Elissa Slotkin

Meijer introduces bill increasing visas for Afghans fleeing the Taliban

BY: - September 1, 2021

As the last round of troops left Afghanistan after 20 years this week, U.S. Rep. Peter Meijer (R-Grand Rapids) introduced a bill alongside Rep. Jason Crow (D-Colo.) increasing the cap for the number of Special Immigrant Visas (SIV) to be granted to Afghan interpreters and partners fleeing the now Taliban-controlled country. The Showing American Values […]

Slotkin says she helped evacuate more than 100 Afghan nationals

BY: - August 30, 2021

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) says her team on Friday helped evacuate 114 Afghan nationals from Kabul, over 70 of whom are affiliated with Michigan State University. “My staff worked around the clock to help make it happen, connecting to a broad and often ragtag network of people around the world who felt the fear […]

‘Joyful warrior’ former U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell dies at 64

BY: - August 16, 2021

Former U.S. Rep. Paul Mitchell (I-Dryden Twp.), who left the Republican Party over leadership indulging former President Trump’s attempts to overturn the 2020 election, died at age 64 on Monday after being diagnosed with stage IV renal cancer earlier this year.  He spent 40 days in the hospital in June following a removal of a […]

Secretary Granholm joins lawmakers in Michigan to tout Biden’s electric vehicle push 

BY: - August 5, 2021

Updated, 7:40 p.m. 8/5/21 Former Michigan governor-turned-U.S. Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm made her return to Michigan Thursday with a sweeping four-stop visit to highlight President Joe Biden’s new national target for electric vehicle sales. Granholm was first joined by U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) for a walking tour of an electronic manufacturing facility in Holly. […]

Stabenow touts child tax credit boost as ‘tax cut for working people’

BY: - July 8, 2021

Starting next week, many Michigan families will receive monthly payments from the federal government through the new child tax credit expansion, benefiting nearly 2 million children in the state. During a press conference in Lansing Thursday, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing) and U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) laid out the changes to the existing Child […]

All Michigan Republicans vote against U.S. House select committee to probe Jan. 6 Capitol attack

BY: - June 30, 2021

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House voted Wednesday to establish a select committee to investigate the Jan. 6 insurrection, in which a mob of pro-Trump supporters attacked the U.S. Capitol. In a 222-190 vote that was almost entirely party-line, just two Republicans joined Democrats in passing the resolution, which calls for a probe into “one of the […]

Citing plot against Whitmer, Nessel urges Congress to adopt stronger federal anti-domestic terrorism laws

BY: - March 24, 2021

Attorney General Dana Nessel testified before a congressional Homeland Security subcommittee Wednesday morning, alongside two other state attorneys general, for a hearing meant to explore ways the federal government can better address and confront domestic terrorism issues. Nessel spoke and answered questions virtually along with Nevada Attorney General Aaron Ford and Wisconsin District Attorney John […]

6 Michigan Republicans vote against sweeping voting rights package that passes U.S. House

BY: and - March 4, 2021

The House passed sweeping voting rights, redistricting, campaign finance and ethics reform, late Wednesday night along party lines in a 220 to 210 vote, but the historic package will face an uphill battle in the Senate as no Republicans currently support the bill. All seven Michigan Democrats backed the bill and six Republicans voted against it. U.S. Rep. Jack […]

Nessel charges two men for threatening lawmakers, judge about election

BY: - February 23, 2021

Attorney General Dana Nessel is charging two men for reportedly threatening U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-Lansing), U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) and Michigan Court of Claims Judge Cynthia Stephens around the time of the Nov. 3 general election.  “It is unacceptable and illegal to intimidate or threaten public officials,” Nessel said in a statement Tuesday. […]

Slotkin vows bipartisan conversation on ‘tough and complicated’ issue of domestic terrorism

BY: - February 5, 2021

U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-Holly) is bringing her years of experience evaluating intelligence on the growth of extremism and militias in Iraq to bear on a national conversation about confronting homegrown terror.  The second-term lawmaker representing the 8th District was just appointed as chair of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security Subcommittee on Intelligence […]

U.S. House Democrats say they have enough votes to impeach Trump

BY: - January 11, 2021

Updated, 6:14 a.m., 1/12/21 WASHINGTON — At least 214 Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives have signed on to a measure to impeach President Donald Trump that was introduced Monday, charging him with inciting the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol last week. Supporters of the impeachment effort say they would have enough votes to […]

Democrats unveil resolution to impeach Trump, fearing self-pardon

BY: and - January 8, 2021

WASHINGTON — Among the factors undergirding the new effort by House Democrats to impeach President Donald Trump again is a controversial legal theory that doing so could bar him from pardoning himself, according to those involved. The theory is among the many reasons — and there are many, as tempers still flare after an violent […]