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)
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.”

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