Louisiana Rep. Steve Scalise was elected Sunday to represent Louisiana’s First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. By a near 3-to-1 margin Scalise was elected to fill the seat of Bobby Jindal, who left office in January to assume the governorship of Louisiana.

During his campaign, Scalise signed a U.S. English pledge to support official English legislation if elected to Congress.

U.S. English, Inc. is the nation's oldest and largest non-partisan citizens' action group dedicated to preserving the unifying role of the English language in the United States. Founded in 1983 by the late Sen. S.I. Hayakawa of California, U.S. English, Inc. ( www.usenglish.org ) now has more than 2 million members.