March 16, 2018
Press Release

NEW YORK, N.Y. –  Congressman Adriano Espaillat (NY-13) issued the following statement upon hearing news of the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, dean of the New York congressional delegation:

“Words cannot truly express how devastating the news on the passing of my dear friend and colleague, Congresswoman Louise Slaughter, dean of the New York congressional delegation. I extend my heartfelt condolences to her friends, family and congressional staff. Beloved and admired by all who knew her, Louise was an icon. She took me under her wing as she did with other Members, and I know her legacy will live on. I offer my heartfelt sympathies and prayers to her three daughters, grandchildren and the entire Slaughter family. May God comfort each of them during this time of bereavement.”

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First elected to Congress in 2016, Rep. Adriano Espaillat is serving his first term in Congress where he serves as a member of the influential U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and the House Select Committee on Small Business.  He is a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus (CHC) and serves in a leadership role as CHC Freshman Representative to the Democratic Caucus. He is also chairman of the CHC Task Force for Transportation, Infrastructure and Housing.  Rep. Espaillat’s Congressional District includes Harlem, East Harlem, northern Manhattan and the north-west Bronx. To find out more about Rep. Espaillat, visit online at

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