Louise Slaughter

US Rep for New York’s 25th District

  • As a trained microbiologist with a master’s degree in public health, Slaughter is the leading expert in Congress on genetics issues.
  • In 2008, Slaughter authored groundbreaking legislation to protect Americans from discrimination by health insurance providers and employers based on genetic makeup.
  • As a member of the House Budget Committee, Slaughter was responsible for securing the first $500 million for breast cancer research from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

"As the only microbiologist in Congress, I’m proud to be on the front lines of that fight."

“At a time when science and facts are under unprecedented assault, the work 314 Action is doing to recruit more scientists to run for office is more important than ever. Standing up for science begins at the ballot box. As the only microbiologist in Congress, I’m proud to be on the front lines of that fight. We've got a country to save, which is why the time has come for scientists to step out of the lab and run for public office.” - Rep. Louise Slaughter, New York's 25th Congressional District