Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Press Releases

Jan 20, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Friday, Jan. 20, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement today following the inauguration of President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

“This is a day for the history books. I couldn’t be more excited to see President Donald Trump and my good friend and fellow Hoosier Vice President Mike Pence sworn into office today. With this new

Jan 19, 2017 Press Release
Speaker Paul Ryan, Members of Congressional Leadership to Join

WASHINGTON (Friday, Jan. 20, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) and Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) will host a School Choice Rally with 250 students on Capitol Hill next Tuesday,  Jan. 24, as part of National School Choice Week. 

Hundreds of students, parents, advocates and legislators will join together to celebrate School Choice Week, which runs Jan. 22

Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Friday, Jan. 13, 2017) — Today Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) voted to begin the process of repealing and replacing Obamacare.

The U.S. House of Representatives passed S. Con. Res. 3 today, which clears the way for Congress to fast-track the repeal of Obamacare and the replacement of it with patient-centered reform legislation. The resolution also passed the Senate.

Jan 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) announced today he has filed legislation that would close a tax loophole allowing billions of dollars in tax credits to be paid out to illegal immigrants. 

Messer’s proposal, H.R. 363, would ensure that only taxpayers with a valid Social Security Number are able to claim the Child Tax Credit, which gives families $1,000

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017) — The U.S. House of Representatives today passed an amendment authored by Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) that would rein in federal regulations.

Messer’s amendment would require every federal agency issuing a new rule to repeal or amend at least one existing rule, to offset any costs on the U.S. economy. 

His amendment was considered as

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) released the below statement today following reports that former Senator Dan Coats has been nominated as Director of National Intelligence.

“Dan Coats is a fantastic choice to lead the intelligence community and assist President-elect Donald Trump as Director of National Intelligence. Senator Coats has extraordinary

Jan 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today will vote to stand with Israel and disapprove of a recent UN Security Council resolution demonizing America’s ally.

Last month, the UN Security Council considered a resolution condemning Israel settlements in East Jerusalem. In an unprecedented move, the Obama administration chose not to veto the resolution,

Jan 3, 2017 Press Release
Messer ready to take bold action, deliver results for American people

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, Jan 3, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) was officially sworn in to serve as a member of the 115th Congress, which convened for the first time today.

Messer said he is eager to begin work driving conservative policy solutions and getting Washington back on the side of the American people.

“I’m confident 2017 will be a year of action,” Messer said. “We have

Dec 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2016) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) is calling on Congress to overturn the recent Obama administration rule that would force states to distribute public tax dollars to abortion providers.

Federal law currently prohibits government funding for abortion, but it allows certain public dollars, like Title X “family planning” grants, to support abortion providers

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