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Brooks focused on addressing mental health, school safety in re-election campaign

By Ann Marie Shambaugh, CURRENT - As the U.S. Representative for Indiana’s Fifth District, Susan Brooks serves residents in the state’s largest city, several booming suburbs and many rural areas. She sees her constituents as a “microcosm of the country,” but beneath their diverse lifestyles she sees many shared underlying needs and concerns. She hopes to continue working to address them by being re-elected Nov. 6 to the seat she’s held since taking office in 2013.

Bill To Improve Preparedness For Disease Outbreaks, Terror Attacks Passes House

From C.J. Miller, WIBC -  The bill, co-written by Congresswoman Susan Brooks, would streamline the process how hospitals gets money to treat those who have contracted diseases such as Ebola.

GOP House members seek ongoing protections for people with pre-existing health conditions

By Ripon Advance News Service: More than two dozen Republican members of the U.S. House of Representatives signed on as original cosponsors to a new federal resolution that restates their support for retaining protections for Americans with pre-existing health conditions regardless of what happens legislatively to Obamacare.

GOP lawmakers delve further into workplace sexual harassment during bipartisan caucus hearing

By Ripon Advance News Service: Republican congresswomen serving on the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues targeted solutions to sexual harassment in the United States workforce during the bipartisan group’s recent Capitol Hill hearing on the topic.

Rep. Brooks 'overwhelmed' by the large numbers of migrant children crossing the border

  From Maureen Groppe, Indianapolis Star:  WASHINGTON — Rep. Susan Brooks, who disagreed with the Trump administration's decision to separate migrant parents from children, said Wednesday that a visit to the border gave her a better understanding of why it's taking time for the administration to re-unite families. "It's very important we get this right so we are not releasing children to traffickers or other smugglers," the Carmel Republican said. "They're going to have to keep a significant amount of manpower on this effort."

Brooks, Roby vote to support agriculture in home states with House passage of 2018 Farm Bill

By Ripon Advance News Service: U.S. Reps. Susan Brooks (R-IN) and Martha Roby (R-AL) on June 21 supported agricultural commodities in their home states by helping U.S. House members pass the Agriculture and Nutrition Act of 2018, H.R.2, also known as the 2018 Farm Bill. “Food security is national security, and after facing years of natural disasters and distorted global markets, rural America needs relief more than ever,” said Rep. Brooks. “I am proud the 2018 Farm Bill provides farmers the relief and resources they deserve.”

Rep. Brooks to Hoosier women: Run, run, run for office

From the Kokomo Tribune:  "INDIANAPOLIS -- Speakers Monday at the annual Richard G. Lugar Series encouraged more women to seek elected posts, a trend already seen in Indiana this spring. "Run. Run, run, run. We absolutely need women at all levels of government to step up," U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks, R-5th Dist., told a noon gathering of about 500."

U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks says Indiana a leader in school safety

From the Herald Bulletin: "NOBLESVILLE — School administrators from Anderson, Zionsville and Noblesville met with U.S. Rep. Susan Brooks to discuss school safety when it comes to dealing with mental health issues. Law enforcement officials were also there Monday for the discussion. Much of the discussion centered on people with mental health issues and the use of social media to provide warnings of potential dangers to students."

Brooks Emphasizes the Importance of Rebuilding Our Healthcare System

Susan Brooks issued the following statement after the Senate’s attempt to rebuild our broken healthcare system:   “This is not the end of our work. Obamacare is failing our country, and, if left untouched, will continue to drag Americans down with it. Our current healthcare system is leaving hardworking Fifth District Hoosiers and their families with fewer and fewer options for care." “We must find a new approach that provides Hoosiers with solutions. If members of Congress on both sides of the aisle come together, we can strengthen our healthcare system...

Brooks Votes to Deliver American Troops A Much-Deserved Pay Raise

Susan Brooks issued the following statement after voting in support of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018 (NDAA) in the House of Representatives: “My vote today for the NDAA is a vote for troops. Our troops deserve stronger national defense capabilities and a pay raise as they put their lives on the line and sacrifice precious time with their loved ones to protect our freedoms. Indiana is home to the sixth largest National Guard in the country and I am pleased this bipartisan bill includes provisions that...