U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich hosted a flag presentation ceremony to honor Vietnam War veteran George Perez for his service to our nation and commitment to serve other fellow veterans. Mr. Perez is a volunteer at Disabled American Veterans in Albuquerque, where he works to connect veterans to earned benefits. Senator Heinrich is committed to ensuring the United States keeps its promises to our men and women in uniform. Senator Heinrich worked to pass Military Construction and Veterans Affairs Fiscal Year 2016 Appropriations bill to help the U.S Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) make critical steps toward eliminating the veterans claims backlog.