Steve Scalise

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Louisiana State University Athletics Director Joe Alleva says the elimination of tax break in the GOP tax reform bills could be disastrous for big-time collegiate athletics. LSU and many other schools require donations to purchase tickets to athletic events and Alleva is concerned those donations will go away, if fans can no longer claim 80-percent of the donation as a tax deduction.

Steve Scalise returns to U.S. Capitol

Sep 29, 2017
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House Majority Whip Steve Scalise of Metairie is back at the U.S. Capitol for the first time since he was shot on June 14th while practicing for a charity baseball game. Scalise received a thunderous applause when he entered the House chambers and thanked those who helped save his life, including Ohio Representative Brad Wenstrup.

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A Louisiana Congressman has been shot this morning in the Washington D.C. suburb of Alexandria, Virginia.  Congressman Steve Scalise was shot while at baseball practice for the annual Congressional Charity Baseball Game.  At least 5 others were shot including 2 police officers.

Scalise is the 3rd rankinghouse member and had a security detail with him. The gunman is in custody.

Scalise was playing 2nd base when he was shot. He is currently in stable condition.