News From Rep. Phelps

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

LANSING — House Bill 5220, introduced by state Representative Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) that passed earlier today in the House Appropriations Committee, was fast-tracked through the full House during session. The legislation will bring $28 million in funding to the city of Flint to deal with immediate relief needed in the continuing crisis revolving around the lead-tainted water supply and health concerns.

“It was imperative that we acted quickly, and I appreciate that legislators on both...

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

LANSING — Despite Gov. Rick Snyder’s assurances to the contrary in tonight’s State of the State address, middle-class families have struggled under five years of leadership from Gov. Rick Snyder and the Republican-led Legislature, state Reps. Pam Faris (D-Clio), Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint), Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) and Charles Smiley (D-Burton) said Tuesday night. Rather than doubling down on Gov. Snyder’s failed agenda, the legislators said it’s time to create a Michigan that works for school kids,...

State Representative Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) attends the State of the State address at the Michigan State Capitol on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016. With Rep. Phelps is Rev. Jesse Jackson.
Thursday, January 14, 2016

LANSING — State Representatives Sheldon Neeley (D-Flint) and Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) are leading the House Democrats in a show of support for the people of Flint, who have a rally planned in front of the Capitol Building in Lansing today at noon. Protests and gatherings have been taking place across the city of Flint recently to bring action and awareness now to the water crisis, rather than the slow pace the state government has been...

Monday, January 11, 2016

LANSING — State Representative Phil Phelps (D-Flushing) has called on Gov. Rick Snyder to request federal assistance for Flint residents. In a letter to the governor, Rep. Phelps wrote:

“I am writing to urge you to request assistance from the federal government to aid Flint residents during this water crisis. I greatly appreciate that you quickly declared a State of Emergency after the city of Flint and Genesee County sent declarations to your office, but...

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...

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