Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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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. 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 14, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after voting in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA) in the House of Representatives:

“My vote today for the NDAA is a vote for troops. Our troops deserve stronger national defense capabilities and a pay raise as they put their lives on the line and sacrifice precious time with their loved ones to protect our freedoms.

May 24, 2017 In The News

FAIRMOUNT — A Madison-Grant fifth grader dreamed about attending a military academy and becoming a pilot.

Seven years later, he’s almost there.

That former fifth grader, Kevin Johnsen, will graduate from Madison-Grant High School at the top of his class on June 9, but his letter of appointment from the U.S. Air Force Academy means just as much as his diploma.

May 23, 2017 In The News

ANDERSON – U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks has made her first trip to visit American troops deployed in Afghanistan and Iraq.

Brooks, R-5th District, joined a group of bipartisan congresswomen on the trip, which focused on meeting U.S. female service members, thanking them for their service, particularly during Mother’s Day, and learning about their experiences in the military.

During the visit, Brooks distributed Mother’s Day cards that were made by local students.

May 22, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Earlier this month, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) joined a group of bipartisan Congresswomen on a trip to visit deployed American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. The trip focused on meeting U.S. female service members, thanking them for their service, particularly during Mother’s Day, and learning about their experiences in the military. In addition, members of the Congressional delegation met with Afghan and Iraqi women who are leaders in their communities, government, media and business.

May 16, 2017 In The News

Congresswoman Val Demings was part of a bipartisan group of Representatives who visited Iraq and Afghanistan over the weekend, including Mother’s Day where they delivered Mother’s Day cards to the female soldiers. The cards were made by students here in the Orlando area 10th district she represents.

May 16, 2017 In The News

Orlando’s U.S. Rep. Val Demings and Miami’s U.S. Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen made a week-long visit to visit troops in Afghanistan and Iraq this week, including a Mother’s Day visit at which Demings was able to deliver cards from students in her Florida’s 10th Congressional District.

Demings, a Democrat, and Ros-Lehtinen were part of a bipartisan group of members of Congress to make the tour to conduct oversight of U.S. operations in Afghanistan and Iraq with a focus on the contribution, efforts, and concerns of women in the United States Armed Forces and local women.

May 16, 2017 News Releases

KABUL - A bi-partisan women’s Congressional delegation (CODEL) led by U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) visited Afghanistan May 9 and 10.  The CODEL conducted oversight of American operations in Afghanistan with a focus on the contribution, efforts, and concerns of U.S. women in the U.S. Armed Forces with an additional focus on gender issues and challenges facing Afghan women.

May 5, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – This week, the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, co-chaired by Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL21), met with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to discuss important VA services for women, as well as expanded access to women-specific healthcare at VA clinics.

Apr 17, 2017 In The News

ANDERSON – Events last week indicate that President Donald Trump is sending a strong message to ISIS and North Korea about terrorism, U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks said.

Brooks, R-5th District, was in Anderson on Monday to tour the Purdue Polytechnic Institute during Congress' April recess.

Apr 16, 2017 In The News

INDIANAPOLIS - In a wide-ranging interview, Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) discusses the situation in Syria, and the President's apparent reversal in recent days on a wide range of foreign policy issues.

“I think we have stood on the sidelines far too long,” said Rep. Brooks. “I’m pleased to see the U.S. act under the leadership of President Trump."