News From Rep. Phelps

Thursday, November 5, 2015

LANSING — State Representatives Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) are pushing for a federal investigation into the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) after a story came out today claiming the DEQ knowingly dropped two lead test samples to avoid exceeding a federal drinking water standard. Had these tests been counted, action could have been taken earlier on the water crisis in Flint.

Rep. Neeley is also calling for DEQ Director Dan Wyant...

Thursday, October 15, 2015

LANSING — Genesee County Democrats in the House came out in opposition today to a bill that would mandate retention without parental consent of third graders who have trouble reading. The reason for the opposition is due to the legislation being harmful to children, and taking away local control without providing resources to local districts.

“I voted no on this bill because of the unnecessary harm it will bring to many children,” said Rep. Pam...

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

LANSING – State Representatives Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) and Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) will honor former state Rep. Vera B. Rison on the House Floor on Thursday during session. Rison died at the age of 76 on Aug. 31 following a battle with illness.

“Vera was a force in the city of Flint, for its people and the community as a whole,” Neeley said. “She was always there to help her neighbors through any situation. No one...

Friday, October 2, 2015

LANSING — Local experts and community leaders provided details this morning about how water filters would be distributed to Flint residents, and demonstrated how to install them. This assistance comes on the heels of $105,000 in combined donations for water filters announced yesterday by United Way, General Motors and the Making Our Children Smile Foundation.

City of Flint residents looking to obtain a filter should contact County Health Department at (810) 257-2158.

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Thursday, October 1, 2015

“Residents of the City of Flint face a substantial health risk due to contaminants found in their drinking water.  In an effort to not politicize this situation, I have been working directly with state and local officials in seeking important information and attempting to correct the City’s water crisis.   Unfortunately, I have been faced with continual road blocks in my requests for information. It has been nearly a month since I submitted Freedom of Information...