Rep. Louise Slaughter (D-28th District)
By Jill Terreri
Rep. Louise Slaughter fell and broke her leg while she was at an event in New York City, her office said today.
Slaughter, 82, will miss the signing on Wednesday of the STOCK Act, legislation she championed that prohibits members of Congress and their staff members from using information they learn in the course of their government duties from informing their stock trades.
"While in New York City for an event honoring women leaders in public service, Congresswoman Slaughter accidentally fell and broke her leg," her office said. "She's in good spirits and her doctors anticipate she will be back at work when the House reconvenes April 16."
Slaughter, D-Fairport, is facing a challenge from Monroe County Executive Maggie Brooks this fall. Brooks, a Republican, has been raising money and organizing a campaign staff.
Slaughter's office said Slaughter "looks forward to getting back on her feet and continuing her fight for the hard working families of Western New York through November and into her next term."
Her office said the accident happened Monday, and she is recuperating in New York City.
Rochester Democrat and Chronicle