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Steve Scalise has nominated by GOP for to be next House Speaker.

House Republicans officially has nominated of Steve Scalise as a conference Leader on Wednesday, taking a important step toward electing a new Speaker.

On This Wednesday, Republicans has nominated Rep. Steve Scalise as their candidate for the next House speaker. Although, they faced challenges in promptly bringing together their varying majority and conducting a public floor vote to elect the conservative representative, after the historic removal of Rep. Kevin McCarthy from the position.

The GOP chose Steve Scalise to be their speaker candidate:-

On October 4, 2023, Scalise declared his intention to run for speaker of the U.S. House in the 118th Congress, replacing Kevin McCarthy (R). On October 11, 2023, he received the Republican nomination for the position.

For Scalise to become the speaker, he would need 217 votes, and he can only afford to lose the support of four Republican colleagues.
In a confidential vote held on Wednesday, Scalise emerged as the House GOP’s choice for speaker, winning with a vote of 113-99, a simple majority within the conference, instead of the typical 217-majority requirement to assume the position on the floor.

History of Steve Scalise:-

Steve Scalise, a member of the Republican Party, serves in the U.S. House, representing Louisiana’s 1st Congressional District. His current term will end on January 3, 2025, and he started serving on May 3, 2008 January 3, 2025.

Scalise was first elected to the Louisiana legislature in 1996, From a district in Metairie. Where he remained until 2008, when he was chosen to serve in Congress. He has two kids and is married. Scalise is a devoted LSU supporter who frequently attends the school’s football games.

Scalise initially won a seat in the House in a special election held in 2008 to fill the opening left by Republican Rep. Bobby Jindal’s departure. Scalise served in the Louisiana House of Representatives from 1995 to 2007 and the Louisiana State Senate from 2008 until his election to Congress.

He was chosen as the House Majority Leader for the 118th Congress in November 2022 as a result of his commitment to public service. He formerly held important positions in Congress, serving as the House majority whip from 2014 until 2019 and as the House minority whip during the 116th Congress.


Scalise was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, in 1965 and graduated from Rummel High School. Prior to entering politics, he worked as a software engineer and a marketing executive for technology companies after receiving his B.S. from Louisiana State University.

Scalise attends mass every Sunday. He wed Jennifer Ann Letulle, a native of Louisiana and former English teacher, in March 2005. They have a daughter and a boy. Scalise has a history of supporting LSU athletic teams as well as the NFL’s New Orleans Saints.

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