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Flint leaders demand action from Congress regarding water crisis

Sep 14, 2016

Michigan Democrats and Flint leaders continue to urge Congress to help Flint with its ongoing water crisis.

State and city officials want Congress to help Flint and other cities improve or replace their aging water infrastructure.  

Congressman Dan Kildee, D-MI, represents Michigan's 5th district, which includes Flint. He says too many children in Flint have been exposed to the lead in the city's drinking water.

"It shocks the conscience that a year after this story became public, and more than two years after this crisis really began, that people in Flint still can't drink their water," Kildee says.

The Senate is considering a water resources development bill that would help Flint and other cities improve or replace old water infrastructure.