Thursday, June 19, 2014

Majority Whip

I see that Louisiana's 1st District congressman, Steve Scalise, has been elected majority whip for the US House.
House Republicans elected Rep. Steve Scalise (La.) majority whip on Thursday, adding a red-state conservative voice to the upper leadership ranks.
This is a pretty good posting for Rep Scalise, "raised-up" as he was in Louisiana politics, he should be a nice fit for the job.
The victory makes Scalise the chief enforcer for GOP leadership; he will be responsible for whipping votes and corralling a conference that has often failed to unify on major votes.
Scalise represents the 1st Congressional District, which comprises the north shore of Lake Ponchartrain, as well as a big part of the coast line. His district looks like this:

Congratulations, Congressman Scalise.

1 comment:

farmist said...

Would you please explain the gap in the district? I was under the impression that Congressional Districts were supposed to be contiguous.