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April 22, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. –– Today, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) will introduce the bipartisan Solid Start Act, a bill to ensure that the Department of Veterans Affairs proactively reaches out to service members in their first year transitioning back to civilian life to connect them with critical benefits and services they have earned. U.S. Rep. David Joyce (OH-14) is the Republican co-lead. 

April 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Reps. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), the newest member of the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, and Peter Meijer (MI-03), a U.S. Army Reserve veteran who served in Iraq, are introducing the Veterans Burn Pits Exposure Recognition Act, a bill to help address the specific needs of veterans exposed to open-air toxic burn pits while serving in the Armed Forces. 

February 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- A bipartisan bill U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) co-led in the House to help connect veterans with service dogs in their communities passed the House today with unanimous support. 

December 2, 2019 Press Release

FOWLERVILLE –– U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08), a former senior Pentagon official who serves on the House Armed Services Committee, released the following statement in response to Navy Secretary Spencer’s termination following President Trump’s intervention in the case of Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher, a Navy SEAL convicted of violating the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

November 19, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC –– Today, alongside a bipartisan group of members, veterans and their service dogs, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) urged the House to pass a bipartisan bill to help connect veterans with service dogs in their communities.

October 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) pushed the Department of Defense to answer for its reticence to transition off of AFFF, the PFAS-laden fire fighting foam that is widely used by the U.S. military, in a letter this week to the head of the Pentagon PFAS Task Force, Assistant Secretary of Defense McMahon.


April 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- Since being sworn in 100 days ago, U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) has drawn recognition for her commitment to solving the issues 8th district residents sent her to Washington to address: lowering the cost of healthcare and prescription drugs, getting money out of politics, and tackling tough problems with a pragmatic, Midwestern approach in order to get things done.


Slotkin also has built a robust constituent services operation to respond directly to 8th district residents’ concerns. Within her first 100 days Slotkin has:

April 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON — U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) on Thursday released the following statement following her vote to support the resolution to end U.S. support for the war in Yemen:


“Today I voted for the second time to end U.S. support for Saudi Arabia’s war in Yemen, an important step toward maintaining principled American leadership in the region,” Slotkin said.


March 28, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) on Thursday voted to approve a resolution opposing the Trump administration’s ban on transgender troops serving openly in the military. The policy was announced via tweet in July 2017.


Slotkin, an Army wife and a former Pentagon official who served three tours in Iraq as a CIA analyst alongside the military, released the following statement: