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Ryan: Aid to address lead in Flint, Mich., water on track

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U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said on Monday that he will not be a GOP candidate for the White House. (Source: CNN) U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan said on Monday that he will not be a GOP candidate for the White House. (Source: CNN)
WASHINGTON (AP) -

House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising that a long-delayed aid package to help Flint, Michigan, address its lead-tainted water system is on track to pass into law by the end of the year.

The Wisconsin Republican says the $220 million or so aid package will be addressed "one way or the other." He said he hopes it will pass as part of a popular water projects bill.

Ryan also said negotiations are continuing over a stopgap spending measure to keep the government running into the first months of the Trump administration. That measure, said GOP Whip Steve Scalise, would contain $2 billion or so in additional flood relief for Louisiana and other states.

The stopgap measure may contain some of the Obama administration's $11.6 billion request for additional war-related money.

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