Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Press Releases

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

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Feb 16, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Thursday,  Feb. 16, 2017) — The U.S. House of Representatives today passed a legislative effort championed by Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) that would overturn an Obama regulation forcing states to distribute public tax dollars to abortion providers.

The Department of Health and Human Services rule, finalized just weeks before the end of former President Obama’s term, prevented

Feb 15, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement today following President Trump’s meeting with Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

“It is great to see that Israel once again has a champion in the White House. Israel is our most important friend in the region, and among America’s best partners in the world. I’m glad President

Feb 11, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Saturday, Feb. 11, 2017) – Today Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) sent a letter to President Donald Trump urging him to take executive action on a tax credit loophole that allows billions of dollars in payments to illegal immigrants.

The Child Tax Credit (CTC) and the Additional Child Tax

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement today following the Senate’s vote to confirm Betsy DeVos as Secretary of Education:

“Betsy DeVos has dedicated her life to helping improve educational opportunities for America’s kids. She will bring a much-needed dose of innovation and passion to the Department of

Feb 7, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Feb. 7, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) honored the life of Indiana’s Stan Jones with a Congressional Record entry on Monday, following Jones’ recent passing.

Stan Jones was the founder of Complete College America, and served as an Indiana State Representative and as the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education for 12 years –spanning four different governors from

Feb 2, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) announced today he has re-introduced legislation that would empower states to expand school choice opportunities for students.

Messer’s bill, the Enhancing Educational Opportunities for All Students Act, would give states the option to allow $14.5 billion in Title I federal money to follow 11 million low-income children to

Feb 1, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement today following President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court of the United States.

"Judge Gorsuch is a distinguished jurist and an excellent pick by President Trump to succeed Justice Scalia.  Judge Gorsuch is clearly qualified for the job, and his nomination will

Jan 30, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON (Monday,  Jan. 30, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) filed legislation today to overturn a midnight regulation pushed through in the waning days of Obama’s administration that would force states to distribute public tax dollars to abortion providers.

The Department of Health and Human Services rule would prevent states from withholding Title X “family planning” grants to

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