POSTED: Saturday, January 5, 2013 - 6:52pm
UPDATED: Monday, January 7, 2013 - 11:34am
El Paso, TX — Congressman Beto O'Rourke has been appointed to the House Committee on Veterans' Affairs.
"With more than 70,000 veterans who call El Paso home, I am humbled by the opportunity to fight for better service and improved accountability for these local heroes," said O'Rourke.
O'Rourke says he plans on initiating improvements with the current VA system and working to bridge the gap for veterans' services that are currently lacking or not being provided.