A second hearing of the U.S. House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will hear from a host of key players on the Flint water crisis, including Governor Rick Snyder, former Flint Emergency Manager Darnell Earley and Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy, among others.
Mr. Snyder announced Friday he had asked the committee chair U.S. Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) if he could come testify before the committee. Shortly after Mr. Snyder's announcement, Mr. Chaffetz released a statement announcing there would be a second hearing, including Mr. Snyder, though no date has been set.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency knew no later than March 2015 about concerns that a fatal Legionnaire's disease outbreak in Genesee County might have its origins in Flint's troubled drinking water system.
With nine months to go before House Republicans choose their leader for the 2017-18 term, those interested in the position have not been build any momentum. And some observers believe whoever becomes the front runner could be the minority leader rather than speaker if the GOP cannot hold onto the House majority.
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