Senators: No deal yet on Flint aid, energy bill

By Timothy Cama, The Hill.

The leaders of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee said Monday that they still haven’t come to an agreement on an aid package for Flint, Mich.’s drinking water crisis.

Sens. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) and Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.) said they worked throughout the weekend to come to a deal that both parties could support, which would allow passage of the broad energy reform bill the senators have been working on for more than a year.

"With our time on the Senate floor running short, we are working toward an agreement to allow our energy bill to move forward," Murkowski and Cantwell said in a joint statement. "At the same time, we are working to help advance a measure to address the Flint water crisis and hope that it will be brought up as soon as possible."

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