With Thursday's vote by his peers, Louisiana's First Congressional District Representative Steve Scalise has been elected to the third-highest ranking position in U.S. House leadership.

Sen. David Vitter, KPEL

Described by U.S. Senator David Vitter as a "solid, common sense conservative," Scalise's ascent as the new Majority Whip is the first time in over thirty years since a Louisiana Representative has held that position. It's also been over fifteen years sinca a Bayou State Representative has been elected to U.S. House leadership.

The new Majority Whip in the U.S. House of Representatives is a name that Louisianians know very well. Representative Steve Scalise of Louisiana's First Congressional District has been elected by his peers to the position, which is the number three job on the House majority organization chart. It has been over fifteen years since a Louisiana Representative has been elected to House Leadership and over thirty since one has held the position of Majority Whip.

“I really congratulate Steve," says Vitter. "His election is particularly great news for Louisiana and our delegation as we work to address our state's pressing challenges."

Congressman Charles Boustany, KPEL

U.S. Rep. Charles Boustany says he's "proud of my friend:"

“I congratulate my friend and colleague Steve Scalise for his hard-fought win in the race to become the next House Majority Whip. Steve is an excellent choice to unite the Republican Conference and continue our work pursuing a pro-jobs, conservative agenda that will benefit all Americans. I’m proud of my friend and I look forward to working with Steve in his new capacity as House Majority Whip.”

 

U.S. Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate Bill Cassidy calls Scalise "a champion of Louisiana values:"

“I have been honored to work alongside Rep. Steve Scalise for the past five years in the Louisiana delegation. Steve is a champion of Louisiana values and I look forward to him having a stronger platform to push for conservative policy solutions by being a member of Leadership. I am honored to call him a good friend, and I would like to congratulate him on becoming Majority Whip.”

 

Congressman Dr. Bill Cassidy official photo