Statement on Republican Refusal to Fund Flint Aid
For too long the families of Flint have been forced to rely on a lead-tainted water supply that has disproportionately harmed Flint’s children. Clean water is a right of all Americans, and the Republican refusal to include long sought after and much needed assistance for Flint families in the must pass Continuing Resolution (CR) is unconscionable. As Members of Congress committed to protecting all Americans’ access to clean drinking water, we strongly urge House Speaker Ryan and Senate Majority Leader McConnell to immediately provide urgently needed assistance before adjourning again for a recklessly long recess. The people of Flint have waited long enough.