Luke Messer

Luke Messer


Rep. Messer on court ruling to block executive action on immigration


WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) released the following statement after the United States Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld an injunction blocking the President’s unilateral actions on immigration:
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Rep. Messer presents Congressional Award Silver Medal to Hancock Co. student


Fortville, Ind.—Today, Congressman Luke Messer presented the Congressional Award Silver Medal to Brianna Douglas of Mt. Vernon High School. 
Brianna received this award for all of the hard work she has done to better her community and for setting challenging personal goals for her own development and growth. 
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Congressman Messer honors 6th District students for academic achievement


BATESVILLE, Ind.—Congressman Luke Messer honored dozens of students from east-central and southeastern Indiana Tuesday evening for their academic achievement during the 2014-2015 school year.  The top male and female 8th grade students from middle schools across Indiana’s 6th Congressional District were presented the 8th Grade Scholar award by Congressman Messer.  The ceremony, sponsored by Hillenbrand and Ivy Tech Community College, took place at Batesville High School on Tuesday, May 26, 2015.   

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Congressman Messer Honors Maj. Gen. Umbarger on the House Floor


WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) honored Major General R. Martin Umbarger on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives.  He thanked Maj. Gen. Umbarger for his decades of service to the Indiana National Guard and congratulated him on his decision to retire from his post as Adjutant General of Indiana.

A link to the speech can be found here on YouTube. 


The text of the speech is below: 

“Mr. Speaker,

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Messer, Pocan help Americans better plan for retirement


WASHINGTON—Today, Congressmen Luke Messer (IN-06) and Mark Pocan (WI-02) introduced legislation that will help working Americans better plan for retirement. 

For most members of the workforce, a combination of Social Security and 401(k) savings or an Individual Retirement Account (IRA) will provide them with monthly income when they retire.  Unfortunately, nearly 60% of American workers have never calculated how much money they will need to save to live comfortably in retirement. 

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Rep. Messer votes to protect unborn children from painful abortion procedures


WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Luke Messer voted for and the House passed the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36).  This bill protects children who have been in the womb 20 weeks or more from painful abortion procedures. 

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Congressman Messer votes to protect Hoosiers from costly Federal overreach


WASHINGTON—This evening, Congressman Luke Messer voted for and the House passed the Regulatory Protection Act of 2015 (H.R. 1732).  This bill stops the President’s unprecedented and controversial attempt to takeover of our nation’s waterways by doing the following:  

First, it clarifies the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) scope of jurisdiction under the Clean Water Act (CWA).  Second, it preserves the co-partnership between state and Federal regulators who work together to maintain the cleanliness of our nation’s waters.

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Congressman Messer Announces 2015 Congressional Art Competition Winner


WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Messer announced the 6th District winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition. This year’s winner, Elizabeth Heile, is an Oldenburg Academy freshman and one of Bev Wilson’s art students.

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Messer, Maloney combat Federal regulations threatening to stifle infrastructure projects in local communities


WASHINGTON—Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) and Carolyn Maloney (NY-12) who serve on the House Financial Services Committee introduced legislation last week that would require Federal banking regulators to include municipal bonds under the Liquidity Coverage Ratio (LCR).  This change will help encourage financial institutions to continue to invest in local communities following new regulations that threaten to slow or even stop cash flow for crucial infrastructure projects.  Here’s how: 

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Congressman Messer Announces May “Mobile Office Hours”


Washington—Today, Congressman Luke Messer (IN-06) announced that his staff will host four “Mobile Office Hours” throughout Indiana’s Sixth Congressional District this month. “Mobile Office Hours” give residents a chance to meet with Messer’s staff to ask questions about issues important to them and receive help with Federal casework. 

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Washington, DC 20515
Phone 202-225-3021
Fax 202-225-3382

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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