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MASON CITY, Iowa - A former Iraq veteran is speaking out about how the government shutdown is affecting our military and veterans in our area.
Jim Mowrer served in the Iowa National Guard and is a former Pentagon official.
He held a press conference in Mason City this afternoon.
He says the impact goes beyond just those who have served our country.
“Since this government shutdown, 17 service member families have not received the death benefits they normally receive within 3 days. That's not how we repay the sacrifice to these families that they've given for their country."
He also added that starting next week, “All veterans disabilities checks will no longer be going out so that means if you’re an Iraq war veteran who lost a leg in war or has PTSD, you wont be getting a check from the government that you worked to protect and serve.”
Mowrer is going to be in the spotlight this fall.
He’s running for a seat in congress in Iowa’s 4th congressional district.
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