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September 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) invites students from Louisiana's First Congressional District to participate in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge. The Congressional App Challenge is an annual competition that allows students to submit their applications to be judged by an expert panel.

September 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Congresswoman Julia Letlow (R-La.), Congressman Garret Graves (R-La.), Congressman Clay Higgins (R-La.), and Congressman Troy Carter (D-La.) in sending a letter to the U.S.

September 14, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Congressman Garret Graves (R-La.) wrote a letter to Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Administrator Deanne Criswell requesting FEMA to delay the implementation of the new National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) rate-setting program, which is scheduled to begin on October 1, 2021.

September 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) offered an amendment to the House Energy and Commerce Committee's portion of the Build Back China Act that would prevent the oil and natural gas tax in the underlying bill from going into effect until the Environmental Protection Agency can ensure that it won't cause increased health care costs.

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September 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Congressman Garret Graves (R-La.) wrote a letter to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland urging the Interior Department to expedite resumption of offshore energy production in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida to prevent gas prices from skyrocketing across the country and reduce America's dependence on foreign oil

September 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and Congressman Garret Graves (R-La.) wrote a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting that the Corps carry out emergency operations in at-risk areas to repair parts of Louisiana's flood protection infrastructure, including non-federal assets that suffered damages during Hurricane Ida.

September 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and the Louisiana Congressional Delegation wrote a letter to President Biden alerting him of the need for Congress to provide supplemental disaster relief funding in the aftermath of the destruction caused by Hurricane Ida as well as the devastating storms that ravaged Louisiana last year.

September 2, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and other officials for a press conference in Jefferson Parish to provide an update on recovery efforts in the wake of Hurricane Ida.

September 1, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng for a press conference with local officials to give an update on recovery efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Ida.

August 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) today led the Louisiana Congressional Delegation in writing a letter to President Biden requesting approval for a major disaster declaration for Louisiana following Hurricane Ida's landfall as a catastrophic Category 4 hurricane.

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