Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Press Releases

Aug 1, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman Luke Messer released the following statement after the House passed legislation to address the crisis at the border:

“The President has made an absolute mess of our immigration system.  Tens of thousands of children have crossed the border under the assumption they can stay because the President continues to reward those who have broken our immigration laws

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after the House voted to authorize  Speaker Boehner to take legal action against the President for his abuse of executive power specifically as it relates to the employer mandate of the Affordable Care Act (H. Res. 676):

“Nobody takes joy in this lawsuit.  But, if the President insists on ignoring the law,

Jul 30, 2014 Press Release

Today, Congressman Luke Messer voted for the Veterans’ Access, Choice and Accountability Act of 2014 (H.R. 3230).  This bill reforms the Veterans Administration (VA) and provides better access to quality care for our nation’s veterans. 

“Taking care of our veterans shouldn’t be a partisan issue,” said Congressman Luke Messer. “After years of mismanagement at the VA, I’m glad

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Jul 23, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 23, 2014)—Congressman Luke Messer is gearing up for the second 6th Congressional District Job Fair of the summer.  The Job Fair will take place Thursday, August 7, 2014, at Ivy Tech Community College in Lawrenceburg.    

More than 70 employers have now signed-up to attend.  The Job Fair is open to the public from 2:00 to 4:30 p.m. and will open one hour early, at 1 p.m

Jul 22, 2014 Press Release

The Batesville Bulldogs and the Greensburg Pirates are big rivals on the basketball court, but two competitive alumni are ready to play for the same team in Congress. 

This week, proud Pirate, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) welcomed the newest member of Congress, Curt Clawson, to Washington.  Congressman Clawson represents Florida’s 19th District but has Hoosier roots.  He was raised

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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