Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Press Releases

Jul 16, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today, Congressman Luke Messer delivered a speech from the House floor urging for a child, stuck in the Congo, to be released to his adoptive parents in Muncie, Indiana.  Ashley and Jonathan Riegler legally adopted Chiza, who is HIV positive, on August 27, 2013.  Nearly a year later, he has not been able to come home to be with his parents and two siblings. While stuck in the Congo

Jul 2, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Luke Messer greeted dozens of Hoosier war veterans and their families at the World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., over the weekend.  He presented flags flown over the Capitol to Gerald “Bush” White and Bob Briggs who served in World War II and to Tim Albright and Lutz “Bo” Schreiner— both of whom served in Vietnam and are Purple Heart recipients.   

“Words cannot

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Jun 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after the Supreme Court announced its ruling on the contraception mandate of the President’s health care law:

"Today’s decision is a significant victory for religious freedom.  This ruling means that the Federal government can’t force those who own and operate family-run businesses to choose between

Jun 26, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman Luke Messer released the following statement after the Supreme Court’s ruling on the President’s unconstitutional appointments to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB):

“I am pleased the Supreme Court ruled that the President isn’t above the law and can’t ignore the Constitution for his political purposes.  The President’s unprecedented overreach and his

Jun 25, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Today, this year’s Congressional Art Competition Winner from Indiana’s 6th District got to tour the U.S. Capitol and see her art on display for the first time.  Jennifer Wheeler is a Morristown High School student and came to D.C. for the Congressional Art Competition winners’ reception which will be held tonight. 

“Jennifer is certainly a talented art student, and I’m

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Jun 18, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Today, Congressman Luke Messer announced two job fairs to take place in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District this summer. 

The first job fair will take place on Wednesday, July 2, 2014, in Muncie at Ball State University’s Worthen Arena.  The second job fair will take place in Lawrenceburg at Ivy Tech Community College on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Both job fairs are open to

Jun 10, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer honored dozens of students from southeastern Indiana for their academic achievement during the 2013-2014 school year.  The top male and female 8th grade students from counties across Indiana’s 6th Congressional District were presented the 8th Grade Scholar award by Congressman Messer.  The ceremony, sponsored by Hillenbrand, took place at Batesville

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Jun 9, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON—The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste (CCAGW) has named Congressman Luke Messer a “Taxpayer Hero.”  According to the organization, Rep. Messer earned this distinction because his voting record during the first session of the 113th Congress helped to protect and save taxpayer money.

“I’m honored to be named a ‘Taxpayer Hero’ by Citizens Against Government Waste,”

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May 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – House Education and the Workforce Committee Member Luke Messer (R-IN) today introduced legislation in response to the challenges facing schools as the result of the president’s health care law. The Safeguarding Classrooms Hurt by ObamaCare’s Obligatory Levies (SCHOOL)

May 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement upon the announcement of Eric Shinseki’s resignation as Secretary of the Department of Veterans Affairs:

“Secretary Shinseki’s resignation is appropriate under the circumstances.  But, what really matters is what happens next to ensure our VA system is overhauled from top to bottom to guarantee our veterans

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