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  • Rep. Messer Op Ed: An Attitude of Gratitude
    Posted in Editorials on November 21, 2017 | Preview rr

    Happy Thanksgiving! As I reflect on the true meaning of the holiday, I am often reminded of a first-grade Thanksgiving play that my daughter Ava participated in a few years back. All of the songs and costumes were great, but my favorite was a song called, "Let's Have a Gratitude Attitude." Read more

  • Rep. Messer Op Ed: To Support Our Veterans, Turn Thanks Into Action
    Posted in Editorials on November 10, 2017 | Preview rr

    Indiana is home to nearly 550,000 veterans, and almost every Hoosier family is close to someone who has served. These veterans are our fathers, sons, mothers, daughters, teachers, neighbors and friends. In my family, we honor my Grandfather Lathery who served in the Korean War and my Grandfather Rotzein who served in World War II. Read more

  • Op-Ed by Rep. Messer: Eliminating tax credits for illegal immigrants
    Posted in Editorials on October 24, 2017 | Preview rr

    It’s no secret that America’s immigration system is broken. Illegal immigration threatens our national security and costs American taxpayers billions of dollars each year. Most Hoosiers get it. We can’t continue to reward folks who come to our country illegally, while those who work hard and play by the rules struggle to get ahead. That’s why I’m working to get a provision I authored to end tax credits for illegal immigrants included in President Trump’s tax cut plan. Right now, billions of doll... Read more

  • Op-Ed by Rep. Messer: Tax Cuts Will Bring More Jobs, Bigger Paychecks to Hoosiers
    Posted in Editorials on September 29, 2017 | Preview rr

    There’s a reason President Trump and Vice President Pence chose Indiana to unveil their tax cut plan. Thanks to years of strong Hoosier leadership, our state is the envy of the nation for low-tax policies that keep our economy growing. Read more

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

    The following Op Ed ran 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 cost of liv... Read more

  • Fox News Op-Ed by Rep. Messer: Tax reform and immigration policy - time for a return to common sense
    Posted in Editorials on July 12, 2017 | Preview rr

    The following Op Ed 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

  • IndyStar Op Ed by Rep. Messer: American Health Care Act will help Hoosiers
    Posted in Editorials on May 31, 2017 | Preview rr

    The following Op Ed ran in the Indianapolis Star on May 12, 2017. Some facts are hard to dispute, and despite the recent outcry from some, the facts surrounding Obamacare are clear. Most Hoosiers do not like Obamacare, and they’ve been voting for six years to stop it. For three election cycles, Hoosiers have sent Republicans to the House, Senate and the White House – all on the promise to repeal this failed law. And for good reason. Though Obamacare helped some, it left a vast majority of folks ... Read more

  • Muncie Star Press Op Ed by Rep. Messer: Base confirmation on merits
    Posted in Editorials on February 6, 2017 | Preview rr

    The following Op Ed by Rep. Luke Messer ran in the Muncie Star Press on Feb. 6, 2017. In a 2016 Wish TV/Ball State University survey, Hoosiers listed Supreme Court appointments as the second-most important issue at stake in the 2016 presidential election. Only the economy rated higher. For these Supreme Court-oriented voters, President Trump’s nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch should come as exciting news. Judge Gorsuch is immensely qualified for the post. Reaching the pinnacle of the legal profe... Read more

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