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New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, the top Democrat and the only microbiologist in Congress, dies at 88

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Rep. Louise Slaughter, dead at 88

A Democrat from New York died after he was in the hospital for a head injury.

New York Rep. Louise Slaughter, the top Democrat on the powerful House Rules Committee, and is the only biologist in Congress, died Friday in Washington hospital just a few days after he was injured in a fall at home, your congressional office, said.

She was 88.

Known as one of the most liberal members of Congress, slaughter played an essential role and the violence Against women Act, the Act, the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act, the preservation of antibiotics for Medical treatment and letter from President Barack Obama’s health care reform law.

“To have met Louise Slaughter is known to be a force of nature,” her chief of staff, Liam Fitzsimmons, said Friday.

Quote of Lynch, Kentucky, slaughter brought her commitment to public health and your southern accent all the way from Washington in 1986. Slaughter quickly built a reputation. As a newbie, Slaughter said her colleagues would smile “and say, ‘Oh, you’re from New York, doesn’t sound like you.'”

The slaughter was first elected to Congress in 1986 after four years in the New York State Assembly.

With a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Kentucky, slaughter focuses on issues of public health. In 1993, slaughter funneled $ 500 million to the National Institutes of Health for breast cancer research. In 1994, she made sure that all of the research on minorities and women in contrast to men, was such as had been there in the past.

Slaughter co-author of the violence Against women Act of 1994. The measure helps the investigation and prosecution of crimes against women. While the law said the reauthorization of 2013, slaughter: “today’s signing of the violence Against women Reauthorization Act into law is a certainty women and all victims of domestic violence in America, your government let you down in time of need.”

Slaughter ‘ s younger sister, Virginia, caught double pneumonia and died. The death of their sister slaughter, in order to focus on the health policy persuaded, while in Congress.

“The fact that we have children, do not come into this world already polluted, at the same time, we know what is said of the impact of pollution on mental and physical development, is bad policy and is immoral, wrong,” Slaughter.

Until the end of the slaughter, the guilt of the coal-infused air of Harlan County, KENTUCKY, for her sister’s death.

Slaughter was the first woman elected to Congress from western New York. Slaughter was also the first Chairman of the house rules Committee. She was the top Democrat on the panel, which in the last few years.

Slaughter was the daughter of a blacksmith. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., it is noted that the slaughter, never forget that you are in your work on Capitol Hill.

Slaughter, Louise McIntosh was born and was a distant relative of the American folk-life hero, Daniel Boone. The mother of three daughters, to slaughter, once quipped “learned Our girls have that sweat is sexy, brawn is beautiful and a little dirt never hurt.”

She married Bob Slaughter in 1957. They were married 57 years until his death in 2014. Your husband is the Congressman going back and forth from the district in the U.S. state of New York, Washington, until he died. Bob slaughter, often sit in on sessions of the house rules Committee.

In 2014, battles a victory in the next race of her political career, fought for and won. She defeated Republican Mark Assini, a margin of 869 votes. You planned, for re-election this year.

Slaughter authored the STOCK act (Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge), which is time-barred, insider trading, Congress, by the legislature, the staff and the other officials, including the President. The measure law was adopted on April 4, 2012. Ethics watchdogs with regard to the right of the most significant parts of the ethics legislation in the years.

During her career on the rules Committee, slaughter famously tangled with the Republicans.

To Finance, during a rules Committee hearing in 2012, transportation projects, Slaughter argued that the GOP plan, shown to the split of the 1,000-plus-page bill in three pieces, a lack of transparency. They traded barbs with then-rules Committee Chairman David Dreier, R-Calif.

“If the exchange was a mistake, then why don’t we do it in three parts in the first place?”

“I didn’t say it was a mistake replied,” three. “It’s an opportunity for the members is now a change in the legislation.”

“Nice try,” Slaughter said.

“Thank you,” Dreier replied sarcastically.

In 1991, battles joined six of the other women in the house to protest that the Senate confirmation vote on the nomination of Clarence Thomas to the Supreme court. You led allow you to push to, to witness a law Professor Anita Hill before Congress about sexual harassment allegations against Thomas.

The bevy of female lawmakers tried to have lunch feet in the weekly Senate Democratic caucus out of the chamber. Floor. But they were barred from entering despite several knocks on the door.

“We were told that no one is coming,” Slaughter told The New York Times. “Certainly not women from the house.”

After their protest caused a sensation, and met then-Senate majority Leader George Mitchell (D-ME), and finally with the women after lunch.

A talented singer, battles, sang with Tinker Baggerly and his orchestra, when they played gigs in the semi-formal and dances around Lexington during your time at the University of Kentucky

“I could make a turnip cry,” Slaughter told her crooning talent. In 2013, Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown. Slaughter left on her musical training to criticize Republicans dither, as the funding deadline approached.

“Old sheet music back in the 1930s and 1940s used, a notation, printed in the top,” said Slaughter. “He would say, ‘vamp till ready.'”

In the big band and swing eras, a “vamp” was a series of repetitive, symmetrical beams of the notes. They are often recognizable “hook” of a number. Vamps were back on the agenda, if you have names like Benny Goodman and Tommy Dorsey led big bands. The musicians simply play the same music over and over again, waiting for the singer to jump, as she chatted with the audience. After the singer was ready, the musicians are diving with the rest of the piece. Therefore, the term “vamp ’til ready.”

Slaughter, often accusing the Republicans to waste time, simply “Venetian ’til ready” precious days on the calendar slipped.

The slaughter was a key player in the Democrats ‘ approval of the Affordable Care Act in 2009 and 2010, slide. The slaughter was a fierce supporter of reproductive rights. November 2009, the New York Democrat refused, the chair of the rules Committee hearing on Obamacare for the ground to prepare after learning that then-speaker Pelosi, urged the panel to a sole, substantive change. The change was the “Stupak amendment,” named after then-Rep. Bart Stupak, D-Mich. The Stupak amendment improved firewall, the prohibition of the use of Federal dollars to pay for abortions. Pelosi, the decision on the inclusion of the Stupak amendment was the key to the passage of Obamacare. The amendment courted the votes of conservative and pro-life Democrats.

The Senate was in a Dilemma after the house, the first health-care package approved at the end of 2009. House Democrats fumed as Senate Democrats wrestle with the arcane procedures, in order to find a way to approve Obamacare.

“I think that the Red Queen wrote over the rules,” said the slaughter of the Senate.

Republicans are full of grief at the slaughter in March 2010, during the final steps in the direction of approval of Obamacare. Democrats tinkered with house rules, the final version of Obamacare on the floor by the rules Committee. Since the slaughter, under the chairmanship of the rules Committee, the Republicans and the parliamentary chicanery of the “slaughter solution,” piracy-the Congressman’s family married name.

After a public firestorm Democrats, the parliamentary genius-of-hand, abandoned, and treated the draft law the draft law in the Committee the old-fashioned way.

Speaker Of The House Of Representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., on Friday, the flags associated with the Capitol complex, to be re-flagged at half-mast in her honor.

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