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WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) secured $40 million in federal funding for the Facility for Rare Isotope Beams (FRIB) in the U.S. House of Representatives-passed FY2020 appropriations bill, matching the funding levels requested for ongoing construction of this world-class research facility at Michigan State University.
WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) met with Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to discuss sexual assault and harassment in K-12 schools and on college campuses and to urge DeVos to meet with survivors of sexual assault. DeVos confirmed during the meeting that she has never met with a survivor of Larry Nassar’s sexual abuse, and rejected Slotkin’s request to do so until after her proposed changes to Title IX are finalized.
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Representative Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) on Wednesday released the following statement in response to Secretary DeVos’s proposed elimination of $17.6 million in federal funding for Special Olympics programs:
“Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has proposed eliminating funding for the Special Olympics from the U.S. Department of Education’s budget. In a tenure riddled with cruel decisions that undermine our schools and remove protections for our children, this one stands out,” Slotkin said.