Funding to Replace Flint Pipes Passes through the Senate - WNEM TV 5

Funding to Replace Flint Pipes Passes through the Senate

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A group associated with Will Rap 4 Food brough 11,000 bottles of water to Flint from Washington D.C. A group associated with Will Rap 4 Food brough 11,000 bottles of water to Flint from Washington D.C.
FLINT, MI (WNEM) -

A package that includes more than 170 million dollars to help the city of Flint passed through the Senate yesterday.

The package includes 100 million dollars to help replace pipes in the city, another 50 million for health programs in the city to apply for through grants, and 22 million that will allow the state to forgive loans involving the water crisis.

The package also includes 200 million dollars that will be available for very low interest loans for communities dealing with similar situations.

On a conference call, Senators Debbie Stabenow (D - Michigan) and Gary Peters (D - Michigan) and Congressman Dan Kildee (D)  all said that this was a long, hard fought battle to pass the package, but they are happy to finally have gotten funding to help Flint. However more money will be needed.

Now they say that the state government must step up to meet what the federal government has done. They all feel as though fixing the water crisis is a comprehensive issue involving city, state and federal governments.

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