Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Issues

Agriculture

In Congress, I will continue to work to streamline the tax and regulatory structure, encourage development of export markets and ensure agriculture has the support it needs to be successful. As Congress considers the next Farm Bill, I will work to ensure the bill provides much needed certainty for Indiana’s farming communities and to the 16 million Americans whose livelihoods depend directly on agriculture.

Communications and Technology

Technology is constantly changing the way we interact with each other. With constant technological innovation, it is imperative that legislation continues to support and protect the needs of consumers.

Debt Reduction

America is already over $20 trillion in debt. Our national debt is a national crisis with very real consequences, and it is not fair to leave this burden for future generations. Learn more about my views on Debt Reduction.

Defense

We must ensure the security and prosperity of our nation by maintaining and strengthening our current strategic alliances and building new ones that reflect American interests and values. I believe in the importance of having a strong military, and I have worked in Congress with my colleagues to ensure that our troops have the resources they need to ensure readiness so that they are best equipped to defend our nation. Read more about my views on Defense.

Education

In today’s knowledge-based economy, it is more important than ever to ensure our education system aligns with the demands of the 21st century workforce. I will work to create an educational system that emphasizes high standards, accountability for results, local control, transparency and parental choice. In addition, I am a founding member and co-chair of the School Safety Caucus, focused on ensuring the safety of our kids while they are at school. Learn about my work in Congress on Education issues.

Energy

Learn about my work in Congress on Energy issues.

Health Care

Health care is important to our district and my work in Congress. Learn more about my views on this issue.

Homeland Security

Keeping the homeland safe and our citizens secure is the primary role of the federal government. We must be prepared for all hazards, natural disasters and terrorist threats, and to defend our nation and our way of life against those who want to harm us. I will focus on providing individuals and agencies that protect our country with all the tools necessary to do their jobs efficiently and effectively. Learn about my work in Congress on Homeland Security issues.

Immigration

There is a broad consensus in Congress that our immigration system is broken and in desperate need of repair. I believe that we can come to an agreement that both strengthens our borders and reforms our immigration system while respecting the rule of law and our values as a nation of immigrants. Read more about my views on immigration issues.

Job Creation and the Economy

A strong economy and good jobs are very important to our district and to my work in Congress. Learn more about my views on this issue.

Pro-Life

I am a pro-life Member of Congress. I will oppose any federal dollars being spent to perform abortions.

Restoring Confidence in Congress

Learn more about how I plan to restore America's confidence in Congress.

Second Amendment

I am a strong supporter of the Second Amendment. Find out more about my views.

Strengthening Biodefense

As a nation, we are underprepared to address the next biological or pandemic threat to our country. I am focused on changing that. Specifically, I’ve introduced legislation to address our inability to mobilize quickly and effectively to identify, contain, treat and eliminate any kind of biological threat to people in the United States.

Tax Reform

Learn my views on Tax Reform.

Veterans

Indiana is home to over a half million veterans, and my district is home to the Marion VA Medical Center. It is important to protect, compensate and care for those men and women who bravely defend our freedoms.