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.
Read our 2020 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 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 Apr 14, 2021. 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. 1856: To repeal certain provisions of the Communications Act of 1934, title 17 of ...
- H.R. 1855: To promote new manufacturing in the United States by providing for greater transparency ...
- H.R. 1074: RAPID Act
- H.R. 837: Free Speech Fairness Act
- H.R. 7374 (116th): RAPID Act
- H.R. 7019 (116th): Strategic Petroleum Reserve Reform Act
- H.Res. 639 (116th): Open and Transparent Impeachment Investigation Resolution
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 Apr 2021, Scalise missed 460 of 8,493 roll call votes, which is 5.4%. 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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