Thursday, November 10, 2011
NM-1: Eric Griego Releases Veterans Platform
Eric Griego Campaign released the following statement:
Today, Democrat Eric Griego (NM-1) issued his platform for veterans to honor their sacrifice for our country.
Statement by Eric Griego
I know the personal sacrifices that veterans and military families make because several of my own family members serve or have served in our military.
I humbly believe with all of my heart that we have a solemn obligation to honor our promise to America’s active and reserve servicemen and women, veterans and their families. Just as they have bravely sacrificed for our nation’s security, our government should ensure they get the care and support they have earned and deserve.
That is why, as Congressman I will fight for:
Full funding for VA hospitals, improved rural area access to VA hospitals and clinics, and cutting bureaucratic red tape to expedite care delivery.
- Improved treatment access to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and other mental and physical disabilities.
- Increased funding for veteran housing facilities to reduce veteran homelessness.
- Educational and job opportunities for veterans and their families, and guarantee federal government support for all veterans who wish to go to college and support stronger preferential hiring practices in the public sector for veterans.
- Changes to the Concurrent Retirement and Disability Payments (CRDP) so that no active or reserve serviceman or woman is denied retirement and disability benefits.