Steve Scalise

American politician

Stephen Joseph "Steve" Scalise (born October 6, 1965) is an American politician. He is the United States House of Representatives Minority Whip and representative for Louisiana's 1st congressional district, serving since 2008. He is a member of the Republican Party[1][2] and the chairman of the 170-member conservative House Republican Study Committee.[3]

Steve Scalise
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House Minority Whip
Assumed office
January 3, 2019
LeaderKevin McCarthy
Preceded bySteny Hoyer
House Majority Whip
In office
August 1, 2014 – January 3, 2019
LeaderPaul Ryan
Preceded byKevin McCarthy
Succeeded byJim Clyburn
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from Louisiana's 1st district
Assumed office
May 3, 2008
Preceded byBobby Jindal
Member of the Louisiana Senate
from the 9th district
In office
January 14, 2008 – May 6, 2008
Preceded byKen Hollis
Succeeded byConrad Appel
Member of the Louisiana House of Representatives
from the 82nd district
In office
January 8, 1996 – January 14, 2008
Preceded byQuentin Dastugue
Succeeded byCameron Henry
Personal details
Stephen Joseph Scalise

(1965-10-06) October 6, 1965 (age 55)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Jennifer Letulle (m. 2005)
EducationLouisiana State University (BS)
WebsiteHouse website
Party website

On June 14, 2017, Scalise was shot at a practice session for the congressional baseball team in Virginia, by James T. Hodgkinson.[4] Later that day Scalise was reported to be in critical condition.[5]


  1. "Current House Floor Proceedings Legislative Day of May 7, 2008 110th Congress – Second Session". Retrieved 2014-06-07.
  2. "Office of the clerk, U.S. House of Representative". 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2014-06-07.
  3. "Deborah Barfield Berry, With Alexander departing, delegation's clout in question? Will Alexander loss, Senate battle hurt Louisiana in the nation's capital?". Shreveport Times. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  4. CNN, Karl de Vries and Eugene Scott. "Rep. Scalise shot in Virginia". CNN. Retrieved June 14, 2017.
  5. "Virginia shooting: hospital says Steve Scalise in 'critical condition' – latest". The Guardian. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.

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