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 doesnâ€™t just provide free transportation for the 5,564 veterans living in Chaves County to Login to read more