Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Press Releases

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

Sep 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Sept. 15, 2016) — Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) offered the following statement today on the passing of Indiana philanthropist and business leader, Dean White:

“The entire state of Indiana mourns the loss of Hoosier icon Dean White,” Messer said. “Dean was an extraordinary business man and philanthropist who, despite his many accomplishments, never lost his Hoosier

Sep 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Sept. 13, 2016) — Reps. Luke Messer (IN-06), Todd Young (IN-09), Jackie Walorski (IN-02) and other members of the Indiana congressional delegation filed legislation today to assist veterans harmed by the recent closure of  ITT Technical Institute.

ITT Tech ceased operations last week, closing 130 campuses nationwide and impacting an estimated 40,000 students, including

Sep 9, 2016 Press Release
Messer also working on legislation to assist harmed veterans

WASHINGTON (Sept. 9, 2016) — Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) is working to ensure students and American taxpayers aren’t completely on the hook for an estimated $500 million in unpaid federal loans taken out by students of the now defunct ITT Technical Institute.

On Tuesday, Carmel, Ind.-based ITT Tech announced it discontinued operations and plans to close its 130 campuses across the

Jul 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 25, 2016) - Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) recently introduced H.R. 5867, the National Strategy for School Security Act of 2016.  This bill would require the Departments of Homeland Security and Education to create a national strategy to help schools protect themselves against acts of terrorism and other emergencies.

Sadly, schools across our country have become a

Jul 25, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 20, 2016)—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) announced two job fairs to take place in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District this summer.

The first job fair will take place on Wednesday, August 3, 2016, in Muncie at Ball State’s Worthen Arena.  The second fair will take place in Lawrenceburg at Ivy Tech Community College on Thursday, August 4, 2016.  Both job fairs

Jul 19, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 19, 2016) — Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) announced his team will be in Richmond for a “Constituent Services Workshop” on Wednesday, July 27, 2016.

This workshop is an opportunity for Sixth District residents to receive information and assistance with any federal matter.  Caseworkers will be on-site to help with Social Security, VA and