/ New York Times article by Alexandra Zendrian

Senate lawmakers are looking into a funding shortfall that's forcing a St. Louis business center to close.

The investigation, led by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and Olympia Snowe (R-Maine) of the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, was prompted by the organization's claim that it lacked sufficient funding for centers in St. Louis, Boston and Flint, Mich. As a result, the St. Louis center is slated to be shutdown in April.

Both Kerry and Snowe have been critical of the program's management in recent months. In a joint statement, they said the closing of the St. Louis center "underscores our deep concern that the Veterans Corporation has abandoned their mission."

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