Scalise chosen to lead the RSC in the 113th Congress

Nov 15, 2012

Washington, D.C. – A majority of conservatives in the Republican Study Committee voted today to elect Congressman Steve Scalise (LA-01) to serve as the Chairman of the RSC in the 113th Congress. 

“The Republican Study Committee is the conservative conscience of the House, and I’m humbled and honored to be chosen as the RSC’s leader for the 113th Congress,” Scalise said.  “The American people chose the Republican House to serve as the only line of defense against Barack Obama’s liberal agenda, and the RSC must stand tall as the conservative rudder, steering the House towards more conservative solutions as we work to get our country back on the right track.  We must unite as conservatives around our shared beliefs of economic opportunity for all Americans through lower taxes, controlled Washington spending, and more individual freedom.  

“I want to thank Tom Graves for running a strong campaign.  Tom is a valuable member of the RSC and we will continue to lean upon his passion for our Constitutional principles as we unite as conservatives to move our country forward.

“Our mission for the 113th Congress is clear.  We must protect the American Dream for future generations by working to pass conservative solutions to the many problems facing our nation.  The stakes are too high and the consequences too grave for us to fail at this mission.  Our nation has overcome countless hurdles and hardships to become the beacon of freedom for the rest of the world.  We cannot let that light fade on our watch, and I will work every day with all our RSC Members to ensure that the American dream is preserved and strengthened for future generations.”

With more than 160 members, the Republican Study Committee is the largest multi-issue caucus in the House Republican conference.