Steve Scalise

American politician (born 1965)

Stephen Joseph "Steve" Scalise (born October 6, 1965) is an American politician. He is the United States House of Representatives Majority Leader since 2023 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
Official portrait, 2019
House Majority Leader
Assumed office
January 3, 2023
SpeakerKevin McCarthy
Mike Johnson
Preceded bySteny Hoyer
House Minority Whip
In office
January 3, 2019 – January 3, 2023
LeaderKevin McCarthy
Preceded bySteny Hoyer
Succeeded byKatherine Clark
House Majority Whip
In office
August 1, 2014 – January 3, 2019
LeaderJohn Boehner
Paul 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 58)
New Orleans, Louisiana, U.S.
Political partyRepublican
Jennifer Letulle (m. 2005)
Alma materLouisiana 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] Scalise underwent treatment for several months, returning to Congress on September 28.

On August 29, 2023, Scalise announced he had been diagnosed with multiple myeloma. He said the cancer was detected early and was "very treatable".[6]

On October 3, 2023 Kevin McCarthy was removed as Speaker of the House. Days later, House Republicans chose Scalise over Jim Jordan as their candidate for Speaker of the House, by a margin of 113 to 99.[7][8] After failing to win the necessary 217 Republican votes to become the Speaker of the House, Scalise withdrew his name from consideration as a nominee for the Speakership.[9]

References change

  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. Archived from the original on January 2, 2015. Retrieved August 19, 2013.
  4. CNN, Karl de Vries and Eugene Scott. "Rep. Scalise shot in Virginia". CNN. Retrieved June 14, 2017. {{cite web}}: |last= has generic name (help)
  5. "Virginia shooting: hospital says Steve Scalise in 'critical condition' – latest". The Guardian. 14 June 2017. Retrieved 14 June 2017.
  6. Papp, Justin (August 29, 2023). "Scalise being treated for blood cancer, plans to keep working". Roll Call. Retrieved August 29, 2023.
  7. Hughes, Kristina Peterson and Siobhan. "Republicans Nominate Steve Scalise for House Speaker Over Jim Jordan". WSJ. Retrieved 2023-10-11.
  8. When will the House vote on Steve Scalise as speaker? WTOP News. By Mitchell Miller. October 11, 2023. Accessed 10-12-2023.
  9. Broadwater, Luke (2023-10-12). "Scalise Withdraws as Speaker Candidate, Leaving G.O.P. in Chaos". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2023-10-13.

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