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Michigan governor’s brief mention of Flint in speech outrages congressman

January 17, 2017 / Michigan governor’s brief mention of Flint in speech outrages congressman Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder mentioned the Flint water crisis 34 minutes into his “State of the State” address Tuesday. For Rep. Dan Kildee, whose congressional district includes the city, that 34-minute wait was too long. After Snyder’s speech, Kildee, a Democrat, sent out a statement […]

Congressman Dan Kildee on what’s at stake if the ACA is repealed and what Democrats can do to stop it

January 16, 2017 / Congressman Dan Kildee on what’s at stake if the ACA is repealed and what Democrats can do to stop it An exclusive interview with one of the most outspoken champions for the American people in the U.S. House of Representatives. Michigan Congressman Dan Kildee gets it. He’s been fighting for the American people, particularly working […]

Rep. Kildee: “State has gotten off easy” on Flint clean-up contribution

January 12, 2017 / Rep. Kildee: “State has gotten off easy” on Flint clean-up contribution Flint residents packed a town hall meeting last night to hear a progress report on their water. As EPA Region 5 Acting Regional Administrator Robert Kaplan said on Stateside on Wednesday, an array of scientific tests and data show that the water is improving, […]

Congressman Dan Kildee states opposition to Canadian nuclear site

January 6, 2017 / Congressman Dan Kildee states opposition to Canadian nuclear site Democratic Congressman Dan Kildee is speaking out against news that a Canadian company is moving forward with plans to create a nuclear waste storage site less than a mile from Lake Huron. The company proposing the site, Ontario Power Generation, completed studies late last year which […]

Democrats Put Pressure On Michigan For Flint Money

December 16, 2016 / Democrats Put Pressure On Michigan For Flint Money Almost a year after President Obama declared a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan, over contaminated water, Congress passed legislation last week granting funding to help fix the city’s lead-contaminated water system. Now, Democratic members of Congress are urging the state of Michigan to come through and provide […]

Do more to protect rural America’s tap water, lawmakers say

December 15, 2016 / Do more to protect rural America’s tap water, lawmakers say Federal and state governments must do more to protect the health of rural Americans in communities where drinking water may be contaminated by lead or not even tested for the brain-damaging toxin, lawmakers and environmental advocates said in response to a USA TODAY Network investigation this […]

‘We can’t have a situation where Flint is always next’: How one Democrat got a GOP Congress to help his home town

December 13, 2016 / ‘We can’t have a situation where Flint is always next’: How one Democrat got a GOP Congress to help his home town The 114th Congress wrapped up its work in the wee hours Saturday morning after a partisan clash briefly raised fears of a government shutdown. Most stories reported that Democrats lost their bid to preserve health benefits for […]

House passes water bill with Flint aid, drought relief

December 8, 2016 / House passes water bill with Flint aid, drought relief In one of the House’s last acts of the year, the chamber easily passed a major water bill on Thursday that includes emergency aid for Flint, Mich., and boosts U.S. ports, dams and waterways. The final package now heads over to the Senate, where it may […]

Rep. Kildee pushes lead water rule reforms

November 28, 2016 / Rep. Kildee pushes lead water rule reforms A new bill in Congress would require the Environmental Protection Agency to revise federal rules to lower the level of lead contamination considered acceptable in drinking water and revise the permissible techniques for lead testing in water. Prompted by the ongoing public health crisis in Flint, the legislation […]

Kildee bill would drop allowable lead levels in all public water systems

November 16, 2016 / Kildee bill would drop allowable lead levels in all public water systems The allowable level of lead in water would eventually drop by two-thirds, and every day care facility and school in the country would be tested annually under legislation introduced by U.S. Rep. Dan Kildee. The Flint Township Democrat introduced a bill Monday, Nov. 14, […]
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