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.Read More
Congresswoman Brooks discusses what is next for the Select Committee on Benghazi with Greta Van Susteren.
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:Read More
Rep. Brooks records a short message with Indy’s Hart Hasten before heading to the House Chamber to watch the Israeli PM’s address. Click here to watch.
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) released the following statement regarding Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to a joint session of Congress:Read More
ANDERSON – Rep. Susan Brooks voted with the majority in the U.S. House to continue funding for the U.S. Department of Homeland Security for a week.
Brooks, R-5th District, was in Anderson on Saturday to honor Allen Harrington, one of the first African Americans to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II.Read More
ANDERSON, Ind. (WISH) – A special ceremony took place in Anderson Saturday to wrap up Black History Month.
The Montford Point Marines were the nation’s first African Americans to serve as Marines during World War II, and Allen Harrington of Anderson was one of them.
People gathered Saturday afternoon to honor his life and service. Harrington’s family members were given a special certificate and letter from President Obama.
His daughter, Darlene Harrington, was on hand to accept the certificate and letter on behalf of his family.Read More
ANDERSON — Standing next to dozens of family members, Darlene Harrington opened a box containing a replica of a Montford Point Marine medal and carefully looked at its etchings.
“This is such an honor,” she said.
Harrington’s father, Allen H. Harrington, was recognized by U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks and Mayor Kevin Smith during a special Black History Month ceremony on Saturday.Read More
Younger Americans today are often surprised when they hear that, prior to World War II, African-Americans struggled to be integrated into the U.S. military. In 1941, President Franklin D. Roosevelt issued an executive order to erase discrimination in hiring practices in the Armed Forces.Read More
Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) and Mayor Kevin Smith invite Anderson community residents to attend a special Black History Month ceremony honoring the life and service of one of the nation’s first African American Marines.Read More
(WASHINGTON, DC) – On Thursday, seven Hoosier Lawmakers penned a letter to Indiana Senator Joe Donnelly requesting that he reconsider three recent votes to block full and open debate on the House-passed bill fully funding the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), H.R. 240 the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2015.Read More
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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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I will be holding another "Connect" event today in Marion. Details can be found on my website. http://susanwbrooks.house.gov/connect-with-your-congresswoman-one-on-one
Happy to be at the Indiana District Precision Metalforming Association's Executive Roundtable in Indianapolis this morning.
Congratulations to Park Tudor, Guerin Catholic and Homestead boys basketball teams for their wins in the Indiana state basketball finals Saturday!
Earlier this week, Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani addressed a joint session of Congress. I was so proud to have my friend and fellow Hoosier,
Thank you to Rachelle Gardner, Chief Operating Officer at Hope Academy in Indy for providing insight at yesterday's House Committee on Energy