Snyder encourages Congress to approve more money for Flint

Mar 18, 2016

Governor Snyder was grilled by a congressional committee yesterday investigating the Flint water crisis. 

Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) met with his task force on the water crisis in Flint this morning
Credit steve carmody / Michigan Radio

But the governor also spent some time in Washington D.C. asking for more federal money for Flint.

The governor says he spent some time before the hearing voicing support for a bill that would spend more than $200 million on Flint’s water woes. The bill includes $100 million for Flint’s water infrastructure and more money for children’s health programs. 

“I think this federal bill would be very helpful that’s in the Senate,” Snyder told reporters today in Flint. “So I encouraged them to pass it.”

The legislation itself is stalled in the U.S. Senate.

A senator from Utah would like to see the state of Michigan spend more money to fix the problem in Flint.