NEW YORK, N.Y. (WIVB) - Congresswoman Louise Slaughter fell at an event in New York City on Tuesday, breaking her leg.
The Congresswoman was at en event honoring women leaders in public service at the time of the mishap and her office explained that as a result, Slaughter would be unable to attend the signing ceremony of the STOCK Act, ethics reform legislation she authored has worked for six years to see come to fruition.
In a statement, Slaughter's office said, "The Congresswoman looks forward to getting back on her feet and continuing her fight for the hard working families of Western New York through November and into her next term."
Her doctors estimate Slaughter will return to work when the House reconvenes on April 16.
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