Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Jun 25, 2013 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) spoke to over 300 Hoosier public health officials, emergency managers and first responders at the State Emergency Support Function (ESF-8) Conference in Indianapolis this morning. During her keynote address, the Congresswoman announced she will hold a Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee Field Hearing in the 5th District this August.   

Jun 24, 2013 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) held a Life Science Listening Session today at the headquarters of Software Engineering Professionals (SEP) in Carmel. The event was attended by more than 25 industry professionals representing pharmaceutical companies, hospitals, consulting groups and other entities.

Jun 19, 2013 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement today after voting in favor of the “Student Success Act” during its markup in the House Committee on Education and the Workforce: 

Jun 14, 2013 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement today congratulating the Fever on their 2012 WNBA Championship after attending their recognition ceremony at the White House:

Jun 14, 2013 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement today after voting in favor of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2014:

Jun 13, 2013 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) took to the House Floor today to highlight the negative impacts of Obamacare on Hoosier students and educators.

Jun 12, 2013 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks entered the following statement into the Congressional Record on June 12, 2013:

May 23, 2013 News Releases

Today, U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Ron Kind (D- WI) introduced bipartisan legislation to provide relief to non-profits such as local Girl Scout councils, which now have higher pension funding rules than taxable, for-profit companies.

May 23, 2013 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) issued the following statement after voting in favor of House Resolution 1911 – the Smarter Solutions for Students Act – which prevents interest rates on Federal Stafford and PLUS loans from doubling on July 1:   


Nov 20, 2015 In The News
NAPHS Applauds Final Passage of Bipartisan Legislation To Extend and Expand the Medicaid Emergency Psychiatric Demonstration Project

This week Congress passed and will send to the President bipartisan legislation to improve access to emergency psychiatric care for adult Medicaid beneficiaries.

Nov 18, 2015 In The News
Washington's Amazing Mental Health Legislation
HR2646 has provisions to improve mental health, but it also has five provisions that start to focus government programs on delivering treatment to adults with serious mental illness. The support for the shift is coming primarily from families of the seriously ill and Republicans who want to reduce crime, incarceration and tragedies.
Nov 12, 2015 In The News
Brooks, Freeman-Wilson to Headline Forum

U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks and Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will be the featured speakers at the Hazelett Women in Leadership Forum this month at the Indiana Statehouse. They will talk about women's leadership in government, communication and work-life balance.

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).