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Steve Scalise's leadership in Congress is vital to Louisiana: Editorial

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, who has represented Louisiana's 1st District for eight years, is the third-most powerful Republican in the House of Representatives. His position as majority whip gives him the ability to put Louisiana's interests in front of House leaders.

Most recently, his leadership was... Read more

Scalise Statement on Trump's Acceptance of the Republican Nomination

CLEVELAND, OH -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise issued the below statement following Donald Trump's acceptance of the Republican nomination for the presidency of the United States:


"Donald Trump gave a great, uplifting speech outlining the problems holding our... Read more

White House Picks a Fight With No. 3 House Republican

White House Picks a Fight With No. 3 House Republican
Press Secretary: On Iran deal, Scalise 'either wrong or lying'

VIDEO: Federal judge approves $20 billion settlement from BP oil spill

A federal judge in New Orleans has granted final approval to an estimated $20 billion settlement, resolving years of litigation over the 2010 BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico.

U.S. District Judge Carl Barbier's final order on the settlement was released Monday.

The... Read more

GOP Lawmakers Slam Administration’s Consideration Of Restoring Iran’s Access To Dollar

GOP lawmakers in both chambers of Congress have come out against the idea of lifting restrictions and loosening sanctions that prevent Iran from using U.S. currency in business transactions.

Department of Treasury officials first told the Associated Press they are prepared to grant a... Read more

Louisiana’s Congressional Delegation Fights To Protect Medicare Advantage


The Obama Administration is proposing cuts to Medicare Advantage, which is the private sector portion of Medicare. MA is very popular with seniors and around 240,000 in Louisiana take advantage of it. Groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce have commissioned studies which... Read more

Steve Scalise, Pat Brister comment on North Shore flooding



Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise and St. Tammany Parish President Pat Brister issued statements Sunday on the widespread flooding affecting many on the North Shore. 

The following is a statement from Congressman Scalise on flooding in both St. Tammany... Read more

Rep. Steve Scalise discusses federal response




Bill Cassidy and Steve Scalise emphasized their support for Medicare Advantage plans


U.S. Senator Dr. Bill Cassidy and House Majority Whip Congressman Steve Scalise took time during a busy schedule in Washington DC to emphasize their support for Medicare Advantage plans, which help seniors pay for doctor visits and prescriptions, as well as other health... Read more

St. Bernard flood insurance rates discussed with Congressman Steve Scalise


Chalmette, La. —U.S. House of Representatives Majority Whip and Louisiana First District Congressman Steve Scalise met with St. Bernard Parish President Guy McInnis to discuss a variety of federal issues affecting the area. 

McInnis said the two have been working together to keep... Read more

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise Talks Energy, Jobs in GOP Address 


(WASHINGTON) -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-Louisiana) delivered this week's Republican address and discussed his party's position on energy and jobs.

Scalise talked about a $65 billion a year tax on oil in President Obama's proposed budget and said that "the White... Read more

Steve Scalise: President Obama should roll back regulations


Today, President Barack Obama visits Baton Rouge to continue his State of the Union tour and discuss his agenda for the last year of his term. As we saw Tuesday night, the president will claim economic progress under his administration, despite the fact... Read more

A conversation with Congressman Steve Scalise on Washington politics


U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise became the third-most powerful member of Congress last year, when he was elected Majority Whip by his fellow Republicans in the House of Representatives. In the seven months since, Scalise, who has represented Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District since 2008,... Read more

Steve Scalise helps bill U.S. House pass bill to repeal Affordable Care Act


It took 62 tries, but the Republican members of the U.S. House on Wednesday finally sent a bill to the president’s desk that would gut the Affordable Care Act and remove federal funding to Planned Parenthood.

President Barack Obama has indicated he would... Read more

Steve Scalise Defends Planned Parenthood Strategy


House Republicans were skeptical when their No. 3 leader started talking back in September about using the budget reconciliation process to defund Planned Parenthood, knowing full well it would be vetoed by President Barack Obama. Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., though, still counts... Read more

Scalise gets serious


House Whip Steve Scalise spent the past 18 months cajoling and pleading with the right flank of the GOP Conference for votes on must-pass legislation — often to no avail.

So when the Louisiana Republican called out fellow GOP lawmakers in a memo... Read more

Who is Steve Scalise, the Republican running for House Majority Leader?


Steve Scalise is having quite a week.

On Tuesday, in honor of his 50th birthday, the House Republican whip threw a party at Washington’s Eastern Market, complete with charbroiled oysters, gumbo and an 80s cover band. His wife surprised him with a visit to... Read more

Steve Scalise would be a perfect fit as majority leader: Editorial

U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise is going to have to work hard to move up from the No. 3 leadership post in the House to No. 2. One of his competitors in the race for majority leader picked up some key endorsements Monday (Sept. 28).

But the Republican... Read more

Scalise returns from meeting Greek and Egyptian leaders

WASHINGTON -- House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, returned Wednesday (Sept. 23) from leading a House delegation trip to Egypt and Greece at a time both nations are very much in the news.

On Wednesday, Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, who met with Scalise and other... Read more

Scalise pushes to kill Iran deal in House

WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Scalise, a top Republican leader in the House, continued to push Thursday to kill the Iran nuclear deal, despite Senate action that makes it almost certain the deal will take effect.

“You cannot allow this to go through,” Scalise said on... Read more

Scalise talks Iran nuclear deal at Jefferson Parish town hall

JEFFERSON PARISH, La. —U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., hosted a town hall this week on the Iran nuclear deal.

The town hall happened Wednesday night at the Jefferson Parish East Bank Council Chamber. The discussion centered around the Iran nuclear agreement.

Scalise has... Read more

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