Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Press Releases

Dec 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Dec. 7, 2016) — Reps. Luke Messer (R-IN) and Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) introduced bipartisan legislation in the U.S. House of Representatives today that would help graduate students save for retirement.

The Graduate Student Savings Act would allow graduate students or postdoctoral fellows who are paid for their work to save a portion of their stipend in an Individual

Dec 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Friday, Dec. 2, 2016) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today voted to pass the National Defense Authorization Act, which boosts support for America’s military and helps defend our country against radical Islamic terrorism.

The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2017 (S. 2943) authorizes a $619 billion national defense budget which includes provisions to:

Nov 30, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement today applauding the U.S. House of Representatives’ passage of

Nov 16, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Wednesday, Nov. 16, 2016) — Today Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives passed Rep. Luke Messer’s (IN-06) proposal to change House GOP rules, making the conference more responsive to its rank-and-file members.

Messer’s rule will require committee chairs to hold a hearing on a measure within 30 legislative days if it is cosponsored by a majority of the Republican

Nov 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016) — Today,  Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives reelected Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) as Chair of the Republican Policy Committee for the 115th Congress

The Republican Policy Committee (RPC) is tasked with developing and promoting policy solutions for the House Republican Conference. As Chair of the RPC, Messer is a member of House Republican

Oct 31, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Oct. 28, 2016) — In response to urging by Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06), the U.S. Department of Education today announced it will  restore Pell Grant eligibility to students who were using the grants to attend ITT Technical Institute when it abruptly closed last month.

Federal Pell Grants are provided to low-income students pursuing postsecondary education, and lifetime

Oct 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Oct. 12, 2016) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) is urging the U.S. Department of Education to restore Pell Grant eligibility to approximately 16,000 students nationwide who were using the grants to attend ITT Technical Institute when it abruptly closed last month.

Federal Pell Grants are provided to low-income students pursuing postsecondary education, and lifetime eligibility

Oct 7, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Friday, Oct. 7, 2016) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement today following news that Lawrenceburg, Ind. could be the site of Indiana’s fourth port:

“This is great news. Building a port in this region would transform our local economy, connecting more Hoosier industry with the world marketplace. This would be a boon to existing agriculture and

Sep 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Sept. 29, 2016) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today joined committee members in questioning Wells Fargo Chairman and CEO, John Stumpf, about apparent widespread fraud in which company employees opened as many as two million false accounts using customer information and funds.

Since 2011, 5,300 Wells Fargo employees have been fired due to unethical behavior, none of whom were

Sep 27, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Sept. 27, 2016) — Legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives to ban additional synthetic drugs, including deadly fentanyl, will give law enforcement more tools to fight the drug abuse and overdose crisis plaguing Indiana, Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) said.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed

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