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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Representing the 25th District of New York

Press Releases

November 16, 2017 Press Release
More than 42,100 people in Monroe County would lose the student loan interest deduction; 290,000 teachers in New York would lose the educator expense deduction

WASHINGTON, DC — As the House prepares to vote this afternoon on the Republican bill to provide tax cuts to the wealthy, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and colleges and universities throughout Monroe County today highlighted its especially harmful impacts on area students and teachers.

November 15, 2017 Press Release
Also voted against making amendments in order that would preserve SALT, medical expense, and student loan interest tax deductions

WASHINGTON, DC — During a House Committee on Rules meeting late last night on the Republican bill to provide tax cuts for the wealthy, committee Republicans voted against making several amendments in order under their closed rule, including a Republican amendment to fight sexual assault.

November 14, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — House Committee on Rules Ranking Member Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) gave the following statement at a committee meeting this evening as House Republican leaders work to jam their bill to provide a massive tax cut for the wealthy through the House. It would raise taxes for many middle class families nationwide while increasing the deficit by $1.5 trillion.

November 13, 2017 Press Release

ROCHESTER, NY — Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) released the following statement on the passing of Tom Cray, founder of the Veterans Outreach Center in Rochester and her first district director:

November 7, 2017 Press Release
Closed and structured rules have blocked more than 1300 amendments so far this year on everything from protecting DACA recipients to debating our military’s role abroad

WASHINGTON, DC — Rules Committee Ranking Member Louise Slaughter (NY-25) issued the following statement after House Republican leaders broke the record for closed rules, making this session of the 115th Congress the most closed session in history. There have now been 49 closed rules this year, which block all amendments.

November 7, 2017 Press Release
Martin Luther King III, Norm Ornstein, and Bill Wachtel join call for passage of the Weekend Voting Act

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) today led members of Congress and voting rights advocates Martin Luther King III, civil rights leader and president of the group Why Tuesday?, and Norm Ornstein and Bill Wachtel, co-founders Why Tuesday?, at a press conference calling for passage of H.R. 1094, the Weekend Voting Act.

November 3, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today announced that Harris Corporation will be awarded contract expected to total approximately $40 million from the Department of Defense to equip the new Security Force Assistance Brigade (SFAB) with its radio systems.

November 1, 2017 Press Release
H.R. 490 violates Roe v. Wade, which guarantees women's constitutional right to abortion services

WASHINGTON, DC — Ahead of a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing today, Reps. Louise Slaughter (D-NY) and Diana DeGette (D-CO), co-chairs of the Congressional Pro Choice Caucus, condemned an unconstitutional bill introduced by Rep.

October 30, 2017 Press Release
Legislation would hold pharmaceutical companies accountable for safe disposal of drugs

ROCHESTER, NY – While marking National Drug Take Back Day at the Fairport Police Department today, Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25), the only microbiologist in Congress, announced the introduction of The Pharmaceutical Stewardship Act to help address the nation’s overwhelming opioid abuse epidemic.