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Gillibrand issues statement on the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

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Washington, DC -- U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand today released the following statement on the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter:
"I am deeply saddened that my dear friend and colleague Louise Slaughter has passed away. As a long-serving leader of the House Rules Committee, she tirelessly fought for Democratic principles and gave a voice to those who needed it. Louise devoted her life to serving the Rochester community, she never wavered in her fierce defense of our shared values as Americans, and she was one of the kindest and most compassionate colleagues I've ever had. She was a brilliant microbiologist who worked tirelessly to make our food supply safer, she was a moral leader who passed the Stock Act to prevent corruption in Congress, and she was a proud New Yorker who fought to bring high-speed rail to our state.   Louise will be remembered as one of the great, pioneering women in our country's history, and it was an honor to serve alongside her in Congress. I offer my heartfelt prayers and condolences to her entire family."