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Thu Oct 12, 2017, 06:07 PM

House Oversight Committee invites Snyder to amend his testimony on Flint

Source: Detroit Free Press

The top Republican and Democrat on a congressional committee sent Gov. Rick Snyder a letter Thursday inviting him to correct or supplement his sworn testimony in 2016 related to the Flint drinking water crisis and reminding him about federal perjury law.

But in a reply letter Thursday, Snyder told the lawmakers he testified truthfully and stands by what he said.

U.S. Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina, the Republican chairman of the U.S. House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, and U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings of Maryland, who is the ranking Democrat on the committee, wrote to Snyder in light of recent sworn testimony by a Snyder aide that contradicted what Snyder told the committee about when he learned of a spike in Legionnaires' disease cases in the Flint area.

Snyder, who testified under oath in Washington, D.C. when the lead contamination of Flint's drinking water was in the national spotlight, told the committee he learned about the Legionnaires' disease outbreaks one day before he made the health issue public at a Jan. 13, 2016, news conference.

Read more: http://www.freep.com/story/news/local/michigan/flint-water-crisis/2017/10/12/house-oversight-snyder-flint-testimony/758289001/

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