LAGOP Chairman Villere Congratulates Rep. Scalise on Election as Majority Whip

Republican Party of Louisiana Chairman Roger Villere issued the following statement after First Congressional District Rep. Steve Scalise (R-Jefferson) was elected Majority Whip by Republican members of the House of Representatives. The Majority Whip is third-highest ranking position in the House:

“Today is an exciting day for Louisiana. Representative Scalise will do a tremendous job representing his district and Louisiana’s interests as the Republican Majority Whip. As the number three person in House leadership, Steve will give Louisiana a seat at the leadership table with real clout and the power to do a great deal of good for Louisiana. 

“Steve has proven throughout his time in elected service that he is able to build broad coalitions to advance conservative principles. Those skills will serve him well in his new role as he serves his nation and state proudly.”

Posted on June 19, 2014 .