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 – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is educating his colleagues on the House Agriculture Committee on the devastating threat posed by swamp rats to Valley agriculture, environment, and infrastructure as the rest of the Washington establishment focuses on impeachment. During a hearing in the Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee, Rep. Harder visually illustrated the exponential growth rate and cost of inaction in regard to the nutria – and compared it to another invasive species – the feral hog in the American South.
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder’s bipartisan Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act has passed the House of Representatives on a unanimous bipartisan vote. The bill will allow the families of fallen and critically injured servicemembers to end their phone, cable, or internet contracts without being financially penalized. Ohio Republican Brad Wenstrup joined Rep. Harder to introduce the bill.
Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is finishing the most effective week yet of his first year in Congress. This week Rep. Harder passed a legislative provision through the House and five more pieces of legislation through three different committees. Each of the bills which passed committee this week is expected to pass the House in the coming months. More than 90% percent of bills introduced this Congress have not cleared the committee milestone.
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is encouraging the Stanislaus County Superior Court to name the new courthouse after fallen Newman Police Officer Corporal Ronil Singh. The new courthouse is slated to break ground next year in Modesto. The local court has the authority to request a name change from the California Judicial Council, which typically honors local requests.
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that his bill to halt the invasion of Nutria, an invasive swamp rat, will receive a hearing in the Water Oceans and Wildlife Subcommittee of the House Natural Resources Committee. The bill would revive an expired program that helped to successfully stop a similar invasion in Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay. The hearing will be held on Tuesday, September 24th at 2:00 PM ET in Longworth House Office Building, room 1324.
WASHINGTON – Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) and Brad Wenstrup (OH-02) introduced the bipartisan Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act, legislation that will allow the families of fallen and critically injured servicemembers to end their phone, cable, or internet contract without being financially penalized. Reps. Harder and Wenstrup are committed to ensuring the families of fallen heroes don’t have to shoulder an additional burden after a loved one make the ultimate sacrifice.
Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is thanking residents of the Central Valley who took the time to make or send birthday cards to Tom Dimperio, a WWII Veteran from Modesto who turned 100 years old on August 18th. Schools, churches, veterans’ groups, and hundreds of everyday citizens sent cards to honor former Staff Sergeant Dimperio, who earned three Purple Hearts and a Bronze Star for his service during World War Two. Rep.
Modesto, CA – Yesterday, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) led a bipartisan fact-finding mission to the southern border to get a first-hand look at the conditions in which asylum-seekers and other immigrants are being held. The tour took Rep. Harder, along with Representative Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) to a series of Customs and Border Patrol facilities in McAllen Texas, including the largest detention center in the country. During the trip, Rep.
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is joining a coalition of Democrats from agriculture-reliant districts in asking Democratic leadership to continue negotiations on the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) and for a final bipartisan vote on the deal by the end of the year. The coalition of lawmakers believes the final deal should be bipartisan and include more oversight and accountability, but also certainty in trade markets for our farmers, retailers, and the trucking industry. Rep.
WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) released the following statement opposing a budget deal which fails to take meaningful action to rein in spending.
“Today I voted no to tell Democratic leadership we need to have a real conversation about our spending and our deficit. This was a missed opportunity to look at our federal budget and decide how to responsibly invest taxpayer money in our priorities.
“It seems like the only thing that Democrats and Republicans can agree on right now is blowing up our budget. Count me out.