U.S. House of Representatives (R-1st/LA)
Steve Scalise is the current United States House of Representatives Majority Whip and representative for Louisiana's 1st congressional district, serving since 2008. He is the chairman of the House Republican Study Committee and serves on the Energy and Commerce Committee.
As Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, Scalise coalesced Members around a unified vision. During his time as chairman, Scalise championed a free-market, patient-centered Obamacare alternative that gained the support of 130 House Members. He also introduced legislation that promotes job creation and economic growth, established an RSC national defense working group, released a conservative budget that would balance in four years, and crafted bills that protect constitutionally-guaranteed rights, like freedom of speech, from unelected Washington bureaucrats.
As a member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, Scalise is fighting 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 recently introduced a jobs bill that would unleash the power of American energy production by opening up new areas of the OCS for domestic energy production, approving the Keystone XL pipeline, stopping the EPA’s war on coal and repealing the ban on energy exploration in ANWR.
Marital Status: Married (Jennifer)
Prev. Occupation: Software Engineer
Prev. Political Exp.: LA House, 1996-2008; LA Senate, 2008
Education: BS Louisiana State University, 1989
Birthplace: Baton Rouge, LA