Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Press Releases

Mar 24, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Friday, March 24, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement today on the health care legislation:

“This is a bad day for the American people. Today’s defeat means health care costs will continue to rise, coverage will get worse and millions of families will continue to be shackled to Obamacare’s suffocating mandates and taxes.  That said, our work

Mar 22, 2017 Press Release
House to Vote Thursday on American Health Care Act


WASHINGTON (Tuesday, March 21, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today spoke on the House floor to share stories from Hoosiers in the 6th District who have been negatively impacted by Obamacare.

The House is set to vote this Thursday on the American Healthcare Act – the first phase in the plan to repeal and

Mar 20, 2017 Press Release
Indiana Treasurer Kelly Mitchell Urges Support

WASHINGTON (Monday, March 20, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN-06) and Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-NY-12) today introduced bipartisan legislation that encourages investment in local communities by rolling back a burdensome federal banking regulation.

This Obama-era regulation discourages financial institutions from holding municipal bonds, which many state and local governments – including

Mar 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Wednesday, March 15, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement following former Indiana Senator Dan Coats’ confirmation as Director of National Intelligence.

“Congratulations to Senator Coats for his confirmation as the Director of National Intelligence. President Trump could not have picked a better person for the job.  Dan Coats is an

Mar 9, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Thursday, March 9, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today introduced legislation modeled after an Indiana University program to help reduce student loan debt.

Messer’s bill, the Letter of Estimated Annual Debt for Students (LEADS) Act, would require higher education institutions that accept federal aid to send an annual letter to every student estimating

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, March 7, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement today on the House Republicans’ plan to repeal and replace Obamacare. 

Messer attended the House Republicans’ Deputy Whip Team meeting with President Trump and Vice President Pence this afternoon to discuss the recently announced plan – the

Mar 2, 2017 Press Release
Student Vets Share Their Stories

WASHINGTON (Thursday, March 2, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) is working to restore GI Bill educational benefits to veterans harmed by school closures, like the recent closure of Indiana-based ITT Technical Institute.

ITT Tech closed its doors in September of 2016, impacting 130 campuses nationwide and an estimated 40,000 students, including more than 7,000 veterans. While many

Feb 28, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement today following President Donald Trump’s Joint Address to Congress:

“Tonight, President Trump laid out a bold agenda focused on getting our economy moving again, repealing Obamaare and strengthening our national security. These are the issues that drove voters to the polls in November, and

Feb 23, 2017 Press Release
Messer championed efforts in Congress to give states, local schools control

WASHINGTON (Thursday, Feb. 23, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today applauded President Trump’s action to reverse the Obama mandate that forced local schools to adopt federal transgender bathroom policies.

Obama’s mandate, issued in May of 2016, required schools to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms and locker rooms of their gender identity, not their biological sex or

Feb 22, 2017 Press Release
Reps. introduce bipartisan Reducing Barriers for Veterans Education Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. (Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2017) — Reps. Luke Messer (R-IN-06) and Rick Larsen (D-WA-02) are seeking to reduce the financial burden on veterans pursuing higher education by making application fees eligible under the Post 9/11 GI Bill.

While the Post 9/11 GI Bill provides important educational benefits, the cost of applications to colleges, graduate schools, and technical and