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Nebraska, Iowa, S.D. governors call for end to federal shutdown

Nebraska, Iowa, S.D. governors call for end to federal shutdown

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The governors of Iowa, Nebraska and South Dakota have urged federal lawmakers to end the partial government shutdown.

Nebraska's Dave Heineman, Iowa's Terry Branstad and South Dakota's Dennis Daugaard gathered in Dakota Dunes, S.D., on Wednesday for their Tri-State Governors' Conference and discussed what the shutdown had done to their states. All three are Republicans.

Daugaard and Heineman said the shutdown's chief impact has been the loss of National Guard jobs.

Daugaard also said the uncertainty caused by the shutdown “is not helpful to any of our economies.”

Heineman said both parties are at fault for the situation in Washington, and Branstad said President Barack Obama should stop attacking the Republican leadership in Congress because that lessens chances of compromise.

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