Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks


Brooks on Cyberthreat Protection: Must Move Beyond Status Quo


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement in support of legislative efforts to enhance cybersecurity:

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Brooks Supports Proactive Approach to Prescription Drug Epidemic


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015:

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Brooks: Time to End Death Tax


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement after voting in favor of House Resolution 1105, the Death Tax Repeal Act of 2015:

“Congress must work to safeguard and advance the American Dream and the Death Tax runs in direct conflict with this goal. Families who aim to pass their farms, manufacturing companies and other businesses from generation to generation should not be forced to sell their livelihoods because of a bad tax. 

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Brooks Honored by Hoosier Manufacturers


On Friday, April 10, the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM) presented Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks the NAM Award for Manufacturing Legislative Excellence. The award ceremony was hosted in Indianapolis by NAM member Stanley, Black and Decker, Inc., Stanley Security Solutions.

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Brooks Skeptical of Iran Nuclear Deal


Indiana's Congressional legislators are speaking out on the pending Iran nuclear deal.  

Republican Congresswoman Susan Brooks says many questions about the deal remain unanswered.  Brooks says she questions whether the deal will lead to the actual dismantling of Iran's nuclear stash.  Brooks says the deal doesn't appear to go far enough...Click here to read full WIBC report.

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Brooks Meets with Constituents


Dozens of local residents came out to the Grant County YMCA on Tuesday for the “Connect with your Congresswoman One-on-One” event conducted by Congresswoman Susan Brooks (R-IN5).

Brooks had one-on-one discussions with many of her constituents to hear their concerns or thoughts on a variety of topics.

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Rep. Susan Brooks – D.C.'s Top 50 Women in Tech 2015


Rep. Susan W. Brooks

Representative, Indiana's 5th District
House of Representatives

By representing the northern third of Indianapolis, Rep. Susan Brooks, the Republican co-chair of the Congressional High-Tech Women's Caucus, represents a burgeoning area of startups and entrepreneurship in the technology sector.

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Tully: Susan Brooks stands up for kids’ health


In other times, you might not need to worry. You might not need to question whether Congress would renew a wildly successful program that has benefited millions of low-income children and helped both the states they live in and the nation’s health-care system.

But these aren’t other times. This is an era in which D.C. dysfunction continues to drag down anything in its path, including issues that have historically moved forward with relative ease.

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What's next for Benghazi committee?


Congresswoman Brooks discusses what is next for the Select Committee on Benghazi with Greta Van Susteren. 

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Brooks on DHS Funding Vote


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement after voting in favor of legislation to fund the Department of Homeland Security through September 30, 2015:

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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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