Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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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. I am pleased to be representing Indiana, an emerging tech hub, as a member of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, where telecommunications, electronic communications, emergency and public safety communications and cybersecurity issues are top legislative priorities. The subcommittee also focuses on issues involving the Federal Communications Commission, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, and the Office of Emergency Communications in the Department of Homeland Security.

In addition to my work on the Committee, I am an advocate for computer science and STEM 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 firmly believe that we must both empower and equip local and state administrators to put computer science curriculum and teachers in our schools and to prepare our students to enter the 21st century workforce. I’m proud to be a part of the Innovation Initiative in the House, to serve as co-chair of the Women’s High-Tech Coalition, and to be a member of the Makers Caucus and the STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) Caucus.

To watch a speech I gave at the Innovation Initiative Forum about the importance of preparing students of all ages for the jobs of tomorrow, click here.

To read an op-ed I wrote about the role social media plays in our national security, click here

More on Communications and Technology

Jun 18, 2019 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC Today, a bipartisan group of House members introduced the Locking Up Robocallers Act of 2019, which directs the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to provide evidence of unlawful robocall violations to the Attorney General. This would strengthen enforcement of current robocall laws aimed at ending the scourge of predatory robocalls.

Jun 10, 2019 In The News

INDIANAPOLIS and WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – On the 27th floor of the Salesforce Tower on the historic Monument Circle in Indianapolis, the Indy 5G Summit highlighted the opportunities 5G technologies represent and forged a collaborative effort to ensure the city and state will be at the center of this emerging frontier.

May 9, 2019 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C.--You probably have a smart phone that's connected to the internet. You probably check your e-mail and conduct other business on that phone or device. But, some people in Indiana don't have access to broadband internet, and that could keep them behind.

The ACCESS BROADBAND Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Susan Brooks (R-Ind.), passed the U.S. House by unanimous voice vote. 

May 9, 2019 In The News

A bill intended to increase broadband access in under-served areas received unanimous support in the House of Representatives.

House Resolution 1328, co-authored by Indiana Congresswoman Susan Brooks, is bipartisan legislation that would help expand broadband, as well as create a simpler process to access federal broadband resources.

A companion bill is being considered by the Senate.

May 9, 2019 In The News

A bill intended to increase broadband access in under-served areas received unanimous support in the House of Representatives.

House Resolution 1328, co-authored by Indiana Congresswoman Susan Brooks, is bipartisan legislation that would help expand broadband, as well as create a simpler process to access federal broadband resources.

A companion bill is being considered by the Senate.

May 8, 2019 News Releases

To watch Brooks’ floor remarks on
the ACCESS BROADBAND Act, click HERE.

May 8, 2019 In The News

Representatives Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.-05) and Paul Tonko (D-N.Y.-20) heralded passage of H.R. 1328, the ACCESS BROADBAND Act, in the House today by a unanimous voice vote. This bipartisan legislation would help expand broadband access in underserved areas and create a simpler process for small businesses and local economic developers to access federal broadband resources.

Apr 4, 2019 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Paul Tonko (D-NY20) announced the introduction of H.R. 1328, the ACCESS BROADBAND Act, bipartisan legislation that would expand broadband access in underserved areas and create a simpler process for small businesses and local economic developers to access federal broadband resources.

Apr 4, 2019 In The News

Washington, D.C. — Indiana members of Congress have taken the lead in introducing legislation that will prevent government management of the construction of a 5-G mobile communications network and instead rely on the expertise of the private sector.

Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, and Rep. Susan Brooks, R-5th, have teamed up with Democratic sponsors of the legislation in the U.S. House.

Apr 3, 2019 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Hoosier Representatives Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) and Jim Banks (R-IN03) joined Reps. Tony Cárdenas (D-CA) and Filemon Vela (D-TX) to introduce a bipartisan bill, the E-FRONTIER Act. This bill would prevent the federal government from managing the construction of a nationwide 5G network and would instead rely on the expertise of the private sector to lead mobile broadband expansion within the United States.