Democratic New York Representative Louise Slaughter died at age 88 Friday. She spent more than thirty years in Congress.
— Joseph Spector (@GannettAlbany) March 16, 2018
Slaughter, the ranking member on the House Rules Committee, reportedly suffered a “fall” last week and suffered a concussion which caused her to be hospitalized at the George Washington University in Washington, DC. The late-Congresswoman was the oldest member of the House of Representatives and represented the Rochester, New York area for 16 terms.
Louise Slaughter helped craft the STOCK Act, which required more federal transparency.
Real-world impact: Her law led to disclosures about Tom Price’s controversial stock trades as well as the financial conflicts that eventually forced the CDC director to resign.
— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) March 16, 2018
“To have met Louise Slaughter is to have known a force of nature,” her chief of staff told local media in a statement, adding “She was a relentless advocate for Western New York whose visionary leadership brought infrastructure upgrades, technology and research investments, and two federal manufacturing institutes to Rochester that will transform the local economy for generations to come.”