Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks


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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Takata Airbag Recall


Congresswoman Brooks recently participated in a hearing to investigate the ongoing efforts to address defective Takata airbags. Malfunctioning airbags may be present in over 34 million vehicles from 11 vehicle manufacturers. That’s why the nation’s largest motor vehicle safety recall is underway.

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Brooks: Place Harriet Tubman on U.S. Currency Note


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) announced her support today for legislation that will place a woman on a U.S. currency note for the first time in our nation’s history. Specifically, the “Harriet Tubman Tribute Act,” requires the Secretary of the Treasury to add abolitionist and women’s suffrage supporter Harriet Tubman to a Federal Reserve Note by December 31, of 2017.

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Reps. Brooks Stands Up for Indy Homeland Security Funding


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) today called on House of Representatives appropriators to restore the Secretary of Homeland Security’s ability to fund high-risk cities like Indianapolis through the Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) grant process. She was joined in sending a letter to the Committee on Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security Chairman and Ranking Member by several colleagues representing cities who received UASI funding in Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 but not 2015.

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Brooks Honors Men and Women in Blue


During National Police Week, Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) took to the House Floor today in remembrance of fallen officers in Indiana and across the nation:

“Mr. Speaker, I rise today in recognition of National Police Week and to honor the memory of law enforcement officers who have lost their lives in the line of duty. All Americans are grateful for these brave men and women and for the ultimate sacrifice they made.

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Indianapolis loses $1M Homeland Security grant



Indianapolis will have $1 million less to work with to keep people safe at big events.

13 Investigates has learned the federal government cut the City from a federal grant designed to keep the peace at events like the Indianapolis 500. One member of Indiana's congressional delegation is questioning the decision.

Indianapolis Motor Speedway President Doug Boles wants no speed bumps when it comes to safety at the largest one day racing event in the world.

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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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