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Upton Applauds Federal Funds for Flint

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Washington, March 17, 2017 | Lynn Turner/Tom Wilbur (202-225-3761/269-385-0039) | comments

U.S. Rep. Fred Upton, R-St. Joseph, today released the following statement on news that the city of Flint, Michigan has been awarded a $100 million emergency grant to fund drinking-water infrastructure:

“These much-needed funds will provide a huge benefit to the people of Flint. We worked extremely hard, on a bipartisan basis, to make sure this funding was included in the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act. From the start of this crisis, I have been an outspoken proponent of aid for Flint. The federal government had a role to play in this tragedy, and so the federal government bears responsibility to help make the situation right. I was proud to support these efforts and will continue to work with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to upgrade our nation’s water infrastructure needs.” 

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