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Rep. Louise Slaughter

Nov 24, 2014

Slaughter staffer tapped for post

Don Sisson, one of Rep. Louise Slaughter’s longest-serving staffers and a native of Western New York, will become a special assistant to the president for Legislative Affairs. Sisson has worked with Democrats and Republicans for the House Rules Committee since 2004, most recently serving as the committee’s Democratic deputy staff director. Sisson is from Albion, Orleans County. After gra[...]

Nov 19, 2014

Slaughter still top Dem on committee

  The House Democratic Caucus has re-elected Rep. Louise M. Slaughter of Fairport to serve as the top Democratic member of the House Committee on Rules. Slaughter was nominated by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and unanimously approved by her colleagues in the Democratic Caucus. “Having previously served as the first chairwoman of the committee and […]

Dec 17, 2013

Slaughter recognized as defender of children

The First Focus Campaign for Children, a national bipartisan children’s advocacy group, recognizes Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport as a “Defender of Children” for leadership on issues important to children during 2013. “Lots of politicians talk about kids’ issues, but few back it up,” said Bruce Lesley, president of the Campaign for Children. “Rep. Slaughter […]

Nov 21, 2013

Afghan interpreter meets Slaughter

U.S. Rep. Louise Slaughter got a special visit last week when Rochester native Army Capt. Matt Zeller stopped by her Washington, D.C., office with the Afghan interpreter who saved his life during a firefight. Janis Shinwari, the interpreter, aided U.S. forces during Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and was targeted by the Taliban. Slaughter and […]

Jul 10, 2013

Slaughter prompts removal of brochure

The Pentagon, urged by Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport, has removed an offensive and inappropriate brochure on sexual assault and will be conducting a thorough review of sexual assault prevention materials provided to members of the armed forces. The move was prompted by a letter from Slaughter to Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. Slaughter, according to […]

May 9, 2013

Slaughter, Schumer on Wheaties box

Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport has a new distinction — her face on a box of Wheaties, honoring her as “Champion of Science.” She was among 28 members of Congress recognized Wednesday for supporting funding for basic scientific research and commitment to keeping America at the forefront of biomedical and technological innovation. At a “Breakfast […]

Jan 31, 2013

Slaughter commemorates first Social Security check

The seniors who joined Rep. Louise Slaughter on Thursday to celebrate the 73rd anniversary of the first Social Security benefit payment were mere youngsters when it was issued. Slaughter reaffirmed her commitment to protecting retirees by commemorating the occasion at a ceremony at Legacy at Erie Station Independent Senior Living Community in Henrietta. On Jan. […]

Oct 25, 2012

Governor stumping for Slaughter

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo was to be in Greece this morning to join Rep. Louise Slaughter for a special event rally at 10 a.m. at Local 13 Plumbers & Pipefitters Hall, 1850 Mt. Read Blvd. N. The event is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:15 a.m.  

Oct 3, 2012

Slaughter ad ruled ‘inaccurate’

The Fair Campaign Practices Committee has ruled that a Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-Fairport, campaign ad is inaccurate and overstated, although the Slaughter campaign has said it stands by the ad. The ad claims that taxpayers are footing a $423 million bill as a result of scandals on the watch of Slaughter’s opponent in the 25th […]

Jul 25, 2012

Slaughter discusses animals and antibiotics

Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport hosted a congressional briefing Tuesday on the overuse of antibiotics in animals. The only microbiologist in Congress, Slaughter welcomed panelists Will Witherspoon, a linebacker for the NFL’s Tennessee Titans and owner of Shire Gate Farm; Frank Reese, Good Shepherd Poultry Ranch cooperative; and veterinarian and medical expert Dr. Michael Blackwell. […]

Jun 19, 2012

Slaughter secures $15M for Intermodal Station

Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport announced Tuesday that she has secured $15 million in federal TIGER grant to build a new intermodal train and bus station in downtown Rochester. Slaughter, chairwoman and founder of the Upstate Congressional Caucus and a national rail advocate, said the award brings the biggest boost yet to her effort to […]

May 31, 2012

Slaughter trying to curb entry of invasive species

Rep. Louise Slaughter of Fairport, co-chair of the Great Lakes Task Force, has introduced legislation to protect the United States and ecosystems like the Great Lakes from the economic and environmental threats of invasive species. The Invasive Fish and Wildlife Prevention Act of 2012, H.R.5864, would significantly strengthen the ability of federal regulators to make […]

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