LAS VEGAS, N.M. – Today, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) met with Las Vegas-area veterans to hear how recommendations that the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs provided for the Asset and Infrastructure Review Commission, could impact the delivery of health care services at the community-based outpatient clinics (CBOC) in Las Vegas.

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The recommendations from the VA would also affected CBOC locations in Gallup, Española, and Raton.

Senator Heinrich, Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees VA funding, has been vocal in his opposition to the VA recommendations. During today’s listening session, he expressed that he will fight like hell every step of the way to save these clinics and improve access to the quality care and benefits that our veterans earned through their service.

Senator Heinrich was joined today by New Mexico VA Healthcare System Director Robert McKenrick (COL Retired).

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By Percy