We've learned Congresswoman Louise Slaughter has been cleared to return to Washington.
Slaughter broke her leg in April and has been working from home while she continues to receive physical therapy.
On Friday, Slaughter sat down with Caroline Tucker to talk about her recovery and how she's revving up for a competitive reelection campaign.
Democratic Congresswoman Louise Slaughter might get an extra push these days.
But she said she is not about to sit this campaign out.
"I feel good about it, coming along well," said Rep. Louise Slaughter, (D) 28th District, as she talked about her re-election campaign.
She said she is still doing the work of her constituents.
"I have been working ever since. I work from home in the kitchen window. We do a lot of work from there. I even passed an amendment when I wasn't down there, I thought that was pretty remarkable in this day of no one passing much of anything," said Slaughter.
Slaughter is 82 and her doctors said her broken leg is recovering remarkably.
She is cleared to stand on it now and then.
When asked what she thought of being the oldest woman in Congress this is what she said:
"Nothing. If I can heal three months ahead of time, and do everything I have always done before, but it is up to the voters to decide that."
She is already ahead in fundraising against Republican Maggie Brooks.
Brooks is the current Monroe County Executive who used to be a television news anchor in Rochester.
Slaughter said she has known her opponent for years but said she is not campaigning against anyone but campaigning for Congress.
She said her volunteers are in full force and former campaign staff are back to help her, including those who helped her win her first race in the New York State Assembly and her first congressional race.
"I find that so exciting that after all of these years we are still working together to get this election done," said Slaughter.
It's a different landscape in many ways this year.
The 28th District stretched from Monroe to Erie County.
There is now a new map, which has a new name District 25.
It covers just parts of Monroe County.
It holds a slight democratic majority which Slaughter is counting on.
She cites her last election as a reference to her support.
"We won by 59-percent last time, and I don't know why suddenly those people would not vote," said Slaughter.
She is working on pushing a trade bill in Congress now and says issues like student loans and jobs are her goals for re-election.
"We know exactly what it is it's this economy, we have to fix it we have to get more people back to work," said Slaughter. "You are only defeated when you quit and I am not a quitter."
Congresswoman Slaughter said she is planning her first trip back to Washington D.C. on Sunday.