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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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.

Aug 24, 2017 In The News

U.S. President Donald Trump’s renewed commitment to fight terrorism in Afghanistan is the right American policy at the right time, said several Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives this week.

“The president made it clear that the United States will not allow terrorist groups to prevail in Afghanistan,” said Rep. Tom Cole (R-OK).

In following the best military and diplomatic advice available, Cole said Trump is placing confidence in the U.S. armed forces to defeat terrorist enemies.

Aug 22, 2017 News Releases

Carmel, IN – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after President Trump proposed a new Afghanistan strategy:

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.