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He was reelected 10 times, never facing substantive opposition in what had become a solidly Republican district.
In accordance with Republican Caucus rules, De Lay temporarily resigned from his position as House Majority Leader and later, announced that he would not seek to return to the position. He was convicted in January 2011 and sentenced to three years in prison but was free on bail while appealing his conviction.
When the Republican Party gained control of the House in 1995 following the 1994 election, or "Republican Revolution", De Lay was elected Majority Whip against the wishes of House Speaker-elect Newt Gingrich.
De Lay was not always on good terms with Gingrich or Dick Armey, the House Majority Leader from 1995 to 2003, and he reportedly considered them uncommitted to Christian values.
He also served for a time as chairman of a group of conservative House Republicans known as the Republican Study Committee, and as Secretary of the House Republican Conference.
De Lay was appointed as a deputy Republican whip in 1988.