Press Releases

July 1, 2020 Press Release
New Website Makes it Easier to Find Free Testing Sites, Sign Up in Advance

Estimates Suggest Up to 80 Percent of Cases Could be Asymptomatic

June 30, 2020 Press Release
After Harder Push, Climate Committee Includes Climate Resilient Solutions on Farms, R&D, Conservation in Final Climate Plan

WASHINGTON – Today the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis unveiled its Action Plan for Solving the Climate Crisis – and listed nearly all

June 29, 2020 Press Release
Nearly $20 Million in CARES Funding Unspent by CMS

WASHINGTON – After the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) admitted it had not invested nearly $20 million in CARES funding to support state agencies, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) contacted the agency to demand they stop withholding aid. Nearly half of all Coronavirus fatalities across the country have occurred at nursing homes. In Rep.

June 26, 2020 Press Release
DeVos’ Borrower Defense Rule Designed to Prevent Defrauded Students from Getting Loan Relief

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.

June 26, 2020 Press Release
Emergency Declaration Key to Telehealth Access

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.

June 25, 2020 Press Release
100,000 Childcare Centers Forced to Close Nationwide; Many Won’t Reopen

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).

June 25, 2020 Press Release
Town Hall will Include Special Guest, Supervisors Kristen Olsen and Kathy Miller

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.

June 23, 2020 Press Release
Local Administrators Seek Assistance with Reopening in the Fall

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
Distance Learning Expected to Cut Reading Gains by Nearly 1/3 More Than A Normal Year

Stanislaus County Ranks 44th in Literacy in State of California

June 19, 2020 Press Release
Bill Would Help Local Schools Harden Networks Against Criminal Attacks

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 cybersecu