Who is House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise?

House Majority Whip Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA), along with several of his aides, were shot during a congressional baseball practice at a Virginia park Wednesday morning.

Scalise was shot in the hip and was listed as stable, however, the George Washington University Hospital tweeted Wednesday afternoon that has since changed. Scalise is now in critical condition.

"Prior to entering surgery, the Whip was in good spirits and spoke to his wife by phone. He is grateful for the brave actions of U.S. Capitol Police, first responders and colleagues," a statement from his office said.

Who is Steve Scalise?

Scalise, a 51-year-old from New Orleans, represents the First Congressional District of Louisiana. He was elected in 2008.

During the 113th Congress, he served as chairman of the Republican Study Committee.

"During his time as chairman, Scalise championed a free-market, patient-centered Obamacare alternative that gained the support of 130 HouseMembers," according to his biography.

Scalise was elected as Majority Whip of the United States House of Representatives in 2014.

This year, Scalise became the dean of the Louisiana Congressional delegation after former senator David Vitter retired.

Scalise is also a member of the Energy and Commerce Committee.

"Scalise has emerged as one of the leaders in Congress in pushing for a strong national energy strategy that increases the supply of American oil and natural gas to lower gas prices at the pump while reducing our dependence on Middle Eastern oil," his biography says.

Tuesday, Scalise tweeted that they had just passed a VA reform bill.

Prior to his time in Congress, Scalise served four months in the Louisiana State Senate and 12 years in the Louisiana House of representatives. He is a graduate of LSU and a former systems engineer.

Scalise lives in Jefferson, Louisiana. He is married and has two children, Madison and Harrison.

On behalf of Jefferson Parish residents, who are so well represented by this tremendous leader, our thoughts and prayers...

Posted by Jefferson Parish on Wednesday, June 14, 2017