Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Brooks Votes to Protect 5G & Wireless Communications Innovation & Security

Jan 9, 2020
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WASHINGTON, DC – Yesterday, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) voted in favor of H.R. 2881, the Secure 5G and Beyond Act and H.R. 4463, the Promoting U.S. Wireless Leadership Act, two bipartisan bills she proudly cosponsored. Brooks provided the following statement:

“As our world becomes even more interconnected, it is critically important the U.S continues to lead in wireless innovation. It is because of Indianapolis’ leadership and role as a test city for 5G, I co-founded and co-chair the 5G Caucus in Congress. 5G is the first mobile technology designed specifically to meet the unique requirements of connected cars, smart cities, smart homes, health care devices, and much more. With innovation also comes new, unique threats to our country. I strongly support protecting our nation from dangerous foreign intrusion into our telecommunication networks while continuing to allow this next generation mobile technology to transform the way we live for the better. Both bills provide national strategies to protect ‘competitiveness’ of U.S. companies, along with protecting the privacy of American consumers. The Secure 5G and Beyond Act specifically protects the country from potential cyber threats by requiring the President to create a 5G national strategy. The Promoting U.S. Wireless Leadership Act encourages more participation by U.S. companies and other U.S. stakeholders in global standards-setting bodies for wireless technologies.”

To watch Brooks’ remarks on the House Floor, click here.