WASHINGTON, D.C.— House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) announced today his appointment of Congressman Drew Ferguson (R-Ga.) as his Chief Deputy Whip for the 116th Congress.

“I am honored that Drew Ferguson has accepted my offer to serve as my Chief Deputy Whip for the 116th Congress,” said Whip Scalise. “Drew has proven himself to be a tireless worker, and an invaluable member of my whip team this Congress, helping us secure the votes for major conservative victories like our tax cuts bill. Drew is respected and well liked, and has built relationships across the entire spectrum of our Conference. He is a strong advocate for the conservative principles that House Republicans stand for, and his fighting spirit will be a huge asset to us as we work to stop the radical, leftist agenda being promoted by House Democrats.”

“I am truly honored that Steve Scalise has asked me to serve as his Chief Deputy Whip,” said Congressman Ferguson. “Steve is more than a conservative leader, he is an inspiration for all Americans. I look forward to the challenges, responsibilities and opportunities ahead, and I am excited to help lead the GOP Conference in this new role.”

About Congressman Drew Ferguson:

Congressman Drew Ferguson is a proud resident of West Point, Georgia. After graduating with a degree in dental medicine from the Medical College of Georgia, he moved back to his hometown and established a successful family dental practice.

In 2008, Congressman Ferguson was elected mayor of West Point and was at the forefront of attracting and keeping jobs in his community. Congressman Ferguson came to Washington to apply the lessons he learned revitalizing West Point and to create policies that ensure the United States is the most competitive place in the world to do business.

Congressman Ferguson serves on the Committee on the Budget, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and Education and the Workforce Committee and is the Freshman Policy Representative for the 115th Congress. He has served on the Whip Team since 2017.