Veterans and Military Families

Alex is committed to supporting all those who have fought for our nation’s freedom. From improving immigration services for military families to addressing veteran homelessness and cleaning up harmful PFAS “forever chemicals” on military bases, Alex is working to ensure that service members, veterans, and their families receive the support they deserve. Because Alex understands the sacred duty we have to care for our veterans and their families, he is committed to guaranteeing that our veterans receive the full benefits and care that they have earned.

In response to California’s urgent wildfire situation, Alex secured key provisions in the National Defense Authorization Act to ensure the National Guard and federal resources are fully aligned to help states respond to emergencies and wildfires.

Recent News

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced bipartisan legislation to streamline veterans’ access to their benefit claim files. The Wounded Warrior Access Act would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish and maintain a secure...
RIVERSIDE, CA — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Representative Mark Takano (D-Calif.-39), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, hosted a roundtable conversation with local veterans highlighting the Honoring our PACT Act, which expands Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits to those exposed to toxic substances,...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to ensure that children of military families, who are at a greater risk for mental and behavioral health problems than the general population, have access to mental health screenings and check-ups...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Mike Braun (R-Ind.) introduced bipartisan legislation to streamline veterans’ access to their benefit claim files. The Wounded Warrior Access Act would require the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to establish and maintain a secure...
RIVERSIDE, CA — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Representative Mark Takano (D-Calif.-39), Ranking Member of the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, hosted a roundtable conversation with local veterans highlighting the Honoring our PACT Act, which expands Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) benefits to those exposed to toxic substances,...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to ensure that children of military families, who are at a greater risk for mental and behavioral health problems than the general population, have access to mental health screenings and check-ups...
WASHINGTON, D.C.— U.S. Senators Alex Padilla and Dianne Feinstein (both D-Calif.), Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.), Congressman David G. Valadao (R-Calif.), and Congressman Jim Costa (R-Calif.) today applauded the Air Force’s decision to provide the 144th Fighter Wing of the California...
Bill would ensure veterans can use their GI Bill benefits at accredited commercial driver’s license schools WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) reintroduced bipartisan legislation to ensure veterans can utilize their GI benefits at new...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.) introduced bipartisan legislation to award Navy Captain Everett Alvarez, Jr. with the Congressional Gold Medal in honor of his service in the Vietnam War. Representative Panetta (D-Calif.)...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, the Senate passed the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (NDAA), which includes several provisions authored by U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.). This defense policy bill incorporates Padilla’s legislation to help California better prepare...
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Kevin Cramer (R-N.D.) announced the inclusion of their bill, the Emergency Aircraft Act, in this year’s final conferenced version of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2023 (NDAA). The legislation would remove the current cap on...
Bill would ensure veterans can use their GI Bill benefits at accredited commercial driver’s license schools WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) introduced bipartisan legislation to ensure veterans can utilize their GI benefits at...
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-Calif.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety,announced the Veteran Deportation Prevention and Reform Act to implement comprehensive reforms across agencies to help prevent the deportation of noncitizen veterans, improve the...
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