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July 1, 2021

Contact: Sam Inglot, 616-916-0574,

MIGOP Drops the Ball on Flood Relief

Michiganders will suffer while Republican legislators enjoy a vacation

MICHIGAN – This week, House and Senate Republicans each passed along a bill containing flood relief to the other chamber, but neither caucus chose to take up the other’s version of the bill. Now, they’ve adjourned until July 15, which means that thousands of residents across southeast Michigan who are suffering now will have to wait at least two weeks for the relief they desperately need.

“This year, we’ve watched Michigan Republicans waste countless hours on bogus election conspiracies and anti-voter bills while failing to act on serious problems facing our state,” said Lonnie Scott, executive director of Progress Michigan. “Now, they’ve decided to take a nice summer vacation without reaching an agreement on the flood relief Michiganders badly need. This disaster likely could have been avoided in the first place if Republican lawmakers had used their decades of legislative power to adequately fund infrastructure repairs and updates. That failure is bad enough, but their decision to drop the ball on needed relief funding while Michiganders are actively suffering from the impacts of flooding is unconscionable. The people of Michigan deserve better from our elected officials.”