a bipartisan “Member Day,” where representatives both on and off the committee shared proposals for ways to put an end to a crisis that is rapidly sweeping through communities across the country and taking too many American lives.
Washington, D.C. – Today, during National Health IT Week, U.S. Representatives Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Dave Trott (R-MI11) introduced the Internet of Medical Things Resilience Partnership Act, which creates a public-private stakeholder partnership to lay out a cybersecurity framework to protect protects Americans’ sensitive healthcare information from cyber-attacks.
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WASHINGTON - Putting party differences aside, members of Congress rose to their feet Thursday to welcome House majority whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) back to work after recovering from gunshot wounds h
Indiana Republican leaders, U.S. Sen. Todd Young and U.S. Reps.
WASHINGTON – Air Force One is a sweet ride. Just ask Sen. Todd Young.