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
She’s been mistaken for an intern, teased by Paul Ryan for not knowing what “Magnavox” is, and she was a fan of ’90s pop: Rep. Elise Stefanik (R., N.Y.), 30, is the voice of Republican millennials.
Stefanik on Tuesday began her duty as chairwoman for the first hearing of the Republican Policy Committee’s Taskforce on Millennials.Read More
WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) passed in the House 218-208:Read More
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) urged his colleagues to pass Trade Promotion Authority—an agreement that gives Congress and the American people the ability to review any future trade deals between the U.S. and its trading partners. Click here for video of the speech. The full text of the speech delivered on the House Floor is below:Read More
Every once in a while Washington gets it right. Last week Congress passed, and I voted for, the USA Freedom Act—the most sweeping reform to our intelligence gathering system since 9/11. And, while the bill certainly isn’t perfect, it is a common-sense solution that keeps America safe and protects individual liberty, too.Read More
WASHINGTON (June 3, 2015)—U.S. Representatives Luke Messer (IN-06) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) today introduced a resolution in support of the Federal Perkins Loan Program.
A Perkins Loan is a low-interest loan which helps undergraduate and graduate students with demonstrated financial need meet the costs of higher education. Currently, the program is scheduled to expire on September 30, 2015. If Congress does not act to reauthorize this program, thousands of students across the country will not be able to afford their college tuition.Read More
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) announced that his team will be holding additional “Constituent Services Workshops” in Madison and Richmond.
These workshops aim to provide information and assistance to Sixth District residents who need help with any Federal matter. Caseworkers will be on-site to help with Social Security, VA, and Disability issues as well as other questions or concerns regarding government agencies. The list of confirmed “Constituent Services Workshops” is below:
Madison Senior Center
Tuesday, June 9Read More
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) addressed a packed house at the Center for Democracy and Technology’s (CDT) briefing on national student privacy law and policy on Capitol Hill. He and Congressman Jared Polis (CO-02) were asked to speak about the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act (H.R. 2092)—a bill they worked on together and introduced in the House in April.Read More
WASHINGTON—Today, seven members of the Indiana Congressional delegation announced support for the state’s request to extend Indiana’s Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) flexibility waiver. The waiver would allow Indiana to continue work on state-developed plans designed to improve education outcomes instead of following federally-mandated one-size-fits-all education requirements.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.”
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Exciting start to #WorldCup2015! Best of luck to team USA!
What a blessing to live in the land of the free and the home of the brave! Happy 4th of July!
Had a great time with the WLBC Wake-up Crew this morning! I think this is the first time anyone has ever asked me such personal questions live
Great food and company at today's Pioneer Village Lunch at the Indiana State Fairgrounds!
Had a great discussion yesterday with CNN's Wolf Blitzer about ways we can improve our health care system and provide greater access to quality,