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Congress Hammers Out Reconstruction Package

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Congress Hammers Out Reconstruction Package

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Congress Hammers Out Reconstruction Package

Congress Hammers Out Reconstruction Package

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Wayne Williams reacts to seeing the foundation of his mother's home swept away by water in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans. hide caption

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Wayne Williams reacts to seeing the foundation of his mother's home swept away by water in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans.

Lawmakers are piecing together a plan to rebuild in the Gulf region that will cost more than the $60 billion already approved. Depending on who wins the debate, the final reconstruction cost could affect your tax rate, unrelated government programs or the debts faced by your descendants.

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