H.R. 4438: Drinking Water Contamination Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2016

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Feb 2, 2016


Referred to Committee on Feb 2, 2016

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Candice Miller

Representative for Michigan's 10th congressional district



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Last Updated: Feb 2, 2016
Length: 2 pages


19% chance of being enacted (details)

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Making emergency supplemental appropriations to the Environmental Protection Agency to assist the State of Michigan and its residents impacted by the contaminated water crisis.

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Feb 2, 2016

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