Veterans

Veterans across the Central Valley have made huge sacrifices to keep our nation safe. When service members come home, they deserve every opportunity to succeed.

However, too many of our veterans are left without a place to live, relevant job training, or facing unreasonable wait times for care. That’s why I’m working to guarantee that our veterans get the benefits and high quality care they’ve earned and are able to lead fulfilling lives. If you’re a veteran and need help with VA benefits, lost medals, or anything else, please contact our office

For more information concerning work and views related to Veterans issues, please contact our office.

More on Veterans

September 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) and Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) introduced the bipartisan Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act, legislation that will allow the families of fallen and critically injured servicemembers to end their phone, cable, or internet contract without being financially penalized. Reps. Harder and Wenstrup are committed to ensuring the families of fallen heroes don’t have to shoulder an additional burden after a loved one make the ultimate sacrifice.

September 4, 2019 Press Release

Modesto, CA – Next week, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) and the Stanislaus County Veterans Service Office will host a workshop to help local Vietnam Navy veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange but have been denied their benefits for decades. For years, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has not covered Agent Orange-related health problems, including cancer, for some Navy veterans who served in Vietnam. Rep.

August 30, 2019 Press Release

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today released the following statement regarding the announcement of S.J. Amoroso Construction Co. Inc. receiving the construction bid for the French Camp VA facility:

“We are long overdue in expanding local health care access for our veterans. Today’s announcement is an important step forward in finally making the French Camp facility a reality. It is good to see tangible progress being made toward shovels in the ground after countless setbacks on this project.

August 27, 2019 Press Release

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is thanking residents of the Central Valley who took the time to make or send birthday cards to Tom Dimperio, a WWII Veteran from Modesto who turned 100 years old on August 18th. Schools, churches, veterans’ groups, and hundreds of everyday citizens sent cards to honor former Staff Sergeant Dimperio, who earned three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his service during World War Two. Rep.

August 21, 2019 Press Release

Modesto, CA – After recently touring the Modesto VA Clinic, Rep. Harder heard from veterans and VA officials alike that veterans are experiencing unacceptably long wait times. He heard this is due in part because of doctor and nurses shortages in the Central Valley. After doing more digging, he found that these shortages are because the Modesto VA is prohibited from paying their medical practitioners as much as the Stockton and San Francisco VAs, thus lowering Modesto’s ability to compete for talent. To remedy this issue Rep.

August 8, 2019 Press Release

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is encouraging Americans to send birthday cards to Tom Dimperio, a WWII hero who will turn 100 years old on August 18th. Dimperio is originally from Hoboken, New Jersey served in Italy during the war and went on to work for the United States Postal Service. Cards should be sent to Josh Harder’s Modesto office

July 11, 2019 Press Release

Bill Will Improve Home Buying, Create Job Training for Vets

June 27, 2019 Press Release

Harder to Host Workshop to Help Affected Vets Access Benefits

June 20, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is reintroducing the bipartisan Encourage New Legalized Immigrants to Start Training (ENLIST) Act, which would allow Dreamers to serve in the military and earn Lawful Permanent Resident (LPR) status, also known as “Green Cards,” for their service. Rep. Harder’s Republican predecessor, Rep. Jeff Denham, wrote the legislation and worked to earn majority support for the bill in the last Congress.

June 13, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to concerns from a local veteran’s family about discrimination in homebuying, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) made an official inquiry with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regarding the agency’s plans to fix the problem. Although the VA offers low-interest home loan rates, additional loan requirements often lead sellers to choose conventional loans over VA loans, and consequently leads them to discriminate against veterans. This means veterans are effectively prevented from buying a home.