New registry will track everyone in Flint exposed to lead-tainted water
It happened last December, in the final hours of the last Congress.
After a lot of heavy lifting by Michigan lawmakers on Capitol Hill, a federal aid package for Flint was finally passed.
Today, we've learned 14.4 million of the federal aid dollars from that package will go to Michigan State University to set up a registry of everyone exposed to the lead-tainted water in Flint.
Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha has been pressing for this registry for a long time. She's a pediatrician at Hurley Medical Center in Flint and is also a part of Michigan State University's pediatrics department.
Hanna-Attisha joined Stateside today to explain why the registry is so important.