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Five New Year’s Resolutions for Congressman Steve Scalise

BATON ROUGE — While Congressman Steve Scalise has acknowledged speaking to the European Unity and Rights Organization and admitted the decision to address the hate group was “a mistake I regret,” Scalise has to date failed to offer any actions that demonstrate remorse.

“Words are nice, but they should be just the first step in Congressman Scalise atoning for this egregious lapse in judgment,” said Louisiana Democratic Party Executive Director Stephen Handwerk. “If we are to take him at his word that he opposes ‘hateful bigotry,’ then he should accompany those words with action. There are many issues that deserve urgent attention from the House GOP leadership to improve the lives of African Americans in Louisiana and across the country. We expect Congressman Scalise to lead on these issues.”

As the 114th Congress convenes this week, the Louisiana Democratic Party offered the following New Year’s resolutions for Congressman Scalise:

  1. I, Representative Steve Scalise, hereby resolve to sign on as a cosponsor to bipartisan legislation that would restore and strengthen the Voting Rights Act.

  2. I, Representative Steve Scalise, hereby resolve to support legislation that would expand access to affordable health care for Louisianians trapped in the “Jindal gap” and others who have been blocked from coverage in states that have refused to accept federal Medicaid expansion dollars.

  3. I, Representative Steve Scalise, hereby resolve to work to restore funding for historically black colleges and universities.

  4. I, Representative Steve Scalise, hereby resolve to ask the House GOP leadership team to bring up legislation to increase the minimum wage.

  5. I, Representative Steve Scalise, hereby resolve to ask the House GOP leadership team to bring up legislation to ensure paycheck fairness for all Americans.

 

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