Senate Blocks Energy Bill in Dispute Over Flint's Water

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  • Democrats lead opposition in bid to get more aid for Flint
  • Supporters vow to keep talking and seek another vote on bill

Justin Roberson (left), age 6, and Mychal Adams, age 1, wait on a stack of bottled water at a rally where the Rev. Jesse Jackson was speaking about about the water crisis on Jan. 17, 2016 in Flint, Michigan.

Photographer: Bill Pugliano/Getty Images

A bipartisan energy bill more than a year in the making was blocked by Democrats on a procedural vote in the U.S. Senate, falling victim to disagreements over aid for the lead-poisoned water system of Flint, Michigan.

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