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Congressman Messer’s statement

Congressman Luke Messer released the following statement after the president’s annual State of the Union address to a Joint Session of Congress:

“Tonight, the President talked about coming together but put forth policies that divide us, like higher taxes, increased spending and more debt.

“Washington does not need more money. Last year alone, the federal government took in a record $3 trillion. That’s a 40 percent increase over five years ago. If the private economy grew at that same rate, we’d be experiencing historic job growth. D.C. bureaucrats don’t need more money. Middle class Americans do.

“Let’s stop giving Washington more power at the expense of everyone else. The truth is it’s time to invest in the middle class by lowering taxes, putting more money back in their pockets and growing our economy from the bottom up. I’m committed to working with my colleagues on policies that get this done.”

Congressman Luke Messer represents Indiana’s 6th Congressional District comprised of 19 counties in east central and southeastern Indiana. He is the chairman of the House Republican Policy Committee for the 114th Congress and also serves on the House Committees on Financial Services and Education and the Workforce.

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