Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Individual Liberty

America was founded on a radical idea that we are endowed by our Creator with certain unalienable rights including the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Put simply: these rights come from God and can’t be given or taken away by the government. Yet, too many in our government today seem to have forgotten that. That’s why I have fought to ensure the sanctity of human life, protect the Second Amendment, maintain our privacy and civil liberties, and preserve our religious freedom from unwarranted government infringement.

More on Individual Liberty

May 24, 2016

WASHINGTON—This week, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) introduced bipartisan legislation, the Article V Records Transparency Act (H.R. 5306), to ensure states are able to exercise their authority under Article V of the Constitution by restructuring the recordkeeping process of Article V applications.

Jan 22, 2016

WASHINGTON--Today marks the 43rd anniversary of the Supreme Court’s landmark Roe v. Wade ruling.  Since that decision to legalize abortion in 1973, nearly 58 million children have been aborted and denied their right to life.

“That’s a devastating statistic,” said Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06).  “As we mark this somber anniversary, we should all take a moment to think about those children and the God-given potential each and every one of them had.”

Jan 13, 2016

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) voted for and the House passed a resolution disapproving of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) rule that attempts to redefine “Waters of the United States” (WOTUS).

The rule significantly expands the scope of Federal jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA) and undermines the role of states as partners and co-regulators of the nation’s waterways.

Jan 11, 2016

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) joined dozens of people to rally for workplace freedom as the Supreme Court heard opening arguments in the case Friedrichs v. California

This case centers on lead plaintiff Rebecca Friedrichs.  She is among a group of California teachers suing the California Teachers Association for having to pay certain union dues even though they do not belong to the union.

Jun 8, 2015

Every once in a while Washington gets it right.  Last week Congress passed, and I voted for, the USA Freedom Act—the most sweeping reform to our intelligence gathering system since 9/11. And, while the bill certainly isn’t perfect, it is a common-sense solution that keeps America safe and protects individual liberty, too.

May 13, 2015

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer voted for and the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36).  This bill protects children who have been in the womb 20 weeks or more from painful abortion procedures. 

Sep 16, 2014

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer introduced sweeping legislation that will empower parents to choose the best school option for their child and invest more in their child’s education.

“For our students to compete in the 21st Century global economy, they need to have access to a high-quality education,” said Congressman Luke Messer. “Right now, that’s not a reality for too many kids.  Our bill will not only help make access to a great education possible for more students, but also more affordable for families.”

Sep 16, 2014

The Honorable Luke Messer

Expanding educational freedom

September 16, 2014

I have a radical idea.

Let’s let parents choose where to send their kids to school.

Let’s make it easier for them to save for their children’s education.

Let's give every kid in America access to a great school. 

Our current education system works for many.

But it is failing too many others. 

Today, I introduced a bill to change that.

Jul 8, 2014

It's been a wild couple of weeks in Washington for the separation of powers.

First, Speaker John Boehner announced that the House plans to sue the president for violating his oath of office by failing to enforce the law and making his own laws without the consent of Congress. Next, the Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that the president violated the Constitution by making illegal appointments to a federal labor board.

Jun 30, 2014

For many Americans, the Fourth of July will pass with little reflection on its historic significance. We’ll spend time with family and enjoy great food without really considering the underlying events that are the reason for our celebration. 

That’s a shame because July 4, 1776, was a day for the ages. By renouncing their allegiance to the King of England and proclaiming the birth of a new nation, the brave signers of the Declaration of Independence started a chain of events that literally changed the world.