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Water Projects

FILE - In this April 30, 2013 file photo, Mike Andersen of the US Geological Survey maneuvers a boat on the Red River in Fargo, N.D., so a USGA hydrologist can take stream flow measurements. Big money water projects used to be a favorite target of good-government types who railed against political pork. Now the same projects are a rare unifying factor in a dysfunctional Congress. (AP Photo/Dave Kolpack, File)