Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Press Releases

Jun 22, 2017 Press Release
The Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs held its first hearing today

WASHINGTON (Thursday, June 22, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) joined House Speaker Paul Ryan and a bipartisan group of 12 members of Congress today for the inaugural hearing of the Task Force on Intergovernmental Affairs. This group is tasked with reducing the size of the federal government and helping return power to the states.

Messer was appointed by Speaker Ryan to serve on the

Jun 21, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Wednesday, June 21, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement today following announcements from Anthem and MDwise that the companies will no longer sell Obamacare insurance plans in Indiana.

“Today’s announcements confirm what most Hoosiers already knew: Obamacare is broken beyond repair. Now, tens of thousands of Hoosiers will be left with few

Jun 15, 2017 Press Release
Legislation coincides with POTUS announcement today

WASHINGTON (Thursday, June 15, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today introduced the You’re HIRED Act to encourage more apprenticeships and on-the-job-training programs.

The You’re HIRED (Helpful Incentives to Restore the Economic Dream) Act would allow employers to qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) if they hire workers through an

Jun 15, 2017 Press Release

BATESVILLE (Thursday, June 15, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) honored 8th-grade students from the 6th District for outstanding academic achievement during the 2016-17 school year.

During the 6th District Scholars Ceremony, Messer presented top students from each middle school in the 6th District with the 8th Grade Scholar Award. Students were nominated by teachers at each school to

Jun 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, June 13, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) voted today on landmark, bipartisan legislation to reform the Department of Veterans Affairs and improve care for veterans, after years of poor performance and scandal.

S. 1094, the Department of Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017, streamlines the process to remove,

Jun 8, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Thursday, June 8, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) voted today to repeal the Obama-era Dodd-Frank Act, providing desperately needed regulatory relief for community banks, small businesses and everyday Hoosiers.

H.R. 10, the Financial CHOICE Act, repeals Dodd-Frank’s growth-strangling regulations that have crushed Hoosier financial institutions and community

Jun 7, 2017 Press Release
Messer: Bill will encourage hiring of former law enforcement officers, veterans

WASHINGTON (Wednesday, June 7, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) voted today on legislation to streamline the hiring of U.S. border patrol agents in order to improve border security. 

H.R. 2213, the Anti-Border Corruption Reauthorization Act of 2017, would allow Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to expedite the hiring of additional border agents if the candidates are

Jun 7, 2017 Press Release
Today is the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem

WASHINGTON (Wednesday, June 7, 2017) —  On the 50th anniversary of the reunification of Jerusalem, Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to reaffirm his commitment to Israel and send prayers to the Jewish State on behalf of Hoosiers in the 6th Congressional District.

This anniversary marks the date

May 25, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON  (Thursday, May 25, 2017) — Joined by his children, Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) spoke on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives today in support of legislation to protect young athletes from sexual abuse.

H.R. 1973, the Protecting Young Victims from Sexual Abuse Act of 2017, strengthens reporting requirements for suspected cases of child abuse at

May 23, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, May 23, 2017) — President Donald Trump’s budget request released today includes Rep. Luke Messer’s (IN-06) proposal to close a loophole that allows billions of dollars in Child Tax Credits to be claimed by illegal immigrants.

“Hoosiers are tired of our broken tax and immigration systems that reward people who come here illegally,” Messer said. “

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