Candidate Profile
Steve Scalise

Republican, Louisiana

Biography

Name
Steve Scalise
Party
Republican
Race
U.S. Rep., Dist. 1
Incumbent
Yes
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Panel Rating

Very Conservative

Scorecards

Conservative Organizations

American Family Association (AFA), 2013:  100%
National Right to Life, 2015-16:  100%
American Conservative Union (ACU), 2014:  96%, 98%
Americans for Prosperity (AFP), 2015-16:  100%, 96%
FRC Action, 2015:  92%
Center for Security Policy, 2013-14:  89%
Club for Growth, 2015:  65%, 86%
FreedomWorks, 2016:  73%, 86%
Heritage Action, 2015-16:  61%, 73%
Conservative Review (CR), 2015:  68%
Eagle Forum, 2015-16:  47%

85%

CONSERVATIVE AVERAGE

Liberal Organizations

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE), 2015:  24%
Americans for Democratic Action (ADA), 2014:  5%
American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations (AFL-CIO), 2015:  8%, 4%
American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME), 2013:  9%, 2%
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), 2015-16:  0%
Human Rights Campaign, 2015-16:  0%
Planned Parenthood, 2015:  0%

9%

LIBERAL AVERAGE

Endorsements

Conservatives

2
National Rifle Association, U.S. Immigration Reform PAC

Reported by Candidate

0
NRA - A+ Greater New Orleans Republicans Various Local Elected Officials

Selected Contributions

Conservative

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
184
Adam Kinzinger, Alan Nunnelee, Alex Mooney, Andrew 'Andy' Tobin, Andrew Harris, Ann Wagner and 178 more
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
32
American Conservative Union, Associated Builders and Contractors, Charles Boustany Jr. M.D., Citizens Against Government Waste, Committee for the Preservation of Capitalism, Conservative Victory Fund and 26 more

Liberal

GIVEN BY CANDIDATE
3
ActBlue, Carl DeMaio, Jeff Gorell
RECEIVED BY CANDIDATE
9
ActBlue, Airline Pilots Association, American Maritime Officers, International Association of Firefighters, International Association of Masters, Mates, and Pilots, Marine Engineers Beneficial Association and 3 more

Summary

3%

LIBERAL

97%

CONSERVATIVE

Questionnaire

1. Free enterprise and the right to private property turn mankind's natural self interest into the fairest and most productive economic system there is, and are the key to national prosperity.

Strongly Agree

2. It is the government’s responsibility to be sure everyone has health care and a livable income.

Strongly Disagree

3. The United States must maintain a nuclear arsenal that is safe, reliable, modern and numerically superior to those of potential adversaries.

Strongly Agree

4. Government should enforce laws designed to protect the border and to prevent illegal entry of persons into the country.

Strongly Agree

5. The Affordable Care Act (Obamacare) should be repealed by Congress.

Strongly Agree

6. Human life begins at conception and deserves legal protection at every stage until natural death.

Strongly Agree

7. Marriage is a union of one man and one woman. No government has the authority to alter this definition.

Strongly Agree

8. Efforts to bring Islamic law (shariah) to America do not pose a threat to our country and its Constitution.

Strongly Disagree

9. Judeo-Christian values established a framework of morality which permitted our system of limited government.

Strongly Agree

10. Governments should pay to develop wind and solar energy solutions when these are not economically feasible.

Strongly Disagree

11. More restrictive gun control laws are needed now to protect public safety.

Strongly Disagree

12. The founders established pure democracy in the Constitution because they believed that it is the best form of government to ensure the safety and equitable treatment of all citizens.

Strongly Agree

13. People should be able to vote without photo identification.

Disagree

14. The federal government should establish nationwide standards (such as Common Core) for high-school graduation.

Strongly Disagree

15. What in the nature of mankind caused America’s Founders to carefully define, separate, and limit powers within the Constitution?

America's Founders believed that our rights were given to us from God. They held a true belief in the individual spirit of mankind and the ability for an individual to control their own destiny.

16. Briefly list three (3) political or legislative issues of most concern to you, and explain why each is important to you.

1). Out of Control Spending - To be able to conserve the American dream for future generations, we have to force government to live within its means so that it doesn't pass on today's burdens to future generations. 2). National Defense - One of the basic requirements of our nation is to preserve our national defense from those who want to take it from us. 3). Limiting the Size of the Federal Government- The government does too many things today that it shouldn't be doing. These things take away our individual freedoms, our entrepreneurial spirit and our ability to control our own destiny.

17. Should abortion be allowed under extenuating circumstances? If so, what circumstances?

Protect the life of the mother. We should fight to defend life at every stage.

18. Based on the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, please arrange the following entities, starting with the highest source of authority, and continue the list in descending order of authority, skipping any that do not apply: Academia, Congress, Constitution, God, Industry, Media, Professional Sports, Supreme Court, Voters.

God, Constitution, Voters, Congress, Supreme Court

19. Briefly describe your spiritual beliefs and values.

I'm a Christian who shares strong conservative values and believes that those values are fundemental to the decision making process and should never be seperated or excluded.

Background

Education

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Work & Military

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Affiliations

  • Jefferson Senior Center, Board Member
  • St. Agnes Catholic Church, Member
  • Seventh Ward Senior Center, Board Member
  • Teach for America- New Orleans, Board Member
  • Young Leadership Council of New Orleans, Member
  • Italian-American Renaissance Foundation, Board Member

Offices

  • State Representative, LA, Held 12
  • State Senate, Held 1
 

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