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Senator David Vitter gives U.S. Army Corps of Engineers an ultimatum: run flood-control structures in New Orleans with or without money

May 18, 2015

If U.S. Sen. David Vitter is elected governor this fall, operation of some of the most expensive and complex projects in the New Orleans-area flood protection system would be dropped into the lap of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, whether or not the agency gets the money it says it needs to run them, Vitter said Friday.