Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana
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Statement from Congressman Luke Messer on House passage of legislation to delay the ObamaCare individual and employer mandates

Jul 17, 2013
Press Release

(Washington, D.C.)— Today, Congressman Luke Messer gave the following statement on House passage of legislation to delay the ObamaCare individual and employer mandates:

“The President’s unilateral decision to delay the employer mandate postpones some of the law’s worst damage for businesses.  Fundamental fairness dictates that individuals get the same reprieve. 

Each day this law is delayed gives us more time to seek its total repeal.  And, that’s important because no amount of time will fix what’s wrong with this job killing law.  In the meantime, we must do whatever we can to protect as many people as possible from the pain this big government behemoth is inflicting on our nation.” 

The House passed H.R. 2667, the Authority for Mandate Delay Act, which delays the employer mandate in Obamacare by a vote of 264 to 161.  The House also passed H.R. 2668, the Fairness for American Families Act, which delays the individual mandate in ObamaCare by a vote of 251 to 174. 


About Luke Messer

Luke Messer is the Congressman for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District, a 19 county region of east-central and southeastern Indiana comprised of manufacturing and agricultural communities. Elected President of the Republican Freshman Class by his peers, Messer serves on the House Committees on Budget, Foreign Affairs, and Education & the Workforce.

Luke and his wife Jennifer have two daughters, one son and three dogs.  Luke has also served as an elder at his church and is the author of a children's book about Indiana titled “Hoosier Heart.” To learn more about Luke Messer, log on to