Federal tax policies must encourage, incentivize, and reward risk and achievement—not discourage and penalize them. Lower taxes put more money in consumers’ pockets. That creates demand for goods and services and encourages businesses to create jobs.
We need a tax code that is simpler, fairer, and more efficient. Taxes must be lower across-the-board and special interest loopholes that benefit Wall Street but not Main Street must be closed. And, the IRS must be more accountable to taxpayers instead of targeting groups based on their political ideology.
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WASHINGTON —Today, the House passed and Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) voted for the PATH Act (Protecting Americans from Tax Hikes Act). It prevents tax increases on millions of families and businesses by extending and making permanent several important tax provisions.
“For too long, Washington has set tax policies one year at a time,” said Congressman Messer. “Today, we ended that. By making certain tax policies and provisions permanent we are providing much-needed stability for families and job creators.”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer released the following statement after the President’s annual State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress:
“Tonight, the President talked about coming together but put forth policies that divide us, like higher taxes, increased spending and more debt.
GREENFIELD, Ind.—Today, Members of Congress, school leaders and business owners came together in Greenfield, Indiana, to discuss the effects of the President's health care law on schools and businesses.
The House Committee on Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions, on which Congressman Luke Messer serves, convened the hearing in an effort to learn directly from Hoosiers impacted by the Affordable Care Act.
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.
Congressman Luke Messer encourages his colleagues to support the ABLE Act so families with children with autism, like his nephew Trey, can have the same access to tax preferred savings accounts as the parents of college-bound kids to use for medical care and support.
HR 1406-Working Families Flexibility Act
WASHINGTON--Congressman Luke Messer released the following statement in support of Ways and Means Chairman Dave Camp’s draft tax reform legislation unveiled today:
WASHINGTON —Today Congressman Luke Messer signed-on to the Tax Exemptions for American Medalists (TEAM) Act, H.R. 3987, that would exempt U.S. athletes from having to pay taxes on the thousands of dollars they could earn from winning gold, silver and bronze medals at the Sochi Olympics.