Slaughter, a Democrat, is the representative for New York's 25th congressional district (view map) and has served since Jan 3, 2013. Slaughter is next up for reelection in 2018.
She was previously the representative for New York's 28th congressional district (1993-2012); and the representative for New York's 30th congressional district (1987-1992).
Read our 2016 Report Card for Slaughter.
Slaughter is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives 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 has sponsored and cosponsored. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
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. 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
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%) Government Operations and Politics (20%) Education (17%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (11%) Labor and Employment (9%) Environmental Protection (9%) Law (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: 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: Employee Benefits Protection Act of 2017
- 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 ...
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H.R. 2842: Accelerating Individuals into the Workforce Act
Jun 23, 2017. Passed 377/34.
H.R. 2842 connects low-income Americans looking for work with employers looking to fill job openings, including through apprenticeships and other forms of on-the-job training. Specifically, the legislation provides funding for states to subsidize employment for a limited time for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) ...
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. 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 Dec 2017, Slaughter missed 1,310 of 19,419 roll call votes, which is 6.7%. 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:
- @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
- GPO.gov/FDSys, for sponsored bills