WASHINGTON, D.C. — House Republican Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement upon news of his reelection as Republican Whip for the 117th Congress.

“I am honored to have the continued confidence and support of my colleagues to serve another term as the Republican Whip. For these past six years it has been the privilege of a lifetime to serve as the Whip. Our Republican conference is stronger and more unified than ever, and I am energized to work with this large and diverse new freshman class to continue the fight for our shared conservative values. Speaker Pelosi’s shift to the socialist left was soundly rejected by millions of voters across the country, along with their radical attempts to defund police, ban fossil fuels, and raise taxes on hard-working families. 

“These next two years will be a battle for the future direction of America and House Republicans will use every available opportunity to fight against Democrats’ socialist agenda while uniting the country behind a bold conservative vision that delivers results for hard-working families.”