Congresswoman Lee Statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Washington, D.C.Congresswoman Barbara Lee released following statement on the passing of Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise Slaughter (NY-25):

“I am heartbroken over the passing of my dear friend and mentor, Louise Slaughter. Louise was a fighter and champion for American working families for over 30 years. She was a trailblazer, the first woman to serve as Chair of the Rules Committee and the only microbiologist in Congress. And throughout her years of service, she stayed true to the working families who believed in her. She used her role as Chair to fight for children, families, women, communities of color, and those living in poverty. She served the public with fearlessness, fierceness, and a sense of humor. I will miss her dearly.

“This is a monumental loss for Congress, our country, and the world. My thoughts and prayers are with her family, staff, and the people of New York’s 25th District.”