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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Feb 14, 2019 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after the House voted 300-128 to fund the federal Departments of Homeland Security, Agriculture, Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, State, Interior, Commerce, and Justice:

Feb 5, 2019 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) is pleased to announce Tony and Kelly Trent as her guests to the President’s State of the Union Address.

Jan 23, 2019 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) was selected to continue her involvement in three Energy and Commerce subcommittees: Subcommittee on Health, Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, and Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations.

Brooks provided the following statement:

Jan 15, 2019 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC –  Today, the House of Representatives voted to pass H. Res. 41, a resolution rejecting white nationalism and white supremacy. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following statement:

Jan 14, 2019 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Congress Members Susan Brooks (R-IN), Eliot Engel (D-NY), Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) introduced H.R. 501, the Poison Center Network Enhancement Act of 2019, to assist with potential poison exposures and help combat the national opioid epidemic.

In The News

Feb 11, 2019 In The News

House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) recently announced that Congresswoman Susan Brooks (IN-15) will join Tom Gr

Feb 10, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing a divided Congress for the first time, President Donald Trump on Tuesday called on Washington to reject “the politics of revenge, resistance and retribution.” He warned emb

Feb 6, 2019 In The News

Members of CompTIA Public Sector and Advocacy (PSA) gathered to share their latest technologies with members of Congress and Hill Staffers at Tech Demo Day on Capitol Hill.

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