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

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What You Need To Know: Steve Scalise

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

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  • He co-sponsored a bill that would have repealed the DC gun ban.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.