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Flood protection bill passes U.S. Senate

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WASHINGTON, D.C. (KWWL) -

Some Iowa communities may be able to cash in on some federal flood assistance soon.

Wednesday the U.S. Senate voted, 83-14, for the Water Resources Development Act of 2013 (S. 601) to construct flood protection systems and other waterway improvements across the country.

Iowa Senator Chuck Grassley (R) and Senator Tom Harkin (D) voted for the measure.

The bill now goes to the house.

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