Rep. Elissa Slotkin Joins Bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus
WASHINGTON -- U.S. Rep. Elissa Slotkin (MI-08) announced today that she has joined the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus. The group’s membership is evenly split between Democrats and Republicans, who collaborate on practical, pragmatic solutions to improve people’s lives, providing an important vehicle in the House of Representatives to advance bipartisan legislation.
“Throughout my 14 years working in national security, no one ever asked if I was a Democrat or Republican –– because we were focused on the mission,” Slotkin said. “I’m so proud to be part of the Problem Solvers Caucus, a group of lawmakers with equal numbers of Democrats and Republicans who employ that same bipartisan mission-focus by working together on legislation that matters to people’s families and to their pocketbooks.”
“Our collective work on the Never Forget the Heroes Act to extend the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund and restore full rights to victims is an example of just how powerful that cooperation can be,” she added. “I look forward to working on other important bills that put people before politics or party.”
The 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund provides compensation to first responders and those who suffered physical harm or health implications as a result of the 9/11 terrorist attacks and the resulting debris-removal efforts. The fund is running out and set to expire in December 2020, and is currently unable to compensate many pending claims. The Never Forget the Heroes Act would extend and make permanent the program’s funding. The Problem Solvers Caucus was integral in securing broad, bipartisan support for the bill on the House floor.