Today, U.S. Congressman Scott Peters (CA-52) issued the following statement on the passing of his colleague Louise Slaughter who succumbed to injuries she suffered after falling in her home.
“Louise Slaughter will be remembered as a tireless advocate for women and for working families, and also for her kindness, resiliency, and unwavering belief in doing what’s right. She will always be a trailblazer for future generations of women leaders. I will miss her in Congress and I extend my deepest sympathies to her family, staff, and constituents of New York’s 25th district.”
Louise Slaughter has served in the House of Representatives since 1987, and was the first woman to serve as the Chair of the House Rules Committee.