WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Sanford D. Bishop, Jr. (GA-02) issued the following statement concerning the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter:
“I am deeply saddened to learn of the passing of my friend and colleague, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter. She was a committed advocate for upstate New York and a true pioneer for women in politics and beyond.
“As Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Rules Committee, she had a direct and profound impact on the direction and priorities of Congress. It was a responsibility she took seriously and one that she carried out with passion and thoughtful intensity.
 “She was a champion for her district and for our country as a whole. She will truly be missed, and my most heartfelt prayers go out to her family during this difficult time of loss.”
Congresswoman Slaughter passed away Friday, March 16, 2018 at the age of 88. A former microbiologist, she has served in Congress since 1986, representing Rochester and the surrounding area in upstate New York. She was the first woman to lead the House Rules Committee.