Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Jul 18, 2017 News Releases

Washington, DC – Representatives Diana DeGette (D-CO), Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Tom Reed (R-NY) introduced the “Protecting Access to Diabetes Supplies Act” (H.R. 3271), which would strengthen protections for Medicare beneficiaries who buy blood glucose testing supplies through the National Mail Order Competitive Bidding Program.

Jul 17, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Committee on Veterans Affairs held a legislative hearing to add H.R. 1104, the Veterans To Enhance Studies Through (TEST) Accessibility Act, a bill Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) introduced earlier this year, to H.R.

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Jul 14, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after voting in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA) in the House of Representatives:

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 News Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C— Following a worldwide cyber-attack last month that hit more than 300,000 computers, Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-CA), Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT), Senator Ed Markey (D-MA) and Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN) introduced legislation to combat cyberattacks and cybercrime against U.S. computer networks.

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 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).

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Jan 24, 2018 In The News
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Efforts to expand rural broadband service continue apace with a third round of bills introduced by members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

The “bills bring us yet another step closer to bridging the digital divide for rural communities,” said Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in announcing the new proposals on Jan. 19.

Jan 23, 2018 In The News
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When people talk about women running for office, we hear a lot about numbers. X-number of women are running. Women make up y-percent of Congress or elected officials. When x and y are equal, then we’ll finally see a difference in our government.

Jan 23, 2018 In The News
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Efforts to expand rural broadband service continue apace with a third round of bills introduced by members of the House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Communications and Technology.

The “bills bring us yet another step closer to bridging the digital divide for rural communities,” said Subcommittee Chairman Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) in announcing the new proposals on Jan. 19.

Jan 22, 2018 In The News
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ANDERSON – Incumbent Democrat Joe Donnelly and two of the Republican challengers seeking to replace him in the U.S. Senate are donating their federal paychecks to charity during the shutdown of the federal government.

In statements released Saturday, Donnelly and Republicans Todd Rokita and Luke Messer announced their intention to forgo their federal salaries.

Jan 22, 2018 In The News
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Newly proposed legislation would direct federal officials to study the role of unlicensed spectrum in managing broadband internet traffic and report to Congress within 18 months.

Jan 21, 2018 In The News
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ANDERSON — Rep. Susan Brooks doesn’t expect an effort by Republicans in Congress to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act in 2018, but anticipates some legislation will be considered.

Jan 20, 2018 In The News
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ANDERSON — Indiana Rep. Susan Brooks believes the importation of fentanyl into the U.S. is a significant health problem and she is co-sponsoring legislation in an effort to lower the number of overdose deaths.

Jan 7, 2018 In The News
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A prevailing problem in Grant County is at the top of Rep. Susan Brooks’ list for 2018.

The opioid crisis claimed plenty of lives in the county in 2017. By the end of November, overdose deaths had climbed to 24, a number that continued to grow for the remainder of the year.

Jan 4, 2018 In The News
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INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — The widely Hoosier-supported Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017 has passed both houses of Congress and awaits the president’s signature.

U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks co-authored House Bill 2228 and worked alongside U.S. Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young and the Indiana Fraternal Order of Police.

Dec 28, 2017 In The News
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The U.S. Senate on Dec. 21 passed the bipartisan, bicameral Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN) to support law enforcement officers through mental health services.