Press Releases

August 6, 2020 Press Release

Modesto, CA – Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced two federal investments through the Department of Justice (DOJ) to provide support to survivors of human trafficking in Modesto and Tracy. The investments are being made through the DOJ’s Housing Assistance for Victims of Human Trafficking Program and total $788,855.

August 5, 2020 Press Release
Federal CARES Act Funding Can Be Directed to Hiring Mental Health Professionals in Central Valley

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today sent a letter to State Superintendent Tony Thurmond and Governor Gavin Newsom asking that the state of California prioritize staffing of mental health professionals during the Coronavirus Pandemic. With students at home and missing normal social and educational opportunities, Rep.

July 31, 2020 Press Release
House Water Appropriations Bill Includes Funding for Del Puerto Canyon, Sites, Los Vaqueros

WASHINGTON – After securing substantial support in last year’s funding package, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that this year’s water development funding bill also includes millions in funding for water storage projects which benefit the Central Valley.

July 29, 2020 Press Release
Previous School Reopening Town Hall Included over 6,000 Participants

School Reopening Plans in Chaos as Governor Orders Closures, Local Districts Scramble to Amend Plans

July 29, 2020 Press Release
Walnuts Have Fallen from #5 Exported Crop in CA to #13 Since 2018

Ninety-Nine Percent of U.S. Walnut Production Based in CA

July 27, 2020 Press Release
Government Agencies Mistakenly Billed or Denied Payments to More than 2,300 People

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today announced that his office has now saved constituents $3,001,426.00 in government benefits or mistaken bills from government agencies.

July 27, 2020 Press Release
Federal Investment Provides Critical Resources to Support Early Education, Nutrition for Children of Farmworkers

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today announced that the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will invest $2,334,992 to help continue Migrant Head Start programs in the Central Valley.

July 24, 2020 Press Release
More than 1,500 Swamp Rats Caught Since 2018 – Over 500 Since May

WASHINGTON – After Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) led an effort to make California eligible to receive federal funding to eradicate invasive nutria, the House of Representatives passed legislation that allows the state to apply for millions of dollars in federal funding to combat the pest.

July 24, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – As the federal program designed to supplement unemployment benefits paid through states is set to end this weekend, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is encouraging leaders in Washington to collaborate on an immediate, bipartisan solution. Without additional assistance, thousands of people in Rep.

July 23, 2020 Press Release
Fair Cancellations Could Result in Permanent Closures, Sale of Fairgrounds

Modesto, CA – In response to concerns from county and state fair leaders, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is introducing the Protecting Fairs During Coronavirus Act.