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Congresswoman Nanette Diaz Barragán

Representing the 44th District of California


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November 23, 2017 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) released the following statement on visiting American servicemembers in Poland, Qatar, and Afghanistan for the Thanksgiving holiday. “This Thanksgiving, I have the great honor to visit American troops stationed abroad in Europe, the Middle East and the surrounding region and thank them for their continued service and sacrifices. Every year, so many service men and women are away from their families and loved ones.” READ MORE
November 17, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D_San Pedro) today led a letter to Veterans Affairs (VA) Secretary David Shulkin in support of the Housing and Urban Development-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program. The letter is in response to the VAs initial decision to realign funding, which presents a threat to the program’s case management component, a key feature of the program. READ MORE...
July 28, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) introduced legislation that will make it easier for military families to send care packages to a loved one deployed in a combat zone. he Military Care Package Program Act of 2017 will waive Postal Service mailing costs whenever a family member sends a package to their combat-deployed father or mother, husband or wife, brother or sister, or child.
July 26, 2017 Press Release
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (D-San Pedro) introduced a bill that will get more vets get off the streets and into rental housing. “Nobody who fought for this country should be without a home,” said Rep. Barragán. “We don’t leave our vets behind, and definitely not without a roof.” The bill is the Housing Homeless Veterans Act of 2017. It prioritizes the allocation of rental assistance vouchers under the HUD-Veterans Affairs Supportive Housing (HUD-VASH) program to areas of the country that have the largest populations of homeless vets with the greatest need for rental assistance.
June 4, 2017 Press Release

SAN PEDRO, CA - Rep. Nanette Diaz Barragán (CA-44), along with her colleagues, Reps. Juan Vargas (CA-51), Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM-01), Lou Correa (CA-46), Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15), Raul Grijalva (AZ-03), visited the Deported Veterans Support House in Tijuana, Mexico on June 3, 2017 and met with veterans who have been deported from the United States.