Press Releases

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

June 18, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) released the following statement after the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration acted illegally in eliminating the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which protects 10,000 Dreamers in Rep. Harder’s district from being deported. Rep.

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June 17, 2020 Press Release
Nearly $20 Million Illegally Stolen by Treasury

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin demanding that their agencies stop illegally garnishing tax refunds from Americans with student loan debt.

June 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – After the Trump Administration announced it would not release economic projections as part of its “mid-session” budget review this summer, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) introduced the Budget Transparency Act, legislation which would force the assessment to be included in the budget and released to the public and lawmakers in Congress.

June 12, 2020 Press Release

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today announced a total federal investment of $11,579,704 to help Central Valley communities combat homelessness during the Coronavirus Pandemic. The funds were authorized in the CARES Act and are being distributed through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Homeless Emergency Solutions Grant program.

June 10, 2020 Press Release
Award Recognizes Only 20 Members of the House for Supporting Policies that Protect American Businesses

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) has been awarded the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award by the United States Chamber of Commerce for his support of policies which protect America’s free enterprise system. Rep. Harder is one of only 24 members of the House of Representatives who earned this distinction. Rep.

June 5, 2020 Press Release
Expanded Support, Waivers Passed by Congress to Expire at End of June Without Action

WASHINGTON – Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) and Jenniffer González-Colón (PR-AL) led a bipartisan coalition of 56 other members of Congress to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue calling on the Secretary to extend waivers which ease requirements for beneficiaries of the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (commonly known as WIC) during th

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June 3, 2020 Press Release

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10), a member of the House Education and Labor Committee, today sounded the alarm on possible teacher layoffs this summer, resulting from Governor Newsom’s proposed eight percent budget cut to districts’ general fund, as a result of a state law which expressly allows mid-summer layoffs.

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