What You Need To Know: Steve Scalise

Who is Steve Scalise, the Congressman who was injured in the GOP baseball shooting?

Rep. Steve Scalise, the Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, was shot this morning as he practiced for a charity baseball game.

Scalise is one of several Congressmen and staffers who were attacked as they practiced at an Alexandria, Virginia, baseball field.

Rep. Mo Brooks, (R-Alabama),  says he believes at least five people were shot.

Here’s what you may not know about Scalise:

  • Scalise, 51, represents the 1st District of Louisiana.
  • During the 113th Congress, he served as chairman for the Republican Study Committee, the conservative House caucus. 
  • He is a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee.
  • Scalise is a graduate of Louisiana State University. He received a bachelor’s degree in computer science in 1989 with a minor in political science. 
  • Scalise is a former systems engineer. 
  • He was a member of the Louisiana House and the Louisiana Senate from 1996 to 2008. 
  • Scalise is married to the former Jennifer Letulle. He is the proud father of two children, Madison and Harrison. He and his family reside in Jefferson, Louisiana.
  • Scalise is an advocated  for gun ownership. He introduced the Firearms Interstate Commerce Reform Act. The act eases federal restrictions on interstate gun purchases.
  • He co-sponsored a bill that would have repealed the DC gun ban.
  • He has an A+ rating from the National Rifle Association.

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