Ananich Introduces Resolution to Grant Subpoena Power to New Committee Investigating the Flint Water Crisis

LANSING, Mich. — Senator Jim Ananich (D–Flint) has followed through on his promise and today introduced Senate Concurrent Resolution 26, that would grant subpoena power to the Joint Select Committee on the Flint Water Public Health Emergency.

“We can’t rely solely on selective emails coming out drip by drip to piece together what happened — we need the power to call up everyone involved to answer tough questions,” Sen. Ananich said. “By providing subpoena power to this committee, we can ensure that the governor — and no one in his administration — is allowed to hide behind closed doors.”

Sen. Ananich was appointed to the newly formed committee last week along with Sens. Stamas (R–Midland) and Hune (R–Hamburg), and Reps. McBroom (R–Vulcan), Canfield (R–Sebewaing) and Irwin (D–Ann Arbor). While some have resisted the effort to secure subpoena power or consider this an investigation, Sen. Ananich has stressed that every tool should be available and every topic should be on the table.

The resolution has been referred to the Government Operations Committee.

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