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Congress Hammers Out Reconstruction Package

Wayne Williams reacts to seeing the foundation of his mother's home swept away by water in the Ninth Ward of New Orleans.
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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Andrea Seabrook covers Capitol Hill as NPR's Congressional Correspondent.