Many, from politicians to journalists, offered their respects on social media.
I'm sending condolences to Congresswoman Slaughter's family and loved ones from all of us here — this is a huge loss of a truly kind and fierce woman. We're holding you in our hearts. https://t.co/BJj2IFZdk2
— Tom Perez (@TomPerez) March 16, 2018
It was my great privilege to serve with Rep. @LouiseSlaughter and to benefit from her friendship and wise counsel for 30 years. Her loss will be deeply felt. May it be a comfort to her family to know that so many around the country mourn with them. https://t.co/sUHsrpPaLA pic.twitter.com/jb0xSl9FNm
— Nancy Pelosi (@NancyPelosi) March 16, 2018
I'm heartbroken to hear of the passing of my friend and colleague Rep. @louiseslaughter. She was smart, tough & kind — and never stopped fighting for women & working families. My deepest condolences are with her family, friends & staff. https://t.co/OUihcwjRGU
— Rep. Betty McCollum (@BettyMcCollum04) March 16, 2018
My heart is heavy. Having served with @louiseslaughter on the Rules Committee, I knew her to be a tough-as-nails role model and extraordinary communicator. She was the House’s biggest champion against antibiotic misuse and a tireless fighter for the arts. We will miss her dearly.
— Chellie Pingree (@chelliepingree) March 16, 2018
My internship with @louiseslaughter was the only reason I got my 1st job in Rochester, out of college. Her name, presence & character translated everywhere. She was pure class & a true force. https://t.co/I6aR8hhGzs
— Seth Piccirillo (@SethPicc) March 16, 2018
Saddened to learn of the passing of @louiseslaughter. As the first woman to hold the House Rules Committee gavel & co-author of the Violence Against Women Act, just to name a couple, she was a trailblazer & champion on women's issues. My thoughts & prayers are with her family. https://t.co/wpuwjW9sZL
— Senator Cortez Masto (@SenCortezMasto) March 16, 2018
Congresswoman @louiseslaughter was loved by the God who made her and respected by her colleagues. We worked on different sides of the aisle, but kindness and dignity characterized every piece of our friendship.
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— Rep. Doug Collins (@RepDougCollins) March 16, 2018
Saddened to hear of the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter @louiseslaughter. Her work in Congress will not be forgotten, and I thank her for her years of service. My thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends during this difficult time.
— Rep. Henry Cuellar (@RepCuellar) March 16, 2018
I extend my deepest condolences on the passing of @LouiseSlaughter. Above all else, Louise was always a great reflection of the community and people she represented – a strong, principled and resilient public servant who dedicated much of her life to helping her neighbors.
— Cheryl Dinolfo (@CherylDinolfo) March 16, 2018
Very sad to hear of the passing of my colleague @louiseslaughter. Louise & I chaired the Congressional Arts Caucus together where we worked closely on issues important to the arts community. Heidi & I extend our heartfelt condolences to the Slaughter family & her staff.
— Rep. Leonard Lance (@RepLanceNJ7) March 16, 2018
Mourning the loss of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter today. Louise was a trailblazer who paved the way for so many other women in Congress. As the first woman to chair the House Rules Committee, she was a force in our fight for women and working families. She will be missed.
— Rep. Terri A. Sewell (@RepTerriSewell) March 16, 2018
My friendship with my colleague Rep. @LouiseSlaughter went beyond politics. Louise’s kind words and counsel were a source of comfort for me while overcoming my own recent, deep personal loss. I mourn the passing of a dear friend and extend sincere condolences to her loved ones.
— Rep Dan Newhouse (@RepNewhouse) March 16, 2018
Heartbroken & shocked to hear about the passing of my dear friend Louise Slaughter. She was a trailblazer who dedicated her life to fighting for women and families. My thoughts are with her children and grandchildren.
— Rep. Lois Frankel (@RepLoisFrankel) March 16, 2018
Saddened to hear of the death of my colleague from across the aisle, @louiseslaughter. It was a pleasure to serve with the gentlelady from New York in Congress.
— Martha McSally (@RepMcSally) March 16, 2018
.@louiseslaughter was feisty, wickedly smart and unfailingly kind. Sending love to her 3 children and 7 grandchildren today.
— Kyrsten Sinema (@RepSinema) March 16, 2018
I'm deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Rep. @LouiseSlaughter. She was a powerful champion for progressive issues and a true friend to Israeli security and Mideast peace. Our sincere condolences go out to her family, friends and colleagues.
— Jeremy Ben-Ami (@JeremyBenAmi) March 16, 2018
I first met @louiseslaughter at a White House dinner in 1998. She was my seatmate at President Clinton's table and we had a ball talking like old friends. Without question, she helped make that an unforgettable night. RIP, dear one.
— Jonathan Capehart (@CapehartJ) March 16, 2018
Very, very sad to hear of Louise Slaughter's death. She was always incredibly kind & patient toward me, as well as being a really good member of Congress. RIP
— John Bresnahan (@BresPolitico) March 16, 2018
There were few more passionate, caring and justice-minded people in Congress than Louise Slaughter. I was proud to have her as a friend, to work with her for weekend voting and other good causes. She was fiesty and determined even at 88. I am deeply saddened by her death
— Norman Ornstein (@NormOrnstein) March 16, 2018
Kind, thoughtful, determined – the first three words that come to mind when I think of Louise Slaughter. pic.twitter.com/uTCn7yMfMH
— Mike Quigley (@RepMikeQuigley) March 16, 2018
Sad to hear of the passing of my colleague and friend @LouiseSlaughter. She was a powerful voice in Congress throughout her truly impressive career. My sincere condolences to her family and loved ones.
— Ruben Gallego (@RepRubenGallego) March 16, 2018
WNY and the Democratic Party lost one of its strongest fighters with the passing of Louise Slaughter. I had the pleasure to know Louise well. She was a tremendous advocate for our region. I will miss her and our entire region will as well.https://t.co/Si6ZZqa7Yf
— Mark Poloncarz (@markpoloncarz) March 16, 2018
Saddened to see this news. Congresswoman Louise Slaughter was a fierce advocate for WNY and an especially strong voice for women, the LGBTQ community, and our country's students. Her lifetime of commitment to public service will live on in the many she helped. https://t.co/61ZgEn99RD
— Timothy M. Kennedy (@SenKennedy) March 16, 2018
I am sad to learn about the passing of Louise Slaughter. Louise worked tirelessly to help improve the lives of those in the Rochester region and WNY. It was an honor to serve in the House with her over the years. My deepest sympathies go out to her family. She will be missed.
— Tom Reed (@RepTomReed) March 16, 2018
I am deeply saddened to hear about the passing of my colleague Congresswoman @LouiseSlaughter. I send my condolences to her loved ones during this time of mourning. The House of Representatives has lost a great leader.
— Rep.Vicente Gonzalez (@RepGonzalez) March 16, 2018