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Seniors & Veterans

Our seniors deserve health and financial well-being in their golden years. We must honor the promises the Social Security system made to workers and retirees. Maintaining the integrity of this safety net is a national priority. Without Social Security income and Medicare coverage, many seniors would fall into poverty—an unkind reward for a lifetime of work.

It is vital that we honor the promises our Social Security system has made to our nation’s workers and retirees. Maintaining the integrity of this vital safety net must be a national priority, as Social Security income is necessary for seniors no longer in the workforce. At a time when President Trump and Republicans in Congress have signaled a desire to dismantle many Social Security protections—forcing seniors to negotiate their own health and retirement benefits—it is imperative that we continue fighting to preserve the guaranteed benefits our nation’s seniors depend on.

I am fighting to preserve and strengthen healthcare reforms that make quality, affordable healthcare coverage accessible to all of America’s seniors. The care and services provided by Medicare and Medicaid are often the only resources available for senior healthcare. Seniors deserve to have a dignified retirement, not to have their access to healthcare and basic income programs cut out from underneath them.

I am proud to represent more than 16,000 veterans living in California’s 44th District.  Our veterans answered the call to defend our democracy and freedom, and in return we must honor them and their families by ensuring they have all the tools and resources necessary to succeed in civilian life.  As a member of the bipartisan Congressional Military-Veterans Caucus, I will continue to ardently champion for America’s veterans, active duty personnel, and their families.

Our service members make tremendous sacrifices for our country, but too many don’t get the support they need when they return home. I introduced the Housing Homeless Veterans Act to address our veteran homeless problem by directing housing vouchers for homeless veterans to areas of the country where they are needed most.

Many assume that joining the military means an automatic guarantee of citizenship. It does not. I am passionately working to address the growing issue of deported veterans. My legislation, the Veterans’ Pathway to Citizenship Act, grants lawful permanent resident (LPR) status to any current or former member of the Armed Forces, and provides guidance and resources so that service members can more easily obtain citizenship. Anyone who risks their life to fight for our country should be granted citizenship.

July 18, 2018

Congresswoman Barragán Honors Memory of Corporal Joseph Maciel from South Gate

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May 24, 2018

Rep. Barragán Congratulates Clifford Johnson, Sr. on 100th Birthday

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April 13, 2018

Deported U.S. Military Veteran and Immigration Activist Hector Barajas, “Welcome Home” Event

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April 13, 2018

Congresswoman Barragán Welcomes Deported Veteran Hector Barajas Back to the United States

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February 15, 2018

Rep. Barragán Introduces Legislation To Address Growing Homelessness Crisis

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February 13, 2018

Trump Budget Undermines Basic Services, Environmental Protection, National Security, Housing and Homelessness Services

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January 29, 2018

Rep. Barragán To Attend State Of The Union With Previously Deported Veteran As Guest

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January 29, 2018

Stars and Stripes: Former deported Veteran to attend State of the Union address

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November 23, 2017

Rep. Barragán Statement on Visiting American Troops Overseas for the Thanksgiving Holiday

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November 17, 2017

Rep. Barragán Leads Los Angeles-area Members in Support of Veteran Housing Program

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