Congresswoman Clarke Statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) issued this statement on the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25):
“Words can’t adequately express the sense of sadness I feel to receive word of the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, the Dean of the New York Congressional Delegation. Ms. Slaughter dedicated her life’s work to the people of western New York and indeed, all Americans across our great nation. She embodied a spirit of strength, wisdom, grace, and beauty inside and out. She represented the very best of the American spirit, our values, and our ideals.
“She was a trailblazer and was the first woman to serve as Chair and Ranking Member of the powerful House Rules Committee. She commanded the respect and admiration of her colleagues. Having had the honor of serving with her has enriched my passion for service and my commitment to fight for the most vulnerable amongst us. She was indeed a woman on whose shoulders I stand.
“The United States Congress has lost an esteemed leader. The New York delegation has lost a beloved Dean and I have lost a cherished friend and mentor.
“It was my great privilege to serve with Louise. She will be missed immensely.
‘My thoughts are with her three daughters; Megan, Amy, and Emily, and her grandchildren, and great-grandchildren.”
Issues: 115th Congress