Feb 14, 2017 Issues: Veterans

Washington, DC (February 14, 2017) The House of Representatives yesterday voted to pass three pieces of legislation that sought to improve the lives and well-being of veterans across our country.

“As a veteran, I strongly support cutting government red tape that prevents former service members from receiving the quality and timely care they deserve, especially after sacrificing so much to defend the freedoms we hold close. I am committed to providing quality constituent services as representative of New Mexico’s second congressional district, and will continue to deconstruct the road blocks within the VA that affect our local veteran population,” stated Rep. Pearce.

Rep. Pearce was an original co-sponsor of H.R. 512, the WINGMAN Act, which allows veteran advocates to gain faster access to the information and resources they need to provide services for veterans. The House passed two additional veterans’ bills under suspension of the rules including H.R. 244, the HIRE Vets Act, which encourages and honors businesses who hire more veterans, and H.R. 974, the BRAVE Act, which authorizes procurement preferences to contractors that employ veterans.