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Senate passes bill for water projects

Posted: May 23, 2014 at 3:56 a.m.

WASHINGTON -- Congress sent the White House a $12.3 billion water-projects bill that was half the size of its last one seven years ago -- before the economy sank into a deep recession that helped swell the government's debt and lawmakers swore off cherry-picking pet projects for constituents.

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