Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks




WASHINGTON, D.C.—Representatives Susan W. Brooks (R-Ind.) and Anna G. Eshoo (D-Calif.) have introduced bipartisan legislation that will dramatically transform and enhance the nation’s ability to respond to current and emerging biothreats. The Strengthening Public Health Emergency Response Act of 2015 reforms our nation’s medical countermeasure acquisition process, incentivizes research to combat the next generation of deadly diseases, and increases accountability of preparedness spending.

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Reps. Brooks & Esty Lead Effort to Protect Children from Liquid Nicotine Poisoning


Representatives Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) and Elizabeth Esty (D-CT5) introduced bipartisan legislation today requiring child safety packaging be added to liquid nicotine containers available for retail across the nation. Liquid nicotine can come in many colors and flavors and can appear attractive to children, leading to accidental poisoning. The American Academy of Pediatrics estimates many small packages of liquid nicotine contain enough harmful material (540 mg) to kill four young children.

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Brooks Statement on Iran Agreement


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement after the Obama administration announced a final deal had been reached in nuclear negotiations with Iran:

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Brooks: 21st Century Cures Will Save Lives


Today, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) proudly cast her vote in favor of House Resolution 6 – the 21st Century Cures Act – a groundbreaking and bipartisan effort to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of life saving and life changing treatments and therapies. The legislation passed the house by a vote of 344 - 77.

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Rep. Brooks Introduces Legislation to Honor the WWII Merchant Marine


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) introduced legislation today awarding the Congressional Gold Medal to Merchant Mariners serving during World War II. House Resolution 2992, the “Merchant Marine of World War II Congressional Gold Medal Act,” will present the WWII Merchant Marine with the highest civilian award Congress can bestow for their heroic efforts providing critical supplies of war to U.S. troops by sea.

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Rep. Brooks on King v. Burwell


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks released the following statement after today’s ruling by the United States Supreme Court in the case of King v. Burwell:

“President Obama’s healthcare law continues to make life harder for a majority of Americans, a basic truth today’s ruling does not change. I remain focused on healthcare reforms that reject unfair mandates, center on the patient-doctor relationship, drive down costs, and provide more choices for Hoosier families and individuals.”

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Brooks: America Must Lead On Global Stage


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015:

“Today’s vote was about securing Hoosier jobs and protecting America’s global competitiveness. Indiana exports a total of $4.8 billion in agricultural products a year, while our strong manufacturing industry has seen a 56 percent growth in exported goods over the last five years alone. These are just two sectors of Indiana’s economy – among many others – that benefit directly from trade.

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Reps. Brooks and Kennedy Lead Effort to Tackle Opioid and Heroin Abuse Epidemics


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) and Congressman Joe Kennedy III (D-MA4) introduced legislation today aiming to curb the nation’s growing prescription drug and heroin abuse epidemics. The “Heroin and Prescription Opioid Abuse Prevention, Education, and Enforcement Act of 2015” targets several areas of need critical to reducing the number of painkiller and heroin overdose deaths each year.

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FAQ on Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act


Click here to view a frequently asked questions document on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act. 

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Rep. Brooks supports women on US currency


INDIANAPOLIS — U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-5th District, said Tuesday she backs legislation that would put a woman on the face of American currency notes — for the first time in the country’s history.

Brooks said in a statement that it is time for United States money to “to better reflect the diversity of the nation we live in” by celebrating the accomplishments and contributions of American women.

The first woman selected for the honor is abolitionist and women’s suffrage supporter Harriet Tubman.

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2276
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Congresswoman Susan Brooks represents the 5th District of Indiana, which spans eight diverse counties throughout the central part of the Hoosier State. As a new member of Congress, she currently serves on the Education and Workforce, Homeland Security and Ethics Committees. She is also the Chairwoman of the Subcommittee on Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications.

Her strong background in both the public and private sectors includes experience as a proven difference maker in areas such as public safety, homeland security, counter-terrorism and economic development.

Before joining the House of Representatives, Susan served as Senior Vice President and General Counsel for Ivy Tech Community College. Collaborating with a wide network or stakeholders, she implemented workforce development strategies aiming to enhance job training and placement for thousands of Hoosier residents.

In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Susan as U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Indiana. Serving as the chief federal law enforcement officer for a majority of the Hoosier state, she received bi-partisan acclaim for efforts to battle mortgage fraud, gun violence, drug trafficking, gangs, child exploitation and identity theft.

Susan also earned recognition as Deputy Mayor of Indianapolis during the Steve Goldsmith administration, where she provided oversight on public safety operations and drove community dialogue on vital civic issues. Over her tenure, she managed police, fire and emergency response efforts while serving on boards related to criminal justice, community corrections, violence reduction and race relations.

Susan practiced law at the Indianapolis firm of Ice Miller and also served as a criminal defense attorney for Indianapolis based McClure, McClure and Kammen.

After receiving her undergraduate degree from Miami University of Ohio, Susan pursued a Juris Doctor (J.D.) from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. In May of 2013, Susan was awarded an honorary Doctor of Public Service degree from Marian University in Indianapolis. She resides in Carmel, Indiana with her husband David and they have two young adult children.

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