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Susan Wild opens up about her partner’s death in tearful House floor speech

Fellow lawmakers applaud after Rep. Susan Wild delivers an emotional floor speech about her partner's death.

Rep. Susan Wild delivered an emotional floor speech on the House floor Tuesday, talking about the death of her life partner, Kerry Acker, who died by suicide last month.

Watch: Schumer pays tribute to journalist and former classmate Robert Pear

Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer mourned Washington journalism legend Robert Pear on the Senate floor Wednesday, May 8. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

McConnell Pays Tribute to Barbara Bush
 

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell paid tribute to former first lady Barbara Bush — who died Tuesday at 92 —on the Senate floor Wednesday morning.

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 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.