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|Status = Incumbent
 
|Status = Incumbent
 
|Tenure = May 3, 2008-Present
 
|Tenure = May 3, 2008-Present
|Term ends = January 3, 2015
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|Term ends = January 3, 2017
 
|Assumed office = 2008
 
|Assumed office = 2008
 
|Political party = Republican
 
|Political party = Republican
 
|Predecessor = Bobby Jindal (R)
 
|Predecessor = Bobby Jindal (R)
|Leadership =
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|Leadership = House Majority Whip
 
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|Per diem =
 
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|Pension =
 
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|Last election = [[Louisiana's 1st congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[Louisiana's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next election = November 8, 2016
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $7.43
 
|Appointed =
 
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|Appointed by =
 
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|First elected = May 3, 2008
 
|First elected = May 3, 2008
 
|Term limits =
 
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|Next election = [[Louisiana's 1st congressional district elections, 2012|November 4, 2014]]
 
 
|Campaign $=4403463
 
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|Prior office = Louisiana State Senate
 
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|Birthday = October 6, 1965
 
|Birthday = October 6, 1965
 
|Place of birth = New Orleans, [[Louisiana]]
 
|Place of birth = New Orleans, [[Louisiana]]
|Net worth = -$20,498
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|Net worth = (2012) $-12,998.50
 
|Profession = Software Engineer, Marketing Executive
 
|Profession = Software Engineer, Marketing Executive
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
|Office website =http://scalise.house.gov/
 
|Office website =http://scalise.house.gov/
|Campaign website =http://www.stevescalise.com/index.html
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|Campaign website =http://www.stevescalise.com/index.html ''([[dead link]])''
 
|Personal website =
 
|Personal website =
}}{{tnr}}'''Steven Joseph "Steve" Scalise''' (b. October 6, 1965) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Louisiana]]'s 1st congressional district. Scalise was first elected to the House in a 2008 special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. [[Bobby Jindal]].  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Steven Joseph "Steve" Scalise''' (b. October 6, 1965, in New Orleans, [[Louisiana|LA]]) is a [[Republican]] member of the [[U.S. House of Representatives]] representing [[Louisiana]]'s 1st Congressional District. Scalise was first elected to the House in a 2008 special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. [[Bobby Jindal]].  
  
He was re-elected to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010 and in 2012.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2012-election/map/#/House/2012/ ''Politico'' "2012 House Race Results"]</ref>
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He ran for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He defeated challengers [[Lee Dugas]] (D), [[Vinny Mendoza]] (D) and [[Jeff Sanford]] (L) in the general election. He secured the majority of votes needed to avoid a runoff.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/2014-election/results/map/house/ ''Politico'', "House Election Results," accessed November 12, 2014]</ref>
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He is the current [[U.S. House|House]] majority whip.<ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/peter-roskam-steve-scalise-house-whip-race-108057.html ''Politico'', "Kevin McCarthy, Steve Scalise vault into GOP leadership," accessed June 19, 2014]</ref> He beat out [[Marlin Stutzman]] (R-IN) and [[Peter Roskam]] (R-IL) for the position.<ref>[http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2014/06/12/Hensarling-Bows-Out ''Breitbart'', "Hensarling Bows Out Of Majority Leader Race, Stuzman Launches Whip Bid," accessed June 12, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://blogs.rollcall.com/218/labrador-announces-candidacy-for-majority-leader/?dcz= ''Roll Call'', "Labrador Announces Candidacy for Majority Leader (Updated)," accessed June 14, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/gop-house-majority-whip-race-107875.html?ml=tb ''Politico'', "The battle to become whip," accessed June 16, 2014]</ref> The whip post became open when [[Kevin McCarthy]] (R-CA) took over for [[Eric Cantor]] as majority leader.<ref name="whippost">[http://www.politico.com/story/2014/06/lynn-westmoreland-pete-sessions-house-whip-bid-107856.html#ixzz34oulkErz ''Politico'', "Lynn Westmoreland, Pete Sessions weigh whip bid," accessed June 16, 2014]</ref>
  
 
He previously was a member of the [[Louisiana State Senate]] in 2008 and a member of the [[Louisiana House of Representatives]] from 1995 to 2007.<ref name="bioguide"/>
 
He previously was a member of the [[Louisiana State Senate]] in 2008 and a member of the [[Louisiana House of Representatives]] from 1995 to 2007.<ref name="bioguide"/>
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Scalise was born in 1965 in New Orleans, [[Louisiana]], and graduated from Rummel High School. He earned his B.S. from Louisiana State University and worked as both a software engineer and a technology company marketing executive prior to his political career.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S001176 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'' "Steve Scalise" Accessed November 15, 2011]</ref>
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Scalise was born in 1965 in New Orleans, [[Louisiana|LA]], and graduated from Rummel High School. He earned his B.S. from Louisiana State University and worked as both a software engineer and a technology company marketing executive prior to his political career.<ref name="bioguide">[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=S001176 ''Biographical Guide to Members of Congress'', "Steve Scalise," accessed November 15, 2011]</ref>
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==Career==
 
==Career==
Below is an abbreviated outline of Scalise's political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Scalise's academic, professional and political career:<ref name="bioguide"/>
*Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1995-2007
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*Louisiana State Senate, 2008
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*2008-Present: U.S. Representative from [[Louisiana's 1st Congressional District]]
*U.S. House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District of Louisiana, 2008-Present
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*2008: [[Louisiana State Senate]]
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*1995-2007: [[Louisiana House of Representatives]]
  
 
==Committee assignments==
 
==Committee assignments==
 
===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
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====2015-2016====
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Scalise serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives, Office of the Clerk'', "Committee Information," accessed February 18, 2015]</ref>
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*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Energy and Commerce Committee]]
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====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Scalise serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"]</ref>
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Scalise served on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com'', "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. House of Representatives'', "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Energy and Commerce Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Energy and Commerce Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
 
**Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Scalise served on the following House committees<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'' "House of Representatives Committee Assignments" Accessed November 12, 2011]</ref>:
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Scalise served on the following House committees:<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/committee_info/oal.aspx ''U.S. Congress House Clerk'', "House of Representatives Committee Assignments," accessed November 12, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Energy and Commerce Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Energy and Commerce|Energy and Commerce Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Energy and Power
 
**Subcommittee on Energy and Power
 
**Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
 
**Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
 
**Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
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==Key votes==
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===113th Congress===
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|Ref=<ref>[http://www.senate.gov/reference/resources/pdf/Resumes/current.pdf ''Congressional Record'', "Resume of Congressional Activity," accessed August 1, 2013]</ref>
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===National security===
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Yea vote}} Scalise voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes">[http://votesmart.org/candidate/key-votes/9026/steve-scalise#.UlwYIlN0I7I ''Project Vote Smart'', "Steve Scalise Key Votes," accessed October 14, 2013]</ref>
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====Keystone Pipeline Amendment====
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{{Nay vote}} Scalise voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Yea vote}} Scalise voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:h.r.624: ''The Library of Congress'', "Bill Summary & Status - 113th Congress (2013 - 2014) - H.R.624," accessed August 27, 2013]</ref> The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref name="votes"/>
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====NDAA====
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{{Yea vote}} Scalise voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill GOP No|Name=Scalise}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 GOP No|Name=Scalise}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Yea vote}} On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Scalise voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Nay vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Scalise voted against HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Yea vote}} Scalise voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Yea vote}} Scalise voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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====Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act====
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{{Yea vote}} Scalise voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013.  The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185.  The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Social issues===
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====Amash amendment====
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{{Yea vote}} Scalise voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217.  The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act.  Both parties were split on the vote.<ref name="votes"/>
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===Government affairs===
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====HR 676====
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{{Obama lawsuit GOP Yes|Name=Scalise}}
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===Previous congressional sessions===
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====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Nay vote}}
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Scalise voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
  
 
==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s020_090.gif|right|290px|thumb|Steve Scalise's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis was conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Scalise is a '''Hard-Core Conservative.''' Scalise received a score of 19 percent on social issues and 88 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Scalise|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/House/Steve_Scalise.htm ''On The Issues'', "Steve Scalise Vote Match," accessed July 1, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion=Strongly Opposes
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|Hiring= Opposes
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|Marriage= Strongly Opposes
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|God= Favors
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Opposes
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|Social Security= Unknown
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|School Choice= Strongly Favors
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|Animals=Favors
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|Crime= Unknown
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|Guns= Strongly Favors
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|Taxes=Strongly Opposes
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|Citizenship=Strongly Opposes
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|Free Trade= Unknown
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|United Nations=Strongly Favors
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|Military=Strongly Favors
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Opposes
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|Energy=Strongly Opposes
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|Marijuana=Favors
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|Stimulus=Strongly Opposes
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===Controversy===
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====White-supremacist gathering====
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On December 29, 2014, Scalise confirmed that he spoke at a white-supremacist gathering in 2002 when he was a Louisiana state representative. Scalise, through an adviser, confirmed he spoke at a meeting organized by the European-American Unity and Rights Organization. Scalise's adviser however denies that the congressman knew of the group's affiliation with white-supremacy and neo-nazi activity at the time. When speaking with the Times-Picayune, Scalise said, "For anyone to suggest that I was involved with a group like that is insulting and ludicrous."
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The timing of this news had congressional Democrats questioning whether Scalise should remain in his leadership post as House Majority Whip. Scalise's office had however stated that he did not know the implications of his actions and that his office was understaffed at the time. Therefore, he had little knowledge of the groups that asked him to speak at events.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-majority-whip-scalise-confirms-he-spoke-to-white-nationalists-in-2002/2014/12/29/7f80dc14-8fa3-11e4-a900-9960214d4cd7_story.html ''Washington Post'', "House Majority Whip Scalise confirms he spoke to white supremacists in 2002," December 29, 2014]</ref>
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====RSC fires director====
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The Republican Study Committee fired its longtime executive director Paul Teller in December 2013 and accused him of leaking conversations with lawmakers.<ref name="rsc">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/rsc-fires-executive-director-101021.html ''Politico'', "RSC fires executive director," accessed December 11, 2013]</ref>
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Scalise, the chairman of the RSC, reportedly asked Teller for his resignation, and announced the termination at a December 11, 2013, RSC meeting on Capitol Hill.<ref name="rsc"/>
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“Paul was divulging private, member level conversations and actively working against strategies developed by RSC members,” said the senior GOP aide. “Trust between senior staff and RSC members is paramount. No staffer is above a member.”<ref name="rsc"/>
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====Free trip to Israel====
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Scalise was one of seven members of [[Congress]] and their spouses to receive free travel to Israel at the beginning of November 2013.<ref name="israel">[http://blogs.rollcall.com/moneyline/rep-michelle-bachmann-takes-son-on-free-trip-to-israel/ ''Roll Call'', "Rep. Michele Bachmann Takes Son on Free Trip to Israel," accessed November 27, 2013]</ref> The week long trip in November 2013 for Scalise and his wife cost an estimated $23,352.<ref name="israel"/>
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The sponsor of the trip, the U.S. Israel Education Association, previously named the American Israel Educational Association, paid for the members of [[Congress]] and a family member to travel to Israel between November 1 and November 10, 2013. The purpose of the trip was to receive briefings on the U.S.-Israel relationship and Israel’s relationship to other countries in the region.<ref name="israel"/>
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Although trips are not supposed to be paid for by lobbyists or those hiring lobbyists, the trip approval forms and agenda do include a listing of each member invited, their committee assignments, and specific bills sponsored or co-sponsored, relating to Israel.<ref name="israel"/>
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The other travelers included [[Michele Bachmann]] and her son, [[Robert Aderholt]] and his spouse, [[Jim Jordan]] and his spouse, [[James Lankford]] and his spouse, [[Mike McIntyre]] and his spouse and [[Ted Poe]] and his spouse.<ref name="israel"/>
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===Presidential preference===
 
===Presidential preference===
{{presendorsetest|2012|Rick Perry}}<ref>[http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/173757-2012-lawmaker-endorsements-for-president ''The Hill,'' "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved November 22, 2011]</ref>
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{{presendorsetest|2012|Rick Perry}}<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/173757-2012-lawmaker-endorsements-for-president ''The Hill'', "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," accessed November 22, 2011]</ref>
  
 
===Media===
 
===Media===
The following C-Span video is featured on Scalise's campaign website.<ref>[http://www.stevescalise.com/index.html#news Scalise's Official Campaign Website, News]</ref>
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The following C-Span video was featured on Scalise's campaign website.<ref>[http://www.stevescalise.com/index.html#news ''Scalise's Official Campaign Website'', "News," accessed 2012] ''([[dead link]])'' ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
 
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|{{#ev:youtube|80DghdAAilw|300}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Steve Scalise, "Scalise on Pelosi's 1,990 page Health Care Bill"<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=80DghdAAilw ''YouTube channel'']</ref></span>
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|{{#ev:youtube|80DghdAAilw|300}}<br><span style="font-size:80%">Steve Scalise, "Scalise on Pelosi's 1,990 page Healthcare Bill"<ref>[http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=80DghdAAilw ''YouTube channel'', "Video," accessed 2012]</ref></span>
 
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===Specific votes===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
{{Oppose vote}}
 
Scalise voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
 
  
 
==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[Louisiana's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Scalise ran for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. The election took place on November 4, 2014. {{Winner2014}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[Louisiana's 1st congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[Louisiana's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Scalise ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012|Louisiana's]] [[Louisiana's 1st congressional district elections, 2012|1st District]]. Scalise, the incumbent, defeated [[M.V. Mendoza]] (D), [[Gary King (Louisiana)|Gary King]] (R), [[David Turknett]] (I) and [[Arden Wells]] (I) in the November 6 blanket primary.<ref>[http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/165/Default.aspx ''Louisiana Secretary of State'' "Candidate List" Accessed October 22,2012]</ref> [[Louisiana]] does not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. If candidates do not receive a majority of the vote on that date, they would have gone to a runoff, held on December 8.
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Scalise ran in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]] to represent [[United States House of Representatives elections in Louisiana, 2012|Louisiana's]] [[Louisiana's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|1st District]]. Scalise, the incumbent, defeated [[M.V. Mendoza]] (D), [[Gary King (Louisiana)|Gary King]] (R), [[David Turknett]] (I) and [[Arden Wells]] (I) in the November 6 blanket primary.<ref>[https://web.archive.org/web/2/http://www.sos.la.gov/tabid/165/Default.aspx ''Louisiana Secretary of State'', "Candidate List," accessed October 22,2012]</ref> [[Louisiana]] does not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. If candidates do not receive a majority of the vote on that date, they would have gone to a runoff, held on December 8.
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from [http://members-of-congress.findthebest.com/l/473/Steve-Scalise Find The Best] tracks the fundraising events Scalise attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00009660&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Steve Scalise" Accessed April 7, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00009660&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Steve Scalise," accessed April 7, 2013]</ref>
 
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|party=Republican
 
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|totalraised2012=1436751
 
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the 2014 elections season. Below are Scalise's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00394957 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Steve Scalise 2014 Summary reports," accessed October 28, 2013]</ref>
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{{Steve Scalise 2014 FEC}}
  
 
===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Steve_Scalise-2012_donor_breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.]]
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Scalise won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Scalise's campaign committee raised a total of $1,436,751 and spent $1,436,751.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00009660 ''Open Secrets'', "2012 Re-Election Cycle," accessed February 16, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
Scalise won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Scalise's campaign committee raised a total of $1,436,751 and spent $1,436,751.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00009660 ''Open Secrets'' "2012 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed February 16, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Scalise spent $7.43 per vote received in 2012.
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===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Steve_Scalise_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Scalise's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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Scalise won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Scalise's campaign committee raised a total of  $1,358,024 and spent $1,007,474.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00009660&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Steve Scalise 2010 Re-Election Cycle," accessed November 15, 2011]</ref>
Scalise won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Scalise's campaign committee raised a total of  $1,358,024 and spent $1,007,474.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00009660&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Steve Scalise 2010 Re-Election Cycle," Accessed November 15, 2011]</ref>
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==Analysis==
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==Personal Gain Index==
===Financial Analysis===
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[[File:Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png|right|200px|link=Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]
====Congressional staff salaries====
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Scalise paid his congressional staff a total of $989,730 in 2011. He ranks 59th on the list of the highest paid Republican Representative Staff Salaries and he ranks 183rd overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Louisiana]] ranks 37th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/901/Rep_Steve_Scalise.html LegiStorm "Steve Scalise"]</ref>
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It consists of two different metrics:
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*[[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)|Changes in Net Worth]]
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
  
====Net worth====
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
:: ''See also: [[Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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====2011====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Scalise's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between -$61,996 and $20,999. This averages to -$20,498, which is the same as 2010. This is lower than the $7,859,232 average net worth for Republican representatives in 2011.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00009660&year=2011''OpenSecrets.org'', "Scalise, (R-Louisiana), 2011"]</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
  
====2010====
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Scalise's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $-61,996 and $20,999. That averages to $-20,498.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican Representatives in 2010 of $7,561,133.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00009660&year=2010''OpenSecrets.org'', "Scalise, (R-Louisiana), 2010"]</ref>
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Scalise's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between -$60,996 and $34,999. That averages to '''-$12,998.50''', which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Scalise ranked as the 420th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00009660&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Scalise, (R-LA), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2007 and 2012, Scalise's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> decreased by an average of 21 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Scalise received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Oil & Gas'' industry.
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From 1999-2014, '''27.42 percent of Scalise's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00009660&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Steve Scalise," accessed September 24, 2014]</ref>
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::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Scalise paid his congressional staff a total of $989,730 in 2011.  He ranked 59th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 183rd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[Louisiana]] ranked 37th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/901/Rep_Steve_Scalise.html ''LegiStorm'', "Steve Scalise," accessed 2012]</ref>
  
===Analysis===
 
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
===Ideology and leadership===
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking]]''
  
Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Scalise is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican leader]]," as of June 18, 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/steve_scalise/412261 ''Gov Track'' "Scalise" Accessed June 18, 2013]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Scalise was a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|far-right Republican leader]]," as of August 4, 2014. This was the same rating Scalise received in June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/steve_scalise/412261 ''GovTrack'', "Steve Scalise," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref>
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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The website ''OpenCongress'' tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.<ref>[http://www.opencongress.org/people/show/412261_Steve_Scalise ''OpenCongress'', "Rep. Steve Scalise," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref>
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Scalise missed 49 of 3,773 roll call votes from May 2008 to Mar 2013.  This amounts to 1.3%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/steve_scalise/412261 ''GovTrack,'' "Steve Scalise," Accessed April 1, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Scalise missed 68 of 4,804 roll call votes from May 2008 to August 2014.  This amounts to 1.4 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/steve_scalise/412261 ''GovTrack'', "Steve Scalise," accessed August 4, 2014]</ref>
  
====[[National Journal vote ratings]]====
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===National Journal vote ratings===
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:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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According to the data released in 2013, Scalise was ranked the 5th most conservative representative during 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal,'' "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013]</ref>
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According to the data released in 2012, Steve Scalise was ranked the eleventh most conservative representative nation wide, during 2011. Consequently, his ranking marks him as the most conservative of Louisiana's representatives.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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====2013====
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Scalise ranked 4th in the conservative rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed August 1, 2014]</ref>
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====2012====
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Scalise ranked 5th in the conservative rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings/table-house-liberal-scores-by-issue-area-20130221 ''National Journal'', "TABLE: House Liberal Scores by Issue Area," February 26, 2013]</ref>
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Scalise ranked 11th in the conservative rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
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===Voting with party===
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====2014====
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==Personal==
 
==Personal==
Scalise and his wife Jennifer (nee Letulle) have two children.<ref>[http://scalise.house.gov/about-me/biography ''Official Campaign Site'' "Biography," Accessed November 15, 2011]</ref>
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Scalise and his wife Jennifer (nee Letulle) have two children.<ref>[http://scalise.house.gov/about-me/biography ''Official Campaign Site'', "Biography," accessed November 15, 2011]</ref>
  
 
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Steve Scalise
Steve Scalise.jpg
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 1
Incumbent
In office
May 3, 2008-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2017
Years in position 7
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBobby Jindal (R)
Leadership
House Majority Whip
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$7.43 in 2012
First electedMay 3, 2008
Next generalNovember 8, 2016
Campaign $$4,403,463
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
Louisiana State Senate
2008
Louisiana State House of Representatives
1995-2007
Education
High schoolRummel High School
Bachelor'sLouisiana State University
Personal
Date of birthOctober 6, 1965
Place of birthNew Orleans, Louisiana
ProfessionSoftware Engineer, Marketing Executive
Net worth(2012) $-12,998.50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
(dead link) Campaign website
Steven Joseph "Steve" Scalise (b. October 6, 1965, in New Orleans, LA) is a Republican member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing Louisiana's 1st Congressional District. Scalise was first elected to the House in a 2008 special election to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of Rep. Bobby Jindal.

He ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He defeated challengers Lee Dugas (D), Vinny Mendoza (D) and Jeff Sanford (L) in the general election. He secured the majority of votes needed to avoid a runoff.[1]

He is the current House majority whip.[2] He beat out Marlin Stutzman (R-IN) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) for the position.[3][4][5] The whip post became open when Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) took over for Eric Cantor as majority leader.[6]

He previously was a member of the Louisiana State Senate in 2008 and a member of the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1995 to 2007.[7]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Scalise is one of the most reliable Republican votes, meaning he can be considered a safe vote for the Republican Party in Congress.

Biography

Scalise was born in 1965 in New Orleans, LA, and graduated from Rummel High School. He earned his B.S. from Louisiana State University and worked as both a software engineer and a technology company marketing executive prior to his political career.[7]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Scalise's academic, professional and political career:[7]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2015-2016

Scalise serves on the following committees:[8]

2013-2014

Scalise served on the following committees:[9][10]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

2011-2012

Scalise served on the following House committees:[11]

  • Energy and Commerce Committee
    • Subcommittee on Energy and Power
    • Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
    • Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations

Key votes

113th Congress

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The second session of the 113th Congress enacted into law 114 out of the 3,036 introduced bills (3.8 percent). Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 4.2 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the second session.[12] For more information pertaining to Scalise's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[13]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Yea3.png Scalise voted in favor of HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[14]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Nay3.png Scalise voted against House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[14]

CISPA (2013)

Yea3.png Scalise voted in favor of HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[15] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[14]

NDAA

Yea3.png Scalise voted in support of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[14]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, also known as the Farm Bill.[16] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill reformed and continued various programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[17][18] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[18] Scalise voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Nay3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[19][20] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[20] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[21] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Scalise joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[19][20]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Yea3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[22] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[23] Scalise voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[24]

Nay3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[25] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Scalise voted against HR 2775.[26]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Yea3.png Scalise voted in favor of House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States. The vote largely followed party lines.[14]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Yea3.png Scalise voted in favor of House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[14]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Yea3.png Scalise voted in favor of HR 2009 - Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act of 2013. The bill passed through the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 232-185. The bill would prevent the IRS and Treasury Secretary from enforcing the powers provided to them in the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The vote largely followed party lines.[14]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Yea3.png Scalise voted in favor of House Amendment 413 - Prohibits the National Security Agency from Collecting Records Under the Patriot Act. The amendment failed on July 4, 2013, by a vote of 205-217. The amendment would have prohibited the collection of records by the National Security Agency under the Patriot Act. Both parties were split on the vote.[14]

Government affairs

HR 676

See also: Boehner's lawsuit against the Obama administration

Yea3.png On July 30, 2014, the U.S. House approved a resolution 225 to 201 to sue President Barack Obama for exceeding his constitutional authority. Five RepublicansThomas Massie of Kentucky, Paul Broun of Georgia, Scott Garrett of New Jersey, Walter Jones of North Carolina and Steve Stockman of Texas—voted with Democrats against the lawsuit.[27] Scalise joined the other 224 Republicans in favor of the lawsuit. All Democrats voted against the resolution.[28][29]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Nay3.png Scalise voted against the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was 1 of 151 Republicans that voted against the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[30]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Steve Scalise's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis was conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Scalise is a Hard-Core Conservative. Scalise received a score of 19 percent on social issues and 88 percent on economic issues.[31]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[32]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Opposes Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Opposes
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Opposes Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Opposes
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Favors Keep God in the public sphere Favors
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Favors Human needs over animal rights Favors
Higher taxes on the wealthy Strongly Opposes Stricter punishment reduces crime Unknown
Support & expand free trade Unknown Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Opposes
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Strongly Favors
Prioritize green energy Strongly Opposes Expand the military Strongly Favors
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Opposes Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Unknown Never legalize marijuana Favors
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[31] If you notice the rating has changed, email us.

Controversy

White-supremacist gathering

On December 29, 2014, Scalise confirmed that he spoke at a white-supremacist gathering in 2002 when he was a Louisiana state representative. Scalise, through an adviser, confirmed he spoke at a meeting organized by the European-American Unity and Rights Organization. Scalise's adviser however denies that the congressman knew of the group's affiliation with white-supremacy and neo-nazi activity at the time. When speaking with the Times-Picayune, Scalise said, "For anyone to suggest that I was involved with a group like that is insulting and ludicrous."

The timing of this news had congressional Democrats questioning whether Scalise should remain in his leadership post as House Majority Whip. Scalise's office had however stated that he did not know the implications of his actions and that his office was understaffed at the time. Therefore, he had little knowledge of the groups that asked him to speak at events.[33]

RSC fires director

The Republican Study Committee fired its longtime executive director Paul Teller in December 2013 and accused him of leaking conversations with lawmakers.[34]

Scalise, the chairman of the RSC, reportedly asked Teller for his resignation, and announced the termination at a December 11, 2013, RSC meeting on Capitol Hill.[34]

“Paul was divulging private, member level conversations and actively working against strategies developed by RSC members,” said the senior GOP aide. “Trust between senior staff and RSC members is paramount. No staffer is above a member.”[34]

Free trip to Israel

Scalise was one of seven members of Congress and their spouses to receive free travel to Israel at the beginning of November 2013.[35] The week long trip in November 2013 for Scalise and his wife cost an estimated $23,352.[35]

The sponsor of the trip, the U.S. Israel Education Association, previously named the American Israel Educational Association, paid for the members of Congress and a family member to travel to Israel between November 1 and November 10, 2013. The purpose of the trip was to receive briefings on the U.S.-Israel relationship and Israel’s relationship to other countries in the region.[35]

Although trips are not supposed to be paid for by lobbyists or those hiring lobbyists, the trip approval forms and agenda do include a listing of each member invited, their committee assignments, and specific bills sponsored or co-sponsored, relating to Israel.[35]

The other travelers included Michele Bachmann and her son, Robert Aderholt and his spouse, Jim Jordan and his spouse, James Lankford and his spouse, Mike McIntyre and his spouse and Ted Poe and his spouse.[35]

Presidential preference

2012

See also: Endorsements by state officials of presidential candidates in the 2012 election

Steve Scalise endorsed Rick Perry in the 2012 presidential election. [36]

Media

The following C-Span video was featured on Scalise's campaign website.[37]


Steve Scalise, "Scalise on Pelosi's 1,990 page Healthcare Bill"[38]

Elections

2014

See also: Louisiana's 1st Congressional District elections, 2014

Scalise ran for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. The election took place on November 4, 2014. Steve Scalise won the general election on November 4, 2014.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 1 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Scalise Incumbent 77.56% 189,250
     Democratic Lee Dugas 8.72% 21,286
     Democratic Vinny Mendoza 10.15% 24,761
     Libertarian Jeff Sanford 3.57% 8,707
Total Votes 244,004
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State

2012

See also: Louisiana's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012

Scalise ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House to represent Louisiana's 1st District. Scalise, the incumbent, defeated M.V. Mendoza (D), Gary King (R), David Turknett (I) and Arden Wells (I) in the November 6 blanket primary.[39] Louisiana does not hold a primary before the November 6 general election. If candidates do not receive a majority of the vote on that date, they would have gone to a runoff, held on December 8.

U.S. House, Louisiana District 1 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Scalise Incumbent 66.6% 193,496
     Democratic Vinny Mendoza 21.2% 61,703
     Republican Gary King 8.6% 24,844
     Independent David Turknett 2.1% 6,079
     Independent Arden Wells 1.5% 4,288
Total Votes 290,410
Source: Louisiana Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Scalise attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Scalise is available dating back to 2008. Based on available campaign finance records, Scalise raised a total of $4,403,463 during that time period. This information was last updated on April 7, 2013.[41]

Steve Scalise's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House (Louisiana, District 1) Won $1,436,751
2010 U.S. House (Louisiana, District 1) Won $1,358,024
2008 U.S. House (Louisiana, District 1) Won $1,608,688
Grand Total Raised $4,403,463


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Scalise's reports.[42]


2012

Scalise won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2012. During that election cycle, Scalise's campaign committee raised a total of $1,436,751 and spent $1,436,751.[50] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[51]

Cost per vote

Scalise spent $7.43 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Scalise won re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 2010. During that re-election cycle, Scalise's campaign committee raised a total of $1,358,024 and spent $1,007,474.[52]


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a two-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of two different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Scalise's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between -$60,996 and $34,999. That averages to -$12,998.50, which is lower than the average net worth of Republican representatives in 2012 of $6,956,438.47. Scalise ranked as the 420th most wealthy representative in 2012.[53] Between 2007 and 2012, Scalise's calculated net worth[54] decreased by an average of 21 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[55]

Steve Scalise Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2007$421,438
2012$-12,998.50
Growth from 2007 to 2012:-103%
Average annual growth:-21%[56]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[57]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Scalise received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Oil & Gas industry.

From 1999-2014, 27.42 percent of Scalise's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[58]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Steve Scalise Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $6,388,588
Total Spent $5,308,203
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Oil & Gas$522,584
Real Estate$385,978
Health Professionals$309,930
Sea Transport$295,249
Lawyers/Law Firms$237,735
% total in top industry8.18%
% total in top two industries14.22%
% total in top five industries27.42%

Analysis

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Scalise paid his congressional staff a total of $989,730 in 2011. He ranked 59th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and ranked 183rd overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, Louisiana ranked 37th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[59]

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Scalise was a "far-right Republican leader," as of August 4, 2014. This was the same rating Scalise received in June 2013.[60]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[61]

Scalise most often votes with:

Scalise least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Scalise missed 68 of 4,804 roll call votes from May 2008 to August 2014. This amounts to 1.4 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of August 2014.[62]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year.

2013

Scalise ranked 4th in the conservative rankings in 2013.[63]

2012

Scalise ranked 5th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[64]

2011

Scalise ranked 11th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[65]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Scalise voted with the Republican Party 94.9 percent of the time, which ranked 91st among the 234 House Republican members as of August 2014.[66]

2013

Scalise voted with the Republican Party 98.4 percent of the time, which ranked 20th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[67]

Personal

Scalise and his wife Jennifer (nee Letulle) have two children.[68]

Recent news

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  56. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
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Political offices
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Bobby Jindal
U.S. House of Representatives - Louisiana District 1
2008–present
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Louisiana State Senate
2008
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Louisiana House of Representatives
1995–2007
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