Indiana 6th District Congressman Luke Messer has been elected Chair of the House Republican Policy Committee, the fifth-ranking elected position in the House Republican Leadership.

The House Republican Policy Committee serves as an advisory panel to help House Republicans develop policy solutions to issues facing the Congress.

Messer released the following statement this afternoon.

“It’s an honor to be elected by my colleagues to serve in this capacity. Now, it’s time to get to work and produce results for the American people. Together, we can get this country moving again, grow the economy and make life better for those who sent us here.”

Messer also served as President of House freshman class.