Scalise Appoints Rep. Drew Ferguson as House GOP’s Chief Deputy Whip

Georgia Republican freshman replaces Patrick McHenry who is running for a committee leadership post

Rep. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., will serve as House Republicans’ chief deputy whip next Congress. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Rep. Drew Ferguson, R-Ga., will serve as House Republicans’ chief deputy whip next Congress. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)
Posted November 27, 2018 at 6:08pm

House Republican Whip Steve Scalise has appointed Georgia GOP Rep. Drew Ferguson to serve as his chief deputy whip for the 116th Congress.

“Drew has proven himself to be a tireless worker, and an invaluable member of my whip team this Congress, helping us secure the votes for major conservative victories like our tax cuts bill,” Scalise said in a Tuesday statement announcing the appointment. 

The Louisiana Republican added that Ferguson, who was just elected to his second term, is “respected and well liked” and “a strong advocate” for conservative principles.

“His fighting spirit will be a huge asset to us as we work to stop the radical, leftist agenda being promoted by House Democrats,” Scalise said. 

Ferguson, who has served as the freshman policy representative this Congress, will replace current Chief Deputy Whip Patrick McHenry of North Carolina, who is running to be the top Republican on the Financial Services Committee.

“I look forward to the challenges, responsibilities and opportunities ahead, and I am excited to help lead the GOP Conference in this new role,” Ferguson said in a statement.