Rep. Luke Messer

Representative from Indiana’s 6th District, Republican

Messer, a Republican, has been the representative for Indiana's 6th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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Our unique analysis of the bills Messer has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Messer is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Messer for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Luke Messer sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Messer sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Education (29%) Taxation (29%) Economics and Public Finance (17%) Health (13%) Finance and Financial Sector (13%)

Recent Bills

Some of Messer’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Messer’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 764: A bill to reauthorize and amend the National Sea Grant College Program Act, and for other purposes.
Jul 14, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 1314: Trade Act of 2015
Oct 28, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to Sep 2016, Messer missed 33 of 2,481 roll call votes, which is 1.3%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 10 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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