Press Releases

June 13, 2019 Press Release
Veteran Family in Modesto Repeatedly Passed Over for Home Because of Veterans’ Loan Program

WASHINGTON – In response to concerns from a local veteran’s family about discrimination in homebuying, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) made an official inquiry with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) regarding the agency’s plans to fix the problem.

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June 12, 2019 Press Release
Will Fund 55 Miles of Track Improvements from Riverbank to Standard

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today announced that the Department of Transportation (DOT) has agreed to his request to provide robust federal funding for the Sierra Northern Railroad’s track improvement program.

June 12, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) Chellie Pingree (ME-1) and Jeff Fortenberry (NE-1) today introduced the Kids Eat Local Act, a bipartisan bill which would cut red tape and allow local schools to buy local foods. Federal regulations make it difficult for schools to give preference to local farmers when buying food for school lunches.

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June 11, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) issued the following statement after the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) requested more information from the California State Water Resources Control Board regarding its water quality plan for the state, including the San Joaquin-Sacr

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June 10, 2019 Press Release
Bill to Receive Hearing in Congressional Committee

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced today that his SAVE Water Resources Act will receive a hearing on Thursday, June 13 in the U.S.

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June 10, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today announced the introduction of the No Health Care, No Raise Act, legislation which would prevent Congress from receiving a pay raise until everyone in the country is enrolled in comprehensive health coverage. This year’s funding bill for the Legislative Branch includes a $4,500 raise for members of Congress.

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June 4, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today celebrated House passage of the Dream and Promise Act, legislation to give over 10,000 young immigrants in the Central Valley a pathway to citizenship. Rep.

June 3, 2019 Press Release
Residents Concerned About Childhood Cancers; Ripon Has Already Closed One Drinking Water Well

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is asking state and regional water boards for answers after residents voiced concerns about Trichloroethylene (TCE) contamination of the city’s water supply, including potential threats posed by TCE vapor. TCE contamination of Ripon’s groundwater dates to the 1970s when Nestlé Inc.

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May 28, 2019 Press Release
Four Projects Included in Harder’s SAVE Water Resources Act Named in Final Energy and Water Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) successfully fought to include millions of dollars in funding for four Central Valley and Northern California water projects in the final Energy and Water Development appropriations bill.

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May 23, 2019 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) is encouraged by the United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA’s) decision to agree to his request to ensure tree nut producers, including walnut growers, are included in the latest round of trade aid. The new USDA package aims to assist farmers who have been harmed by retaliatory tariffs.

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