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Congressional candidate Mowrer reacts to VA scandal


SIOUX CITY, Iowa (KTIV)- As details in the scandal surrounding the Department of Veterans Affairs unfold, Democratic congressional candidate Jim Mowrer visited Sioux City's VA office Thursday.

The Iraq War veteran says there is a huge need for better leadership in the VA.

Right now, the White House is investigating the situation at the VA. The department is accused of charging too much for services, and keeping veterans on secret "waiting lists."

Mowrer said everyone deserves to be treated fairly when it comes to health care, especially veterans. "I think we have no greater obligation than to care for those who bear the physical and mental scars of warfare. They're the only class of citizen that have put it all on the line for this country. I think it is the most important thing that we can do for this country, so that's why I'm glad we're having some increased scrutiny," Mowrer said.

Today, the Deputy White House Chief of Staff is personally investigating the problems at the VA hospital in Phoenix.

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