Linda Sánchez Statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

March 16, 2018
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representative Linda Sánchez (CA-38), House Democratic Caucus Vice Chair, today released the following statement on the passing of Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise Slaughter (NY-25):

“I am heartbroken to learn of Congresswoman Louse Slaughter’s passing. For more than 30 years she has been an unwavering advocate for families in western New York. Rising to become the first woman to ever chair the powerful House Rules Committee, she served as an inspiration for women all across the country. Louise was a champion in Congress for reproductive health and a leader in the fight to protect a woman's right to choose.

“This is an enormous loss for me, for our caucus, and for our country. I know we all will miss her sense of humor and her fierce passion. My thoughts and prayers are with the Slaughter family at this very sad time.”