Press Releases

June 22, 2021 Press Release
Presidential promise comes after weeks of calls to action by Rep. Harder

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) applauded President Joe Biden for pledging to increase starting federal firefighter pay from the present amount of $13.45 per hour.

June 22, 2021 Press Release
Federal firefighters make less than CA minimum wage; fire departments are waiting a year for reimbursements

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.

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June 17, 2021 Press Release
Award went to top 5% of representatives for their support of policies that will help American businesses

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that he has won the US Chamber of Commerce’s Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award in recognition of his pro-business record in Congress for the second year in a row. Rep. Harder has been dedicated to supporting American businesses throughout his time in office.

June 15, 2021 Press Release
1.6 million California households currently hold $1 billion in water debt

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) led a letter to House leadership pushing for ongoing funding of the federal water affordability assistance program in any upcoming infrastructure or economic recovery package.

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June 15, 2021 Press Release
After 2 months of delays, only 3% of applications to the program have been reviewed so far

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) urged the Small Business Administration (SBA) to increase their speed in delivering the Shuttered Venue Operators Grants intended to help reopen thousands of closed venues across the country.

June 15, 2021 Press Release
1.6 million California households currently hold $1 billion in water debt

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) led a letter to House leadership pushing for ongoing funding of the federal water affordability assistance program in any upcoming infrastructure or economic recovery package.

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June 15, 2021 Press Release
Credit provides more than $17,000 per employee

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that the IRS will continue to provide tax credits of up to $17,110 per employee to help local small businesses cover the costs of providing paid sick and family leave for workers through September.

June 11, 2021 Press Release
Savings include more than $2.4 million in EDD benefits alone

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that his office has now saved constituents $7,008,529 in government benefits or mistaken bills from government agencies. Due to significant failures at the California Economic Development Department (EDD), Rep.

June 10, 2021 Press Release
If wealthiest 25 Americans paid as much as an average family, California could end homelessness in the state

WASHINGTON — In reaction to a stunning new ProPublica report on the average tax rate paid by the wealthiest 25 Americans in recent years, Rep.

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June 10, 2021 Press Release
Harder secured 7th Street Bridge and State Route 132 projects place in upcoming transportation bill

WASHINGTON — Today, Representative Harder (CA-10) secured the inclusion of the 7th Street Bridge and State Route 132 projects in the upcoming INVEST in America Act. Together, the projects will amount to $18.5 million in new federal investments in the Central Valley.

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