Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Mar 7, 2013 News Releases

The U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee embraced an amendment offered by Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) today aiming to give states greater flexibility to financially reward top-flight workforce development programs. The amendment is part of H.R.

Feb 28, 2013 News Releases

Takes to Floor in Support of Legislation

U.S. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) took to the House Floor today urging members of Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). WATCH VIDEO.

Feb 13, 2013 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) offered the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address:

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

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Nov 9, 2015 In The News
Brooks: Keystone decision cost Indiana jobs
Rep. Susan Brooks said the decision by President Barack Obama to block the Keystone Pipeline project cost thousands of jobs in Indiana. The 5th District congresswoman was in Anderson on Monday to meet with local residents and toured the Hy-Pro Filtration company plant.
Nov 6, 2015 In The News
Brooks' DHS social media bill clears Congress, heads to Obama's desk
The House and Senate passed U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks' (R-IN) Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Social Media Improvement Act of 2015 on Wednesday. The bill now goes to President Obama's desk.
Nov 1, 2015 In The News
Girl Scouts lead the way in Indy, honoring local women for their achievements
Singer Taylor Swift, broadcast journalists Jane Pauley and Katie Couric and retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O'Connor all wore the uniform. They are just a few of the accomplished women of our time who learned leadership skills as members of the Girl Scouts. Locally, the ranks of former Girl Scouts include Congresswoman Susan Brooks, Indiana Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann, and businesswomen Angela Braly, Ann Murtlow, Carlie Irsay-Gordon and Marianne Glick.
Nov 1, 2015 In The News
Congresswoman stages career event

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks presented a Connecting Careers and Classrooms event focused on the healthcare industry on Friday at Riverview Health in Noblesville.

Educators and school administrators attended and listened to speakers from IU Health, St. Vincent Health , Community Health, Express Scripts and other facilities.

Nov 1, 2015 In The News
Rep. Susan Brooks – D.C.'s Top 50 Women in Tech 2015
“I think our laws need to catch up with technology and some of the other things that we are also focused on," Brooks said. “Data breach notification is one of the top issues facing companies that hold personal information about our customers and our employees. We need to bring the government up to speed there, too."
Oct 31, 2015 In The News
President’s veto was shameful
Only one week after announcing the continued deployment of American services members to Afghanistan, the president – the commander in chief of the U.S. Military – vetoed the very legislation that authorizes the funding for their mission in an attempt to gain leverage for his increased domestic spending demands. Let’s be clear. The president using our military as a political pawn and putting America at risk over a demand that can’t be met in any defense authorization bill. That’s reckless and irresponsible.
Oct 30, 2015 In The News
“Something is broken in this system.”
The Ripon Society held a breakfast discussion yesterday morning focusing on the mental health care crisis in the United States and the effort gaining momentum on Capitol Hill to reform the way people are treated and cared for in this country. The effort is being led by Congressman Tim Murphy (PA-18), who led the discussion and was joined by two other key voices in the debate – Congresswoman Susan Brooks (IN-5) and Congressman Larry Bucshon (IN-8).
Oct 29, 2015 In The News
Connecting Careers & Classrooms to Health Care
Indiana Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-5) says the state can advance its health care work force by "educating educators." Today's Connecting Careers & Classrooms event at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville will focus on the growing sector.
Oct 29, 2015 In The News
Surgeon General: Indiana can do more to combat opioid epidemic
Indiana is making progress but can do more to combat the opioid abuse epidemic that has been driven in part by prescription painkillers, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Thursday.
Oct 28, 2015 In The News
Most Indiana Republicans oppose 2-year budget deal to avoid fiscal breach, raise spending
Brooks said in a statement that her top concern is “to govern in a responsible way that will lead to debt reduction in the long term.” The deal doesn't add to the deficit, eases an increase in Medicare premiums facing millions of seniors and “averts a dangerous default that would threaten our economy,” she said.