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Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Representing the 25th District of New York

Press Releases

October 6, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-1), co-chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, and Rep. Judy Chu (CA-27) today reacted to the Trump administration’s interim final rule that would allow any employer to be exempt from the requirement to provide health insurance that includes contraception.

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October 5, 2017 Press Release
Slaughter secured the federal funding that made this new station possible

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) today announced that the Rochester train station’s grand opening will take place this Friday, October 6th. Governor Cuomo and state and local leaders will be joining Slaughter at the event.

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September 28, 2017 Press Release
Program will expire this week if Congress fails to act, impacting 50,000 New York students

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) today led a bipartisan push by the New York Congressional delegation urging Congressional leaders to reauthorize the Perkins student loan program, which expires at the end of this week. New York alone has more than 50,000 students who count on Perkins loans in order to afford college, the highest number of any state.

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September 27, 2017 Press Release
Legislation would strengthen this landmark law as the Trump administration works to undermine its intent

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) has introduced the Patsy Mink Gender Equity in Education Act to provide more resources for schools, school districts, states, and institutions of higher education to fully implement Title IX. This law prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender sex in federally funded educational programs and activities.

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September 26, 2017 Press Release
Funding will be used to implement the Violence Against Women Act, a law Slaughter co-authored

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) today announced that Monroe County has been awarded a $750,000 federal award from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Improving Criminal Justice Responses Program.

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September 22, 2017 Press Release
The center will match this award, bringing the total investment to a million dollars

ROCHESTER, NY — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25), co-chair of the Congressional Arts Caucus, announced today that the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) has awarded a $500,000 grant to the Rochester Museum & Science Center. The center will be matching this grant, bringing the total investment to a million dollars.

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September 12, 2017 Press Release
Award will fund efforts to expand behavioral health workforce

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today announced a $471,155 grant for St. John Fisher College from the Department of Health and Human Services’ Behavioral Health Workforce Education and Training (BHWET) program. St.

September 11, 2017 Press Release
Funding will create jobs while increasing resources for victims and their loved ones

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) today announced that IGNITE has been awarded a $325,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Underserved Program for training and services to combat violence in the deaf and hard-of-hearing community.

September 6, 2017 Press Release
Funding will support improvement of local criminal justice system

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter (NY-25) today announced that Ibero-American Development Corporation has been awarded a $998,640 grant from the U.S. Department of Justice through the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program (BCJI).

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September 5, 2017 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC — Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25) and Congresswoman Diana DeGette (CO-1), co-chairs of the Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus, and Nita Lowey (NY-17), Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee and State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, today condemned the anti-choice provisions included in Fiscal Year 2018 appropriations bills as

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