Seven Republicans voted Tuesday against legislation to name a post office after Rep. Louise SlaughterDorothy (Louise) Louise SlaughterDemocrats must go on the offensive against voter suppression House passes bill to explicitly ban insider trading Sotomayor, Angela Davis formally inducted into National Women's Hall of Fame MORE (D-N.Y.).
The legislation to name the Louise and Bob Slaughter Post Office was approved in a 414-7 vote. Bob Slaughter, the lawmaker's husband, died in 2014.
The Republicans voting "no" were Reps. Bill FloresWilliam (Bill) Hose FloresThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC - Calls mount to start transition as Biden readies Cabinet picks Hillicon Valley: House votes to condemn QAnon | Americans worried about foreign election interference | DHS confirms request to tap protester phones House approves measure condemning QAnon, but 17 Republicans vote against it MORE (Texas), Glenn GrothmanGlenn S. GrothmanPressure to spend federal funds fast is not what states and districts need right now Trump: US should take military action if Taliban don't return billions in equipment Overnight Defense & National Security: US reports biggest day of Afghanistan airlifts MORE (Wis.), Andy HarrisAndrew (Andy) Peter HarrisUkraine president, US lawmakers huddle amid tensions with Russia Congress to take up marijuana reform this spring Greene, GOP colleagues call for firing of DC Corrections official who 'despises' Trump and supporters MORE (Md.), Thomas MassieThomas Harold MassieMask rules spark political games and a nasty environment in the House Overnight Health Care — Another Texas abortion setback Reps. Massie, Grijalva test positive for COVID-19 MORE (Ky.), Tom RiceHugh (Tom) Thompson RiceThe fates of the 10 House Republicans who voted to impeach Trump GOP's Rice says he regrets Jan. 6 vote against Biden's election West Virginia lawmaker slams GOP colleague over support for infrastructure law MORE (SC), David RouzerDavid Cheston RouzerNorth Carolina legislature approves new US House map We can't let sand mining threaten storm-buffering, natural infrastructure READ: The Republicans who voted to challenge election results MORE and Chip RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene RoyMask rules spark political games and a nasty environment in the House GOP lawmakers seek answers from FDA on prenatal testing accuracy following New York Times report On The Money — Ban on stock trading for Congress gains steam MORE (Texas).
Slaughter had served as the top Democrat on the House Rules Committee before dying in March 2018 at the age of 88. She had served 31 years in the House.
Massie cited his belief there are others who have who deserve recognition more than elected officials as his reasoning for voting no.
“There are so many unrecognized veterans who have sacrificed for this country that I think it is wrong to name a federal facility after a politician,” Massie told The Hill in a statement.
Roy echoed Massie’s sentiments on the matter.
“While I didn’t know Rep. Slaughter or her husband, I am sure they were fine, patriotic people dedicated to public service,” Roy, a freshman member, said in a statement. “I don’t think politicians should be spending valuable time naming post offices after other politicians.”
Harris also said it was wrong to name post offices after members of Congress — unless the member was a war hero.
“We shouldn’t name post offices after congressional families unless the Member of Congress was a war hero,” he said in a statement.
Rep. Chris CollinsChristopher (Chris) Carl CollinsBiden taps Damian Williams as US attorney for Manhattan New York lt. gov. says she is 'prepared to lead' following Cuomo resignation Outrage grows as Justice seeks to contain subpoena fallout MORE (R-N.Y.), one of the 11 members who did not vote on the measure, was the only member of the New York delegation to decline to cosponsor the bill. Slaughter had called for the Office of Congressional Ethics to investigate insider trading allegations against Collins that ultimately led to his indictment, Roll Call first reported.