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LCV Statement on Gov. Snyder’s Statements at Hearing on Flint Water Crisis

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Seth Stein, (202) 454-4573 or seth_stein@lcv.org

March 17, 2016  

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Full House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hosted a hearing with Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder about the ongoing lead-poisoning crisis in Flint, Michigan. In response to Gov. Snyder’s statements at the hearing, LCV Legislative Representative Madeleine Foote issued the following statement:

“There are few polite words to describe Governor Snyder’s refusal to take full responsibility for the lead poisoning of the residents of Flint. What is happening under his watch is unacceptable and atrocious. Access to safe drinking water is a basic human right and should never be jeopardized to cut costs. While Governor Snyder is busy making Michigan pay his legal fees, the people of Flint still have not gotten the assistance from the state they need to deal with the immediate and long term impacts of this crisis. We commend those members of Congress who stood up today and tried to get real answers and accountability from the Governor.  It’s beyond disappointing that other members of Congress are still trying to shift the blame and are unwilling to even provide critical federal assistance to the city, instead choosing to play politics with people’s health.”

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