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Kildee secures $5 million for Flint Registry

Federal funding championed by Kildee signed into law by President Biden

FLINT—On March 28, Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-08)  celebrated $5 million for the Flint Registry being signed into law by President Joe Biden as a part of bipartisan budget to fund the government for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024.

In 2016, Congress created and funded the Flint Registry to help respond to the city’s water crisis. The Flint Registry is a community-based effort to identify individuals exposed to lead during the crisis and improve their health and development through connections to health care and other resources. Since its establishment in 2016, Congressman Kildee has secured over $39 million for the Flint Registry for its continued operations.

“Justice comes in many forms, including making sure Flint families have good health care, education and proper nutrition as they recover from this crisis,”  Kildee said. “In Congress, I’ve worked with Republicans and Democrats to establish the Flint Registry and will continue to fight to invest in this important resource for our community.”

“A critical public health infrastructure, the Flint Registry has served thousands of families while sharing a model of recovery for other communities in crisis,” said Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha, Director of the Pediatric Public Health Initiative and C.S. Mott Endowed Professor & Associate Dean for Public Health at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine. “We are so grateful for Congressman Kildee’s steadfast leadership and to the entire Michigan delegation for their ongoing commitment to Flint families.”

Congressman Dan Kildee

 Kildee has repeatedly led the Michigan congressional delegation in calling for full funding for the Flint Registry, including in the FY 2024 budget just signed into law by President Biden. Congressman Kildee is also leading efforts to fund the Flint Registry for FY 2025.

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