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

November 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder’s bipartisan Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act has passed the House of Representatives on a unanimous bipartisan vote. 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. Harder to introduce the bill.

November 1, 2019 Press Release

Modesto, CA - ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 8TH AT 10:00 AM – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) in partnership with Modesto Junior College, will host a veterans’ job fair in Modesto. The event will give veterans a chance to meet with local employers as well as get help with interview preparation and resume review. Interested veterans should come dressed for interviews and have cover letters and resumes available.

November 1, 2019 Press Release

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is finishing the most effective week yet of his first year in Congress. This week Rep. Harder passed a legislative provision through the House and five more pieces of legislation through three different committees. Each of the bills which passed committee this week is expected to pass the House in the coming months. More than 90% percent of bills introduced this Congress have not cleared the committee milestone.

October 29, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder’s (CA-10) bipartisan Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act has passed the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs. The bill will allow the families of fallen and critically injured servicemembers to end their phone, cable, or internet contract without being financially penalized.

October 22, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is inviting all veterans who served during the Vietnam War, regardless of duty station, to contact his office to obtain an official Vietnam Veteran pin. The Department of Defense is leading an effort to honor all Vietnam-era veterans dring the officially-observed 50th anniversary of the war. Rep. Harder is an official “Commemorative Partner,” and has been authorized to distribute pins.

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.