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}}{{tnr}}'''Louise McIntosh Slaughter''' (b. August 14, 1929, in Harlan County, Kentucky) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 25th congressional district]]. Slaughter was first elected to the House in 1986 and is currently serving her fourteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on [[New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Before redistricting in 2012 Slaughter had previously served [[New York's 28th congressional district]]. ''Politico'' reports that [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]] has made her district far less favorable to Democrats.<ref name="pol">[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74208.html ''Politico'' "Incumbents at risk in final N.Y. map," March 19, 2012]</ref>
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}}{{tnr}}'''Louise McIntosh Slaughter''' (b. August 14, 1929, in Harlan County, Kentucky) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[United States House of Representatives]] representing [[New York's 25th congressional district]]. Slaughter was first elected to the House in 1986 and is currently serving her fourteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on [[New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]. Before redistricting in 2012, Slaughter had previously served [[New York's 28th congressional district]]. ''Politico'' reports that [[Redistricting in New York|redistricting]] has made her district far less favorable to Democrats.<ref name="pol">[http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0312/74208.html ''Politico'' "Incumbents at risk in final N.Y. map," March 19, 2012]</ref>
  
 
Slaughter is set to run for re-election in [[New York's 25th congressional district]] in the general election on [[New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].
 
Slaughter is set to run for re-election in [[New York's 25th congressional district]] in the general election on [[New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]].

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Louise Slaughter
Louise Slaughter.jpg
U.S. House, New York, District 25
Incumbent
In office
January 3, 1987-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 27
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorAnn Marie Buerkle (R)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 6, 2012
Cost per vote$13.74 in 2012
First electedNovember 4, 1986
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Campaign $$6,082,346
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
New York State Assembly
1983–1986
Education
Bachelor'sUniversity of Kentucky
Master'sUniversity of Kentucky
Personal
BirthdayAugust 14, 1929
Place of birthHarlan County, Kentucky
ProfessionPharmaceuticals Marketing
Net worth$2,637,010
ReligionEpiscopalian
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Louise McIntosh Slaughter (b. August 14, 1929, in Harlan County, Kentucky) is a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives representing New York's 25th congressional district. Slaughter was first elected to the House in 1986 and is currently serving her fourteenth consecutive term, having won re-election on November 6, 2012. Before redistricting in 2012, Slaughter had previously served New York's 28th congressional district. Politico reports that redistricting has made her district far less favorable to Democrats.[1]

Slaughter is set to run for re-election in New York's 25th congressional district in the general election on November 4, 2014.

Prior to being elected to the House Slaughter was a member of the New York State Assembly from 1983 to 1986.[2]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Slaughter is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning she will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Slaughter was born in Harlan County, Kentucky. She earned a B.A. and an M.A. from the University of Kentucky in 1951 and 1953 respectively.[2]

Career

After earning her degrees, Slaughter went to work for a major chemicals manufacturer doing market research.[3] She served in the Monroe County (New York) Legislature from 1976 to 1979, as regional coordinator to then-Secretary of State Mario Cuomo from 1976 to 1978, and to then-Lt. Gov. Mario Cuomo from 1979-82. She served in the New York State Assembly from 1982 to 1986.[4]

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Slaughter serves on the following committees:[5]

2011-2012

Slaughter served on the following committees:[6]

Issues

Legislative actions

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1%) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14% of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[8] For more information pertaining to Slaughter's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[9]

National security

National Defense Authorization Act

Voted "No" Slaughter voted in opposition of HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[10]

Department of Homeland Security Appropriations

Voted "No" Slaughter voted in opposition of HR 2217 - the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Keystone Pipeline Amendment

Voted "Yes" Slaughter voted in favor of House Amendment 69, which would have amended HR 3 to "require that the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration, in consultation with the Department of Homeland Security, conduct a study of the vulnerabilities of the Keystone XL pipeline to a terrorist attack and certify that necessary protections have been put in place." The amendment failed on May 22, 2013, with a vote of 176 - 239 and was largely along party lines.[10]

Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act

Voted "No" Slaughter voted in opposition of HR 624 - the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act. The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill would allow federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities.[11] The bill was largely supported by Republicans but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm Bill
See also: United States Farm Bill 2013

Voted "No" Slaughter voted against the Farm Bill on July 11, 2013. The bill passed in a 216-208 vote.[12] The bill passed included farm policy, but did not include food stamps.[13]

King Amendment

Slaughter signed a letter sent to Collin Peterson in August 2013, asking him to keep Steve King's amendment out of the final Farm Bill.[14] The "Protect Interstate Commerce Act" amendment prevents states from applying their own laws on agricultural products to agricultural products from another state.[15]. King introduced the amendment in response to a law in California, requiring a larger size cage for egg-producing chickens. King represents Iowa, which is a large egg producer.

Immigration

Morton Memos Enforcement Prohibition

Voted "No" Slaughter voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[16] The vote largely followed party lines.[17]

Healthcare

Repealing Obamacare

Voted "No" Slaughter has voted against all attempts to repeal or delay the implementation of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.[18]

Social issues

Abortion

Voted "No" Slaughter voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196. The purpose of the bill is to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[19]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Voted "Yes" Slaughter voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. She was 1 of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[20]

Elections

2014

See also: New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2014

Slaughter is set to run for re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. If she runs, she will seek the Democratic nomination in the primary election. The general election takes place November 4, 2014.

2012

New York's 25th congressional district elections, 2012

Slaughter won re-election in 2012. Due to New York's redistricting, she ran in the newly redrawn 25th district. She was unopposed in the Democratic and Working Families Party primaries and defeated Maggie Brooks (R) in the November 6, 2012, general election.[21][22]

Redistricting has made Slaughter's new district less favorable to her.[1]

U.S. House, New York District 25 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngLouise Slaughter Incumbent 55.7% 179,810
     Republican Maggie Brooks 41.3% 133,389
     N/A Blank/Void/Scattering 3% 9,561
Total Votes 322,760
Source: New York State Board of Elections "U.S. House of Representatives Results"

Full history


Campaign donors

Comprehensive donor information for Slaughter is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Slaughter raised a total of $6,082,346 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 23, 2013.[36]

Louise Slaughter's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $2,278,708
2010 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $720,705
2008 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $822,542
2006 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $510,564
2004 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $584,409
2002 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $711,382
2000 U.S. House of Representatives (New York, District 28) Won $454,036
Grand Total Raised $6,082,346

Individual breakdown

2014

Candidates for Congress are required to file up to seven main reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Slaughter’s reports.[37]

Louise Slaughter (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[38]April 15, 2013$24,826.60$67,403.87$(17,069.30)$75,161.17
July Quarterly[39]July 15, 2013$75,161.17$150,686.31$(53,119.96)$172,727.52
Running totals
$218,090.18$(70,189.26)


2012

Breakdown of the source of Slaughter's campaign funds before the 2012 election.

Slaughter won election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Slaughter's campaign committee raised a total of $2,278,709 and spent $2,469,257.[40]

Cost per vote

Slaughter spent $13.74 per vote received in 2012.

2010

Breakdown of the source of Slaughter's campaign funds before the 2010 election.
Slaughter was re-elected to the U.S. House in 2010 for a thirteenth term. Her campaign committee raised a total of $720,705 and spent $843,659.[41]
U.S. House, New York District 25, 2010 - Louise Slaughter Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $720,705
Total Spent $843,659
Total Raised by General Election Opponent $26,595
Total Spent by General Election Opponent $20,298
Top contributors to Louise Slaughter's campaign committee
Harris Corp$16,500
Constellation Brands$13,400
American Assn for Justice$10,000
American Crystal Sugar$10,000
American Federation of Teachers$10,000
Top 5 industries that contributed to campaign committee
Public Sector Unions$66,000
Transportation Unions$38,500
Industrial Unions$38,000
Lawyers/Law Firms$36,435
Misc Manufacturing & Distributing$35,375

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Slaughter is a "far left Democrat" as of June 21, 2013.[42]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[43]

Owens most often votes with:

Owens least often votes with:


Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Slaughter missed 1,076 of 16,306 roll call votes from Jan 1987 to Apr 2013, which is 6.6% of votes during that period. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. [44]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Slaughter paid her congressional staff a total of $1,070,488 in 2011. Overall, New York ranked 28th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[45]

Net worth

See also: Net Worth of United States Senators and Representatives

2011

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Slaughter's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $1,664,020 to $3,610,000. That averages to $2,637,010, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic House members in 2011 of $5,107,874. Her average net worth increased by 10.47% from 2010.[46]

2010

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Slaughter's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $1,464,018 to $3,310,000. Averaging to a net worth of $2,387,009 which was lower than the average net worth of Democrats in 2010 of $4,465,875.[47]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

2012

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Information on Slaughter's votes in 2012 is unavailable.[48]

2011

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Slaughter ranked 40th in the liberal rankings among members of the U.S. House.[49]

Voting with party

June 2013

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus. According to the website, Louise Slaughter has voted with the Democratic Party 93.3% of the time, which ranked 76th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[50]

Personal

Slaughter is a native of Harlan County, Kentucky, but lived most of her life in Rochester, New York's suburb of Fairport. She is married to Robert Slaughter and has three daughters and seven grandchildren.[51]

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See also

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Politico "Incumbents at risk in final N.Y. map," March 19, 2012
  2. 2.0 2.1 Biographical Directory of the United States Congress "SLAUGHTER, Louise McIntosh, (1929 - )"
  3. Louise Slaughter, Western New York's Progressive Spirit "About Louise"
  4. Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District "Biography"
  5. CQ.com, "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress"
  6. Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District "Committee Assignments"
  7. House of Representatives Committee on Rules, David Dreier, Chairman "Subcommittees of the Committee on Rules"
  8. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, First Session of the 112th Congress," accessed September 5, 2013
  9. Congressional Record, "Resume of Congressional Activity, Second Session of the 113th Congress," accessed March 4, 2014
  10. 10.0 10.1 10.2 10.3 Project Vote Smart, "Representative Slaughter's Voting Records on National Security," accessed October 10, 2013
  11. The Library of Congress, "H.R.624 Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (Referred in Senate - RFS)," accessed August 27, 2013
  12. Vote Smart, "Slaughter on agriculture", accessed October 10, 2013
  13. New York Times, "House Republicans Push Through Farm Bill, Without Food Stamps", accessed September 17, 2013
  14. Vote Smart, "Letter to Ranking Member Collin Peterson, House Committee on Agriculture - Reject Rep. King's Provision on Farm Bill", accessed September 23, 2013
  15. Time.com, "King Farm Bill Amendment Angers Animal Advocates", accessed September 18, 2013
  16. The Library of Congress, "H.AMDT.136," accessed August 28, 2013
  17. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Slaughter's Voting Records on Immigration," accessed October 10, 2013
  18. Project Vote Smart, "Representative Slaughter's Voting Records on Issue: Health and Health Care," accessed October 10, 2013
  19. Project Vote Smart, "Slaughter on abortion," accessed October 10, 2013
  20. U.S. House "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.
  21. AP/CSPAN "New York-Summary Vote Report," June 26, 2012
  22. Politico "2012 Election Map, New York"
  23. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2010," accessed March 28, 2013
  24. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 2008," accessed March 28, 2013
  25. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2006," accessed March 28, 2013
  26. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 2, 2004," accessed March 28, 2013
  27. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 2002," accessed March 28, 2013
  28. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 7, 2000," accessed March 28, 2013
  29. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1998," accessed March 28, 2013
  30. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 5, 1996," accessed March 28, 2013
  31. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1994," accessed March 28, 2013
  32. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 3, 1992," accessed March 28, 2013
  33. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 6, 1990," accessed March 28, 2013
  34. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 8, 1988," accessed March 28, 2013
  35. U.S. Congress House Clerk, "Statistics of the Congressional Election of November 4, 1986," accessed March 28, 2013
  36. Open Secrets "Career Fundraising for Louise Slaughter" March 2013
  37. Federal Election Commission "Louise Slaughter Summary Report," Accessed August 1, 2013
  38. Federal Election Commission "Louise Slaughter April Quarterly," Accessed August 1st, 2013
  39. Federal Election Commission "Louise Slaughter July Quarterly," Accessed July 30, 2013
  40. Open Secrets "Louise Slaughter 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed March 1, 2013
  41. Open Secrets "Louise M. Slaughter 2010 Election Data," Accessed December 28, 2011
  42. Gov Track "Slaughter" Accessed June 21, 2013
  43. OpenCongress, "Louise Slaughter," Accessed August 7, 2013
  44. GovTrack, "Louise Slaughter" Accessed April 2013
  45. LegiStorm, "Louis M. Slaughter," Accessed October 1, 2012
  46. OpenSecrets.org "Louise M. Slaughter (D-NY), 2011," accessed February 21, 2013
  47. OpenSecrets.org, "Louis M. Slaughter (D-NY), 2010," Accessed October 1, 2012
  48. National Journal, "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," March 7, 2013
  49. National Journal, "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012
  50. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed June 6, 2013
  51. Congresswoman Louise M. Slaughter, Serving the People of New York's 28th District "Biography"
Political offices
Preceded by
Ann Marie Buerkle
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 25
2013–Present
Succeeded by
'
Preceded by
Matthew F. McHugh
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 28
1993–2013
Succeeded by
Now defunct
Preceded by
Fred J. Eckert
U.S. House of Representatives - New York District 30
1987-1993
Succeeded by
Jack Quinn
Preceded by
'
New York State Assembly - District 130
1983–1986
Succeeded by
'