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Flint congressman hopes city's needs will top fall agenda

Aug 21, 2016

Members of Congress remain on their usual summer break.     

Michigan Rep. Dan Kildee hopes money for Flint’s water crisis will be near the top of the agenda when Congress returns to work after Labor Day.

The Flint Democrat admits there are some other pressing needs that also need to be addressed, in particular the Zika outbreak and Opioid epidemic.

“Our effort will be to not get through another budget cycle, as we go into the fall budget deliberations, without addressing Flint,” says Kildee.

Congress has not acted on several requests for federal funding to help Flint fix its lead tainted water supply.

The federal emergency declaration for the Flint water crisis expired last week.