Obama to Send Flint $80 Million, Calls Water Crisis ‘Inexcusable’
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On Thursday, President Obama announced that his administration will donate $80 million to Michigan, mostly to help Flint with the water crisis.
President Obama spoke at a gathering of mayors at the White House on Thursday, calling the lead contamination of Flint's drinking water an "inexcusable" situation. Obama also stated that the money was secured in a bipartisan budget agreement.
“Our children should not have to be worried about the water that they’re drinking in American cities. That’s not something that we should accept.” - President Obama
United States Senator Debbie Stabenow thanked the President for his quick response to Michigan's request for federal assistance.
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) rejected Snyder’s request for aid, stating that they only support areas that have had natural catastrophes, fires, floods, or explosions.
According to the President, the funding will arrive by the end of the week.