WASHINGTON, D.C.—House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) released the following statement on the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (D-NY):

“I’m saddened by the news of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter’s passing. For more than thirty years, Louise served her New York constituents and our nation with honor and grace in the House. She loved the debate and was an outspoken advocate for her principles, but always showed great respect for those on the other side of the issues — an example for all Americans that we can disagree without being disagreeable. I was honored to have known Louise Slaughter, and I am keeping her loved ones in my prayers at this time.”