Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana


Nov 10, 2016

Today is Veterans Day. There is no better day to pay tribute to the heroic men and women who have served and defended our country since its founding.

Chances are many of you know someone who served or is currently serving in the U.S. military. Nearly 19 million veterans live in the United States today. Right now, there are also more than 1.4 million people serving in the Armed Forces,

Oct 25, 2016

Attacks on our schools, from Columbine to Sandy Hook, have shocked communities, devastated families and exposed serious security gaps. Rather than stand idly by, it is our collective responsibility to secure our schools and prevent these kinds of horrific events that affect the hearts and minds of our young people and sear our national conscience.

The reality is our schools may be more

Sep 30, 2016

Two-thirds of Americans oppose taxpayer funded abortion. In this era of divided politics, there are few issues on which so many people agree.

On September 30, 1976, this bipartisan consensus became the law of the land when the Hyde Amendment passed the House of Representatives. Its impact on our nation has been lasting and profound.  

The Hyde Amendment stands as a pillar in

Sep 6, 2016

For centuries, scholars have said "knowledge is power." In the computer age, we say "information is king." Both phrases highlight the importance of knowing the facts before making big decisions. 

The same principals unequivocally apply to student borrowing. As education costs continue to rise, students must know precisely the cost of education when deciding whether and where to go to

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,

Mar 3, 2016

Just last week, the President doubled-down on his plan to close the Guantanamo Bay detention camp (Gitmo) in Cuba and bring dangerous suspected terrorists to U.S. soil.  The President's plan is 100% illegal, a national security threat, and indicative of a lack of commitment to the larger challenge of winning the war on terror.

ILLEGAL. In January 2009, during the

Nov 30, 2015

Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays.  It’s a great day to eat too much, watch some football and spend time with family.  Thanksgiving also serves as a yearly reminder to have an attitude of gratitude and to count our many God-given blessings.  It’s an entire day set aside to focus on what we have, rather than on what we don’t.  In that spirit, I am writing today to express my gratitude

Oct 27, 2015

We are in unprecedented times. 

The Middle East is in chaos. Russia is exerting influence around the globe. China is asserting itself in Asia, as demonstrated by its island-building campaign in the South China Sea. Yet, in the midst of all this, President Obama is setting the military adrift.

Only one week after announcing the continued deployment of American services members

Oct 22, 2015

It is often said that "the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result." That simple wisdom guides my thinking as we choose our next Speaker and get back to the work of the American people.  We shouldn't keep doing things the same way unless we want the same results. 

For decades, the House of Representatives has operated under a

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