U.S. Senator Al Franken is hoping there will be some federal money flowing into the Lewis and Clark Regional Water System.
Franken says the Senate's bugdet resolution includes additional funding for the Bureau of Reclamation, the federal agency that oversees water projects like Lewis and Clark.
“This is ridiculous. In South Dakota, you've been getting water from this project, but none in Minnesota and almost none in Iowa. In fact, all these communities, Worthington, all these communities in southwestern Minnesota have paid their full share,” Franken said.
Both the Senate and the House have to work out differences in their spending bills before the deadline for a government shutdown kicks in a week from Thursday.