Stephen Joseph Scalise is the current United States House of Representatives Majority Whip and representative for Louisiana's 1st congressional district, serving since 2008.
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He is a member of the Republican Party and was the chairman of the conservative House Republican Study Committee.
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Prior to his congressional tenure, Scalise served for four months in the Louisiana State Senate and twelve years in the Louisiana House of Representatives.
On June 19, 2014, Scalise was elected by his Republican colleagues to serve as Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives.
Party leaders and whips of the United States House of Representatives, also known as floor leaders, are elected by their respective parties in a closed-door caucus by secret ballot.
He assumed office on August 1. He is the first Louisianian in the Majority Whip's position since Democrat Hale Boggs of Louisiana's 2nd congressional district held the position from 1962 to 1971.
Thomas Hale Boggs Sr. was an American Democratic politician and a member of the U.S. House of Representatives from New Orleans, Louisiana.
In 2017, Scalise became the dean of the Louisiana Congressional delegation upon the retirement of former senator David Vitter.
David Bruce Vitter is an American lawyer and politician who served as United States Senator for Louisiana from 2005 to 2017.
On June 14, 2017, Scalise was shot at a practice session for the congressional baseball team in Virginia.
Later that day Scalise was reported to be in critical condition.
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