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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.
Rep. Louise Slaughter’s mark on the Congress, it became clear how staff and colleagues on both sides of the aisle is the oldest member of Congress, recalled the service of New York after news of her death broke on Friday.
Slaughter, a Democrat, died at the age of 88 years, after he confirmed in the hospital with a concussion, Fox News. You had been in Congress since 1987.
The first female Chairman of the powerful House Rules Committee, slaughter, co-author of the violence Against women Act, was one of the founding members of the Congressional Pro-Choice group, and author of the STOCK Act, a 2012 law that banned insider trading in Congress.
The legislators and staff shared statements and took to social media to share memories of the slaughter – as a colleague and friend.
Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-NY, was remembered as a “pioneer” and a role model for women of her colleagues after her death.
“To have met Louise Slaughter is known to be a force of nature,” Liam Fitzsimmons, her chief of staff, said in a statement. “It is difficult to find a segment of society that Louise does not help, in the Form in the course of more than thirty years in Congress, from healthcare to genetic discrimination to historic ethics reforms.”
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., remembered battles as a “trailblazer”, their positions to “fight for women and working families in New York and across the country.”
“Her strong example has inspired countless young women to know their power, and try to be their rightful place at the top of the decision-making table,” Pelosi said.
“Her strong example has inspired countless young women to know their power, and try to be their rightful place at the top of the decision-making table.”
– House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi
“Her tireless leadership, was to extend invaluable for the adoption of the legislation, the access to affordable, high quality health care and help young people continue to climb the ladders of the opportunity with a good education,” Pelosi. “She did it to help your mission, every man and woman chase their American Dream.”
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-NY, said the Slaughter was “a giant.”
“You had important depth of conviction on both questions, the people in Rochester, and for the integrity and honesty of the political system,” he said in a statement. “Throughout her career, Louise has worked with people from so many different philosophies and backgrounds, because she was like a real human spirit. The ferocity of their advocacy has been matched only by the depth of your compassion and humanity.”
Schumer continued, “her loss leaves a gaping hole in our hearts and our nation.”
“Louise, don’t need a Hammer to make a hole in the story.”
Speaker Of The House Of Representatives Paul Ryan
Speaker Of The House Of Representatives Paul Ryan, R-Wis., flags said at the Capitol lowered to half-staff in their memory, called shaking your death “.”
Slaughter “was hard, unfailingly gracious, and unrelenting in the fight for their ideas,” explains Ryan. “She was just great.”
.@Louis slaughter was a tough, unfailingly gracious, and unrelenting in the fight for their ideas. She was just great. In her memory, I have ordered that the flags be lowered over the Capitol to half-staff.
— Paul Ryan (@Speaker Ryan) March 16, 2018
“Louise, don’t need a Hammer to make a hole in the story,” said Ryan.
Rep. Dan Newhouse, R-Wash., said, his friendship with the battles “was about politics,” especially as she advised him during a “last, deep personal loss.” Newhouse’s wife died in may, shortly before her anniversary.
My friendship with my colleague Rep. @Louis slaughter went beyond politics. Louise’s kind words and advice were a source of comfort for me during the overcoming of my own past, deep personal loss. I mourn the loss of a dear friend and extend their sincere condolences to loved ones.
— Rep Dan Newhouse (@RepNewhouse) March 16, 2018
“You could not find a sharper than Louise Slaughter,” said Rep. Judy Chu, D-Calif., in the social media. “She was a really great leader and I had the honor of serving, too, beside her. Louise was a pioneer, and a tireless voice for women.”
You could not find a sharper than Louise Slaughter. It was a really great leader and I had the honor of serving, too, beside her. Louise was a pioneer, and a tireless voice for women. You will be missing so many.
— Judy Chu (@RepJudyChu) March 16, 2018
Rep. Chellie Pingree, D-Maine, said she served with the slaughter on the house rules Committee.
“I knew you were a tough-as-nails role model and exceptional Communicator,” Pingree said. “She was in the house, the greatest champion against the abuse of antibiotics, and a tireless fighter for the arts.”
My heart is heavy. She served with @Louis slaughter on the statutes Commission, I knew that you were a tough-as-nails role model and an exceptional communicator. She was the house, the greatest champion against the abuse of antibiotics, and a tireless fighter for the arts. We will miss you dearly.
— Chellie Pingree (@chelliepingree) March 16, 2018
In a series of tweets, Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., remembered battles as “amazing, sharp-tongued but charming and brilliant.”
“Your fast and with a Southern accent irresistible,” Speier said, adding that she hopes to Slaughter’s family “is a small consolation to the legacy of Louise knowledge, leaves behind, will live on for generations to come.”
“As we talked about the dinner, so many times, she would indulge us with a fire quips and clear-eyed commentary on the political world,” Speier recalled. “Louise knew a fake when she saw it, and not be afraid to call. She knew truth when she saw it, and Stand strong in the defense. I loved you so.”
The amazing, sharp-tongued but charming and brilliant former Chairman of the statutes Commission, @RepLouise has left us. They died with their boots on. I was so glad to call you my friend and colleague. Her quick wit and Southern accent were irresistible.
— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) March 16, 2018
My heart goes out to your daughters, seven grandchildren and great-grandchildren. You are in my prayers, and I hope you can leaves some small solace in knowing the legacy of Louise’s, will live on for generations to come.
— Jackie Speier (@RepSpeier) March 16, 2018
Rep.-Ann McLane Kuster, D-N. H., said the slaughter of her mentor and “dear friend” of her mother was.
“She was a pioneer for women in the legislature and will be really missed,” she said.
Deeply a wonderful friend @Louis slaughter saddened by the death. Rep. slaughter was a good friend to my mother and served as a mentor and inspiration for me in Congress. She was a pioneer for women in the legislature and will be truly missed.
— Ann McLane Kuster (@RepAnnieKuster) March 16, 2018
REP. Elise Stefanik, R-state of New York, said that they “always feel so warmly welcomed by the [battles], and their entire staff.”
“Louise, our state has served for more than three decades, and a role model for many women, including myself,” Stefanik said in a statement. “My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this difficult time.”
Rep. Tom Reed, a Republican from New York, said it was “an honor to serve in the house with the” slaughter in the course of the years. He added that the Congressman “missed.”
I am sad to learn about the passing of Louise Slaughter. Louise worked tirelessly to help the lives of the people in the region, Rochester and WNY improve. It was an honor to serve in the house with her over the years. My deepest sympathies go to your family. You will be missed.
— Tom Reed (@RepTomReed) March 16, 2018
Rep. Diane Black, R-Tenn., said on social media that she’s “always enjoyed our spirited debates” and praised slaughter for “fought for what they believed in.”
To listen very sad about the passing of Rep. Louise Slaughter. My heart and prayers go out to your loved ones. You fought for what you believed and I have always enjoyed our spirited debates. You will be missed here in Congress.
— Diane Black (@RepDianeBlack) March 16, 2018
“Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was loved by God, made you and respect your colleagues,” Rep. Doug Collins, R-Ga., said in a statement. “We worked on different sides of the aisle, but friendly and respectful characterizes each piece of our friendship.”
“We worked on different sides of the aisle, but friendly and respectful characterizes each piece of our friendship.”
Rep. Doug Collins
Collins added that it had always enjoyed, slaughter, house-made rhubarb pie.
A Republican, represents Alabama, Rep. Bradley Byrne found Slaughter’s importance as the first female chair and ranking member of the House Rules Committee. He said they would be reminded “of it, for their effectiveness, [and] passion for her constituents, [and] the many reasons that you believed in.”
It was an honor to serve, in addition to Louise Slaughter on the statutes Commission. Even though it was on different sides of the aisle, Louise is always friendly, encouraging and kind to me.
— Rep. Bradley Byrne (@RepByrne) March 16, 2018
The first woman to chair and ranking member of the statutes Commission, Louise Slaughter will be remembered for their effectiveness and passion for their constituents & the many causes that she believed in. I agree with so many others to pray for Louise’s family, friends, employees, and partners.
— Rep. Bradley Byrne (@RepByrne) March 16, 2018
New York Attorney gen Eric Schneiderman praised Slaughter’s “deep knowledge of politics and a profound commitment to their community.”
Representatives of the slaughter, the in-depth knowledge of politics and a profound commitment to their community shines through. Your death is a painful loss for the Rochester community and all New Yorkers, and she will be sorely missed. pic.twitter.com/7jH3m6wkrQ
— Eric Schneiderman (@AGSchneiderman) March 16, 2018
Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren called the slaughter “the embodiment of leadership and tireless advocacy for her electorate.”
“The citizens of Rochester, together with women and minorities across the entire country have lost a voice in Washington. But the legacy of Louise Slaughter is really durable and I am confident that their services for the benefit of our city and the nation for generations,” she said in a statement.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Kaitlyn Schallhorn is a Reporter for Fox News. You can follow her on Twitter @K_Schallhorn.