National Security

Congress must protect the security of the United States, both at home and abroad. America faces a diverse range of threats, from radical Islamic terrorists determined to destroy our way of life, to emboldened rogue regimes such as North Korea who seek to threaten the U.S. and our allies with the development of nuclear ballistic missiles. To win the War on Terror and protect ourselves from the reckless behavior of North Korea, Congressman Scalise believes we must remain vigilant, determined, and united in support of the armed forces.

Congressman Scalise is working to ensure America's armed forces have the funding and resources they need to defeat America's adversaries. The United States has the strongest and most effective fighting force in the world, and Congressman Scalise is determined to keep it that way. He believes the best way for America to achieve peace during these dangerous times is to remain strong.

To protect the United States against terrorist attacks, Congressman Scalise also believes we must do more to protect our borders and improve security at our ports of entry. He is also dedicated to ensuring that local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies have the tools and support needed to protect families in Louisiana and throughout the United States.

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

More on National Security

February 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement upon confirmation that the United States eliminated Al-Qaeda leader Qasim al-Rimi.

January 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) delivered a speech on the House Floor in opposition of Democrats' reckless attempt to restrict President Trump's ability to protect our nation.

Whip Scalise criticized Speaker Pelosi for approving a scheme to bypass regular committee proceedings and strip Republicans of the opportunity to have an honest debate on AUMF concerns. Their destructive strategy would make the world less safe and less secure.

January 28, 2020 Press Release
After President Trump took decisive action to take out a brutal Iranian terrorist responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans, Democrats now seek to restrain our president and restrict his ability to protect our nation. 

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January 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) took to the House Floor to blast Democrats' cynical attack on President Trump just days after the U.S. military took out the notorious and brutal Iranian terrorist, Qassem Soleimani. Soleimani was directly responsible for the deaths of hundreds of American troops. 

January 8, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), Republican Conference Chair Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.), Congressman Brad Wenstrup (R-Ohio), and Congressman Dan Crenshaw (R-Texas) at today's leadership press stakeout to discuss the latest developments on Iran's continued aggression towards the United States. Whip Scalise called for Republicans and Democrats to come together in support of our Commander in Chief's bold actions to defend our country and make the world a safer place by taking out a brutal terrorist.

November 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) led a ten-member Congressional delegation that returned today from visiting key allies in Central and South America. CODEL Scalise had in-depth and high-level discussions around strengthening bilateral trade relationships, understanding the growing role of China in the region, combatting drug trafficking, and migration. 

The delegation met with American service members, U.S. officials, and key government leaders in Honduras, Panama, Argentina, and Peru. 

August 14, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined CBS’s Face the Nation and Fox News’ Fox & Friends to highlight the work the Republican Congress did to strengthen the existing background check system for gun purchases with the Fix NICS Act, and to call for more resources for the FBI and law enforcement to prevent mass shootings before they occur. Whip Scalise then condemned attempts by Democrat politicians to assign blame for these shootings to President Donald Trump and his supporters.

August 8, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) authored an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal warning against the dangers of personally and publicly targeting people for their political views, noting it can lead to violence, as he has personally experienced. Whip Scalise cautioned that only the perpetrators of violent acts can bear responsibility for their actions, and instead of dehumanizing our neighbors who disagree with us politically, all Americans must join together in healing from these tragedies.

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.

July 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined fellow Republican leaders to address the dangerous anti-Israel BDS movement, which has found a foothold in Congress through some Democrat members. Whip Scalise questioned why Speaker Pelosi refuses to bring House Foreign Affairs Committee Ranking Member Michael McCaul's (R-Texas) bill that would give the country real power to combat this movement to the floor, instead of just toothless resolutions.

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