ALBUQUERQUE – On Monday, June 27, 2022, at 3:10 p.m. MT, U.S. Senator Martin Heinrich will join U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary Denis McDonough at the Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center for a media availability to discuss their efforts to strengthen care and support for New Mexico veterans.
Senator Heinrich, the Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee that oversees funding for the VA, has been fighting to retain and strengthen veterans’ services across New Mexico, especially in rural and Tribal communities.
Senator Heinrich recently championed the Senate passage of the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. This comprehensive legislation would deliver all eras of toxic-exposed veterans their earned health care and benefits under the VA for the first time in the nation’s history.
WHEN: Monday, June 27, at 3:10 p.m. MT
WHERE: Raymond G. Murphy VA Medical Center, 4th Floor, C Wing, Room 4C-140A, 1501 San Pedro Drive, Southeast, Albuquerque, NM 87108. Media should park in front of Bldg. 1 in the circle, just west of the main hospital (Bldg. 41).\.
NOTE: All media present at this event are required to wear face coverings and consent to be screened for COVID-19 exposure/symptoms prior to entering VA facilities.
Participants must be in place 15 minutes prior to the availability.