Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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Apr 8, 2013 News Releases

Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) and Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.) today announced an upcoming “Academy Day” session in Central Indiana to provide students the opportunity to learn more about applying to one of the U.S. Service Academies. The informational session will take place on Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m. ET at the Indiana National Guard facility in Lawrence, Ind.

Apr 4, 2013 News Releases

Senator Dan Coats (R-Ind.) and Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.) met Wednesday with leaders of the Indiana chapter of The Campaign to Fix the Debt, a non-partisan movement to put America on a better fiscal and economic path. Coats, Brooks and attendees discussed the need for a comprehensive plan to fix our long-term debt and deficit.

Apr 2, 2013 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks released the following statement this morning after her first Business Tax Reform Listening Session in Fishers, Indiana:

Mar 21, 2013 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) released the following statement after voting in favor of the “Path to Prosperity” Fiscal Year 2014 budget:

Mar 12, 2013 News Releases

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) offered the following statement on The Path to Prosperity: A Responsible, Balanced Budget released today by Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Republicans on the House Budget Committee:

Mar 11, 2013 News Releases

The office of U.S. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) is pleased to announce bi-weekly district office hours in Zionsville starting Tuesday, March 12 from 1 – 4 p.m. at the Zionsville Town Hall. Sessions will take place every other Tuesday at the same time and location.

Mar 7, 2013 News Releases

The U.S. House Education and the Workforce Committee embraced an amendment offered by Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) today aiming to give states greater flexibility to financially reward top-flight workforce development programs. The amendment is part of H.R.

Feb 28, 2013 News Releases

Takes to Floor in Support of Legislation

U.S. Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN) took to the House Floor today urging members of Congress to reauthorize the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). WATCH VIDEO.


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).
Oct 29, 2015 In The News
Surgeon General: Indiana can do more to combat opioid epidemic
Indiana is making progress but can do more to combat the opioid abuse epidemic that has been driven in part by prescription painkillers, U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy said Thursday.
Oct 29, 2015 In The News
Connecting Careers & Classrooms to Health Care
Indiana Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-5) says the state can advance its health care work force by "educating educators." Today's Connecting Careers & Classrooms event at Riverview Hospital in Noblesville will focus on the growing sector.
Oct 28, 2015 In The News
Most Indiana Republicans oppose 2-year budget deal to avoid fiscal breach, raise spending
Brooks said in a statement that her top concern is “to govern in a responsible way that will lead to debt reduction in the long term.” The deal doesn't add to the deficit, eases an increase in Medicare premiums facing millions of seniors and “averts a dangerous default that would threaten our economy,” she said.
Oct 21, 2015 In The News
Rep. Susan Brooks says she's ready to question Hillary Clinton on Benghazi
Brooks, of Carmel, is one of seven Republicans who, along with five Democrats, will question the former secretary of state at a hearing by the special House committee created last year to investigate the attacks that killed four Americans at the American consulate in Benghazi.
Oct 15, 2015 In The News
This Indiana congresswoman says we need #morewomen in power
Yesterday night, Indiana 5th District Rep. Susan Brooks relayed a similar message to a group of Indiana University students on the Bloomington campus. “The issue of women in government is not that significantly different from women in leadership roles in other sectors of society in the United States,” said Brooks, a native Hoosier and IU alumna.