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Gov. Rick Snyder declines invite to testify in front of Congress regarding Flint

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This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM) This 2015 image shows a sample of Flint's water. (Source:WNEM)
FLINT, Mich. (AP) -

Gov. Rick Snyder was invited to testify in front of Congress regarding the Flint water crisis, but he declined the invitation.

The House Steering and Policy Committee invited the governor to testify on Feb. 10. Snyder denied the request because he is presenting is 2017 budget recommendation that day, according to David Murray, Snyder's press secretary.

The hearing is titled The Flint Water Crisis: Lessons for Protecting America's Children.

Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and the House Democrats will hear testimonies from public health experts and local officials.

Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, with Hurley Medical Center was also invited to testify.

The request comes after Darnell Earley, the former emergency financial manager of Flint, was subpoenaed to testify before Congress. Snyder appointed Earley to that position.

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