Ernst Meets with Iowa Veterans to Address Concerns Over Agent Orange

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JEFFERSON, Iowa -- Sen. Joni Ernst was back in her home state Friday and held a roundtable discussion for veterans.

At the Green County Community Center, Ernst held a 90-minute meeting to hear veterans' concerns, ranging from Agent Orange testing, post-traumatic stress syndrome and a variety of other issues that affect our veterans.

On the question regarding her support for funding for Agent Orange research and resources for veterans battling that, she said she supports the rolling of S-901 into an omnibus bill that will address veterans' issues.

Some have questioned why she had not signed on with S-901 earlier, an aid, Jerry Self, said the senator was waiting to see that it was a good bill. He said she doesn't support something just because the word "veterans" is on it.

A list of issues veterans have with Veterans Affairs and the legal system were brought up. She encouraged veterans to contact her representatives in the state of Iowa to assist them with issues in dealing with the federal government.

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