Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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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. In Congress, I am committed to stopping Iran’s nuclear proliferation and fulfilling our constitutional obligation to “provide for the common defense” of America as well as addressing the continued threats and provocations of the North Korean regime. I believe there is a need for the United States to redouble its efforts in the fight against ISIS, take the leadership role that the world demands of us, and develop a strategy that will not just degrade, but ultimately destroy the ISIS network.

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. I understand that a world without U.S. leadership would be a more chaotic place, a place where we have less influence and a place where our citizens face more dangers and fewer opportunities. I believe in a strong military that has the ability to defend our allies and provide security at home. 

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Jul 21, 2020 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after voting in support of H.R. 6395, the William M. Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021 (NDAA) in the House of Representatives:

Jul 16, 2019 In The News

Rep. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) recently expressed her support of the Senate’s version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), citing its ability to prioritize national security and provide military readiness funding increases.

She had previously voted against the House edition NDAA and provided a statement regarding her actions.

Jul 12, 2019 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) provided the following statement regarding her vote against the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) and her support for the bipartisan Senate version of the NDAA: 

May 8, 2018 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DCToday, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement regarding President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran, commonly known as the Iran Deal, and re-impose sanctions lifted under the deal:

Feb 9, 2018 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the House of Representatives passed a bicameral bipartisan budget agreement to keep the government fully operational, boost defense spending, increasing disaster relief funding, support community health centers and provide funding to combat the opioid crisis. 

Feb 9, 2018 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representatives Jackie Walorski (IN-02), Jim Banks (IN-03), Susan Brooks (IN-05), and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08), released the following statement after voting for the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018:

Jan 20, 2018 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) sent a letter requesting to suspend her pay during the government shutdown and signed onto H.R. 4852, the Pay Our Protectors, Not Our Politicians Act of 2018, introduced by Congresswoman Martha McSally (R-AZ02). 

Jan 20, 2018 Page

H.R. 4852, the Pay Our Protectors, Not Our Politicians Act of 2018, introduced by Congresswoman Martha McSally (R-AZ02).  

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Dec 9, 2017 In The News

INDIANAPOLIS (Dec. 9, 2017) -- Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) addresses Sailors assigned to Navy Operational Support Center (NOSC) Indianapolis, Dec. 9. Congresswoman Brooks kept Sailors updated about current defense bills and policies currently being written. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class John Suits/Released)


Aug 27, 2017 In The News

INDIANAPOLIS - Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) says while she supports some border security enhancements, she doesn't want to see a government shutdown to make it happen.

In the video, we sit down one-on-one with Rep. Brooks to discuss this week's top stories, including the President's threat to shutdown the government if funding for the border wall isn't included in the House spending bill next month.