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The late Congresswoman Louise Slaughter will be inducted into the National Women's Hall of Fame on Saturday.

The Hall of Fame calls Slaughter a local and national leader whose work for women and for all Americans continues to shape our lives.

Slaughter was one of the longest-serving female members of the House of Representatives, the first chairwoman of the House Rules Committee, and co-chair and founding member of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus.

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A year after Congresswoman Louise Slaughter’s death, one her favorite projects has been named for her.

Bipartisan pilgrimage honors Rep. Louise Slaughter

Jul 23, 2018
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A first of its kind "pilgrimage" brought both Republican and Democratic leaders to Western New York this weekend to explore two significant freedom movements in the state, the abolitionist movement and women’s suffrage.


The House holds a special celebration to remember the life of Rep. Louise Slaughter.

Candidates for 25th Congressional seat announcing

Mar 26, 2018
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The potential field of candidates considering a run for Congress in the late Louise Slaughter's 25th district is becoming more clear.

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Hundreds of people filled the Kodak Hall at Eastman Theater in Rochester Friday to pay tribute to the late Louise Slaughter. The longtime Congresswoman, who died March 16 at the age of 88, was remembered for her leadership advancing liberal causes but, as one of the speakers put it, "didn't get into politics to make a name for herself but to make a difference."

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Funeral services for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter are being held Friday at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre and a number of notable political officials will be in attendance.

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The speaker list for Congresswoman Louise Slaughter’s funeral has been announced, and contains some well-known politicians who will travel to Rochester to reflect on Slaughter’s legacy.

Amtrak has agreed to rename the Rochester Train Station after Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.

That information on Tuesday first came from New York’s U.S. Sens. Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand, who say that the station will be named the Louise M. Slaughter Intermodal Station.

Slaughter died last Friday at the age of 88, after being injured in a fall at her Washington, D.C., apartment the previous week.

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Calling hours and funeral services are set for longtime Rep. Louise Slaughter, who died last week.

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Rep. Louise Slaughter, who has represented parts of Western New York in Congress for more than three decades, has died at the age of 88.

Rep. Louise Slaughter hospitalized after concussion

Mar 15, 2018

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has been hospitalized after suffering a concussion recently.

Local members of Congress split by party on tax bill vote

Oct 27, 2017

Congressional Democrats in New York are criticizing a federal budget approved by the House on Thursday that paves the way for a tax reform plan that could include the elimination of the state and local deduction, or SALT.

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An investigation of Rep. Chris Collins has moved to the House Ethics Committee, after a review by the Office of Congressional Ethics. The person who filed the original complaint against the Clarence Republican said this shows there will be a deeper dive into the congressman's investments.

There was varying reactions, much of it along party lines, to the testimony of former FBI Director James Comey in Washington on Thursday.

The use of an electric surgical device to perform a minimally invasive hysterectomy is what Frank Interlichia of Brighton, NY - and others in similar cases across the country - claim caused the death of their loved ones.

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Area federal representatives are reacting to President Donald Trump's nomination of Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court.

Locals leave for D.C. as others boycott inauguration

Jan 18, 2017
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Add local Congresswoman Louise Slaughter to the list of Democrats not attending Friday’s presidential inauguration of Republican Donald Trump.

Rochester-based Carestream is getting a multi-million-dollar contract from the federal government to supply picture archiving and communications system products to the four U.S. military branches. It is a vote of confidence and an extension of the services Carestream has provided for the past five years.

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (AP) — Senator Charles Schumer and Representative Louise Slaughter have joined with employees of a Rochester radio manufacturer to celebrate the firm's share of a $12.7 billion contract with the U.S. Army.

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Almost seven years after 50 people died in the crash of Flight 3407 in Clarence Center, the victims' families are still fighting to protect the flying public. They were joined Tuesday by every member of Western New York's congressional delegation in Washington.  

Rep. Louise Slaughter has survived the closest race of her political career.

WNY delegation supports fiscal cliff agreement

Jan 2, 2013
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After weeks of gloomy warnings regarding an impending federal fiscal cliff, Congress worked at the last minute to avoid the automatic spending cuts and tax hikes that would have taken effect in the new year.

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Congressman Brian Higgins easily won his re-election bid Tuesday over challenger Mike Madigan. 

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Democratic Representatives Kathy Hochul and Louise Slaughter were given a campaign boost with a visit from President Clinton on Friday.

Clinton was in Rochester, speaking on behalf of the candidates at the Main Street Armory. The President's speech focused on the need for bipartisanship and how Democrats are willing to work across the aisle. He also supported the Democratic approach to the economy and to healthcare.

Clinton's visit was spearheaded by efforts made by former Erie County Democratic Chairman Leonard Lenihan.

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The senior member of the Western New York Congressional delegation told WBFO and AM 970 she was "stunned" by Thursday's Supreme Court ruling upholding the Affordable Care Act.

"It's not fashionable after the fact to say you were surprised.  Everybody always says, I knew that.  Let me tell you, I was stunned," said  Congresswoman Louise Slaughter.

She continues on the mend after suffering a broken leg this spring has been a staunch advocate for the Affordable Care Act since its unveiling.

Recovering Rep. Slaughter updates her health status

Apr 17, 2012

Congresswoman Louise Slaughter met with reporters today at the University at Rochester Medical Center to update her status after suffering a broken leg following a fall in New York City earlier this month.

Slaughter says she is undergoing painful rehabilitation, but she has targeted a return to her Washington office by early next month. She says she expects to stay in the hospital for the next week-and-a-half while spending about three hours a day in physical therapy.

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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has returned to Rochester after suffering a broken leg in New York City.

Slaughter fell while in The Big Apple last week. The fall injured her left leg. The Congresswoman expressed relief that the injury wasn't worse and that it won't prevent her from fulfilling her duties and responsibilities to the people of Western New York.

Doctors at the University of Rochester Medical Center claim that her rehabilitation is going well and that they expect a full recovery.

President Obama signs Slaughter's STOCK Act

Apr 4, 2012

A broken leg kept Western New York Rep. Louise Slaughter from attending the presidential signing of a bill she championed that prohibits insider trading among members of Congress and other federal employees.

President Obama cited Slaughter by name during a signing ceremony today for the the Stop Trading on Congressional Knowledge Act, lauding her six-year effort in getting the bill passed.

"She first introduced the STOCK Act in 2006 and I know how proud she is to see this bill that she championed finally become law," President Obama said.

Slaughter breaks her leg in a fall

Apr 3, 2012

Western New York Rep. Louise Slaughter is recovering from a broken leg.

Slaughter, 82, was attending an event in New York City honoring women leaders in public service when she accidentally fell and broke her leg.

A statement issued by her office says the congresswoman is in "good spirits" and her doctors indicate she will be back at work when the House of Representatives reconvenes April 16.

However, Slaughter says she is disappointed that she will not be able to attend Wednesday's signing of the STOCK Act with President Barack Obama.