Vets press Pearce on transportation

February 13, 2011 • Local News

Congressman Steve Pearce visits with a constituent during a meet and greet at Roswell Livestock & Farm Supply, Saturday. (Mark Wilson Photo)

Members of the local Vietnam Veterans of America pressed Congressman Steve Pearce, R-NM, on veteran transportation issues Saturday afternoon during a meet and greet at Roswell Livestock and Farm Supply.

The event was supposed to be, in part, a chance for the representative to tout new legislation he introduced on Wednesday that allows veterans to receive health care in their hometowns, rather than at a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs medical facility hours away.

But two veterans wanted to know why the DVA doesn’t just provide free transportation for the 5,564 veterans living in Chaves County to Login to read more

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