Rep. Steve Scalise

This week on All Things New Orleans we discuss an interesting and affordable solution to homelessness with Haiyan Khan, founder of Santosha Village.  Then Jessica Rosgaard returns with The Advocate's Stephanie Grace to talk about Steve Scalise and his contributions to Louisiana politics. 

Barring new and jarring developments, House Majority Whip Steve Scalise is going to survive the story that he addressed a conference of white supremacists in 2002.

Unless further evidence emerges of liaisons with the European-American Unity and Rights Organization, or EURO, Scalise will take his oath next week for the 114th Congress as the No. 3 leader of the chamber's GOP — the party's largest majority since 1928.

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise says he doesn’t remember a 2002 appearance he made at a meeting of white supremacists.

He tells Nola.com/The Times-Picayune, “I detest any kind of hate group.”

Scalise was in the Louisiana Legislature when he appeared at a convention of the European-American Unity and Rights Organization.

Now he is the third-highest ranking House Republican in Washington.

Scalise says he was asked by several groups to speak about his opposition to a tax plan he opposed at that time.

U.S. House Majority Whip Steve Scalise qualified for the 1st congressional district race Thursday, seeking his 4th term representing the New Orleans area. The state’s first congress member to hold the leadership post since Hale Boggs in 1971, Scalise says he’s now positioned to do more in Washington for his home state.

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Republican Congressman Steve Scalise of Jefferson is the new House Whip.

He won the post in an election yesterday, when Kevin McCarthy — his California colleague — was selected as the new House Majority Leader.

The 48-year-old Scalise has been in the House since 2008, and is considered a conservative leader.

He said on his website that he will be the 27th Majority Whip and the first Republican Majority Whip from Louisiana in the history of the House of Representatives.