(RoyalPatriot.com )- According to a letter to a Department of Energy subagency that was received by the Daily Caller, Democratic Michigan Representative Elissa Slotkin supported federal subsidies for her landlord’s company, despite previous denials from her campaign. Slotkin’s landlord owns the building where she lives.
As a result of the redistricting done by the Michigan legislature, Slotkin, who was serving her second term as a legislator, moved from the 8th District to the 7th District. According to information obtained from voter registration agencies and verified by the Daily Caller, the lawmaker moved her voter registration address to a condominium in Lansing in May of 2022. Donor Jerry Hollister, who also serves as Chief Operating Officer and Director of Government Relations at Niowave Inc., a medical company that makes use of nuclear technologies, is the owner of the apartment.
The Slotkin campaign strongly refuted any allegations of misconduct made by Fox Digital, which initially reported that Slotkin was residing in Hollister’s home. Since 2018, Hollister has provided Slotkin with a total contribution of $2,900 by way of her campaign committee and ActBlue. According to the publication, the campaign asserted that Slotkin’s office had not “advocated for” or been “engaged in” any of the federal contracts or monies that Niowave had been granted access to.
In spite of the assertions made by the campaign, four members of Michigan’s congressional delegation, including Slotkin, wrote a letter in December 2020 to Acting Administrator Dr. William Bookless praising the NNSA program that financed Niowave.
In December 2021, the National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA) presented Niowave with a contract for thirteen million dollars to create molybdenum-99 (Mo-99), a substance that is utilized in radiology.
Democratic Sens. Gary Peters and Debbie Stabenow, Republican Rep. John Moolenaar, and Slotkin said in their letter that congress has continued to provide funds, which has resulted in new, competitively-awarded cooperative agreements with partners across the country, including in the state of Michigan. These agreements are intended to speed up the development of a reliable domestic supply of molybdenum-99.
“We endorse NNSA’s criteria to ensure that the awarding partners demonstrate the potential to Mo-99 output of at least one quarter of the present U.S. production by Dec. 31, 2023.”
They concluded by saying, “We continue to encourage NNSA to support partners that employ resources from current Department of Energy user facilities.”