Levees, like this one in New Orleans, must be certified by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers before appearing on federal flood maps. This change has resulted in higher flood insurance premiums in some areas. Mario Tama/Getty Images hide caption

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FEMA Flood Insurance Law Faces Partial Repeal Over Premiums

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Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La., has won some conservative supporters in her state, but her support for Obamacare is putting her re-election at risk. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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Democratic Sen. Landrieu Walks A Fine Line In Red Louisiana

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From Team To League, Congress Members Shift Pressure On Skins

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Senate Follows House Lead In Passing Debt Limit Raise

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Does Congress Have Enough Political Will To Reduce The Debt?

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Senate Expected To Pass Long-Delayed Farm Bill

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Lawmakers Hear President Say He's Ready To Go It Alone

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Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., questions a witness during an April 23 hearing on the use of drones on Capitol Hill in Washington. Cliff Owen/AP hide caption

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Tea Partiers Hope To Crash Sen. Graham's Re-Election Bid

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Congress Divided On NSA Role

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Hopes Dim For Long-Term Extension To Jobless Benefits

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Congress Rings In The New Year With Another Budget Deadline

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Senate Moves Forward On Unemployment Benefits

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Congress Works To Flesh Out Budget Deal Before Jan. 15 Deadline

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Gun Control Lobby Takes Note Of Opposition's Success

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Defense Bill Addresses Sexual Assaults In The Military

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