Rep. Messer reelected to Chair Republican Policy Committee
WASHINGTON (Tuesday, Nov. 15, 2016) — Today, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives reelected Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) as Chair of the Republican Policy Committee for the 115th Congress.
The Republican Policy Committee (RPC) is tasked with developing and promoting policy solutions for the House Republican Conference. As Chair of the RPC, Messer is a member of House Republican Leadership. He previously served as RPC Chair during the 114th Congress.
“Our nation spoke loud and clear on Election Day, and Congress now has an unprecedented opportunity to deliver on conservative principles,” Messer said. “The Republican Policy Committee will work with President-elect Donald Trump to drive policy results and get Washington back on the side of the American people.”
Messer said his priority as RPC Chair will be using the committee as an engine for innovative, thoughtful policy solutions that improve the lives of everyday Americans.
As Policy Committee Chair during the 114th Congress, Messer promoted conservative policy by creating working groups on key issue areas, including Millennials, Law Enforcement and Women in the 21st Century Workforce. Next term, Messer intends to create a working group on 2nd Amendment issues.
He also facilitated member forums to discuss pressing policy issues and influence upcoming legislation, as well as held expert panels on issues like trade, health care, education and national security challenges.
During House Leadership elections today, Messer ran unopposed for Republican Policy Committee Chair. Reps. Susan Brooks (IN-05), Elise Stefanik (NY-21) and Morgan Griffith (VA-9) all nominated Messer for RPC Chair.
"A famous Hoosier, Kurt Vonnegut, said, 'I don't know what it is about Hoosiers, but wherever you go there is always a Hoosier doing something very important there.' This is certainly true of Rep. Luke Messer, and I'm proud that he will continue his work as a conservative champion and thoughtful policymaker as Republican Policy Chairman in the 115th Congress," Rep. Susan Brooks said.