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

June 8, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) reintroduced the bipartisan Disability Employment Incentive Act to encourage businesses to hire and retain more workers with disabilities, including veterans. Presently, despite 80% of Americans with disabilities wanting to work, only 18% are actually employed.

June 7, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is encouraging Central Valley veterans to apply for a new program that offers education and training for high-demand jobs to veterans currently facing unemployment due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This program, the Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program, was created and funded by the American Rescue Plan that Rep. Harder voted to pass into law earlier this year. The program has $386 million in federal funding and will help almost 20,000 veterans.

May 13, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) voted to pass the Comprehensive Debt Collection Improvement Act, which will provide important protections for Central Valley servicemembers, small businesses, students, and others against mistreatment and harassment by debt collectors. Importantly, this bill specifically bars debt collectors from threatening to reduce the rank or revoke the security clearance of American men and women in uniform.

 

February 9, 2021 Press Release

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 
February 9, 2021
CONTACT: Andrew Mamo, (914) 393-5012 

 

Harder Invites Central Valley Veterans to Join Congressional Veterans Advisory Committee

 

December 18, 2020 Press Release

Harder is First Democratic Central Valley Rep to Serve on Committee in Decades

December 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, the Senate passed Representative Josh Harder’s (CA-10) bipartisan Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act on a unanimous, bipartisan vote through the “hotline” process. The bill will allow the families of fallen and critically injured servicemembers to end their phone, cable, or internet contracts without being financially penalized. Ohio Republican Brad Wenstrup joined Rep.

December 3, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Last night, the final, bipartisan text of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) was released and includes Representative Josh Harder’s (CA-10) Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act. Many Vietnam Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange and developed particular conditions are currently unable to get certain benefits and care from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA).

November 17, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) led a bipartisan letter alongside 111 of his colleagues asking Congressional negotiators to include his legislation benefitting Vietnam Veterans in the final National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA – also known as the “Defense Bill”). Many Vietnam Veterans who were exposed to Agent Orange and developed particular conditions are currently unable to get certain benefits and care from the Department of Veterans Affairs’ (VA). Legislation based on Rep.

August 21, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – This week, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) and the largest veterans groups in the United States announced a final effort to secure coverage for Vietnam Veterans exposed to Agent Orange but who are unable to access support from the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). Legislation based on a bill Rep. Harder introduced was included in the Senate version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), but to become law it must be included in final negotiations. Rep.

July 27, 2020 Press Release

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today announced that his office has now saved constituents $3,001,426.00 in government benefits or mistaken bills from government agencies. Members of Congress typically focus specifically on issues with federal agencies, but with extended unemployment and significant issues with the California Economic Development Department (EDD), Rep. Harder’s office team expanded to help people cut through red tape at that state agency.

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