On the Issues

Veterans

Honoring Service with Support

Martin is deeply committed to honoring the service and sacrifice of our nation’s veterans by ensuring they receive the care and support they deserve. Recognizing the unique challenges faced by veterans, Martin has worked tirelessly to expand access to quality health care, protect vital services, and improve resources for those who have served our country with bravery and distinction.


How Martin Has Delivered for New Mexicans:

  • Passed the largest veteran health care expansion, ever. Martin helped spearhead the passage of the PACT Act, the largest ever expansion of veteran health care. This landmark legislation significantly enhances access to comprehensive health services and support for veterans, ensuring they receive the care they need and deserve.
  • Made it easier for rural veterans to access care. Martin championed the Veterans Choice Act, which allows more veterans to receive care in their communities rather than traveling long distances to the nearest VA facility. This legislation has expanded access to timely and convenient health care options for veterans across New Mexico.
  • Blocked the closure of VA clinics in New Mexico. Martin successfully blocked the proposed closure of community-based outpatient clinics in Gallup, Las Vegas, Española, and Raton, safeguarding vital health care services for veterans in rural and underserved areas.
  • Secured funding for rural veterans. Martin secured funding to improve access to health care for veterans living in rural areas.