Rep. Payne, Jr. Statement on the Passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

Mar 16, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Donald M. Payne, Jr., issued the following statement on the passing of Rep. Louise Slaughter:

“Rep. Slaughter was a fierce champion for women and workers throughout the country. She was a thoughtful leader with a cutting wit that was second to none. Every time I left her presence, I left with a smile. Rep. Slaughter was truly one of the best human beings I ever met in my life. My father, the late Rep. Donald M. Payne, Sr., and I both had the privilege to serve alongside Rep. Slaughter. Her passing is deeply saddening for all of us in Congress, but her lifetime of service to this nation will be celebrated by the American people.”