Washington D.C. – House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) released the following statement regarding the retirement announcement of Congresswoman Susan Brooks (IN-5):

“Susan is a dear friend who has served her district and our country with great distinction. On issues from education to biodefense to combatting human trafficking to standing with victims of sexual assault, she embodies what leadership in public service is meant to be. She has taken bold and principled positions and pushed our conference to understand the challenges and opportunities our country faces. Her presence, advice, and sound judgment will be missed in the next Congress, but I wish her and her family only the best when they embark on their next chapter.”