Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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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.

May 16, 2017 News Releases

KABUL - A bi-partisan women’s Congressional delegation (CODEL) led by U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) visited Afghanistan May 9 and 10.  The CODEL conducted oversight of American operations in Afghanistan with a focus on the contribution, efforts, and concerns of U.S. women in the U.S. Armed Forces with an additional focus on gender issues and challenges facing Afghan women.

May 5, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – This week, the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, co-chaired by Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL21), met with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to discuss important VA services for women, as well as expanded access to women-specific healthcare at VA clinics.

May 5, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) introduced H.R. 2307, the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings Act (PALS Act). The PALS Act would postpone recent United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations that could severely limit women’s access to mammograms.

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Sep 13, 2017 In The News
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Yesterday, Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced an amendment to increase LSC’s funding by $10 million during debate of the FY 2018 Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies appropriations bill. This is the first time a bipartisan amendment to increase LSC funding has ever been offered on the House floor.

Sep 13, 2017 In The News
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WASHINGTON – Indiana businesses have a message for Congress when it comes to overhauling the federal tax code.

“We don’t want to see a repeat of what’s happened so far with health care, where they charge up the hill but they don’t get all the way there,” said Kevin Brinegar, head of the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Sep 12, 2017 In The News
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INDIANAPOLIS – October will mark four years for Justin Phillips- four years since she lost her 20-year-old son Aaron to a drug overdose.

“I never would have imagined close to four years ago, when Aaron passed away, the problem would of this magnitude,” Phillips said Tuesday from Washington in a FaceTime interview.

Sep 12, 2017 In The News
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(CNN) Of the 42 people President Donald Trump has nominated as US attorneys, the chief federal prosecutors throughout the country, only one is a woman.

Sep 12, 2017 In The News
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The simple fact of life in 2017 is that the internet — and technologies fueled by it — are inextricably interwoven with our daily lives. It has given us the ability to live, work, learn, and socialize in innovative ways, with the capacity to connect with people in all corners of the world quite literally at our fingertips.

Sep 11, 2017 In The News
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WASHINGTON – A new Ball State University study concludes the damage from Hurricane Harvey to residential and commercial structures will be the costliest in U.S. history.

And assessments for Hurricane Irma are still in the very early stages, but recovery is estimated in the billions of dollars.

Sep 6, 2017 In The News
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Rep. Brooks says DACA issue has to be addressed

ANDERSON – Madison County’s congressional delegation is in agreement that the nation’s immigration system needs to be reformed and at the same time address the issue of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Sep 5, 2017 In The News
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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – There are strong reactions across the nation today after the Trump administration announced its decision to end DACA, an Obama-era policy protecting undocumented immigrants who arrived in the U.S. as children.

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Sep 3, 2017 In The News
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INDIANAPOLIS - On this week's edition of IN Focus, we heard more of our interview with Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), who shared her thoughts on the nation's opioid emergency and what the President's emergency declaration could mean in terms of dollars and cents for communities hit hard by the crisis.

Aug 30, 2017 In The News
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Earlier this month, Open Doors held an open house for residents to tour the new facility at 19360 Tomlinson Rd. 

Westfield City Council President Jim Ake speaks at the event. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks speaks at the event.