Former U.S. Rep. Pat Schroeder, a pioneer for girls’s and household rights in Congress, died Monday night time. She was 82.
Schroeder’s former press secretary, Andrea Camp, mentioned Schroeder suffered a stroke not too long ago and died at a hospital in Florida, the state the place she had been residing.
The primary girl elected to Congress from Colorado, Schroeder went on to serve 12 phrases. She turned one of the vital influential Democrats for twenty years however by no means chaired a serious committee.
Schroeder was greatest identified for getting a household depart invoice handed, offering job safety for care of a new child, sick little one or dad or mum.
In 1987, she examined the waters for the presidency, mounting a fundraising drive after fellow Coloradan Gary Hart pulled out of the race. She backed out as a result of her coronary heart wasn’t in it and she or he hated fundraising.