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Rep. Slaughter Speaks on the House Floor, Says Repeal of Health Care Reform is Discriminatory

Rep. Slaughter Speaks on the House Floor, Says Repeal of Health Care Reform is Discriminatory

"Any attempt to repeal or defund this legislation is simply unfair to us, our daughters, our mothers and our granddaughters" Slaughter says.

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-28) today called repeal of the Affordable Care Act discriminatory as she defending the landmark legislation. Her comments on the floor of the House of Representatives came as the Republican-lead House continues day two of their futile attempt to strip rights away from women and benefits from seniors, families and small businesses.

A transcript of Slaughter’s remarks are included below.

Video of her floor speech is available here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fl99J3DpbIw

County Legislature Seeks 12th District Replacement Legislator

LOCKPORT, N.Y. —The Niagara County Legislature will formally advertise for candidates to fill the vacancy being created on the Legislature by the election of Lewiston Legislator John D. Ceretto to the State Assembly in Albany.

Ceretto, a Republican, will resign his County Legislature seat at the end of the year ahead of his swearing-in in the Assembly. 

The text of the advertisement, which begins running in the county’s official newspapers on Friday, is as follows:

Gallivan Overcomes Party Bosses to Claim Volker's Seat

Pat Gallivan will begin his term as State Senator in the 59th District in January and owe no one in his own party. Gallivan defeated former County Chairman Jim Domalgowski, who had been anointed by County Exec Chris Collins and endorsed by Carl Paladino, in the September primary. Gallivan then went it alone in the general election, not riding the Paladino freight train like so many other locals. Now Gallivan is his own man owning a seat in a heavily Republican district for as long as he wants it.

$2.4 Million Visitor Center Now Open

Tourists to Niagara Falls, N.Y. now have a new place to welcome them.

The $2.4 Million Niagara U.S.A Visitor Center opened on Friday with a special ribbon cutting.

The Center on Rainbow Boulevard will be open from June until September. The Niagara Tourism and Convention Corporation will be in charge of day to day operations.