Millions of dollars are heading to Flint, Michigan, to help deal with the water crisis after Congress finally agreed to funnel funds into the city.
Flint received the funding after Democrats put up a fight while voting for a stopgap spending bill to avoid a government shutdown. The agreement gives Flint $170 million dollars for water infrastructure projects.
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder was quoted as stating the following about the Flint water deal:
“So I would say why we’ve seen such significant progress…our work is going to be ongoing and long term. So this isn’t just about short-term actions, intermediate term actions, but this is a whole series of actions that could be going on for many years on terms of doing things to help the families and children of flint.”
The temporary spending measure will keep the federal government open through December ninth of this year.
Watch Roland Martin and NewsOne Now‘s coverage of the Flint water deal in the video clip above.
PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
LaTosha Brown Is A Black Joy Blazer Who Has Dedicated Her Life To The Cause
702 Member Irish Grinstead Dies At 43, Sister Says
Video Shows White People Violently Attack Rhode Island Cops As Police Don't Reach For Their Guns Once
5 Lessons You Must Learn From Shirley Strawberry’s Unfortunate Crisis
Suspected White Supremacist Mad He’s Getting Death Threats After Allegedly Vowing To 'Kill Me A N*gger'
Lawsuit Will ‘Absolutely’ Be Filed After Denny’s Waitress Refused Serving Black Truckers In Viral Video: Lawyers
Video Shows Racist University Of Alabama Football Fans Tell Black Texas Players To 'Go Back To The Projects'
'Karen' Arrested After Holding Black Woman Delivering Newspapers At Gunpoint In South Carolina