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Oct 16, 2013 6:51 PM by Andrew Ellison - aellison@kristv.com

Local Veterans Hope Gov. Shutdown is Actually Ending

CORPUS CHRISTI - As Congress comes closer to reaching a deal that would end of the government shutdown, local veterans here are hoping it actually happens, because if it goes on much longer, they won't get their disability checks next month.

We were there at the local American Legion Post as veterans watched national news with faded breath, hoping something would get done.

At this point, it looks like something will get done.

Arthur Hart is a Vietnam veteran who relies on his disability check.

"I lost a lot of sleep last night thinking about this right here, losing my VA check," he says.

"This is my only income, is that and social security, and that's all I've got, and without either on of those, I might as well be on the street," he added.

It's been a tense few days for veterans.

It appears the end may be in sight.

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