April 10, 2019 –As the Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Sen. Brooks joined with House Chair Kathy Rapp in hosting a joint hearing on advances in gene replacement therapy.
March 26, 2019 - Sen. Brooks consoled Gold Star dad Daniel McLaughlin from Forest County at a recent Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness confirmation hearing and promotion ceremony. His son, Army National Guardsman Michael McLaughlin, was killed in action in Iraq in January 2006. An exit ramp in Grove City is named in honor of Lt. Col. McLaughlin.
March 26, 2109 –The Senate Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee re-confirmed Adjutant General Anthony Carelli and promoted several outstanding officers in the Guard, including Major Gen. Mark McCormack, Major Gen. Mike Regan, Major Gen. Mark Schindler, Brig, Gen. Jeffrey Heasley, Brig. Gen. Edwards Little, Brig. Gen. Claudia Malone, and Brig. Gen. Michael Wegscheider. Gold Star Dad Daniel McLaughlin of Forest County is also pictured (center).
February 27, 2019 – As Chair of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee, Senator Michele Brooks listened intently to the testimony and priorities of Secretary of Health Rachel Levine during the department’s budget hearing before the Senate Appropriations Committee. Topics covered included opioids, lead poisoning, rural access to health care, and Lyme disease.
January 28, 2019 –The Farrell Steelers were honored as state football champions in the Senate and House of Representatives by Sen. Brooks, Rep. Mark Longietti, and the members of both Chambers. The team also met Lt. Gov. Fetterman and Gov. Tom Wolf. Player of the Year Kyi Wright and Coach of the Year Jarrett Samuels were also recognized for their achievements.
January 1, 2019 – Sen. Brooks was honored to take the oath of office as she embarks upon her second term in the Pennsylvania Senate.
January 1, 2019 - Newly elected members of the Senate Republican Caucus include Sen. Kristin Phillips-Hill and Sen. Judy Ward, who joined Sen. Brooks in placing their hand on the Bible and taking the oath of office, in a Chamber filled with flowers, family and friends.