Pocan Statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter
WASHINGTON, DC (March 16, 2018) – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement regarding the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25).
“Louise Slaughter was one of the strongest voices in Congress for New Yorkers and the American people. From her work on the economy and trade agreements, to her role on the House Rules Committee, Louise was a fighter and a tireless champion. Serving with relentless passion, grace, and wisdom, Louise lent her voice and leadership to so many important issues.
“From my earliest days on Capitol Hill, Louise was there to serve as a mentor. Whether it was meeting to discuss the issues facing the American people or sharing a meal together, Louise welcomed me with open arms. With her passing, Congress has lost an extraordinary leader and a remarkable friend. My thoughts go out to Louise’s family, friends, and staff during this time.”