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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Representing the 25th District of New York

Press Releases

August 17, 2017 Press Release
Rep. Slaughter is a member of the Congressional Fire Services Caucus

ROCHESTER, NY — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today announced an Assistance for Firefighter Grant (AFG) under the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) program of $152,036 from the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to the Brighton Fire District.

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August 16, 2017 Press Release
Competitive grant will provide training that prepares low-income local residents for careers in the health care field

ROCHESTER, NY — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today announced a $1.6 million federal award for Action for a Better Community (ABC) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Professional Opportunity Grants (HPOG) program.

August 11, 2017 Press Release
Award will fund efforts to prevent radiation damage for cancer patients

ROCHESTER, NY — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today announced a $770,000 grant for the University of Rochester Medical Center from the Department of Health and Human Services. The award will be used to research and develop drugs that would prevent radiation damage to the salivary glands for throat and neck cancer patients.

August 8, 2017 Press Release
Will be used to launch a first-of-its-kind study examining language outcomes in young deaf adults

ROCHESTER, NY – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) announced today that Rochester Institute of Technology’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf (RIT/NTID) has received a $2.6 million five-year federal award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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August 1, 2017 Press Release
Raises awareness of the entrepreneurship happening across Monroe County

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) today marked Startup Day Across America by visiting West Henrietta-based manufacturer SiMPore Inc. to highlight the strides the company has made since moving from a startup in 2007 to a successful business.

August 1, 2017 Press Release

Rochester, NY – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today congratulated Edward “Ed” White, associate vice president of Test, Assembly and Packaging and corporate outreach for AIM Photonics, on being named chair of the National Photonics Initiative (NPI) Steering Committee.

July 31, 2017 Press Release
Award will be used to purchase advanced communications equipment

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today announced that seven regional Fire Districts have received a $1.5 million grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighter Grant (AFG) program. The award will be used to purchase new communications equipment that utilizes integrated advanced technology.

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July 28, 2017 Press Release
The airport sustains more than 10,000 jobs and adds more than $800 million to the local economy

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) announced today that the Greater Rochester International Airport has received a $1.1 million award from the Department of Transportation to reconstruct an existing de-icing pad. In 2016, Rep. Slaughter announced a $1.9 million grant to build an 11,700 square foot deicing containment facility at the airport.

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July 26, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today announced a $7 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Action for a Better Community’s Head Start and Early Head Start programs.

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July 19, 2017 Press Release
The speaker stripped this amendment from the bill behind closed doors, without a vote

WASHINGTON, DC —Rules Committee Democrats, led by Ranking Member Louise Slaughter (NY-25), today blasted Speaker Ryan’s removal of Congresswoman Barbara Lee’s (CA-13) amendment sun-setting the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) from the appropriations bill to be considered by the House next week. This bipartisan amendment was adopted on a voice vote by the Hous

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