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

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.

July 24, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) made the following remarks on the House floor prior to House passage of H.Res. 246, an anti-BDS resolution:

July 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Republican lawmakers at the House Triangle to criticize the Democrats' partisanship and irregularity in crafting the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020. The NDAA, which is typically widely bipartisan, just passed the House by a vote of 220 to 197.

July 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined fellow Republican leaders to call out Speaker Pelosi's partisan games that could put our nation's defense at risk. As the House prepares to consider the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), Whip Scalise compared the bipartisan nature of previous NDAAs to Speaker Pelosi's efforts this Congress to appease her radical base and put forward a partisan bill that will reduce the readiness of our nation's military.

July 5, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As five Democrat presidential candidates travel to New Orleans this weekend, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-L

June 25, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) pressed Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) during today’s colloquy on the Democrats' reluctance to address the humanitarian crisis at our border even as government facilities are overwhelmed and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) runs out of funding. Whip Scalise also expressed hope for progress on USMCA after yesterday's bipartisan meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau.

See highlights from the colloquy below.

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