Veterans and Service Members

Veterans and service members put their lives on the line for American values and safety. Joe will work with veterans and help them access deserved resources.

Joe supports

Efforts to ensure access to education & employment opportunities.

  • Joe would support an amendment to Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for the Combat-to-College Program. This would potentially allow for the creation of special services on campus and waived admission fees for veterans, as well as training for staff.
  • Joe would encourage measures to provide increased support for job placement for returning service members and veterans.

Measures to provide healthcare & mental health wellness.

  • Joe supports an amendment to Title 51 (Military Affairs) of the Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes, providing for the delivery of services and programs to veterans with cognitive mental disabilities and emotional trauma; and establishing the Office of Veterans Mental Health Awareness.
  • Joe will encourage legislation that will provide access to a range of support services and programs; information to veterans and health care providers regarding mental disabilities, mental illness, sexual and personal trauma; and a list of available health care providers.

Homelessness prevention and affordable housing initiatives.

  • Joe supports the proposed Preventing Veterans’ Homelessness Act which would bring the Department of Military and Veterans Affairs and the Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency together to identify, advocate for, and provide assistance to veterans who are homeless or at imminent risk of becoming homeless. 
  • Joe would encourage investments in homeless shelters in rural communities, where often homeless individuals are less visible but still in need.
  • Joe would also support voucher programs to assist homeless veterans with temporary rental housing.