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ROCHESTER HILLS, MI -- Today, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced it will fine Michigan State University (MSU) a record $4.5 million for its failure to protect students from sexual abuse. U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), the representative for the district that includes Michigan State University, released the following statement:
WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) and U.S. Sen. Patty Murray (WA), led their colleagues yesterday in introducing a resolution honoring the 47th anniversary of the Education Amendments of 1972 (Title IX). Title IX was passed to address widespread discrimination against women and girls in all aspects of their education. Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Ayanna Pressley (MA-07) joined Slotkin as co-sponsors.
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.