Jobs & Education

Folks in the Central Valley know how to work hard. However, the deck is stacked against us in Washington and Sacramento causing us to – have an unemployment rate twice the national average.

As a former businessman, I know what it takes to grow a business from a couple of guys in a garage to a company with hundreds of employees. I’m using this experience to bring more good-paying jobs and more opportunity to the Central Valley. We have to attract top job opportunities to the Valley – and that starts by making sure our community has the in-demand skills to match what employers need. That’s why I fought to serve you on the Education and Labor Committee and am focused on building stronger apprenticeship and vocational programs to get folks the skills they need for good-paying jobs. 

You used to be able to support a family and send your kids to school all on one salary. Not anymore. The Middle Class is being squeezed, and it’s harder than it’s been in decades for folks to get ahead. We have an amazing workforce ready to work hard – we just need the resources and skills to bring those good jobs to the Valley. That’s why I’m focused on making the Central Valley the best place to raise a family and do business.  

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July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) secured a series of massive wins for Central Valley water storage and water research projects in the Moving Forward Act, the House’s comprehensive infrastructure overhaul bill, which passed the House of Representatives today. The package includes Harder’s provisions to support local water storage projects including Sites and Del Puerto Canyon Reservoirs, invest in water recycling, supplement research to increase water use efficiency, and provide support to farmers engaging in groundwater recharge.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

Estimates Suggest Up to 80 Percent of Cases Could be Asymptomatic

June 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled its Action Plan for Solving the Climate Crisis – and listed nearly all of the provisions which Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) fought to include.

June 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, delivered a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives calling on his colleagues to defend student loan borrowers. Earlier this year, the House and Senate took bipartisan votes to overturn a new rule proposed by Betsy DeVos which would make it more difficult for student borrowers who were victimized by for-profit colleges to get loan relief. However, President Trump vetoed the bipartisan, bicameral legislation.

June 26, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) today led a bipartisan letter to Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Director Alex Azar urging him to extend his declaration of a public health emergency concerning the Coronavirus Pandemic. The emergency declaration has expanded eligibility for patients to receive routine health care through telehealth and telephonic care, allowing vulnerable and high-risk patients to avoid in-person visits to hospitals and health centers where they could be exposed to the Coronavirus.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) and California State Senators Anna Caballero and Cathleen Galgiani have written a letter to the Small Business Administration (SBA) asking the agency to take more deliberate actions to support childcare centers in the Central Valley through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The loss of these centers disproportionately disadvantages women, who are more likely to have lost their jobs during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

Modesto, CA – In response to the surge in Coronavirus cases and hospitalizations in his district, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) will hold an emergency telephone town hall with County Supervisors Kristen Olsen (Stanislaus County) and Kathy Miller (San Joaquin County) to offer updates and discuss the counties’ response. Stanislaus and San Joaquin Counties have seen the largest three-day hospitalization increases in the State of California over the past few days. This is the sixth telephone town hall open to the public that Rep.

June 23, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) and Van Taylor (TX-03) today led a bipartisan letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos asking her Department to take a more active role in helping local schools reopen campuses safely for the Fall semester. Reps. Harder and Taylor have both heard concerns from local teachers and parents.

June 23, 2020 Press Release

Stanislaus County Ranks 44th in Literacy in State of California

June 19, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) will introduce the Protecting Students from Cybercrimes Act, a bill which would provide grants to help local school districts harden their cybersecurity infrastructure to protect their students and creates funding for apprenticeships and career opportunities for students interested in careers in cybersecurity. Although schools are planning to reopen, students will have the option to continue partial distance learning. This will leave students even more exposed to possible hackers.