Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks

Representing the 5th District of Indiana
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May 24, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN05) released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) and Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT) released a new score of H.R. 1628, the American Health Care Act of 2017 (AHCA):

May 23, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – This morning, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) participated with Speaker Paul Ryan (WI01), Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA23), Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA01), Republican Conference Chairwoman Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA05), and Congresswoman Jackie Walorski (R-IN02) in the weekly House Republican press conference.

May 22, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Earlier this month, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) joined a group of bipartisan Congresswomen on a trip to visit deployed American forces in Afghanistan and Iraq. The trip focused on meeting U.S. female service members, thanking them for their service, particularly during Mother’s Day, and learning about their experiences in the military.

May 19, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Judiciary Committee passed H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Actlegislation recently introduced by Rep. Susan Brooks (R-IN), Rep. Lois Frankel (D-FL), Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Rep. Martha Roby (R-AL).

May 18, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Last night, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) joined her colleagues on the House Floor to honor our nation’s police officers during National Police Week and Mental Health Awareness Month and to highlight a bill she recently introduced in the House, H.R.

May 16, 2017 News Releases

KABUL - A bi-partisan women’s Congressional delegation (CODEL) led by U.S. Representative Martha Roby (R-AL) visited Afghanistan May 9 and 10.  The CODEL conducted oversight of American operations in Afghanistan with a focus on the contribution, efforts, and concerns of U.S. women in the U.S. Armed Forces with an additional focus on gender issues and challenges facing Afghan women.

May 5, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – This week, the Bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues, co-chaired by Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Congresswoman Lois Frankel (D-FL21), met with the Department of Veteran’s Affairs Secretary David Shulkin to discuss important VA services for women, as well as expanded access to women-specific healthcare at VA clinics.

May 5, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – This week, Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN05) and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) introduced H.R. 2307, the Protecting Access to Lifesaving Screenings Act (PALS Act). The PALS Act would postpone recent United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendations that could severely limit women’s access to mammograms.

May 4, 2017 News Releases

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House passed H.R. 1644, the Korean Interdiction and Modernization of Sanctions Act, which will ensure that existing sanctions against North Korea are enforced and gives the administration additional tools to crack down on the North Korean regime in the wake of continued provocations and threats.

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Dec 27, 2017 In The News
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ANDERSON – Being a law enforcement officer is a stressful job, but legislation sponsored by Indiana lawmakers could help people engaged in public safety facing mental health issues.

Dec 26, 2017 In The News
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ANDERSON – Being a law enforcement officer is a stressful job, but legislation sponsored by Indiana lawmakers could help people engaged in public safety facing mental health issues.

Dec 23, 2017 In The News
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Congresswoman Susan Brooks talks about the Republican tax cut, job development and her job as chairman of the ethics committee overseeing allegations of sexual harassment against some of her fellow Congressmen.

Dec 22, 2017 In The News

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indiana didn't have any major elections in 2017, so it was a quiet year in politics, right? Think again. 

Here are the top stories in Indiana politics in 2017:

Jan. 29 - Rep. Susan Brooks doesn't support immigration executive order

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Dec 21, 2017 In The News
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Taylor Nielsen, a Lebanon Police Officer who has inspired many by coming forward with her struggle against Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), continues to prove that one voice can inspire action.

A recently passed Lebanon Police Department policy and bill in U.S. House of Representatives were both inspired, at least in part, by Nielsen’s story.

Dec 20, 2017 In The News
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ANDERSON – Indiana’s congressional delegation voted along party lines in passing the first tax reform legislation in 31 years.

Republican Party majorities in the House and Senate delivered President Donald Trump his first major legislative victory since taking office in January.

Dec 20, 2017 In The News
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Members of Indiana's congressional delegation, and the state's political party chairmen, had a wide variety of reactions to approval of the federal Tax Cuts and Jobs Act that was championed by Republican lawmakers and Republican President Donald Trump.

Here's what they had to say:

Dec 19, 2017 In The News
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WATCH Brooks' advocate for tax reform on behalf of Fifth District Hoosiers on the House Floor earlier today, here.

Dec 19, 2017 In The News
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Democrats say three provisions in the Republican $1.5 trillion tax bill violate Senate rules and will likely be removed before that chamber votes on the measure.

Dec 19, 2017 In The News
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Hoosier community groups and businesses have a message for Indiana’s congressional delegation: find a solution for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals Act or DACA. The program allows minors who came to the country illegally to get an education and receive work permits.

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