Flint Water Crisis Part of D.C. Budget Debate

It’s been almost two years since Flint residents could drink the city’s water. A switch to a new water supply source and a failure to treat the more acidic Flint River water led to the water supply contaminated by lead leaching from pipes.

A continuing resolution is pending in Congress to keep the federal government operating in the new fiscal year, stating October 1st.  But Flint Congressman Dan Kildee says his colleagues in the U. S. House of Representatives are dragging their feet. He said the U. S. Senate has already passed this bipartisan resolution with a 95 to 3 vote.

Speaking on the House floor, Wednesday, the Flint Democrat said Republicans wanted the cost of the appropriation covered in the budget. Kildee said the offset has been found to provide this necessary relief for the 100,000 residents of Flint.

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