Press Releases

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:

Jan 11, 2019

Democrats Vote Against Wildfire Prevention Funding Despite Deadly Season

Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the majority of House Democrats voted down the Motion to Recommit H.R. 266, which would restore House-passed funding levels for wildfire prevention and control programs:

Jan 10, 2019

Scalise Calls Out Democrats for Refusing to Enforce Sanctions Against Terrorists

Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement after the majority of House Democrats voted down the Motion to Recommit H.R. 264, which would have increased funding for the Office of Terrorism and Financial Intelligence (TFI) to match the House-passed level:

Jan 10, 2019

Scalise Statement on Presidential Address

Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement regarding President Trump’s address to the nation:

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