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Family Values

Congressman Scalise is a proven leader when it comes to protecting Louisiana's family values. Congressman Scalise has fought to promote traditional marriage and the right to life and continues to fight against attempts to weaken these values. Congressman Scalise was the 2017 recipient of the Louisiana Family Forum’s “Gladiator Award” for his demonstrated commitment to the principles of life, liberty, and limited government. Congressman Scalise is a member of the House’s Values Action Team and as a father and husband, he understands how important protecting these values is to our future.

Protecting the Sanctity of Marriage

Congressman Scalise has worked diligently throughout his career to protect traditional marriage. Scalise has co-sponsored legislation to amend the Constitution to define marriage as between a man and a woman. As a member of the Louisiana State Legislature, Congressman Scalise authored a similar amendment to the Louisiana Constitution that protects traditional marriage.

Protecting the Lives of the Unborn

Congressman Scalise believes that human life begins at conception and is fighting to protect the rights of the unborn. Congressman Scalise has supported several pro-life bills and is a member of the House Pro Life Caucus.  Congressman Scalise has a 100% pro-life voting record with the Louisiana Right to Life Federation and will continue to fight for the rights of the unborn.

For more information concerning Congressman Scalise's work and views on Family Values issues, please contact his Washington, DC office.

More on Family Values

September 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined over 40 of his House colleagues earlier today as part of hearing on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. While Democrats dismiss and disparage the dangers faced by abortion survivors, House Republicans brought in expert witnesses on abortion procedures and abortion statistics to uncover the facts. 

September 9, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.), Rep. Ann Wagner (R-Mo.), and Pro-Life Caucus Chair Chris Smith (R-N.J.) announced a hearing on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act, featuring expert witnesses on abortion procedures and abortion statistics. 

August 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Susan B. Anthony List president Marjorie Dannenfelser to pen an op-ed in Fox News highlighting the bipartisan popularity of born-alive protections and demanding that Democrats hold a vote on the Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. As of August 5th, Republicans have spent six months making 80 different unanimous consent requests to consider the Born-Alive Act. Democrats have blocked all 80 requests.

August 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement in the wake of mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton:

"There is a growing sickness in our nation. Our religious and community institutions — the very glue that holds us together — are declining as a central force in American society, while the politicization of every aspect of our lives is on the rise. These shooters turned to hatred and violence, and as a result, dozens of Americans are dead.

June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the Supreme Court decided in a 7-2 ruling that the Bladensburg Memorial Cross does not violate the Establishment Clause and may remain on public land:

June 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Representative Ann Wagner (R-Mo.) released the following statement after Democrats blocked an amendment during the appropriations process to prohibit federal funds from going to entities that do not protect babies born alive during an abortion.
 

June 6, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the Trump Administration announced that the National Institutes for Health (NIH) would not be renewing the University of California, San Francisco’s (UCSF) fetal tissue research contract:

May 21, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Energy and Commerce Committee Republican Leader Greg Walden (R-Ore.) co-authored an op-ed for FoxNews.com on Democrats' disturbing scheme to mandate taxpayer-funded abortions through their radical 'Medicare f

May 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding the Department of Health and Human Services' recent conscience protection rule that will protect workers from discrimination for their religious beliefs:

May 3, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) will travel with Vice President Pence as he visits Opelousas, La. today to join the community in its continued recovery after the recent burning of three predominantly African American Baptist churches. Over the course of ten days, the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church in Opelousas, the Greater Union Baptist Church in Opelousas, and St. Mary Baptist Church in Port Barre, were all intentionally set on fire and completely destroyed. 

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