Senators reach bipartisan funding deal for Flint water crisis
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WASHINGTON — A bi- partisan group of Senators reached a deal Wednesday that would provide funding to help cities like Flint, Mich., replace lead pipes that have contributed to public health crises.
Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters, both Democrats of Michigan, worked with Republican Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma, the chairman of the Environment and Public Works Committee, and a bipartisan group of at least seven other senators to secure the agreement.
The deal includes $70 million in credit subsidies for water infrastructure, $100 million for subsidized loans and grants to help states with spoiled supplies, and $50 million for public health efforts.
It would be offset by rescinding some loan credits for fuel economy technology.