The sacrifices made by America’s servicemen and servicewomen must never be forgotten. A veteran himself, Steve Pearce takes this issue personally and very seriously. While in Congress, Pearce helped enact the first fix in the concurrent receipts in about 100 years. That change provided around $22 billion to more than 250,000 disabled veterans. Pearce also fought to ease red tape that affects veterans in rural areas with limited access to VA facilities. We can adjust the regulations to allow them to use VA benefits to get care outside the VA system when there is no facility nearby.
Steve Pearce is a proud veteran of the US Air Force who flew combat missions in Vietnam. He received the Distinguished Flying Cross and the Air Medal. Returning to the US, he was assigned to the Strategic Air Command at Blytheville Air Force Base, Arkansas. He separated honorably with the rank of Captain. Therefore, veterans' issues are of the utmost and personal importance to him.