Cummings Issues Statement on Upcoming Flint Hearings
Washington, DC (Feb. 25, 2016) – Today, Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, issued the following statement regarding two upcoming hearings examining the water crisis in Flint, Michigan with local, state, and federal officials:
“We are very encouraged because we have a new agreement with the Chairman to obtain documents from Governor Snyder and conduct transcribed interviews with some of his key emergency managers before these hearings take place. These steps will allow the Committee to do a more complete and thorough investigation and hold officials accountable, and I thank the Chairman.”
The Committee will hold hearings on March 15 and March 17. Witnesses at the first hearing are Darnell Earley, former emergency manager for the City of Flint; Dayne Walling, former Flint Mayor; Susan Hedman, former Region 5 Administrator at the EPA; and Virginia Tech Professor Marc Edward
Michigan Governor Rick Snyder and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy will testify at the second hearing.