Steve (Steve) Scalise (R-USH01)
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Capitol: 202.225.3015
FAX: 202.226.0386
District: 985.879.2300
Representative
Room 2049 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-1801

Residence: Jefferson, LA
Elected: 2008    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Jennifer Letulle   DOB: 10/6/1965
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairCongressional Shellfish Caucus
RM MemberHouse Select Investigative Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
FC MemberHouse Sugar Caucus
Co-ChairHouse Energy Action Team (HEAT)
MemberHouse Committee on Energy and Commerce
Ranking MemberRepublican Study Committee (RSC)
FC MemberHouse Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Long Range Strike
FC MemberCongressional Italian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shipbuilding Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Education Innovation and Opportunity (School Choice)
FC MemberCongressional Internet Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberDairy Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Down Syndrome Caucus
FC MemberValues Action Team
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Congressional Caucus on Parkinson's Disease
FC MemberSecond Amendment Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans
FC MemberHouse Republican Israel Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Life Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Prayer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
Counties Representing
Jefferson Parish / Lafourche Parish / Orleans Parish / Plaquemines Parish / St. Bernard Parish / St. Tammany Parish / Tangipahoa Parish / Terrebonne Parish

Bio

Steve Scalise proudly represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana, stretching from the beautiful Northshore of Lake Pontchartrain and the culturally distinct New Orleans suburbs to the vibrant bayous and wetlands abundant in natural resources. He was elected to Congress in 2008 after serving in the Louisiana State Legislature from 1996-2008. He serves his colleagues as the House Republican Whip, the second highest position in House Republican leadership.

Scalise is a strong leader who upholds the Constitution, advocating for the principles of fiscal discipline, lower taxes, a robust national defense, and conservative values.

From the House repeal of Obamacare, to the reauthorization of the National Flood Insurance Program, to the largest pay increase for our troops in nearly a decade, to the historic passage and enactment of the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act - Scalise is focused on issues that affect Americans the most.

Scalise knows the importance of energy development to Louisiana, and the necessity to achieve American energy dominance. As a senior member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Scalise fights to enact a national energy strategy that increases the supply of American energy through enhanced production and technological innovation to lower prices at the pump and reduce our dependence on Middle Eastern oil.

Scalise is effective at working with Republican and Democrat colleagues to pass legislation on issues important to Louisiana. A steadfast defender of Louisiana's coast, Scalise led the effort in the House to pass the RESTORE Act, which was signed into law in July 2012. The RESTORE Act dedicated the vast majority of Clean Water Act fines from the Deepwater Horizon oil spill to coastal restoration. This legislation is widely regarded as the single most significant action taken to restore Louisiana's coast. Whip Scalise also is a strong supporter of revenue sharing and leads the fight in Washington to protect Louisiana's GOMESA funding, ensuring that Louisiana has access to the hundreds of millions of dollars dedicated to restoring our coast.

Critically wounded at a Congressional baseball practice on June 14, 2017, Scalise was saved by a heroic response from U.S. Capitol Police Special Agents and Alexandria Police Officers. Scalise fought for his life and returned to Congress, inspiring the nation with his resilience and optimism. Throughout his recovery, he was moved by the outpouring of prayers and support he and his family received from the American people.

A native of Jefferson Parish, Scalise graduated from Archbishop Rummel High School and Louisiana State University, where he earned a degree in Computer Science and a minor in Political Science. Scalise and his wife, Jennifer, have two children, Madison and Harrison.