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

March 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In a letter, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today asked Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to do more to help rural school districts whose students lack access to reliable internet at home. During the outbreak, all schools in Rep. Harder’s district have ended in-person instruction, including Knights Ferry, a rural elementary school district that educates many students who don’t have reliable internet access in their homes.

March 20, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is finalizing legislation to give everyone access to the Coronavirus vaccine once it’s completed all necessary testing and development. The Universal Coronavirus Vaccine Act would allow the Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to administer a Coronavirus vaccine to all Americans at no cost to patients.

March 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder’s (CA-10) Paid Sick Leave Credit Act has passed the House of Representatives as part of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Rep. Harder’s bill will provide tax credits to businesses that pay sick leave to employees who miss work because of the Coronavirus.

March 12, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – In response to concerns over missed work for employees, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) has introduced the Paid Sick Leave Credit Act of 2020. The bill would provide tax credits to businesses that pay sick leave to employees who miss work because of the Coronavirus. The bill complements legislation being led by the House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott which would require businesses to provide paid sick leave to workers affected by Coronavirus.

March 11, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – The first bill introduced by Representative Josh Harder (CA-10), the Securing Access for the Central Valley and Enhancing (SAVE) Water Resources Act passed in the Natural Resources Committee today on a vote of 19-12. The bill provides a wraparound approach to addressing water issues facing the Central Valley by supporting local water storage projects, spurring innovation, and making long-overdue investments in our aging water infrastructure.

March 10, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – After discussions with Stanislaus County Sheriff Jeff Dirkse, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10), in a letter, has asked the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) to increase federal funding to support local efforts to fight drug trafficking.

February 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – After pushing for months, Representative Josh Harder’s (CA-10) bipartisan bill to fight the invasion of giant South American swamp rats passed the House of Representatives today with unanimous support. The bill would reauthorize an expired program that helped Maryland successfully run the invaders out of the Chesapeake Bay and allocate $12 million to help affected states. Since the invasive rat first reappeared in California in 2017, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife has removed over 800 animals from the Central Valley. Rep.

February 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) will bring “Nellie” a stuffed Nutria to the House Floor tomorrow at approximately 1:15 EST during debate on his bipartisan bill to reauthorize a program which helps states like California battle the invasive species of giant swamp rats. In September, Rep. Harder brought the life-size taxidermy nutria to a Congressional hearing to illustrate the threat posed by the invader for his colleagues.

February 3, 2020 Press Release

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.

January 29, 2020 Press Release

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.

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