U.S. Rep. Brenda Lawrence said a U.S. House committee would hold a hearing about the Flint, Mich., water crisis, according to media reports on Thursday, but a spokesperson for the committee has called the details “premature.”
Lawrence told the Detroit Free Press that the hearing would be held on Feb. 3 to discuss the lead-poisoned water and the causes behind the problem.
But the committee pushed back on the report in a statement released Thursday.
“The details being discussed surrounding a hearing on the Flint water crisis are entirely premature,” a spokesperson for the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said in a statement. “There are no confirmed details at this time, particularly with respect to a date or witness invitations.”
Read more: See What Flint’s Poisoned Water Looks Like
Lawrence sent a letter to members of Congress last week, requesting a hearing on the water crisis and voicing concern that government officials at the state and local level were aware of health risks posed by the Flint River water, according to a press release.
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