On January 5, 2017, every Republican member of Congress from Michgan voted to block attempts to protect Michigan’s children from lead contamination in their drinking water. After the massive lead poisoning inflicted on the state of Michigan by Republican Governor Rick Snyder, how can Michigan parents look their kids in the eye and say they voted Republican?
If it becomes law, the REINS Act will ensure that only rules that are designed to serve powerful corporate interests will be instituted. Safety protections for coal miners, babies, and family neighborhoods will quickly break down if the REINS Act goes into effect.
The government has the money we need to replace America’s dangerous old water pipes. We’re spending that money on weapons of war that we hope to never use – nuclear weapons that, if unleashed, would kill hundreds of millions of civilians.