Stabenow, Weaver push for more Flint funding - WNEM TV 5

Stabenow, Weaver push for more Flint funding

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WASHINGTON, DC (WNEM) -

Big announcements could be heading to the Vehicle City as the federal government will vote Wednesday on an emergency funding bill. 

If approved, $100 million would go directly towards replacing service lines in Flint. 

The city would need double that amount to completely fix the lead pipeline issue.

At this point, officials said they will take it however they can get it. 

“You can put it in the water resource bill. You can put it in one of the spending bills as far as I'm concerned. You can put it in the morning prayer. We just need to get it to the president’s desk and we know he will sign it,” Congressman Dan Kildee said. 

Kildee was joined by Senator Debbie Stabenow, Mayor Karen Weaver and several Flint residents as they held a news conference in Washington, D.C. before the Senate vote on the bill. 

“We're all here to say that we will not give up on the people of Flint until every man and every woman every child in the city has the confidence that the water that comes out of their faucet is safe,” Stabenow said.

TV5 will update you on the vote later today. 

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