Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Jun 21, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after Anthem and MDwise announced they will no longer sell insurance plans on the Affordable Care Act exchanges in Indiana in 2018:

Jun 13, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House voted on bipartisan legislation to help our veterans get better care and better results from the Veterans Administration (VA). Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) voted in favor of S.

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May 31, 2017 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representatives Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Susan Brooks (R-IN) introduced the Teacher Loan Repayment Act (TELORA) to improve federal loan assistance programs and provide teachers with clear and tangible incentives to enter and remain in the classroom. A companion bill was introduced by Senators Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Mark Warner (D-VA).

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May 25, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act, with a vote of 415-3. This legislation was recently introduced by Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL).

May 24, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released a new score of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA):

May 23, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – This morning, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) participated with Speaker Paul Ryan (WI01), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA23), Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA01), Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA05), and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN02) in the weekly House Republican press conference.

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.

May 19, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Actlegislation recently introduced by Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL).

May 18, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Last night, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) joined her colleagues on the House Floor to honor our nation’s police officers during National Police Week and Mental Health Awareness Month and to highlight a bill she recently introduced in the House, H.R.

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Jun 6, 2017 In The News
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U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R- District Five, made it clear to her Grant County constituents this week that treating opioid addictions and mental health issues in the state were still among her top priorities. 

Jun 4, 2017 In The News
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Police officers deal with trauma all of the time on the job. Caught in the crossfire of violent crimes. Finding and recovering bodies of murder victims, some of whom are children. Targets for lone wolf shootings. Injecting NARCAN, the overdose reversal drug, into people who’ve overdosed on fentanyl laced heroin, trying to save their lives.

May 30, 2017 In The News
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The House overwhelmingly approved legislation on Thursday led by U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) that would require amateur athletics governing bodies to establish sexual abuse reporting and training procedures in the aftermath of abuse allegations involving USA Gymnastics programs.

May 28, 2017 In The News
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INDIANAPOLIS - On this week's edition of IN Focus, CBS4 talks with Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), who speaks for the first time since the firing of former FBI director James Comey.

May 25, 2017 In The News
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Angered by allegations that some members of USA Gymnastics were sexually abused, the House overwhelmingly backed legislation on Thursday that requires amateur sports groups recognized by the U.S. Olympic Committee to report claims of sexual abuse to police.

May 24, 2017 In The News
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(CNN)She ran away from home. She was only 15 when the man she moved in with and thought she loved took her to a party and told her she had to sleep with somebody for money. She resisted. His pressure continued. She thought it would be a one-time deal. It wasn't.

May 24, 2017 In The News
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The United States appears ill-prepared to deal with a Zika virus outbreak although the nation’s federal public health agencies have learned valuable information during the last few years about the disease, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) says in a new report released on Tuesday to coincide with a related House subcommittee hearing.

May 24, 2017 In The News
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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.

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May 23, 2017 In The News
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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.

May 21, 2017 In The News
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ANDERSON — Three Indiana members of Congress have signed on as sponsors of legislation that will require amateur athletic governing bodies to report allegations of abuse to law enforcement agencies.

Rep. Susan Brooks, R-5th District, Sen. Joe Donnelly, D-Ind., and Sen. Todd Young, R-Ind., have all sponsored legislation to protect young athletes from sexual abuse.

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Apr 27, 2016 Video

Representative Susan Brooks addressed retraining a workforce for skills needed in today’s dynamic economy at last year's Innovation Initiative Forum hosted at the U.S. Capitol by Leader Kevin McCarthy.

Mar 8, 2016 Video

U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks stopped by The Herald Bulletin during a visit to Anderson and chatted about what Congress can do to help slow the burgeoning crisis of heroin addiction among Hoosiers. She also offered her take on the Republican and Democratic presidential primary races.

Feb 12, 2016 Video

House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations hearing on our preparedness to meet the challenges of biothreats. Rep. Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) questions the witnesses about the lack of a national strategic plan, coordination, and leadership in biodefense.

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