The opioid epidemic has wreaked havoc on communities across the United States. In 2016, over 64,000 people died from overdose – that is 175 people dying every single day. As a result, poisoning is now the number one cause of injury death, surpassing motor vehicle accidents. Everyone has a role to play in reversing the devastating effects of the opioid crisis and it is especially important that prescribers of opioids receive continued education on the risks associated with addictive medications.
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), has been signed into law. This bipartisan bill helps agencies create and 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).
The President signed into law a game-changing, bipartisan bill that prioritizes the safety and well-being of our nation’s athletes. We must ensure our youth are safe when they go to the gym, take the ice or run onto the fields to practice their sport. I'm proud this bill has been signed into law for all of our past, present and future athletes who dedicate hours of training to perfect their sport or dream of the Olympic stage.
The President signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law. This is a win for people who need tax relief the most: middle-income families. By doubling the standard deduction, increasing the Child Tax credit, lowering the threshold for the medical expense deduction, continuing graduate student tuition exemptions and reducing the tax burden on all taxpayers, Hoosiers in the Fifth District will take home more of the money they work so hard to earn.
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WASHINGTON, DC – This week, Congresswomen Susan W. Brooks (IN-05) and Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) introduced legislation (H.R. 4078) to reauthorize and increase funding for the Breast Cancer Education and Awareness Requires Learning Young Act (EARLY) Act.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, bipartisan members of the House, led by Congressmen A. Donald McEachin (D-VA) and Pete Olson (R-TX), issued the following statements after their bipartisan bill – the Locking Up Robocallers Act of 2019 – passed out of the House as part of H.R. 3375, the Stopping Bad Robocalls Act.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Senator Mike Braun, Senator Todd Young, Representative Pete Visclosky (IN01), Representative Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Representative Jim Banks (IN-03), Representative Jim Baird (IN-04), Representative Susan Brooks (IN-05), Representative Greg Pence (IN-06), Representative André Carson (IN-07), Representative Larry Bucshon (IN-08), and Representat
WASHINGTON – U.S. Senators Todd Young (R-Ind.), Mike Braun (R-Ind.), Representative Larry Bucshon M.D. (R-IN-08), and members of the Indiana delegation sent a letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue today in strong support of a Secretarial disaster designation in 88 counties following adverse weather conditions in Indiana.
WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following statement after voting for House Resolution 489:
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