Congressional Deal Includes Earmark For Kentucky Dam Funding06:22
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An aerial photograph of the Olmsted Locks and Dam project showing two of the dam shells above water in the lower left and the completed lock chambers. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
An aerial photograph of the Olmsted Locks and Dam project showing two of the dam shells above water in the lower left and the completed lock chambers. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

The last minute deal that ended the government shutdown and averted debt default left the Affordable Care Act fully funded, but it did contain a few special provisions, or earmarks, for states and congressional districts.

Colorado will see an additional $350 million in emergency funds from the Federal Highway Administration's emergency relief program, after the state's roads and bridges sustained major damage in last month's  flooding.

Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell scored a nearly $3 billion earmark for a dam project for his state of Kentucky.

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This segment aired on October 17, 2013.

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