Dem Rep. Louise Slaughter, RIP

New York Democratic Rep. Louise Slaughter, dean of the New York congressional delegation, died at 88, her office announced Friday, following a fall at her home last week.

A major fixture in Democratic politics, she was the first woman to lead the powerful House Committee on Rules and was serving her 16th term in Congress.

The New York congresswoman had fallen near her Washington home last week, suffered an injury, and had been hospitalized at George Washington University Hospital.