Susan Brooks

Susan Brooks


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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Rep. Susan Brooks emphasizes STEM fields at visit to Eastern


GREENTOWN -- U.S. Congresswoman Susan Brooks knows tech skills are crucial to students’ future success, and on Friday she visited Eastern Jr./Sr. High School to see how students and staff there utilize technology in their classrooms.

Brooks, R-District 5, emphasized the connection between students’ studies and their future careers in every classroom she visited, which included meeting Eastern’s student tech interns, an algebra 2 class, Spanish class, computer coding class and government class.

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Select Committee Releases Interim Progress Update


Washington, DC—Select Committee on Benghazi Chairman Trey Gowdy today released an interim report detailing the facts and accomplishments to date of the Benghazi Committee on the anniversary of the House vote establishing the committee.


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Brooks Receives IHIF Legislator of the Year Award


Congresswoman Susan W. Brooks (R-IN5) was honored to receive the Indiana Health Industry Forum’s 2015 Legislator of the Year Award today. The award is given annually in recognition of a legislator’s commitment to excellence in public health policy and service to Indiana’s health science business community.

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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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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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