Rep. Louise Slaughter At Hospital Being Treated For a Concussion After Fall

Rules Committee ranking member did not suffer any fractures or broken bones, chief of staff says

Rep. Louise Slaughter, D-N.Y., is in the hospital. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Louise Slaughter, ranking member of the House Rules Committee, is in the hospital being treated for a concussion after falling at her Washington residence last week.

“Congresswoman Slaughter fell at her Washington, D.C. residence last week and was taken to George Washington University Hospital to receive treatment and monitoring for a concussion,” Slaughter’s chief of staff Liam Fitzsimmons said in a statement first provided to Roll Call. “She did not suffer any fractures or broken bones and is receiving excellent care from the world-class medical staff at GW hospital.”

The New York Democrat, first elected in 1986, is one of the longest-serving members of the House. Slaughter, 88, was planning to run for re-election for a 17th term. 

“The congresswoman is tough as nails and she will bring that same spirit to this recovery,” Fitzsimmons said. “We appreciate the outpouring of support and the community’s patience during her recuperation. We will release additional information as it becomes available.”

Slaughter is in stable condition, her office said.

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