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House passes water bill with Flint aid, drought relief

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posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 04:38 PM
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The U.S. House of Representatives has passed a bill that appropriates some money for the Flint, Michigan lead-in-the-water crisis.

The entire bill is $12 billion ($170 million for Flint).

Lots of infrastructure in there too, along with some bucks for the California drought.

House passes water bill with Flint aid, drought relief

In one of the House's last acts of the year, the chamber easily passed a major water bill on Thursday that includes emergency aid for Flint, Mich., and boosts U.S. ports, dams and waterways.

The final package now heads over to the Senate, where it may face a tougher time because of the last-minute inclusion of controversial California drought language.

House lawmakers backed the nearly $12 billion measure, which authorizes 30 new infrastructure projects around the country, in a 360-61 vote.

“It could be one of the final achievements of this Congress,” Rep. Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), chairman of Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, said during House floor debate. “We have the opportunity to deliver one more win for America.”






posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 04:47 PM
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Do they plan on replacing the water supply with brawndo...?

Just kidding.. good for them tho its about time they take some initiative



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 04:54 PM
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so, the tax payers have to pay to clean up another democrat mess.



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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Long overdue relief reflects the inhumanity of the situation. Considering the ill history that lead up to the issues, makes you wonder if the residents will truly catch a break.



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 04:55 PM
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edit on 8-12-2016 by dreamingawake because: double post



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 05:10 PM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
so, the tax payers have to pay to clean up another democrat mess.


Which mess Flint? That was R-Rick Snyders Judgement.

The drought was caused by Democrats?



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 05:50 PM
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a reply to: xuenchen

About friggin time...



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 06:08 PM
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They just granted Nestlé 200 million dollars worth of bottled water for 200 dollars.... that the best they could come with? Anyone who's lived on the great Lakes pays a water bill of at least 30 dollars a month. Why the hell should they pay 360 a year for sh#t water while nestle bottles it at 4$ a gallon?



posted on Dec, 8 2016 @ 08:40 PM
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originally posted by: Tardacus
so, the tax payers have to pay to clean up another democrat mess.


Heaven forbid you help your fellow american. Politics aside, the whole of the USA destroyed the economy of Michigan. And it's time that the the whole of the USA attempt to fix, or help those in need.

Set aside your petty allegiance for once, humanity and loyalty does not end with whom ever you vote for.



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