Moolenaar issued the following statement about the legislation:
"As a Mid Michigan resident it is important to me to find ways to help rural communities in Michigan along with our neighbors in Flint.
"I have visited Flint and met with families, elected officials, and researchers in the community. I have listened to them about the issues they are facing and as a member of the Agriculture Committee, I worked on nutrition. It's hard to raise a family without safe drinking water and harder still when you have to travel a long distance to get healthy food for your kids. This legislation makes Flint eligible for $10 million in financing that will help with food access in underserved areas of the community.
"Rural communities in my district and across Michigan also have water safety concerns and this legislation eliminates barriers to federal grants for water infrastructure financing and technical assistance.
"This legislation is a step forward that I hope will bring greater nutrition access to Flint and safer drinking water to all our communities."
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