Scalise selected as majority whip in U.S. House

Scalise selected as majority whip in U.S. House

Credit: Getty Images

(Photo by Cheryl Gerber/Getty Images)

Print
Email
|

wwltv.com

Posted on June 19, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Updated Thursday, Jun 19 at 3:17 PM

WWLTV.com
Email: webteam@wwltv.com | Twitter: @WWLTV

WASHINGTON — Rep. Steve Scalise of Louisiana has been chosen as the majority whip by the Republican Party, basically making him the third-ranking Republican in the House.

Scalise’s new position is part of a quick rise to the top echelon of party leadership in the six years since he was first elected in 2008.

Scalise was chosen on the first ballot.

“I really congratulate Steve, who's such a solid, common sense conservative in the best of our Louisiana traditions," said U.S. Senator David Vitter, R-La. "His election is particularly great news for Louisiana and our delegation as we work to address our state's pressing challenges."

Print
Email
|