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May 1, 2014

Scalise Op-Ed: Create good jobs with bold ideas

America's economy is still struggling after the worst recovery since the Great Depression. Families that are barely getting by, and small businesses that are drowning under seas of red tape, are left wondering why radical policies coming from this administration are acting like a straitjacket holding back their potential.

May 1, 2014

Scalise Op-Ed: How American Energy Unlocks American Potential

American energy creates high-paying jobs, grows our economy, and provides billions in royalties and tax revenues to reduce our deficit. Louisiana’s First Congressional District, which I am honored to represent, is now home to the metropolitan area with the lowest unemployment rate in the United States thanks to our booming energy industry.

Apr 29, 2014

Louisana Republicans Push ‘Hold’ on Burwell Nomination

“Clearly President Obama has not enforced the law fairly and neither has Secretary [Kathleen] Sebelius,” Scalise said of the outgoing HHS leader. “They’ve left regular hardworking taxpayers in a lurch.

Apr 29, 2014

Morganza to the Gulf project gets House hearing needed for 'authorization'

"After nearly 20 years of facing bureaucratic red-tape, we are now at the doorstep of Congress finally authorizing the Morganza to the Gulf Hurricane Protection Project in the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA)," said Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson.

Apr 29, 2014

House GOP lawmakers demand hold on Burwell

In a letter Tuesday, Rep. Steve Scalise (R-La.) and four colleagues strongly criticized the Affordable Care Act as a drag on the economy and disruptive to the health insurance system.

Apr 28, 2014

Congressman Steve Scalise visits SeaTrepid

Louisiana’s First Congressional District Congressman, Steve Scalise, visited SeaTrepid in Robert, LA in order to get a feel for robotic technology’s footprint within his district.

Apr 16, 2014

3 Louisiana congressmen say Obama administration too slow to release BP oil spill recovery funds

Sen. David Vitter, R-La., and Reps. Bill Cassidy, R-Baton Rouge and Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, Tuesday asked Treasury Secretary Jack Lew to speed up the process.

Apr 6, 2014

Quin Hillyer: Scalise advances with energy

Louisiana’s U.S. Rep. Steve Scalise, R-Jefferson, has quietly become one of the most influential members of the entire House of Representatives.

Apr 3, 2014

Louisiana Republicans want specifics on the characteristics of those who signed up for Obamacare

Louisiana's congressional Republicans said Thursday that a lot more information is needed before the first year of open enrollment can be assessed.

Apr 1, 2014

Shift the Jobs Debate

The JOBS Act would also require agencies to perform retrospective reviews of major regulations. This requirement could help identify — and then modify or eliminate — some of the accumulated red tape that can be shed without sacrificing benefits.