Stephen Joseph Scalise, professionally known as Steve Scalise, is the United States House of Representatives Majority Whip, the third highest position for House Republicans. Moreover, the member of the Republican party has also been serving as the representative for Louisiana's 1st congressional district since 2008. In addition, the Republican was also the conservative House Republica Study Committee.
Born on 6th Oct 1965, the 52-year-old owns a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and minor in political science from Louisiana State University. Apart from politics, his other professions before jumping into the political world are Software Engineering and marketing executive.
Here we are going to take a closer look at the congressman's net worth and earnings. Also, continue reading to find out more about his shooting incident in 2017.
Steve has been active in the political world for a very long time. From the year 1995 to 2007, he served as the Louisiana House of Representatives. Later in 2008, he became the Louisiana State Senate. In the same year, he also became the U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st Congressional District.
Apart from all his positions and jobs as a politician, he is also an avid supporter of President Donald Trump. Back in 2016, during the Presidential election, he endorsed him. He also supported Trump when he executed an order of Muslim ban from 7 countries in the United States.
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Moving on, the representative along with three others were shot and wounded by James Hodgkinson on 14th June 2017. The incident took place during a baseball practice for annual Congressional Baseball Game.
During the event, Steve was shot in the hip and had other minor injuries. He was rushed to the hospital and was claimed to be stable in no time.
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After the incident, Trump took no time to praise the congressman during his speech quoting him to be 'braver than all of us' and 'had a more rough year than most of us.'
Nonetheless, he is doing very good at the moment and has started his work as a representative.
Back in 2007, the estimated net worth of the U.S. Representative from Louisiana 1st Congressional District was $380,516. From this point on, his net worth started to decrease at a very rapid pace. By 2009, his net worth had reached to a negative $499. And in 2014, his net worth was estimated to be negative $20,999.
Since then, things have not gotten any better for the congressman. His net worth still is in negative. His annual salary at his current position is $174 thousand.
Nonetheless, the politician is still in debt and there are less to no details when it comes to his assets. According to some sources, he has a saving of around $1000.