Press Releases

Jan 30, 2019

Democrats Vote to Give Raises to Bureaucrats with History of Sexual Misconduct

Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after House passage of H.R. 790, the Federal Civilian Workforce Pay Raise Fairness Act of 2019, which gives all Federal civilian employees, regardless of whether they have been disciplined for sexual misconduct, a 2.6% pay raise.

Jan 30, 2019

Scalise Joins Congressman Zeldin to Condemn Anti-Semitism, Calls for House Vote on Resolution

Issues: Family Values

Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after signing on as a co-sponsor to Congressman Lee Zeldin’s resolution, H. Res. 72, rejecting anti-Israel and anti-Semitic hatred in the United States and around the world.

Jan 29, 2019

Scalise Brings Reality of Open Borders to House Floor

As House and Senate conferees prepare to negotiate a Department of Homeland Security funding bill, Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) took to the House floor to share the human cost of open borders by telling the story of Spencer Chauvin, a Louisiana fire chief who was struck and killed by an illegal immigrant while out on a call, leaving behind a wife and two young children. He stressed the importance of funding our border security and returning to the rule of law so senseless tragedies like these don’t happen again.

Jan 24, 2019

Democrats Vote Down Coast Guard Pay

Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the overwhelming majority of House Democrats voted down the Motion to Recommit H.J. Res 31., Making further continuing appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for fiscal year 2019, which would allow all DHS employees, including the U.S. Coast Guard, to receive pay through January 24th, but would require further action to secure the border and reopen DHS.

Jan 23, 2019

Democrats Waste Time as Federal Workers Suffer

Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after House Democrats passed H.R. 648, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, a minibus of six appropriations bills which explicitly excludes funding for the Department of Homeland Security and provides no funding for a border wall.

Jan 23, 2019

Democrats Vote Against Paying Federal Workers Again

Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the overwhelming majority of Democrats voted down the Motion to Recommit H.R. 648, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2019, which would allow all federal employees to receive pay during the shutdown but require further action to secure the border and reopen the government.

Jan 22, 2019

Scalise: I'll Never Stop Fighting to Protect Life

Issues: Family Values

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) penned an op-ed for The Times-Picayune expressing his unwavering commitment to standing for life. Whip Scalise further stressed his dedication to passing laws that protect the lives of the unborn and uphold the sanctity of life.

Jan 18, 2019

Scalise Applauds President Trump's Pro-Life Commitment

Issues: Family Values

Earlier this month, House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) joined 168 of his House colleagues urging President Trump to veto any appropriations bill that weakens current pro-life protections. Today, President Donald Trump sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) promising he would use his veto power to protect life and prevent taxpayer funding for abortions.

Jan 15, 2019

Scalise: Democrats Should Show Up, Do Their Jobs

Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after several House Democrats rejected President Trump's invitation to join House Republicans at the White House for a bipartisan working meeting to reopen the government and secure our border.

Jan 11, 2019

Congress Approves Backpay for Furloughed Workers as Democrats Refuse to Open Government

Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the House passed S. 24, the Government Employee Fair Treatment Act, which guarantees backpay to federal employees affected by the government shutdown:

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