WASHINGTON -- Buried in the Senate's version of the urban aid bill is a provision that would benefit a tax-exempt bond issue sold for a Charleston, S.C., waterfront project in 1986.

The recently offered provision appears to be the only so-called rifle shot, or project-specific tax break, that Senate lawmakers added to the urban aid measure. After loading down the Tax Reform Act of 1986 with dozens of rifle shots, Congress in recent years has shied away from approving provisions that benefit specific projects.

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