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Chairman Luke Messer Launches Task Force for the American Worker

Apr 11, 2017
Press Release
CNBC’s Senior Contributor Larry Kudlow, Mayor of La Porte, Indiana to testify at first hearing

WASHINGTON (Tuesday, April 11, 2017) — Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06), chair of the Republican Policy Committee, today announced the launch of the Task Force for the American Worker – an effort to examine challenges facing modern-day working Americans.

The Task Force for the American Worker will hold a series of hearings to examine workforce issues, including stagnant wages and a slow economic recovery, manufacturing, higher education costs, the opioid abuse epidemic, health care, retirement security and trade.  The Task Force will seek to find solutions that help address each of these challenges. 

“For generations, the American dream has meant that every American who works hard can find success. But in recent years, frozen paychecks, a tough job market and rising living costs make the American Dream too often seem out of reach,” Messer said. “During the 2016 election, Republicans promised a renewed focus on addressing these challenges and improving the lives of everyday working people. This Task Force is about making those promises a reality.”

Messer announced the Task Force’s first hearing will be on Tuesday, April 25, with the goal of helping set a policy agenda for the modern American worker.

WHAT:           “An Agenda for the Modern American Worker” hearing


  • Mr. Larry Kudlow, CNBC Senior Contributor
  • The Honorable Blair Milo, Mayor of the City of La Porte, IN
  • Mr. John Friedman, Associate Professor of Economics at Brown University
  • Mr. Jim Pethokoukis, Editor of AEIdeas and a DeWitt Wallace Fellow

WHEN:           Tuesday, April 25, 2017, 2PM

WHERE:         Rayburn House Office Building 2360, Washington, D.C.

Media who would like to attend the hearing can RSVP to Molly Gillaspie in the Office of Rep. Luke Messer by emailing or calling 202-225-3021. You can follow the hearing on social media using #AmericanWorker.

115th Congress