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  • IBJ: Messer introduces bill to help more transfer students earn degrees
    Posted in In the News on September 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    The following story was published in the Indianapolis Business Journal on Sept. 19, 2017. U.S. Rep. Luke Messer has introduced federal legislation to help make it easier for students who transferred from community college to a four-year institution to earn degrees—a policy some Indiana officials are separately trying to advance statewide. The policy Messer is trying to advance is known as “reverse transfer” in higher education policy parlance, the process of awarding associate degrees after comb... Read more

  • Indy Star Op Ed by Rep. Messer: Tax cuts will fuel growth in jobs, wages
    Posted in In the News on September 18, 2017 | Preview rr

    The following story was published in the Indianapolis Star on Sept. 18, 2017. President Trump is right. American workers need a raise. As I travel around our state talking with Hoosiers, I hear the same concern. Folks are worried about their paychecks, and they feel that way for good reason. According to U.S. Census data when adjusted for inflation, median household income has barely budged over the last decade, increasing by a mere 2 percent. The bottom line is wages have flat-lined while the c... Read more

  • The Wall Street Journal: Students Get Tuition Aid for a Piece of Their Future
    Posted in In the News on September 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    The following story was published in The Wall Street Journal on Sept. 11, 2017. To help pay for ever-growing college costs, more students may soon be trying a new approach: selling rights to their future earnings. Long discussed in college policy and financing circles, income share agreements, or ISAs, are poised to become more mainstream. A handful of backers currently exist that in effect have invested in college students’ futures by advancing them thousands of dollars in tuition money to brid... Read more

  • CBS4: Proposal to help Hoosier veterans impacted by ITT Tech’s closure passes in U.S. Senate
    Posted in In the News on August 2, 2017 | Preview rr

    The following story was published by WTTV-CBS4 on Aug. 2, 2017. WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Luke Messer’s proposal to help vets who were impacted by ITT Tech’s closure was included in a GI reform package that passed the U.S. Senate on Wednesday. Messer put together the proposal together with Rep. Takano (D-CA). It will retroactively restore GI Bill benefits to veterans who were attending Indiana-based ITT Technical Institute and California-based Corinthian Colleges. ITT Tech closed abruptly in ... Read more

  • Fox News: Tax reform and immigration policy - time for a return to common sense
    Posted in In the News on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    The following story was published by Fox News on July 12, 2017. Most Americans get it: We can’t continue to reward people who come to our country illegally, while those who work hard and play by the rules struggle to get ahead. What our tax and immigration policies need is a return to common sense. Take our tax credit system. Right now, billions of dollars in refundable tax credits are being paid out to illegal immigrants. That’s because of a loophole in the Child Tax Credit program that allows ... Read more

  • Eagle 99.3. WSCH: Congressman Joins Hillenbrand, Community Leaders For Volunteer Event At Batesville HS
    Posted in In the News on July 11, 2017 | Preview rr

    The following story was published by Eagle 99.3 WSCH on July 11, 2017. Batesville, Ind. – U.S. Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) joined community leaders and Hillenbrand, Inc. volunteers at Batesville High School on Monday to work on several school infrastructure projects as part of Hillenbrand’s “One Campaign” community engagement initiative. “Today was a great example of community members and business leaders coming together to improve the city,” Messer said. “It was inspiring to be among so many Hoosi... Read more

  • Forbes: A New Way To Pay For College Gets A Boost In Congress
    Posted in In the News on July 7, 2017 | Preview rr

    The following story was published by Forbes on July 7, 2017. You probably haven’t heard of the Investing in Student Achievement Act of 2017, but this 23-page bill, introduced last week by Rep. Luke Messer (R-IN) and cosponsored by a bipartisan group of representatives, could upend the way American students pay for college. The focus of Messer’s bill is the “income-share agreement,” or ISA. Unlike a traditional student loan, under which a student borrows money to pay for college and then pays bac... Read more

  • The Shelbyville News: Messer honors middle school scholars for academic achievement
    Posted in In the News on June 27, 2017 | Preview rr

    The following story was published by The Shelbyville News on June 27, 2017. Rep. Luke Messer (R-Shelbyville) honored 8th-grade students from Shelby County for outstanding academic achievement during the 2016-17 school year. Messer presented top students from each middle school in the 6th District with the 8th Grade Scholar Award during the 6th District Scholars Ceremony. Students were nominated by teachers at each school to receive the recognition. “These students are some of the best and bright... Read more

  • Dearborn County Register: Messer Introduces You're Hired Act
    Posted in In the News on June 19, 2017 | Preview rr

    The following story was published by the Dearborn County Register on June 19, 2017. Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today introduced the You’re HIRED Act to encourage more apprenticeships and on-the-job-training programs. The You’re HIRED (Helpful Incentives to Restore the Economic Dream) Act would allow employers to qualify for the Work Opportunity Tax Credit if they hire workers through an apprenticeship program. Apprenticeships are specialized training programs sponsored by employers in a given trad... Read more

  • WIBC: The VA Held Accountable: New Law Has Hoosier Support
    Posted in In the News on June 14, 2017 | Preview rr

    The following story was published by WIBC on June 14, 2017. WASHINGTON, D.C.--With the support of Hoosier lawmakers, the Veterans Affairs Accountability and Whistleblower Protection Act of 2017 has passed the U.S. House and Senate and is headed to the president for him to sign into law. "Our Hoosier heroes fought to protect us. The least we can do is fight to protect them," said Rep. Luke Messer, in a speech on the House floor Tuesday. "My grandfather is a World War II veteran who regularly atte... Read more

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