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Ryan: Aid to address La. flooding, lead in Flint, Mich. water

5 years 1 month 3 weeks ago Wednesday, November 30 2016 Nov 30, 2016 November 30, 2016 10:20 AM November 30, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press

WASHINGTON - House Speaker Paul Ryan is promising that a long-delayed aid package to help Flint, Michigan, address its lead-tainted water system is on track to pass into law by the end of the year.

The Wisconsin Republican says the $220 million or so aid package will be addressed "one way or the other." He said he hopes it will pass as part of a popular water projects bill.

Ryan also said negotiations are continuing over a stopgap spending measure to keep the government running into the first months of the Trump administration. That measure, said GOP Whip Steve Scalise, would contain $2 billion or so in additional flood relief for Louisiana and other states.

The stopgap measure may contain some of the Obama administration's $11.6 billion request for additional war-related money.

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