Flint mayor comments on federal aid package - WNEM TV 5

Flint mayor comments on federal aid package

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The federal funding package earmarked for the Flint water crisis has passed the U.S. Senate.  The bill included $100 million dollars aimed at fixing pipes.  In addition, $22 million will pay off previous loans; and $50 in grant money will be available to deal with public health issues.  Another $200 will be made available in low interest loans.

“I am thrilled that the U.S. Senate has passed a $170 million package that will help the City of Flint recover after state and federal actions left its drinking water system poisoned by lead," said Flint Mayor Karen Weaver. " I especially want to thank Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, as well as Congressman Dan Kildee, for their relentless efforts to get Flint and its nearly 100,000 residents the help they need, and to thank President Obama for his commitment to Flint.

“Our tap water still is not safe to drink without using a filter, an unfathomable situation for any city in this great nation. Although we have waited far longer for this help than expected, we are grateful to the Senate and House for providing the assistance that will help Flint residents deal with this unprecedented health crisis and gain a brighter future.”

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