Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Feb 13, 2013 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks applauded the introduction of House Resolution 523, the Protect Medical Innovation Act, in the U.S. House of Representatives today. Brooks is an original co-sponsor of the legislation that seeks to repeal a 2.3 percent excise tax on medical innovation.

Feb 6, 2013 News Releases


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) offered the following statement after voting yes on House Resolution 444, commonly known as the Require a PLAN Act.

Feb 1, 2013 News Releases


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) will deliver the Weekly Republican Address tomorrow, Saturday, February 2. She is expected to discuss House GOP efforts to provide real solutions to our nation’s toughest fiscal challenges.

Jan 23, 2013 News Releases


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) offered the following statement after voting yes on House Resolution 325, commonly known as the “No Budget, No Pay Act.”  

Jan 8, 2013 News Releases
U.S. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) was named Chairwoman of the Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Subcommittee just one day after being sworn in as a freshman Member of the 113th Congress.
Jan 3, 2013 Speech

When a Member of Congress is given time to formally express an opinion or make a statement on an issue before the House, they are said to have the 'floor' of the House, and their views are referred to as a 'Floor Speech'.

Jan 3, 2013 Editorial

Editorials historically came about as a means to let the average person know the opinions of the editors and publishers of newspapers and magazines.

Jan 3, 2013 News Releases

The First Session of the 113th Congress commences January 3rd, 2013.


Mar 2, 2015 In The News
Brooks votes to fund Homeland Security

ANDERSON – Rep. Susan Brooks voted with the majority in the U.S. House to continue funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a week.

Mar 2, 2015 In The News
Ceremony honors Anderson vet

ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – A special ceremony took place in Anderson Saturday to wrap up Black History Month.

The Montford Point Marines were the nation’s first African Americans to serve as Marines during World War II, and Allen Harrington of Anderson was one of them.

Mar 2, 2015 In The News
'Trailblazing' Anderson Marine is honored

ANDERSON — Standing next to dozens of family members, Darlene Harrington opened a box containing a replica of a Montford Point Marine medal and carefully looked at its etchings. 

“This is such an honor,” she said.

Mar 2, 2015 In The News
Editorial: Marine's service reflects proud commitment

Younger Americans today are often surprised when they hear that, prior to World War II, African-Americans struggled to be integrated into the U.S. military. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order to erase discrimination in hiring practices in the Armed Forces.

Feb 5, 2015 In The News

Indiana recently received approval for its HIP 2.0 proposal. See below for important HIP 2.0 information and a statement from Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks.

HIP 2.0 web site:

HIP 2.0 contact info: 1-877-GET-HIP-9 

Expanded HIP 2.0 info: click here.

Feb 3, 2015 In The News
House passes bills to promote social media, interconnectedness at DHS

The House on Monday passed legislation to enhance social media and internal communications practices at the Department of Homeland Security.

One measure, H.R. 623, passed 328-51, would authorize an existing working group overseen by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to provide guidance on the use of social media during and after terror attacks or other emergencies.

Jan 29, 2015 In The News
Pence begins rolling out Medicaid alternative after Feds' approval


Jan 8, 2015 In The News
Congressional Republicans Take Another Swing At Obamacare

Taking a swing at President Obama's biggest policy achievement, the Affordable Care Act, is at the top of the agenda for the new Republican Congressional majority.

Dec 22, 2014 In The News
Mental-Health Funding Could Get Boost in State's Budget

In 2012, Indiana cut more than $24 million, or 9 percent, from its mental health budget, according to a report published by the National Alliance on Mental Health.

It was the second biggest state cut to mental health funding in the country, next to Illinois.

Dec 18, 2014 In The News
U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks looks back on first term

After Susan Brooks was elected to Congress in 2012, political handicapper Stuart Rothenberg said GOP leaders would be nuts not to take advantage of her.

"She's personable, articulate and has a good head on her shoulders — exactly what the Republican Party needs," Rothenberg wrote.