Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Restoring Confidence in Congress

Restoring confidence in Congress has been a goal of mine since the beginning of my Congressional service. The House Committee on Ethics has an important role to play in holding members, officers and staff accountable to the American people and to our colleagues. I have served on this committee since my first term in Congress. The committee is the only one in the House made up of an equal number of members from the Republican and Democrat parties.

This year I was named Chairwoman of the House Committee on Ethics for the 115th Congress. In this position, I am committed to hold our members to a high standard of conduct; to conduct fair investigations into allegations and questions brought before the Committee; and to effectively and transparently communicate the Congressional ethics rules and standards to Members, staff and the American people.

Hearing directly from my constituents is extremely important to me, and ensures that I am able to best represent those living in the Fifth District. I regularly host Connect With Your Congresswoman events throughout the district to meet with small groups and individuals about the issues that matter most to them. These events are in addition to the constituents I meet with at regular meetings, employee town halls and site visits throughout the Fifth District and in D.C. as well as the letters, emails and telephone calls I receive from constituents. I believe that having open lines of communication with your representatives is a critical piece of restoring trust in public officials.

To watch my “What I’m Hearing” video series where I answer common questions I receive from Hoosiers and address top issues, click here and follow me on Facebook and Twitter for the latest.


More on Restoring Confidence in Congress

Nov 15, 2017 In The News

Representative Susan Brooks (R-IN) talked about efforts to combat sexual harassment on Capitol Hill. 

Oct 31, 2017 In The News

Homeland security and citizens’ safety is the top role of the federal government, says U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), an advocate for providing individuals and agencies with whatever tools are needed to successfully do their jobs.

Currently serving on the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and as a member of the Communications and Technology, the Health and the Oversight and Investigations subcommittees, some of the issues Brooks is working on include efforts to strengthen the nation’s biodefense position.

Jul 12, 2017 In The News

SACRAMENTO, Calif. and WASHINGTON, D.C. /California Newswire/ — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2200, the Frederick Douglass Trafficking Victims Prevention and Protection Reauthorization Act, legislation that Representative Tony Cárdenas helped introduce along with Representatives Chris Smith (R-NJ), Karen Bass (D-CA), Ed Royce (R-CA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Susan Brooks (R-IN), Lois Frankel (D-FL), and Ann Wagner (R-MO).

Jun 30, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On Tuesday, Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation in the House to address extreme online threats that often target women, girls, LGBTQ people, and people of color.

Jun 29, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement in support of Indiana Health Commissioner Dr. Jerome Adams’ nomination to serve as U.S. Surgeon General:

Jun 29, 2017 In The News

Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) has proposed legislation to specifically outlaw internet harassment-based crimes like swatting and devote $24 million a year to stopping them. The Online Safety Modernization Act of 2017 collects several of Clark’s earlier bills, with sponsorship from Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Patrick Meehan (R-PA).

Jun 27, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C.  – Today, Congresswoman Katherine Clark (MA-5), Congresswoman Susan Brooks (IN-5), and Congressman Patrick Meehan (PA-7) introduced the bipartisan Online Safety Modernization Act. The legislation is a roadmap for Congress to address online safety and combat the rise in online crimes that disproportionately affect women and girls.

Jun 27, 2017 In The News

Online behavior that is considered harassing, including sextortion, doxing and swatting, would be outlawed under a new bill announced Tuesday afternoon by three U.S. Representatives. The bill would also focus local and federal law enforcement on the new crimes, assigning more FBI agents to deal with these acts and mandate that the U.S. attorney in each federal district designate a prosecutor responsible for investigating and prosecuting cybercrimes.

Jun 19, 2017 In The News

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Congresswoman Susan Brooks stopped by WISH-TV’s studios to discuss a variety of topics.