Democrats balked at the move, calling it a "brazenly political act."
The majority whip had told The Hill he would attend after missing 2015's ceremonies.
Scalise deplores those who hope others will vote for legislation they want to pass.
Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.) has dropped out of elections for House Speaker.
In call, Scalise tells supporters he's locked up majority of GOP.
House GOP centrists are struggling to exert influence in this week’s leadership elections amid...
The leadership votes will happen a week from Thursday.
House Rules Committee Chairman Pete Sessions is joining the race for majority whip.
Scalise called for unity in announcing his decision.
Candidates and would-be candidates begin lining up support.
Budget reconciliation rules would allow legislation to pass the Senate by majority vote.
The measure is named after former New Orleans Saints football player Steve Gleason.
Steve Scalise said the green-energy policies will increase costs and hurt middle-class families.
Rep. Scalise thinks that fight will give the GOP an edge in November.
The new version will cut $5 billion to bring it in line with last week's budget deal.
The full House will elect a new Speaker on Oct. 29.
House Republicans will huddle Thursday to pick their next Speaker.
Lynn Westmoreland wants the House GOP to change its leadership election rules.
Conservatives had hoped Rep. Trey Gowdy would enter the majority leader race.
Gowdy's entrance would add a dynamic, high-profile candidate to the race.
Races for the top House Republican leadership spots take shape.
McMorris Rogers said she isn't positioning to run for majority leader.
Obama responded to Rep. Steve Scalise, denying GOP claims of "secret side deals."
Rep. Alex Mooney (R-W.Va.) tells McCarthy he was excluded as bill's co-sponsor.