Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Foreign Affairs

As a former member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, I have had a unique opportunity to study our Nation’s foreign policies and interact with Administration officials, foreign dignitaries, and some of the most respected academics in the field of international relations. I am strongly committed to protecting U.S. national security interests, promoting democratic principles and safe-guarding human rights in order to strengthen our standing in the world. Foreign aid is an important means of advancing these interests. In addition, strategic investments in economic growth, the rule of law, and trade development programs can help create jobs by opening new markets for American businesses. There are still too many foreign aid programs that are poorly managed, duplicative, and wasteful. We need comprehensive foreign aid reform to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent responsibly and efficiently. I will continue to work with my colleagues on legislative measures that further protect our Nation’s interests abroad and protect tax payer dollars.

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Nov 30, 2016

WASHINGTON (Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement today applauding the U.S.

Apr 27, 2016

Zika Virus is “a bit scarier than we initially thought.”  That was the warning from a Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention spokesperson during a White House briefing this week.  It was a pretty unsettling update that made headlines across the country, and for good reason. The virus, which is typically spread by mosquitos, started to move quickly through Brazil last May.  Since then, thousands of people in dozens of countries have been infected by Zika, including residents of both Indiana and Ohio who contracted the virus overseas. 

Nov 17, 2015

WASHINGTON —Congressman Messer delivered the following speech in support of House Resolution 524 which condemns the recent terror attacks in Paris:

“Mr. Speaker,

“I rise today to express my prayers and deepest sympathies to the people of Paris.
“As Americans, we share the shock, the horror and the tremendous sense of loss you now feel following this ruthless, unprovoked terrorist attack on your great country. 

Nov 12, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Last week, Congressman Messer (IN-06) was honored at the US-Israeli Security Alliance Congressional Tribute for his unwavering support of Israel.

Sep 11, 2015

WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after voting against H.R. 3461, to Approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the nuclear program of Iran:

Sep 10, 2015

WASHINGTON— Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) voted for, and the House passed, what’s known as the Pompeo-Zeldin Resolution.  This resolution asserts that the President did not submit all elements of the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, also known as the Iran nuclear agreement, to Congress for review.  Therefore, the 60-day congressional review of the agreement has not yet started. 

Sep 8, 2015

At this point, the Obama Administration’s claim that the Iran Nuclear Deal is “a very good deal” would be laughable if it didn’t have such serious and potentially deadly consequences.   The details released by the Associated Press (AP) last month of a secret side deal between Iran and the IAEA should be enough to end this whole charade. 

Jul 20, 2015

WASHINGTON--Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after the Obama Administration voted with the United Nations Security Council to approve the proposed nuclear deal with Iran before Congress had the chance to complete its agreed-upon 60-day review:

Mar 3, 2015

WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu addressed a Joint Meeting of Congress:

“It was a privilege to hear Prime Minister Netanyahu speak today and welcome him back to Capitol Hill.  The relationship between the United States and Israel is based not only on our shared democratic values but also our joint desire for stability and peace in the Middle East. 

Feb 25, 2015

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to address a joint session of Congress next week.  As you’ve probably heard, this is causing quite a bit of controversy in Washington.  Some Democrats have even threatened to boycott his speech, which baffles me.  We should all want to come together to listen to what the leader of our greatest ally in the Middle East has to say.  Here’s why: