Capitol Correspondence - 03.19.18

U.S. Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY) Dies at Age 88

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As written by The Hill:

“Rep. Louis[e] Slaughter, an institution of New York politics and a groundbreaking Democrat on Capitol Hill, died early Friday morning after sustaining a head injury in a fall at her Washington residence last week.

The 88-year-old Slaughter made history in 2007, becoming the first woman to take the gavel of the powerful House Rules Committee, and was instrumental in securing some of the Democrats’ most significant legislative victories of the last decade, including ObamaCare and the law tackling lawmaker insider trading.”

Read the full article here.