Legislation

Growing our Water Supply – Rep. Harder authored and introduced the SAVE Water Resources Act as a wraparound approach to addressing water issues facing the Central Valley by increasing storage opportunities, spurring innovation, and making long overdue investments into water infrastructure. Rep. Harder successfully secured $14 million for projects including in this bill in the 2019 Energy and Water appropriations package.

Protecting Mental Health Care Access – Rep. Harder unanimously passed an amendment to The Strengthening Health Care and Lowering Prescription Drug Costs Act to guarantee that mental health conditions and substance use disorder are covered by insurance. Read more.

Cleaning up Washington – Rep. Harder’s amendment to The For the People Act was passed as part of the most sweeping piece of election reform and anti-corruption legislation since the Watergate Era. Rep. Harder’s amendment will ensure that when lobbyists interact with members of Congress they must disclose that they are lobbyists. Read more.

Honoring Military Retirees – Rep. Harder led a bipartisan resolution to designate April 18th as Military Retiree Appreciation day to honor military retirees’ commitment to lifelong service and dedication to their country.

Supporting our Law Enforcement -  Rep. Harder introduced the Supporting the Health and Safety of Law Enforcement Act to create a new grant program to support coordination between community mental health centers and law enforcement officers on mental health issues.

Honoring Fallen Heroes – After working alongside the family of fallen police hero Corporal Ronil Singh, Rep. Harder announced the Corporal Ronil Sigh and Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act to guarantee that all spouses and children of law enforcement officers killed in the line of duty have guaranteed access to federal Pell Grants.

Helping People with Substance Use Disorder – Rep. Harder’s amendment to The Protecting Americans with Preexisting Conditions Act was passed by a vote of 243-174. The amendment ensures that health care professionals who help individuals navigate the health marketplace have the necessary training to help those who suffer from opioid addiction. Read more.

Combating Child Abuse – Rep. Harder worked to pass bipartisan legislation he introduced as part of the The Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act which would strengthen Child Protective Services’ (CPS) ability to respond to child abuse and neglect resulting from Substance Use Disorder (SUD).