Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks

INDIANA's 5th DISTRICT

Pence begins rolling out Medicaid alternative after Feds' approval

2015/01/29

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Brooks: LNG Expansion Creates Pathway to Economic Opportunity

2015/01/28

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement after voting in favor of House Resolution 351 – the Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act – legislation that expedites the approval process for liquefied natural gas export permits:

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Video ICYMI: Brooks Supports #EndTrafficking Legislation

2015/01/27

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) took to the House Floor today in favor of the Human Trafficking Detection Act of 2015. The legislation requires the Department of Homeland Security to implement comprehensive training programs on deterring, detecting and disrupting human trafficking.

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Brooks Statement on Indiana’s HIP 2.0 Waiver Application

2015/01/27

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement applauding the approval of Indiana’s HIP 2.0 waiver application:

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Brooks: Let’s Usher in New Era of Genuine Bipartisanship

2015/01/21

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement in response to the President’s State of the Union Address:

“Leaders on both sides of the aisle want to see our middle class grow and prosper. But President Obama must recognize penalizing one group of Americans in order to help others is not a winning strategy. It will not produce real results and only makes our political discourse even more divisive.

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Brooks Celebrates Dr. King’s Legacy and Shares the Story of Reverend Melvin Jackson

2015/01/20


Brooks Invites IMPD Chief Rick Hite to State of the Union Address

2015/01/15

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) will attend Tuesday evening’s State of the Union Address with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Rick Hite.  

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Brooks Invites IMPD Chief Rick Hite to State of the Union Address

2015/01/15

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) will attend Tuesday evening’s State of the Union Address with Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department Chief Rick Hite.  

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Select Committee on Benghazi Holds Closed Meetings

2015/01/14

Washington, DC—The Select Committee on Benghazi held a closed-door, classified briefing this week with the Department of State about the Sept. 11, 2012 terrorist attacks that left the U.S. ambassador to Libya, a State Department communications officer and two U.S. security agents dead.

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Brooks Statement on DHS Appropriations Bill

2015/01/14

Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement after voting in favor of the Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Bill:

“Today, I voted to provide robust counter-terrorism resources to safeguard our nation from the serious and growing threats we face. Protecting our homeland is the federal government’s most important job, and this legislation gives the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) enhanced capability to do so.

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1505 Longworth HOB
Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-2276
Fax 202-225-0016
susanbrooks.house.gov

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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