Rep. Louise Slaughter

Representative from New York’s 25th District, Democrat

Slaughter, a Democrat, has been the representative for New York's 25th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

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).

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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)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Slaughter for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Louise Slaughter sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Slaughter sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Health (18%) Education (15%) Government Operations and Politics (15%) Foreign Trade and International Finance (15%) Environmental Protection (15%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Labor and Employment (6%) Civil Rights and Liberties, Minority Issues (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Slaughter’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Slaughter’s Vote Vote Description
Nay H.R. 2576: Frank R. Lautenberg Chemical Safety for the 21st Century Act
May 24, 2016. Passed.
No 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.
Aye H.R. 4038: American SAFE Act of 2015
Nov 19, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 1737: Reforming CFPB Indirect Auto Financing Guidance Act
Nov 18, 2015. Passed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1987 to Dec 2016, Slaughter missed 1,217 of 18,735 roll call votes, which is 6.5%. This is much worse than the median of 2.4% 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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Primary Sources

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