Kildee Statement on Flint Water Crisis Class-Action Lawsuit Settlement
Congressman Dan Kildee (MI-05), Chief Deputy Whip of the House Democratic Caucus, issued the following statement today after a settlement was announced in a class-action lawsuit brought by Flint families after the water crisis:
"While I support today's class-action settlement for the victims of the water crisis, there will never be a number that adequately recognizes the harm done to Flint families.
"Justice for Flint families ultimately will take many forms, including today's announcement. Justice comes by holding those state officials accountable for what they did to Flint. Justice also requires making sure that families have access to critical resources, like the Flint Registry and other health care, educational and nutritional services, that can continue to help mitigate the effects of lead exposure. Flint families deserve our continued support and we owe it to other communities to learn the lessons of the man-made crisis, so it never happens elsewhere."