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.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Scalise.
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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Sep 13, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Steve Scalise sits on the following committees:
Scalise sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Some of Scalise’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4294: American Energy First Act
- H.Res. 547: Congratulating the Eastbank All-Stars from River Ridge, Louisiana, on winning the 2019 Little ...
- H.R. 3994: Modern Television Act of 2019
- H.R. 3155: 75th Anniversary of the End of World War II Commemorative Coin Act
- H.Con.Res. 41: Expressing the sense of Congress that a carbon tax would be detrimental to ...
- H.R. 2443: Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act
- H.Res. 102: Providing for the consideration of the bill (H.R. 962) to amend title 18, ...
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 Sep 2019, Scalise missed 448 of 7,953 roll call votes, which is 5.6%. This is much worse than the median of 2.0% 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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