Congress Goes on Summer Break Without a Vote for Flint Aid
Thanks for nothing, per usual. Enjoy your summer vacation! *sarcasm*
Starting today, Congress has adjourned for the summer, without approving any aid for our city's water crisis.
Several senators were pushing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to call for a vote on a piece of legislation that would provide $220 million in aid for cities with water infrastructure problems, including Flint. Unfortunately, in the weeks leading up to the break, they were too busy arguing about gun violence and the Zika virus.
In fact, 29 Republicans sent a letter to McConnell, pressing him to bring up the Water Resources Development Bill (which includes money for Flint), but he never did.
Since when do grown-ups get a summer vacation? Oh, that's right. It's only CHILDREN. Case in point. Thanks for nothing.