A spokesperson for long-time Congresswoman Louise Slaughter said she is recovering from a fall last week at her Washington, D.C. residence. The 88-year-old Democrat was taken to George Washington University Hospital to receive treatment and monitoring for a concussion.
Her office said she did not suffer any broken bones or fractures. She remains at the hospital.
“The congresswoman is tough as nails and she will bring that same spirit to this recovery,” Chief of Staff Liam Fitzsimmons said. “We appreciate the outpouring of support and the community’s patience during her recuperation. We will release additional information as it becomes available.”
In 2012, Slaughter spent a month in a Rochester hospital recovering from a broken leg she suffered when she fell during an event in New York City. She was unable to travel to Washington during the recovery period.
Slaughter has been a member of Congress for more than three decades. Republican Jim Maxwell is challenging the incumbent this year.