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|Last election = [[Louisiana's 1st congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $7.43
 
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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]]
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|Next election = [[Louisiana's 1st Congressional District elections, 2012|November 4, 2014]]
 
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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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|Profession = Software Engineer, Marketing Executive
 
|Profession = Software Engineer, Marketing Executive
 
|Religion = Roman Catholic
 
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}}{{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) 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 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," accessed November 6, 2012]</ref>
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He is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
  
 
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]], 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>
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Scalise's political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
 
Below is an abbreviated outline of Scalise's political career<ref name="bioguide"/>:
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====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 serves 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
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==Issues==
 
==Issues==
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===Controversy===
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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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===Legislative actions===
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====113th Congress====
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====National security====
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=====DHS Appropriations=====
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{{Support vote}} Scalise voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security 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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{{Oppose 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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{{Support 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 would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?c113:4:./temp/~c113vMEvNq:e679: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," 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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{{Support 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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=====Continuing resolution=====
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Scalise, along with [[U.S. House|Reps.]] [[Mick Mulvaney]] and [[Jim Jordan]], advocated in a letter to [[Speaker of the U.S. House|Speaker]] [[John Boehner]] and Majority Leader [[Eric Cantor]] for clean continuing resolution at the sequester level of $967 billion for 2014 spending.<ref name="clean">[http://www.politico.com/story/2013/12/conservatives-clean-cr-100718.html ''Politico'', "Three conservatives want clean CR," accessed December 5, 2013]</ref>
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They said that [[Democrats]] would prefer a government shutdown to voting for low spending mandated by law, and that the minority party would want a government shutdown to distract from the issues with the Affordable Care Act.<ref name="clean"/>
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“With their own popularity cratering along with that of Obamacare, one can understand why the Democrats would want the diversion of another government shutdown,” they wrote in the letter. “We are not interested in giving the Democrats that opportunity. And toward that end, we encourage you to allow a vote as soon as practicable on a full-year “clean CR” funding bill at the levels established in law by the Budget Control Act.”<ref name="clean"/>
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=====Government shutdown=====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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{{Support 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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{{Oppose vote}} The shutdown finally 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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{{Support 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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{{Support 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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{{Support 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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{{Support 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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====Previous congressional sessions====
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=====Fiscal Cliff=====
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{{Oppose 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>
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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>[http://thehill.com/homenews/campaign/173757-2012-lawmaker-endorsements-for-president ''The Hill'', "2012 GOP Lawmaker Endorsements for President," retrieved 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 is featured on Scalise's campaign website.<ref>[http://www.stevescalise.com/index.html#news ''Scalise's Official Campaign Website'', "News," accessed 2012]</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 is set to run for [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. {{Nov2014genelection}}
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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>[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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Candidates for Congress are 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.]]
 
[[File:Steve_Scalise-2012_donor_breakdown.png|thumb|right|375px|Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.]]
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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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>
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====Cost per vote====
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Scalise spent $7.43 per vote received in 2012.
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{{Congress donor box 2012
 
{{Congress donor box 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.]]
 
[[File:Steve_Scalise_2010_Donor_Breakdown.PNG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Scalise's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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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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>
  
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
 
{{Congress donor box 2010
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|party = Republican
 
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====Congressional staff salaries====
 
====Congressional staff salaries====
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''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 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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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 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," accessed 2012]</ref>
  
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===Net worth===
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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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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.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00009660&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Scalise, (R-LA), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref>
  
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===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 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 ''GovTrack'', "Scalise," accessed June 18, 2013]</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 49 of 3,773 roll call votes from May 2008 to March 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 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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Steve Scalise
Steve Scalise.jpg
U.S. House, Louisiana, District 1
Incumbent
In office
May 3, 2008-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 6
PartyRepublican
PredecessorBobby Jindal (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$7.43 in 2012
First electedMay 3, 2008
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
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
BirthdayOctober 6, 1965
Place of birthNew Orleans, Louisiana
ProfessionSoftware Engineer, Marketing Executive
Net worth$-12,998.50
ReligionRoman Catholic
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Steven Joseph "Steve" Scalise (b. October 6, 1965, in New Orleans, Louisiana) 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.[1]

He is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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.[2]

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, 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.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Scalise's political career[2]:

  • Louisiana State House of Representatives, 1995-2007
  • Louisiana State Senate, 2008
  • U.S. House of Representatives, 1st Congressional District of Louisiana, 2008-Present

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Scalise serves on the following committees:[3][4]

  • 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[5]:

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

Issues

Controversy

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.[6]

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.[6]

“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.”[6]

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.[7] The week long trip in November 2013 for Scalise and his wife cost an estimated $23,352.[7]

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.[7]

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.[7]

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.[7]

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Scalise's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

DHS Appropriations

Voted "Yes" Scalise voted in favor of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security 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.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "No" 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.[10]

CISPA (2013)

Voted "Yes" 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 would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[11] The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

NDAA

Voted "Yes" 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.[10]

Economy

Farm bill

Voted "No" 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.[12] 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.[13][14] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[14] Scalise voted with 62 other Republican representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Voted "No" 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.[15][16] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and 3 Democrats voting against the bill.[16] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[17] It included a 1% 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 left the Affordable Care Act without any drastic cuts. Scalise joined with the 63 other Republicans and 3 Democrats who voted against the bill.[15][16]

Continuing resolution

Scalise, along with Reps. Mick Mulvaney and Jim Jordan, advocated in a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor for clean continuing resolution at the sequester level of $967 billion for 2014 spending.[18]

They said that Democrats would prefer a government shutdown to voting for low spending mandated by law, and that the minority party would want a government shutdown to distract from the issues with the Affordable Care Act.[18]

“With their own popularity cratering along with that of Obamacare, one can understand why the Democrats would want the diversion of another government shutdown,” they wrote in the letter. “We are not interested in giving the Democrats that opportunity. And toward that end, we encourage you to allow a vote as soon as practicable on a full-year “clean CR” funding bill at the levels established in law by the Budget Control Act.”[18]

Government shutdown
See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Voted "Yes" 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.[19] 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.[20] Scalise voted to approve the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[21]

Voted "No" The shutdown finally 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.[22] 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.[23]

Immigration

Morton Memos Prohibition

Voted "Yes" 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.[10]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Voted "Yes" 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.[10]

Keep the IRS Off Your Healthcare Act

Voted "Yes" 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.[10]

Social issues

Amash amendment

Voted "Yes" 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.[10]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "No" 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.[24]

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. [25]

Media

The following C-Span video is featured on Scalise's campaign website.[26]


Steve Scalise, "Scalise on Pelosi's 1,990 page Healthcare Bill"[27]

Elections

2014

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

Scalise is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If he runs, he will seek the Republican nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

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.[28] 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
     Democratic Vinny Mendoza 21.2% 61,703
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Scalise Incumbent 66.6% 193,496
     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

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.[30]

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

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Scalise's reports.[31]


Steve Scalise (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[32]April 15, 2013$600,890.84$264,955.00$(181,498.00)$684,347.84
July Quarterly[33]July 15, 2013$684,347.84$276,389.38$(194,825.24)$765,911.98
October Quarterly[34]October 13, 2013$765,911.98$152,958.80$(129,709.16)$789,161.62
Year-end[35]January 31, 2014$789,161$137,389$(159,290)$767,260
Running totals
$831,692.18$(665,322.4)

2012

Above is a breakdown of funds for the 2012 election, according to source.

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.[36] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[37]

Cost per vote

Scalise spent $7.43 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Scalise's campaign funds before the 2010 election.

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.[38]

U.S. House, Louisiana District 1, 2010 - Steve Scalise Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $1,358,024
Total Spent $1,007,474
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $64,420
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $60,708
Top contributors to Steve Scalise's campaign committee
Edison Chouest Offshore$29,600
Morris & Dickson$25,700
Chailland Inc$16,700
Riecke & Assoc$11,700
American Bankers Assn$11,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Real Estate$96,425
Oil & Gas$92,935
Sea Transport$89,100
Health Professionals$88,010
Insurance$56,650

Analysis

Financial 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 ranks 59th on the list of the highest paid Republican representative staff salaries and 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.[39]

Net worth

See also: Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives

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.[40]

Steve Scalise Yearly Net Worth
YearAvg. Net WorthAvg. Citizen Net Worth
2012$-12,998.50$71,000

Ideology and leadership

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

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Scalise is a "far-right Republican leader," as of June 18, 2013.[41]

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.[42]

Scalise most often votes with:

Scalise least often votes with:

Lifetime voting record

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 March 2013. This amounts to 1.3%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.[43]

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.

2012

Scalise ranked 5th in the conservative rankings in 2012.[44]

2011

Scalise ranked 11th in the conservative rankings in 2011.[45]

Voting with party

2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Steve Scalise has voted with the Republican Party 98.4% of the time, which ranked 20th among the 233 House Republican members as of June 2013.[46]

Personal

Scalise and his wife Jennifer (nee Letulle) have two children.[47]

Recent news

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See also

External links


References

  1. Politico, "2012 House Race Results," accessed November 6, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Biographical Guide to Members of Congress, "Steve Scalise," accessed November 15, 2011
  3. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed March 3, 2013
  4. U.S. House of Representatives, "Committee assignments," accessed March 31, 2014
  5. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "House of Representatives Committee Assignments," accessed November 12, 2011
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 Politico, "RSC fires executive director," accessed December 11, 2013
  7. 7.0 7.1 7.2 7.3 7.4 Roll Call, "Rep. Michele Bachmann Takes Son on Free Trip to Israel," accessed November 27, 2013
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 10.4 10.5 10.6 10.7 Project Vote Smart, "Steve Scalise Key Votes," accessed October 14, 2013
  11. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 CISPA (2013) (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  12. Clerk of U.S. House, "Roll Call Vote 31: H.R. 2642," accessed February 12, 2014
  13. Politico, "House clears farm bill," accessed February 12, 2014
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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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