Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Press Releases

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

Jul 18, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 18, 2016)—Last week, Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN), Rep. Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR), and Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA) introduced the bipartisan Retirement Savings Lost and Found Act (H.R.5805) to protect Americans’ retirement savings.

The U.S. job market is changing and Americans move jobs more often today than ever before. Some researchers predict today's youngest workers will

Jul 14, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 14, 2016)— Yesterday, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) introduced bipartisan legislation, H.R. 5755, the Letter of Estimated Annual Debt for Students (LEADS) Act to help deal with the student loan debt crisis. The bill provides college students with clear information about their student loans to protect them from inadvertently over-borrowing.

According to a recent

Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 13, 2016)—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) voted for, and the House passed, the Conscience Protection Act (S. 304).  This bill prohibits the federal government, and any state or local government receiving federal funds, from discriminating against or penalizing individuals or institutions who do not want to participate in an abortion.  In addition, it provides

Jul 13, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON (July 13, 2016)—Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Education announced that the Indiana Department of Education (IDOE) was allowed to grant carryover waivers for schools impacted by IDOE’s flawed fiscal year 2016 funding allocations.  This will permit affected schools to use vital Title I funds next year to help educate Indiana’s most disadvantaged students.

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