Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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  • Brooks Introduces Gun Violence Reduction Tool: the Jake Laird Act

    H.R. 5717, the Jake Laird Act, is a bipartisan bill named after an Indianapolis, Indiana police officer who was shot and killed in 2004 in the line of duty by a man who struggled with mental illness. This bill provides grants to encourage states to adopt laws, similar to Indiana’s 2005 Jake Laird Law, that enable local law enforcement, with probable cause, to take and retain firearms from individuals who are determined to be an imminent danger to themselves or others.
  • Everyone Has a Role to Play When Combating the Opioid Crisis

    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.
  • SIGNED INTO LAW: Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017

    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).
  • SIGNED INTO LAW: Bipartisan Bill Protecting Our Nation's Athletes

    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.
  • Historic Tax Cuts for Hoosiers Signed into Law

    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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Jun 12, 2018 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H.R. 5329, the Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2018, introduced earlier this year by Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05).

Jun 7, 2018 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DCThe Energy and Commerce Committee’s Subcommittee on Health held a hearing to examine the Reauthorization of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), legislation Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) is leading in the House of Representatives with Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA18).

Jun 6, 2018 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DCToday, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 3249, the Project Safe Neighborhoods Grant Program Authorization Act, which authorizes $50 million annually from fiscal year 2019 until fiscal year 2021 for the Project Safe Neighborhoods program.

May 26, 2018 News Releases

NOBLESVILLE, INCongresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) joins the Noblesville community following the shooting at Noblesville West Middle School.

To watch Brooks’ video filmed at Noblesville West Middle School after meeting Jason Seaman, click here.

May 23, 2018 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing to examine the pervasiveness of sexual misconduct within the U.S.

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Jun 19, 2018 In The News

ANDERSON – Local members of Congress and Republican senatorial candidate Mike Braun agree the immigration system is not currently working.

Jun 18, 2018 In The News

The House of Representatives recently passed H.R.

Jun 17, 2018 In The News

Something took place at the recent Anderson City Council meeting that might have never taken place before, and the Democrats missed a chance to offer an olive branch to the three African-Americans

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