US Senate approves $100M to help fix Flint water woes

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LANSING, Mich (WLNS) – The U.S. Senate has passed a bill that would provide access to $100 million to help fix Flint’s tainted water problems.

The agreement, announced jointly by Michigan Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, is part of the Water Resources Development Act.

The final Senate vote was 95 to 3 in favor of the bill.

$100 million will be earmarked to help repair Flint’s drinking water infrastructure.

An additional $1 billion in low-interest loans will be made available to upgrade water infrastructures in other Michigan communities and across the country.

Another $50 million is allocated to address health care needs for children exposed to lead.

The bill also gives the State of Michigan the authority to forgive $20 million in past drinking water loans to Flint.

Both senators applauded today’s vote, urging the State of Michigan to meet its responsibilities to the residents of Flint.

Governor Rick Snyder also thanked the Senate for passing the Flint aid and urged the U.S. House to quickly take up the legislation.

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