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.
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WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) released the following statement in advance of President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address.
“I hope the President doesn’t come out guns blazing. I’m sure it’s tempting for him to be punchy because of all the fighting in Washington, but after all this chaos, it would be nice to hear something that’s unifying and optimistic.
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder’s (CA-10) bill to combat the invasion of nutria, an invasive species of giant rodent, has passed the House Natural Resources Committee with unanimous support. The bill as amended would provide $12 million to nutria-impacted states, including California. Since the animal first reappeared in California in 2017, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has removed over 800 animals from the Central Valley. Rep.
Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that his office – working with the office of Assemblyman Heath Flora – helped local veteran John Bokelman of Manteca get the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to cover his medical bills totaling $573,108.54 after incorrectly denying his claims. Mr. Bokelman had two heart attacks in 2017, but the VA refused to cover the costs associated with treatment on four separate occasions. Most alarmingly, the VA’s initial denial claimed that heart attacks were not emergencies. Without intervention, Mr.
WASHINGTON – After the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) signaled that it would not cover several diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange for at least a year – if at all, Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) and Pete Stauber (MN-08) introduced the Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act, which would require the VA to cover the conditions. Currently, Vietnam Veterans with specific health care problems developed as the result of exposure to Agent Orange during their service get “presumptive” access to benefits at the VA.
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) voted to pass the bipartisan United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), an updated North American trade deal, which will provide access to foreign markets for our farmers and Valley businesses while also protecting workers. Rep. Harder pushed for passage of a final deal by the end of the year in July and cheered the announcement of a final agreement earlier this month.
WASHINGTON – In a landmark win for the Central Valley, today Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) secured $14 million in investments for Central Valley and regional water projects in the bipartisan year-end funding deal. Harder has been pushing these projects both publicly and privately during House deliberation earlier this year and during the drafting of the final deal this month. These projects were also included and supported in Rep.
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today released a comprehensive end of year report detailing his accomplishments on behalf of the Central Valley in his first year in office. The report details Rep. Harder’s legislative work, constituent services, and federal investments returned to the district in his first year in office.
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today voted to pass the Farm Workforce Modernization Act, bipartisan legislation he cosponsored which would revamp existing immigration rules. Existing agriculture immigration programs have prevented farmers from securing the labor force they need and prevented farmworkers from earning a path to legal status.
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) released the following statement after the White House and House Democratic Leadership reached an agreement on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), an updated trade deal which will guarantee Central Valley farmers have access to foreign markets while also protecting American workers from having their jobs shipped overseas. In July, Rep.
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today voted to pass the bipartisan Telephone Robocall Abuse Criminal Enforcement and Deterrence (TRACED) Act, legislation he also cosponsored. The bill will allow federal authorities to fine spam callers up to $10,000 per call, require phone companies to create screening technology to prevent spam calls from reaching Americans’ phones, and create a joint group of federal agencies and other non-federal entities that will assist Congress in future efforts to crack down on scam calls.