Bipartisanship

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

August 30, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that he has joined the Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus alongside Republican Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler. The Bipartisan Wildfire Caucus elevates awareness and bipartisan consensus around wildfire management and mitigation, and wildfire preparedness and recovery.

 

August 23, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is demanding both the bipartisan infrastructure package and the budget reconciliation package be passed without any tax increases for working families. Presently, California families have the 4th highest individual income tax burden and the 10th highest total tax burden in the country. The average household in Stanislaus County pays about $8,000 a year in taxes alone. 

July 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) applauded the Senate for including a historic $8.3 billion for Western Water Infrastructure and specifically, $1.15 billion for water storage investments in the bipartisan infrastructure package. This sum comes on the heels of Rep. Harder’s bipartisan letter with Republican Rep.

June 29, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is leading a new bipartisan effort to take on EDD fraud, recover lost funds, and support victims of identity theft alongside Republicans including House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (CA-23) and Reps. Michelle Steel (CA-48), Devin Nunes (CA-22), and Darrel Issa (CA-50) .

June 24, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON — In advance of today’s meeting between President Joe Biden and the bipartisan group of senators negotiating the new infrastructure package, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) once again called on Congress and the president not to raise the gas tax. Earlier this month, Democrats and Republicans alike suggested raising the gas tax as a way to pay for a new infrastructure plan and the idea continues to garner support among some members of Congress. Rep.

June 22, 2021 Press Release

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.

 

March 30, 2021 Press Release

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.

February 17, 2021 Press Release

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.

January 28, 2021 Press Release

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.

January 27, 2021 Press Release

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.

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