Levin Statement at Flint Water Crisis Press Conference

Feb 3, 2016 Issues: Government Reform

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Sandy Levin (MI-09) today made the following remarks at a press conference following the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing on the Flint water crisis:

“So many representatives here today from across the country embodies that this is a national issue. But primarily, this is a State responsibility. If I might say so, the fact that there was a hearing, alright, but a hearing without having State officials there, isn’t really even half of a hearing. I think this going to turn out to be penny-wise and a billion dollars foolish. But let me just say what’s most important, and that is the human dimensions of this – the impact on families and the impact on children. So it’s going to be a State responsibility primarily to provide the necessary monies for health, for education, for infrastructure, and everything else. With my colleagues I’ll be there in Flint on Saturday to try to drive home the State has to now step up to its full responsibility.”