Senate Committee Approves Millions in Federal Aid For Flint’s Water Crisis

A senate committee approved a $220 million aid package offering federal aid to Flint’s water crisis.

The senate Environment and Public Works committee approved the package as a part of a broader bill.

Also Thursday, the Michigan Civil Rights commission held its first public hearing.

They are looking into whether Flint residents faced discrimination or racial bias during the switch to the Flint River for drinking water.

People in Flint have been under a State of Emergency for 4 months and are using bottled and filtered water to drink and bathe.