Press Releases

July 7, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) and Elise Stefanik (NY-21) announced the introduction of the bipartisan Success for Rural Students and Communities Act, along with Reps. Brett Guthrie (KY-02), Cheri Bustos (IL-17), Filemon Vela (TX-34), and Billy Long (MO-07).

July 6, 2020 Press Release
Future of DACA Applicants Unclear as Administration Fails to Release Plans

WASHINGTON – After the Supreme Court ruled that the Trump Administration acted illegally in its attempt to eliminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program which protects approximately 10,000 Dreamers in the Central Valley, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) asked United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) to clarify its plans for the future o

July 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) introduced the Future of Agricultural Resiliency and Modernization (FARM) Act which would help farmers across the country to more effectively fight climate change. The bill would establish two new climate-focused initiatives to support the efforts of farmers on the ground.

July 1, 2020 Press Release
$1.5 Trillion Bill Would Create Thousands of Central Valley Jobs, Secure Water Supply

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) secured a series of massive wins for Central Valley water storage and water research projects in the Moving Forward Act, the House’s comprehensive infrastructure overhaul bill, which passed the House of Representatives today.

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).