Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Press Releases

May 27, 2015 Press Release

BATESVILLE, Ind.—Congressman Luke Messer honored dozens of students from east-central and southeastern Indiana Tuesday evening for their academic achievement during the 2014-2015 school year.  The top male and female 8th grade students from middle schools across Indiana’s 6th Congressional District were presented the 8th Grade Scholar award by Congressman Messer.  The ceremony, sponsored by

May 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) honored Major General R. Martin Umbarger on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.  He thanked Maj. Gen. Umbarger for his decades of service to the Indiana National Guard and congratulated him on his decision to retire from his post as Adjutant General of Indiana.

A link to the speech can be found

May 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressmen Luke Messer (IN-06) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced legislation that will help working Americans better plan for retirement. 

For most members of the workforce, a combination of Social Security and 401(k) savings or an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) will provide them with monthly income when they retire.  Unfortunately, nearly 60% of American

May 13, 2015 Press Release

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. 

“There is universal agreement that pain is detected by the fetus in the first trimester,” said Dr. Maureen Condic during a House Judiciary Committee

May 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—This evening, Congressman Luke Messer voted for and the House passed the Regulatory Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 1732).  This bill stops the President’s unprecedented and controversial attempt to takeover of our nation’s waterways by doing the following:  

First, it clarifies the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) scope of jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA). 

May 7, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Messer announced the 6th District winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. This year’s winner, Elizabeth Heile, is an Oldenburg Academy freshman and one of Bev Wilson’s art students.

Her painting, Western Hills Press, received the highest overall score among our panel of judges including Scott Stulen of the Indianapolis Museum of Art,

May 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) and Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) who serve on the House Financial Services Committee introduced legislation last week that would require Federal banking regulators to include municipal bonds under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR).  This change will help encourage financial institutions to continue to invest in local communities following new regulations

May 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) announced that his staff will host four “Mobile Office Hours” throughout Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District this month. “Mobile Office Hours” give residents a chance to meet with Messer’s staff to ask questions about issues important to them and receive help with Federal casework. 

“Our team is committed to making ourselves

Apr 29, 2015 Press Release
Measure represents the most significant federal attempt to protect student data in decades

WASHINGTON--Representatives Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) today introduced the bipartisan Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015, the most significant federal attempt to protect student data in decades. The bill enjoys the support of nearly two-dozen education groups, parent associations, industry leaders, and privacy advocates.

The landmark bill would

Apr 22, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) announced two additional “Coffee with the Congressman” stops.  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.