Kildee to Congress: We have moral responsibility to help Flint - WNEM TV 5

Kildee to Congress: We have moral responsibility to help 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)
WASHINGTON, DC (WNEM) -

U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee (D-Flint) told Congress they have a moral responsibility to act on the Flint water crisis.

His speech was in regards to a federal aid package the state of Michigan has requested for the crisis.

“I ask that we not leave this place, that we not recess, until we take up legislation to provide direct help to the city of Flint. It is something that I think is our moral responsibility and it is unconscionable that we would leave this body without acting,” Kildee said during his floor speech.

Kildee called the crisis a tragedy and a failure of government.

“They deserve help from the state and they deserve help from their federal government. They are citizens of Michigan, but they are also citizens of the United States who are facing a disaster, who are facing a crisis, and have every right to expect that their government will step in to help them,” Kildee said.

You can view his speech here.

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