Read our 2016 Report Card for Slaughter.
Our unique analysis of the bills Slaughter has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into her position in the House of Representatives.
Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Slaughter is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)
Louise Slaughter sits on the following committees:
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. 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. 2275 (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
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 about one third or more 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 sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Health (20%) Environmental Protection (17%) Government Operations and Politics (17%) Education (14%) Law (9%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%)
Some of Slaughter’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 2734: To require the Department of Commerce to address the trade deficits between the ...
- H.R. 2578: To amend the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 and the National ...
- H.R. 2277: End Congressional Stock Market Abuse Act of 2017
- H.Res. 251: Expressing support for designation of the weeks of April 9, 2017, through April ...
- H.R. 1960: Supreme Court Ethics Act of 2017
- H.R. 1587: Preservation of Antibiotics for Medical Treatment Act of 2017
- H.R. 1094: Weekend Voting Act
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H.Res. 937: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (S. 2943) to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2017 for military activities of the Department ...
Dec 1, 2016. Passed 277/139.
H.Res. 546: Providing for consideration of the conference report to accompany the bill (H.R. 22) to authorize funds for Federal-aid ...
Dec 3, 2015. Passed 384/40.
H.R. 4038: American SAFE Act of 2015
Nov 19, 2015. Passed 289/137.
A bill that would expand background checks on Iraqi and Syrian refugees hoping to enter the United States has moved quickly through congressional procedures. H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies SAFE Act, received a House vote on November 19, just two days after ...
H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.
From Jan 1987 to May 2017, Slaughter missed 1,306 of 19,020 roll call votes, which is 6.9%. This is much worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 255 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- Congress-Legislators, a community project collecting election 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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills