America must stand firmly behind and continue to support our veterans. Those who voluntarily stand up to protect and defend our nation deserve our respect, gratitude, and honor. This country is blessed to have men and women who are willing to sacrifice themselves and their families for our freedoms. Their work on behalf of our country is vital to the protection of our sovereignty and to that of our allies around the world. When they return home, it is important that we do everything we can to insure that they are taken care of. I support programs that help returning veterans find good paying jobs to provide for their families. I support incentives for small businesses to hire veterans. New Mexico has one of the premiere veterans' hospitals in the country. We must increase funding for our veterans' facilities. This increased funding will improve health care access for veterans who need it most, including low-income veterans, those with service-related disabilities, and those who need the VA's specialized services.