Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Press Releases

Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after the Supreme Court blocked the enforcement of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA’s) Clean Power Plan while litigation continues:

“I voted in December to reject the EPA’s proposed regulations on coal, and I’m glad to see the Supreme Court has stopped their implementation while litigation continues

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON--Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after the President released his FY 2017 budget proposal that will increase spending by $2.5 trillion:

“This President’s proposal is a liberal wish list, not a real effort at governing.  It’s irresponsible, it never balances, and it does nothing to meet our fiscal and national security challenges.  Its only

Feb 4, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Luke Messer votes to protect 2nd Amendment, end Operation Choke Point

WASHINGTON (February 4, 2016)—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) voted for, and the House passed, the Financial Institution Consumer Protection Act (H.R. 766).  This bill will protect Hoosiers’ 2nd Amendment rights and end the Obama Administration’s

Feb 4, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—This week, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce held a full committee hearing on school choice entitled, “Expanding Educational Opportunity through School Choice.”  As Chairman and founder of the Congressional School Choice Caucus, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) has long-advocated for a Congressional hearing on this topic.

“There are several reasons that I’m

Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) voted to override the President’s veto of the bicameral budget bill that repeals Obamacare, defunds Planned Parenthood and saves tax payers $516 billion.

In December, the House and Senate both passed the Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act (H.R. 3762).  The passage of this bill marked the first time both

Feb 1, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, the House passed a bipartisan bill introduced by Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) and Carolyn Maloney (NY-14) that encourages investment in local infrastructure projects by rolling back a burdensome federal banking restriction.

In the wake of the 2008 economic downturn, federal regulators adopted international banking standards that require banks to have enough High-

Jan 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON—This week, parents, students and educators across the country are celebrating the 5th annual National School Choice Week (NSCW).  It’s one week each year dedicated to shining a spotlight on all types of education options for children and the need to create high quality educational opportunities for every child in America.  This year alone, more than 16,000 school choice events are

Jan 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (January 27, 2016)—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) announced the first leg of his 2016 “Coffee with the Congressman” tour.  This is an opportunity for residents of Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District to ask Congressman Messer questions about issues important to them and get updates on what’s happening in Congress.  These events are open to the public and the press.

Jan 22, 2016 Press Release

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

Jan 13, 2016 Press Release

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