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.
The President's declaration of opioid crisis as a nationwide public health emergency further emphasizes the urgency to provide Americans struggling with substance abuse the tools and support needed in order to overcome this sweeping epidemic. The White House reports that 175 people die of a drug overdose every day. We must remember these statistics represent human lives that are cut short because of addiction.
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
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WASHINGTON, DC – Today, U.S. Representatives Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) and Brad Schneider (D-IL10), introduced a bipartisan bill that works to combat the opioid crisis that is sweeping through the country.
WASHINGTON, DC – Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar announced HHS will soon provide $485 million in grants to help states and territories address the heroin and opioid abuse crisis. Indiana will receive $10.9 million. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following statement:
CARMEL, IN – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) released the following statement in support of the President’s announcement of retaliatory action in Syria:
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) questioned Facebook, Inc.’s founder and CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, during a House Energy and Commerce Committee hearing examining the company’s privacy policies and use of consumer data.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) offered the following statement upon the announcement of Speaker Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) retirement at the conclusion of the 115th Congress:
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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A federal agency has awarded Indiana nearly $11 million for the second straight year to fight the state's opioid ab
We're used to great spectacles at the motor speedway in May.
But this one came a few weeks early.
The second round of federal funding to address the opioid epidemic in Indiana has been announced. The state will receive $10.9 million from the 21st Century Cures Act.