Republicans reject adding Flint aid to budget resolution

Republicans reject adding Flint aid to budget resolution
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House Democrats on Wednesday forced a vote on expanding federal aid to Flint, Mich., during a day-long debate on the GOP’s budget proposal.

The vote failed along party lines, 21-14. Republicans on the committee unanimously opposed the amendment.

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) offered the Flint aid amendment along with a passionate speech that plead for additional funding.

“I’m asking my colleagues to do one vote today in a nonpartisan fashion to just give them hope,” Dingell said. She said she has visited Flint weekly amid the water crisis.

Rep. John Moolenaar, also from Michigan, said he considered the city of Flint to be his neighbors, but said, “I don’t think this amendment is the right way to go.”