$170 Million for Flint Passes the House
The U.S. House of Representatives today, by a vote of 399-25, passed H.R. 5303, the Water Resources Development Act (WRDA), which includes an amendment offered by Congressmen Dan Kildee (MI-05) and Congressman John Moolenaar (MI-06) to authorize $170 million to repair water infrastructure in Flint. WRDA provides authorization to fund water infrastructure projects across the country. The Kildee-Moolenaar amendment passed with an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote of 284 to 141, with support from 101 Republicans and 183 Democrats.
"The passage of WRDA in the House is a critical step to ensuring that Flint families get the resources they need to recover from this crisis. I am grateful to my colleagues in the House who voted to include my amendment, which provides $170 million dollars in federal aid to Flint. This sends a strong message of support to aid Flint and I will not stop fighting until it reaches the President’s desk,” said Congressman Kildee.
Earlier this evening Congressman Bill Shuster (PA-09), Chairman of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, reiterated his belief that no one should be afraid to drink the water that comes out of their tap and made a commitment to work together to bridge the difference between the House and Senate WRDA bills and send a final bill to the President’s desk.