Scalise is the representative for Louisiana’s 1st congressional district (view map) and is a Republican. He has served since May 7, 2008. Scalise is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.
He is also House Minority Whip, a party leadership role. Party leaders focus more on setting their party’s legislative priorties than on introducing legislation.
Scalise is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Scalise has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Aug 9, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Steve Scalise sits on the following committees:
- House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis Ranking Member
House Committee on Energy and Commerce
Communications and Technology subcommittees
Scalise was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:
Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Scalise sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Scalise recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8543: EAVESDROP Act
- H.R. 8437: To distribute revenues from oil, gas, and wind leasing on the Outer Continental …
- H.R. 4334: American Energy First Act
- H.R. 3919: Secure Equipment Act of 2021
- H.Con.Res. 34: Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to …
- H.R. 1856: Modern Television Act of 2021
- H.R. 1855: Promoting New Manufacturing Act
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
As House Minority Whip, Scalise may be focused on his responsibilities other than introducing legislation, such as setting the chamber’s agenda, uniting his party, and brokering deals.
From May 2008 to Jul 2022, Scalise missed 485 of 9,243 roll call votes, which is 5.2%. This is much worse than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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