U.S. Congress To Honor New York Legislator This Week
About one month after the New York Representative died, U.S. Congress will honor her.
On Wednesday, April 18, congressional leaders will honor deceased New York Democratic Representative, Louise Slaughter. According to Politico, the memorial begins at 4 p.m. and will include a presentation of the colors by the Air Force Color Guard, invocation delivered by retiring House Chaplain Patrick Conroy, and the singing of the song Amazing Grace.
Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, is expected to speak, as well as House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, who is also from New York. Paul Tonko, from New York, Gwen Moore, Doris Matsui and Rosa DeLauro will also pay tribute to Louise during the memorial, as stated in the article.
Slaughter died at age 88 on March 16, 2018. She was hospitalized for several days after a fall in her home. She represented Western New York for 30 years, according to Politico.
Earlier that day, Slaughter's family will have a tree planting in her honor.