SOURCE: U.S. Conference of Mayors

U.S. Conference of Mayors

April 14, 2016 16:32 ET

Statement of the U.S. Conference of Mayors CEO and Executive Tom Cochran on Flint Provision's Removal From Energy Bill

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - April 14, 2016) - U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) CEO and Executive Director Tom Cochran issued the following statement after a provision to help the city of Flint (MI) was removed from the Energy Bill currently moving thorough the U.S. Senate:

"The nation's mayors are extremely disappointed that the provision to assist Flint in its recovery from the water crisis was withdrawn from the Energy Bill being considered in the U.S. Senate.

"This is a public health emergency that demands the country's attention. The nation's mayors have been consistently pushing Congress to provide funding to mitigate the impact of the disaster in Flint; and we will continue to push until the residents there get the help they deserve."

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