Statement from Sen. Ananich after Tour of Pipe Replacement Program

LANSING, Mich. — Senate Minority Leader Jim Ananich (D–Flint) released the following statement after touring the Michigan Laborers’ Training and Apprenticeship Institute (MLTAI) in Perry today, where he learned more about their Principles of Pipelaying training program:

“It’s clear we have the workers, they have the skills and the mayor has a plan to replace lead pipes. What we need now is the resources to get these pipes out and get these jobs moving. That will take true leadership pushing back on any barriers — whether in Lansing or Washington — that are slowing down the critical funding our communities need.”

Recently the Michigan Speaker of the House has indicated he is not willing to consider another funding bill before October at the earliest. Also, Senator Mike Lee of Utah has put a hold on $100 million in federal funding that could be used to help improve infrastructure in Flint and across the country:


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