House panel calls governor, EPA chief to testify on Flint

A House committee chairman will summon Michigan's governor and the head of the EPA to testify about the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder and Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy have been invited to appear before the House Oversight Committee. Republican chairman Jason Chaffetz of Utah said he appreciates Snyder's willingness to appear and looks forward to McCarthy's testimony.

Snyder said in a statement he asked for the opportunity to testify about how local, state and federal governments have failed Flint.  The Republican governor has come under heavy criticism for the crisis since the city's water supply was switched to the Flint River in 2014 to save money. Democrats have urged the GOP to call Snyder to testify.

No date for the hearing has been set.