More and more lately, folks across our nation have started to segregate themselves by ideology, but you won’t see me on cable news fighting with folks – I’m focused on getting things done. We know better in the Central Valley. That’s why I’m proud to be one of the most bipartisan members in Congress. I’m collaborating with folks on both sides of the aisle to grow jobs and opportunity in the Central Valley, protect health care access, and increase our water supply. It doesn’t matter if you’re a Republican or a Democrat – we all face challenges together as Americans, and the best way through them is to work together.
There are issues that some people will never agree on, but I am a firm believer that there is more that unites us than divides us.
More on Bipartisanship
WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) continued his fight for better pay to combat federal firefighter shortages with a bipartisan letter to US Forest Service Chief Vicki Christiansen also signed by Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-03). In the letter, Rep. Harder urges Chief Christiansen to expand incentives to retain and recruit federal firefighters by increasing pay and improving communication between the Forest Service and local fire departments.
MODESTO — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) applauded President Biden for signing the bipartisan PPP Extension Act of 2021 into law. The extension ensures Central Valley small businesses will be eligible for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans through June 30, 2021. The loans have already saved nearly 100,000 Central Valley jobs and will continue to help businesses keep their doors open and make payroll until the end of the pandemic.
Washington — Rep. Josh Harder (CA-10) has introduced a bipartisan bill, HR 995, that aims to prevent child abuse by parents with addiction and substance use disorders. The bill provides federal support to states and empowers each state’s child protective services (CPS) to combat child abuse and neglect by individuals with substance use disorders.
WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) and Jaime Herrera Beutler (WA-3) introduced the Child Care Workforce and Facilities Act to address the shortage of affordable child care facilities and professionals across the nation, especially in rural areas. This bipartisan legislation will create a $100 million grant program to address the growing crisis of child care accessibility and affordability by training and retaining highly qualified professionals and funding the building and expansion of child care centers. Sens.
Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today announced that the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has saved 96,074 jobs in his Central Valley district according to data from the SBA. Over 7,000 businesses in California’s tenth district received millions of dollars to keep their workers employed through the economic chaos resulting from the pandemic. Rep.
WASHINGTON – Continuing his mission to ensure nursing home residents in the Valley get access to vaccines promised by the federal government, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) has sent a letter to the Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Rochelle Walensky asking the agency to speed up distribution and improve communication on its vaccine distribution to long term care facilities.
WASHINGTON – In response to the California Employment Development Department’s (EDD’s) failure to identify and prevent identity fraud, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) has asked the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) for answers regarding tax implications of that fraud in a letter. Many unsuspecting and innocent California residents have had their identities stolen and may not be aware of the crime until they receive a tax bill from the IRS. Rep.
Modesto, CA – Thanks to the stimulus bill passed late last year, millions of dollars in federal housing support will flow to the Central Valley, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced today. The funding is made available through the Treasury Department’s Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) – and will help people struggling to pay rent and utilities as a result of the pandemic.
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) will continue to serve on the House Committee on Agriculture for this term in Congress after successfully obtaining a waiver from the House Steering and Policy Committee. Members of the House who are appointed to the Appropriations Committee typically serve solely on that committee. If a member wishes to serve on an additional committee, they must seek out and obtain a special waiver allowing them to serve on an additional committee.
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) released the following statement after Congressional Leadership struck a final stimulus deal to support Americans struggling through the pandemic. The bipartisan compromise package will provide another round of economic impact payments, this time worth $600. It will also shore up extended unemployment and the Paycheck Protection Program, which saved over 70,000 jobs in Rep. Harder’s district.