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Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder to testify before Congress on Flint water crisis

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder has been called to testify on the Flint water crisis on Feb. 3, U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-Mich.) said Thursday. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing will mark the first congressional inquiry into the government's response to Flint's high levels of lead in its drinking water.

President Obama declared a state of emergency in Flint on Saturday, and Snyder apologized Tuesday, promising a fix. The city's water became contaminated with lead in 2014 after an emergency manager appointed by Snyder switched the city's water source to the polluted Flint River to save money.