The U.S. Senate passed the Water Resources Development Act which would allow for sweeping legislation authorizing water-related projects around the nation as well as at least $100 million to repair and replace lead pipes in France. Detroit Free Press staffer Todd Spangler reports on the bill passing the Senate and the fears that it may not get through the House of Representatives due to legislative days running out.
Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) explained the importance of the passing of this bill in Senate as well as the work left to accomplish in Flint:
“Today’s passage is an important reminder to the nation that the crisis in Flint is far from over," Stabenow said. "Families still cannot drink the unfiltered water that comes out of their faucets. Now our colleagues in the House need to act as quickly as possible. It's also essential that the State of Michigan fully meet their responsibilities to solve the water crisis.”