The House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act, with a vote of 415-3. This bill requires prompt reporting of suspected cases of abuse, mandatory training, and implementation of policies and procedures for preventing, reporting, and addressing allegations of sexual abuse at amateur athletic governing bodies. My Bipartisan Women's Caucus Co-Chair Lois Frankel (D-FL) and I spoke about the bill after the vote.
Representatives Susan Brooks (R-IN), Val Demings (D-FL), Doug Collins (R-GA), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Dave Reichert (R-WA) introduced H.R. 2228, the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, which 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.
Check out the amazing entries our office received as part of the 2017 Congressional Art Competition. Talented high school students from across the Fifth District submitted paintings, photographs, sketches, quilling and digital art to the competition. Congratulations to Hamilton Southeastern freshman Monica Stuffle who's watercolor, "Fishers at Twilight," won first place this year. It will be on display at the U.S. Capitol Building.
The American Health Care Act passed the House. It will increase competition and choice in the healthcare marketplace, repeal harmful taxes like the medical device tax, eliminate burdensome mandates and the IRS penalty, and put decisions about your healthcare back in your hands. I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate to put this bill on the President’s desk.
The Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations of the Energy and Commerce Committee, chaired by Rep. Tim Murphy (R-PA), held a hearing examining fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 times more potent than heroin and 100 times more potent than morphine.
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Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act, with a vote of 415-3. This legislation was recently introduced by Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL).
Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released a new score of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA):
Washington, D.C. – This morning, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) participated with Speaker Paul Ryan (WI01), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA23), Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA01), Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA05), and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN02) in the weekly House Republican press conference.
Washington, D.C. – Earlier this month, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) joined a group of bipartisan Congresswomen on a trip to visit deployed American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. The trip focused on meeting U.S. female service members, thanking them for their service, particularly during Mother’s Day, and learning about their experiences in the military.
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