Rep. Louise Slaughter, who served New York’s 25th District for 31 years, has died.
Last week, the Democratic Congresswoman fell at her home in Washington, D.C and was hospitalized at George Washington University Hospital. She was being treated for a concussion before she passed away.
Slaughter served as the ranking member of the House Committee on Rules and championed women’s rights, co-authoring the Violence Against Women Act that was passed in 1994 and has helped to lower rates of domestic violence in the U.S.
Slaughter was 88 years old.