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House Leaders to Hold Memorial for Slaughter

April 18 service in Statuary Hall will be open to members and late New York congresswoman’s family

The late Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., will be honored in a House memorial service April 18 in Statuary Hall. (Tom Williams/Roll Call file photo)
The late Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., will be honored in a House memorial service April 18 in Statuary Hall. (Tom Williams/Roll Call file photo)

The House will hold a memorial service in Statuary Hall on April 18 to honor the late Rep. Louise Slaughter, Speaker Paul D. Ryan and Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi announced Thursday. 

The 4 p.m. service will be open to members of Congress, Slaughter’s family and invited guests. 

Slaughter died March 16 after being hospitalized for a fall. The 88-year-old New York Democrat was the oldest sitting member of Congress. She made House history as the first women to chair the Rules Committee. 

Dozens of lawmakers attended the official funeral service for Slaughter in Rochester on March 23.

Watch: Remembering a Life: Louise M. Slaughter

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