Press Releases

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.

May 29, 2020 Press Release
Damning Report Shows 82 Percent of Nursing Homes Lacked Proper Infection Protocols in Years Leading up to Coronavirus

WASHINGTON – In response to a shocking report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) showing that more than three-quarters of nursing homes neglect to follow proper infection protocol, Representative Josh Harder contacted the agency responsible for regulating nursing homes, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), to ask for answers and urge immediate acti

May 28, 2020 Press Release
Financial Toll from Coronavirus Pandemic Could Lead to 15 Percent Cut in Local Funding, Making Federal Funds More Essential

WASHINGTON – Today, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos asking that she rescind her guidance directing public funds meant for public schools to private ones. Secretary DeVos is notorious for her relentless ideological push to privatize schools and divert public funds to private interests.

May 27, 2020 Press Release
Education Secretary Ignored Federal Law, Allows Student Loan Servicers to Continue Collections

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) has sent a letter to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos asking for answers and quick remediation for the five million student loan borrowers who have had their credit scores tanked during the Coronavirus Pandemic.

May 26, 2020 Press Release
EDD Estimates Some Claims May Not Be Fulfilled Until July

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) today is calling on the California Employment Development Department (EDD) to provide a clear timeline for the distribution of Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits.

May 26, 2020 Press Release
Bill Would Provide Pandemic Relief Jobs for Youth

WASHINGTON – Today Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced he will introduce the Coronavirus Service Corps Act, which would create a program modeled after the New Deal-Era Citizen Conservation Corps.

May 21, 2020 Press Release
More Than Half of Deaths in Harder’s District Related to a Single Facility

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that this week he will introduce the Nursing Home Pandemic Safety Act of 2020, legislation which will require nursing homes to test residents and employees with the help of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

May 20, 2020 Press Release
Stanislaus County Public Health Official to Join

Modesto, CA – Tomorrow, May 21, 2020 from 6 PM – 7 PM Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) will hold a telephone town hall with Stanislaus County Public Health Officer Julie Vaishampayan to help constituents understand changing social distancing regulations and recommendations as the state begins to reopen. Rep.

May 18, 2020 Press Release

Modesto, CA – On Friday, the White House announced it would add an agriculture representative to the White House Coronavirus Task Force after Representative Josh Harder (CA-10)

May 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Four bills introduced by Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) were included in the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act and passed the House today.