Representative Louise Slaughter (D-NY), died after being hospitalized with a concussion from a fall at her Washington, D.C. home earlier this week.
The 88-year-old Democrat had represented the Rochester, New York area since 1987.
Slaughter made a lasting impact as the Chair of the House Rules Committee from 2007 to 2009. The Committee determines how bills reach the floor for a vote.
At the time of her death, she was the Committee’s ranking minority member.
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