Opportunity Agenda

A Lifetime Of Public Service

Congresswoman Slotkin served on President Obama’s national security team in the White House, where she briefed the President on critical national security issues in the Oval Office and the Situation Room. Later, President Obama nominated Elissa to serve as an Assistant Secretary of Defense at the Pentagon.

A Commitment To Getting The Job Done

Passing Groundbreaking Legislation

  • Enacting laws to get guns off our streets and make our communities safer
  • Proudly supporting the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act
  • Protecting Obamacare and lowering health care costs
  • Taking on the drug companies to lower costs, including capping insulin at $35 per month for seniors and allowing Medicare to negotiate lower drug costs
  • Passing laws to make microchips in the U.S. and bring good-paying manufacturing jobs back to Michigan
  • Delivering funds for local highway and bridge repairs, replacing lead pipes, providing home repairs to seniors and low-income residents in Detroit, and cutting costs for working families
  • Expanding Voting Rights and protecting democracy as a co-sponsor of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

Delivering Federal Dollars To The Community

Working with community leaders, Elissa secured over $55 million in direct federal dollars to fund important community projects on issues like gun violence prevention, safe and transparent policing, affordable and accessible childcare, and community health. Projects include:

  • $1.3 million to support the Lansing Police Department’s hiring of social workers
  • $400,000 to fund a Lansing Community College Mobile Healthcare Unit
  • $2.5 million to support a community health center for medically underserved communities in Ingham County
  • $500,000 for gun violence prevention initiatives in Ingham County
  • $2.1 million for a Michigan State University childcare center
  • Billions of dollars in federal COVID relief funds for Michigan

In the U.S. Senate, an Opportunity Agenda for Michigan


Support inclusive community and economic development that prioritizes a true investment in workforce development and training for jobs of today, and the future.


Provide Title I resources to neighborhood schools and attract and retain quality childcare workers and educators from the communities they serve.


Expand early childhood development programs that are proven to work – including Head Start, the expanded Child Tax Credit and the Child and Dependent Care Tax Credit to support parents and families.


Ensure federal dollars are spent equitably and reflect the real needs of our cities and towns – so Michiganders can see and feel the investment coming to their communities.


Ensure fair and transparent policing by increasing funding for initiatives for urban communities.


Reduce health disparities by increasing access to quality healthcare and nutritious food, and going after the long-standing problems like infant mortality and Black maternal health.


Increase access to capital and other financial tools to support minority businesses, and increase transparency and accountability for lenders.


Ensure minority businesses have equal access to federal contracts and enforce oversight policies–so businesses can create sustainable futures.


Reform the filibuster, which is critical to give issues like voting rights an up-or-down vote in the U.S. Senate.


Secure funds to revitalize Michigan’s housing stock so everyone is on the path to homeownership.


Enact responsible gun laws and expand opportunities for youth, to keep our communities, schools, and places of worship safe.