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

January 6, 2020 Press Release

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced his first annual Valentines for Veterans initiative and invited his neighbors throughout the Central Valley to join him in making valentines to deliver to area veterans. The event gives local schools, families, individuals, businesses, and other organizations the opportunity to make valentines to show our ongoing appreciation for the service of our veterans. Rep.

December 16, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today released a comprehensive end of year report detailing his accomplishments on behalf of the Central Valley in his first year in office. The report details Rep. Harder’s legislative work, constituent services, and federal investments returned to the district in his first year in office.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today announced $142,780 for the Housing Authority of Stanislaus County. The funding will provide housing as well as supportive services including health care, mental health treatment, and substance abuse counseling for chronically homeless and at-risk veterans and their families at a time when homelessness in the county is at a record high.

December 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) and House Veterans Affairs Committee Chairman Mark Takano (CA-41) have sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos demanding answers about the status of student loan debt forgiveness for disabled veterans. Although the Trump Administration directed the department to discharge the loans of tens of thousands of totally and permanently disabled veterans, only approximately 3,300 have received forgiveness.

December 3, 2019 Press Release

Harder Introduces Bicameral Resolution, Contacts White House

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.

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