WASHINGTON--Today, Congressman Luke Messer released the following statement after the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided to overturn decades of settled labor policy in its ruling in Browning-Ferris Industries. This ruling creates a new standard for determining which companies will now be considered “joint employers” of workers paid by another business such as a franchisee or contractor.Read More
Over the last month, the world awakened to a steady stream of videos showing top officials at Planned Parenthood haggling over the price of aborted baby organs and casually discussing how those organs are harvested.Read More
WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after the Obama Administration announced its new rule on power plant emissions:Read More
WASHINGTON—This week, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) questioned Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell about the impact the President’s health care law is having on Hoosier businesses.Read More
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) voted for the Enforce the Law for Sanctuary Cities Act (H.R. 3009). This legislation cuts off specific federal grants for sanctuary cities that defy federal immigration law and refuse to detain illegal immigrants.
This bill was introduced shortly after the murder of a San Francisco woman who was allegedly killed by an illegal immigrant who was released from police custody because of the city’s sanctuary policy.Read More
WASHINGTON--Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after the Obama Administration voted with the United Nations Security Council to approve the proposed nuclear deal with Iran before Congress had the chance to complete its agreed-upon 60-day review:Read More
WASHINGTON--Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) announced he is hosting two job fairs in Indiana’s 6th Congressional District in August.
The first job fair is Tuesday, August 4, 2015, in Muncie at Ball State University’s Worthen Arena. The second will be held in Lawrenceburg at Ivy Tech Community College on Wednesday, August 5, 2015. Both job fairs will be open to the public from 1:30 to 4 p.m. Veterans can get in a half an hour early at 1 p.m.Read More
WASHINGTON— Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) issued the following statement after a video was released yesterday documenting Planned Parenthood’s horrific practice of selling the organs of unborn children:Read More
When asked in the early 1950s what they feared the most, Americans responded that the only thing they collectively feared more than polio was nuclear war. It was an understandable fear considering a record 57,628 Americans in 48 states contracted the debilitating and oftentimes deadly disease in 1952 alone. But, thanks to medical innovation and research, Jonas Salk developed the first successful polio vaccine in 1955. Now, 60 years later, it’s hard to imagine the panic and fear that gripped our nation. The threat of contracting polio, thankfully, is long in the rearview mirror for nearlRead More
WASHINGTON— Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after the Supreme Court handed down its decision in King v. Burwell:
“I’m disappointed in today’s ruling. The Supreme Court has chosen to ignore what the law clearly says. Despite today’s decision, my focus will continue to be on the Hoosiers hurt by the President’s broken health care law. I’m committed to championing solutions that empower patients and will make quality health care more accessible and affordable for everyone.”Read More
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Luke Messer is the Congressman for Indiana’s 6th Congressional District, a 19 county region of east-central and southeastern Indiana comprised of manufacturing and agricultural communities. Elected President of the Freshman Class by his peers, Messer serves on the House Committees on Budget, Foreign Affairs, and Education & the Workforce.
Congressman Messer is a 6th-generation Hoosier and national advocate for limited government, fiscal discipline, a strong national defense, and traditional values. Messer opposes bailouts, government takeovers and runaway federal spending.
Prior to his service in Congress, Luke Messer gained experience as a lawyer and former two-term State Representative working with Governor Daniels on budget issues as a Member of the Indiana House Ways & Means Committee. Messer is an accomplished education reformer: authoring nationally recognized high school drop-out reform legislation in the Indiana Statehouse and serving in the private sector as the President and CEO of the Hoosiers for Economic Growth Network & School Choice Indiana.
Raised by a single-mom who still works at a factory in Greensburg Indiana, Luke Messer was taught the value of hard work at an early age. He worked his way through school with jobs that included collecting garbage, mowing lawns, waiting tables, telemarketing and umpiring baseball games. Eventually, Messer graduated summa cum laude & Phi Beta Kappa from Wabash College. Luke earned his law degree at Vanderbilt University where he also served on the Law Review.
Luke and his wife Jennifer have two daughters, one son and three dogs. Luke has also served as an elder at his church and is the author of a children’s book about Indiana entitled “Hoosier Heart.”
Congratulations to tennis superstar Venus Williams on her graduation from IU East in Richmond! #IN06
Happy to highlight Dearborn County this month! #IN06
The Iran Nuclear Deal provides $150 billion in sanctions relief for Iran, the world's largest state sponsor of terror, allows Iran to inspect
Great to see that Toyota is reinvesting in Columbus! #IN06
Let the countdown begin!