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Help May Be on the Way for Flood-Threatened Communities

ST. LOUIS, MO - Long-term help may be on the way for flood-threatened areas of Missouri.

Congress later this month will consider the Water Resources Development Act.  Democratic Senator Claire McCaskill says the act includes plans for a seven-levee project in the Kansas City area.

Passage is no sure thing.  Government watchdog groups believe the bill is stuffed with pork-barrel spending.  The White House is balking at the price tag, estimated to be more than $30 billion over the next 15 years.

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