Washington DC—U.S. Senator Dean Heller (R-NV) spoke with members from multiple Veterans Service Organizations during a Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee hearing about the importance of America keeping its promises to our veterans. Heller highlighted issues that are affecting Nevada’s heroes, includng services needed at the new Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) Clinic in Pahrump and access to VA health care for veterans in Ely.
He noted that the VA honored his request for a public forum with the Ely community to discuss the expiration of VA’s contract for veteran care with the William Bee Ririe Hospital and maintaining quality and timely care for Ely veterans.
Furthermore, following a conversation with a constituent telephone town hall, Heller emphasized the importance of Congress passing a bill he has cosponsored, the Blue Water Navy Vietnam Veterans Act (S.422), which ensures “Blue Water” veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange during the Vietnam War are able to receive the disability and health care benefits they have earned.