Slaughter was the representative for New York’s 25th congressional district and was a Democrat. She served from 2013 to 2018.
She was previously the representative for New York’s 28th congressional district as a Democrat from 1993 to 2012; and the representative for New York’s 30th congressional district as a Democrat from 1987 to 1992.
Read our 2017 Report Card for Slaughter.
Slaughter is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot was a member of the House of Representatives in 2018 positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Slaughter sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2013 to Dec 21, 2018. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Slaughter was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 1884 (114th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 206 West Commercial Street in East Rochester, New York, as the “Officer Daryl R. Pierson ...
- H.R. 5019 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 1335 Jefferson Road in Rochester, New York, as the “Specialist Theodore Matthew Glende Post Office”.
- H.R. 1451 (113th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 14 Main Street in Brockport, New York, as the “Staff Sergeant Nicholas J. Reid Post ...
- H.R. 3458 (113th): Fallen Firefighters Assistance Tax Clarification Act of 2013
- H.R. 1506 (111th): To provide that claims of the United States to certain documents relating to Franklin Delano Roosevelt shall be treated as waived and relinquished in certain circumstances.
- H.R. 493 (110th): Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act of 2008
- H.R. 4178 (102nd): DES Education and Research Amendments of 1992
Does 12 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Slaughter sponsored bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (20%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Education (17%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Environmental Protection (9%) Law (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Crime and Law Enforcement (6%)
Some of Slaughter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 4199: Pharmaceutical Stewardship Act of 2017
- H.R. 3828 (115th): Patsy T. Mink Gender Equity in Education Act of 2017
- H.R. 2819: Political Intelligence Transparency Act of 2017
- H.R. 2734: Trade Enforcement and Trade Deficit Reduction Act
- H.R. 2578 (115th): Employee Benefits Protection Act of 2017
- H.R. 2277: End Congressional Stock Market Abuse Act of 2017
- H.Res. 251 (115th): Expressing support for designation of the weeks of April 9, 2017, through ...
From Jan 1987 to Mar 2018, Slaughter missed 1,329 of 19,559 roll call votes, which is 6.8%. This is much worse than the median of 2.5% among the lifetime records of representatives serving in Mar 2018. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- United States Congressional Roll Call Voting Records, 1789-1990 by Howard L. Rosenthal and Keith T. Poole.
- Martis’s “The Historical Atlas of Political Parties in the United States Congress”, via Keith Poole’s roll call votes data set, for political party affiliation for Members of Congress from 1789 through about year 2000
- GPO Member Guide for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills