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Cummings Commends State Funding for Flint Water Bills, But Calls for More Action

Feb 24, 2016
Press Release

Cummings Commends State Funding for Flint  Water Bills, But Calls for More Action

 

Washington, DC (Feb. 23, 2016)—Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, the Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement in response to the Michigan Senate’s approval of a bill that will provide $30 million in state funding to help pay for water bills for Flint Residents:

“This legislation is a welcome, but obvious first step for Flint residents paying for water they can’t even drink or use.  Flint residents are suffering because of a disaster caused by their own government, and the state must do more to help them, including providing more health services to children exposed to lead and rebuilding the state’s infrastructure.  We also need to get a complete picture of how this crisis happened and hold those responsible for these decisions.”

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114th Congress