Congresswoman Slaughter’s husband passes away

Co-Chair of the Pro-Choice Caucus Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., speaks during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 25, 2014. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

WASHINGTON, D.C. (WIVB) – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter is mourning the loss of her husband of 57 years.

Her office issued a statement saying the lawmaker’s husband Robert passed away Tuesday in Washington, D.C. at the age of 82.

The statement went on to say, “Mrs. Slaughter and her family deeply appreciate the thoughts and prayers of the community as they work through this difficult time.” provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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