Seven Republicans voted Tuesday against legislation to name a post office after Rep. Louise SlaughterDorothy (Louise) Louise SlaughterSeven Republicans vote against naming post office after ex-Rep. Louise Slaughter Breaking through the boys club Sotomayor, Jane Fonda 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 FloresOvernight Energy: GOP lawmaker parodies Green New Deal in new bill | House Republicans accuse Dems of ramming through climate bill | Park Service chief grilled over shutdown House Republicans accuse Dems of ramming through climate bill Seven Republicans vote against naming post office after ex-Rep. Louise Slaughter MORE (Texas), Glenn GrothmanGlenn S. GrothmanGOP lawmaker: Trump 'not quite popular enough' to advance an immigration bill Republicans offer 'free market alternative' to paid family leave Seven Republicans vote against naming post office after ex-Rep. Louise Slaughter MORE (Wis.), Andy HarrisAndrew (Andy) Peter HarrisSeven Republicans vote against naming post office after ex-Rep. Louise Slaughter House passes bill expressing support for NATO Activist who met with GOP lawmakers also promotes ‘black violence’ gene: report MORE (Md.), Thomas MassieThomas Harold MassieGOP lawmaker doubles down on criticizing Kerry's political science degree as not 'science' John Kerry fires back at GOP congressman questioning his 'pseudoscience' degree Overnight Energy: John Kerry hits Trump over climate change at hearing | Defends Ocasio-Cortez from GOP attacks | Dems grill EPA chief over auto emissions rollback plan MORE (Ky.), Tom RiceHugh (Tom) Thompson RiceSeven Republicans vote against naming post office after ex-Rep. Louise Slaughter Koch-backed group pushes for new limits on Trump's tariff authority 7 law enforcement officers shot in South Carolina MORE (SC), David RouzerDavid Cheston RouzerSeven Republicans vote against naming post office after ex-Rep. Louise Slaughter Bold, bipartisan action on child care will win plenty of friends House to vote on highway bill amendment to allow heavier trucks MORE and Chip RoyCharles (Chip) Eugene RoyDCCC opens Texas office to protect House pickups, target vulnerable GOP seats Wendy Davis thinking of running for Texas congressional seat Seven Republicans vote against naming post office after ex-Rep. Louise Slaughter 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. 

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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 CollinsFEC filing: No individuals donated to indicted GOP rep this cycle McCarthy holds courtesy meeting with ex-Rep. Grimm Seven Republicans vote against naming post office after ex-Rep. Louise Slaughter 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.