He&rsquo;s served in Congress since 2008 and has risen to the highest ranks among House Republicans.House Majority Whip Steve Scalise represents Louisiana&rsquo;s 1st Congressional District, which spans areas outside&nbsp;New Orleans.On Wednesday, Scalise was among those injured when a gunman opened fire on an early-morning baseball practice attended by Republican members of Congress. He&rsquo;s expected to recover.Scalise, 51, has deep political roots in Louisiana. Before arriving&nbsp;in Washington, he served in both the Louisiana state House and Senate for more than a decade.His Louisiana congressional district is reliably Republican. In November, he was reelected&nbsp;with nearly 75% support over his Democratic challenger.Scalise has been a staunch supporter of President Trump. On Wednesday, Trump offered prayers to the congressman.&nbsp;Scalise is married and has two daughters.