Congressman Luke Messer

Representing the 6th District of Indiana

Press Releases

Nov 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Thursday, the House-Senate conference committee reached an agreement on a framework to improve K-12 education and replace the unpopular No Child Left Behind Act.  Congressman Messer was appointed to serve on this conference committee by Speaker Paul Ryan.  The agreement reached by the negotiators from both the House and Senate represents a compromise between the House-

Nov 18, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON— On Tuesday, House Speaker Paul Ryan named Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06)  to serve on a conference committee charged with reforming and rewriting  the unpopular No Child Left Behind Act.  This conference committee will be tasked with merging the House-passed Student Success Act (H.R. 5) and the Senate-passed Every Child Achieves Act (S. 1177).

Nov 17, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON —Congressman Messer delivered the following speech in support of House Resolution 524 which condemns the recent terror attacks in Paris:

“Mr. Speaker,

“I rise today to express my prayers and deepest sympathies to the people of Paris. “As Americans, we share the shock, the horror and the tremendous sense of loss you now feel following this

Nov 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Last week, Congressman Messer (IN-06) was honored at the US-Israeli Security Alliance Congressional Tribute for his unwavering support of Israel.

The tribute highlighted Congressional efforts to back defense programs like Iron Dome, David’s Sling and the Arrow Defense System.  These programs have allowed Israel to defend itself from attackers and protect the lives of

Nov 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Last week, Speaker Paul D. Ryan appointed Congressman Luke Messer, Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee, to the task force charged with overhauling and diversifying the Republican Conference’s powerful Steering Committee. 

Congressman Messer has led the charge in recent weeks to change Republican Conference rules and its current top-down power structure.  Instead,

Nov 4, 2015 Press Release
Bills combat Fed regulations threatening to stifle local infrastructure projects and fix the SIFI designation process

WASHINGTON —Today, the House Committee on Financial Services marked-up and passed two of Congressman Luke Messer’s (IN-06) bills, H.R. 2209 and H.R. 3857.

The first bill (H.R. 2209) encourages financial institutions to continue to invest in local communities following new banking regulations that threaten to slow or even stop cash flow for crucial infrastructure

Nov 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) announced his team will be in Columbus for a “Constituent Services Workshop” on Thursday, November 12, 2015.

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 Disability issues and to answer

Oct 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) worked Wednesday to help restore the major cuts to crop insurance contained in the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015.   He along with Agriculture Chairman Mike Conaway and others who represent agriculture states have secured an agreement that all cuts to the crop insurance program will be fully restored by the end of the year.

“Those of us from

Oct 29, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON— Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after Representative Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin was nominated to be the 54th Speaker of the House:

Paul Ryan is the right person at the right time for this job.  He is a strong, visionary conservative, with a proven record, who will champion reforms to get this nation back on track and get our House

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Last night, the House passed and Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) voted for the Retail Investor Protection Act (H.R. 1090).  This important legislation will help ensure that lower and middle-income Americans can continue to have access to financial planning and retirement advice despite the Obama Administration’s attempt to mandate a one-size-fits all investment planning rule.