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Rep. Elissa Slotkin

Representative for Michigan’s 8th District

pronounced uh-LISS-uh // SLAWT-kin


Slotkin is the representative for Michigan’s 8th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. She has served since Jan 3, 2019. Slotkin is next up for reelection in 2022 and serves until Jan 3, 2023.

Slotkin has cosponsored 10 bills introduced in the current Congress by Republican legislators who fomented the terrorist attack on the Capitol on January 6, 2021 by calling for entire states to be disenfranchised in the 2020 presidential election.
Photo of Rep. Elissa Slotkin [D-MI8]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2020 Report Card for Slotkin.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Slotkin is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Slotkin has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Jun 22, 2021. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Human Rights Campaign: 100% Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100% League of Conservation Voters: 97% The Club for Growth: 12%

Committee Membership

Elissa Slotkin sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Slotkin was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Slotkin sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (31%) Health (23%) Government Operations and Politics (11%) Education (11%) International Affairs (6%) Immigration (6%) Emergency Management (6%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Slotkin’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Slotkin voted Yea

Passed 327/85 on Dec 21, 2020.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021, a major government funding bill, which also included economic stimulus provisions due ...

Slotkin voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to Jun 2021, Slotkin missed 4 of 1,134 roll call votes, which is 0.4%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: