Steve Scalise U.S. Representative for Louisiana

Steve Scalise

U.S. Representative for Louisiana

Stephen Joseph Scalise was born in October 1965 in New Orleans, Louisiana. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge with a major in computer science and a minor in political science.

He served twelve years in the Louisiana House of Representatives. He was elected to the Louisiana Senate but shortly thereafter ran for a vacant seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. He was elected and assumed office in May 2008.

In 2017, while practicing for the annual Congressional baseball game, Scalise and three other people were shot and wounded by a violent activist. After extensive surgeries and rehabilitation procedures, at the end of September, he returned to the House of Representatives.

He is married to Jennifer Ann Letulle and they have two children. He is a Roman Catholic.

In the News…

Louisiana Representative Steve Scalise is among a number of legislators who are urging that Title 42 be kept in place to avoid further spikes in illegal immigration and keep deadly drugs like fentanyl from coming across the border with Mexico. 

They are alleging that President Biden’s administration has lost operational control, with an estimated 700,000 people having eluded border agents in the past 16 months. That is in addition to the 2 million plus encounters on record that led to migrants either being expelled back to Mexico or released into the U.S. with a promissory Notice to Appear in immigration courts in the future. 

“We’ve had 2.5 million people come into our country illegally that we caught. That’s larger than the city of Houston, Texas. … And has been pointed out at least 700,000 that we know of that got away. Dozens of people we caught were on the terrorist watch list, which begs the question, how many more came in that weren’t caught that were on the terror watch list?” House Minority Whip Steve Scalise asked. 

Contact this Leader…

Did you pray for Representative Scalise today? You can let him know at:

The Honorable Steve Scalise
Representative for Louisiana
2049 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515


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