Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Nov 29, 2017 News Releases

WATCH Brooks’ remarks in support of the Resolution on the House Floor here.

Nov 28, 2017 News Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed H.R. 2228, the Law Enforcement Mental Health and Wellness Act of 2017, which would help agencies create and improve mental health services for law enforcement officers.

Nov 16, 2017 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives passed The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

Nov 15, 2017 News Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues joined Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao to discuss the future of infrastructure in the United States.

Representatives Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Lois Frankel (D-FL), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, provided the following statements:

Nov 2, 2017 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after the President nominated Indianapolis attorney James R. Sweeney II to serve on the United States District Court for the Southern District of Indiana:

Nov 2, 2017 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after the unveiling of The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

“So much has changed in our country since 1986, but our tax code has not. It is stale and outdated. If left untouched, our current tax system will continue to hold Hoosiers back.

Nov 1, 2017 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis, led by New Jersey Governor Chris Christie, conducted their last meeting and released their final recommendations.

Nov 1, 2017 News Releases

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, members of the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues joined the First Lady of Afghanistan, Rula Ghani; Former First Lady Laura Bush; U.S. Afghan Council members and House Foreign Affairs Committee members for an off the record discussion surrounding the challenges and opportunities facing Afghanistan’s women and girls.

Oct 26, 2017 News Releases

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) issued the following statement after attending President Trump’s announcement where he declared the opioid crisis a nationwide public health emergency:

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Jan 30, 2018 In The News
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The Senate cleared by voice vote on Tuesday legislation that would impose new reporting requirements on a wide variety of amateur sports, including gymnastics.

Jan 29, 2018 In The News
Read the complete op-ed here.

In less than two weeks, the world will gather to celebrate the PyeongChang 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

Jan 29, 2018 In The News
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WASHINGTON — The House voted 406-3 Monday to require amateur athletic governing bodies to promptly report incidents of abuse, a response to a sex abuse scandal in USA Gymnastics uncovered by IndyStar.

Jan 27, 2018 In The News
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WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 -- Rep. Trey Hollingsworth, R-Indiana, issued the following statement with Reps. Jackie Walorski, R-Indiana, Jim Banks, R-Indiana, Todd Rokita, R-Indiana, Susan Brooks, R-Indiana, Luke Messer, R-Indiana, and Larry Bucshon, R-Indiana, after FedEx announced the plan to invest $1.5 billion in Indianapolis hub:

Jan 26, 2018 In The News
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Marion’s own Ann Vermilion has been chosen by Rep. Susan Brooks to attend President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Jan. 30.

Vermilion, administrative director of Medical Staff Services and community outreach for Marion General Hospital, said received a personal phone call from Brooks over Christmas break about the invite.

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.

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Dec 1, 2015 Video

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) spoke on the House floor today in support of two joint resolutions to disapprove of new EPA regulations that will result in lost jobs, lost economic growth, and higher utility costs for both individuals and businesses.

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Nov 17, 2015 Video
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) spoke on the House floor on November 17, 2015, about the need for the United States to redouble its efforts, take the leadership role that the world demands of us, and develop a strategy that will not just degrade, but ultimately destroy the ISIS network.
Nov 16, 2015 Video
S. 599, the Improving Access to Emergency Psychiatric Care Act, companion legislation to H.R. 3681, a bill I introduced this year passed the House on November 16, 2015.

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