[Congressional Record Volume 162, Number 73 (Tuesday, May 10, 2016)]
[Pages H2163-H2164]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Mr. KILDEE asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
  Mr. KILDEE. Mr. Speaker, here we are back again, another week in 
Congress where Republicans in Congress continue to fail to do their job 
to act to protect American families in crisis.
  Whether it is the ongoing water crisis in my hometown of Flint or the 
threat of the Zika virus, the American people look to us for action. 
They deserve action to protect American families. In my own hometown of 

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people, the people still cannot drink their water. It is a disaster.
  Typically, as Americans, we come together to act. It is this body 
that brings us together as a Congress to act to protect Americans in 
their moment of greatest need. Yet, Republicans in Congress fail to do 
their job.
  My bill, the Families of Flint Act, would provide relief evenly 
divided between the Federal and State government. No hearings in 
committee, no votes on the floor of the House of Representatives. The 
American people deserve a Congress that will do its job and will act on 
their interests.
  Mr. Speaker, I ask that we immediately take up my bill.