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.