Authorization of the proposed $10.3 billion Morganza-to-the-Gulf levee system in Louisiana was not included in a water-resources bill released by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The change drew criticism from Sen. Mary Landrieu, D-La. "We are tired of it. The people in our state cannot survive without levees, and the country can't survive without our people living where we go to fish, to run the maritime, to run the oil and industry," Landrieu said.

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