Press Releases

January 31, 2020 Press Release
Bill Would Disqualify Politicians Who Commit Campaign Finance Crimes from Receiving a Taxpayer-Funded Pension

WASHINGTON – Building on their record of fighting corruption in Washington, Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) and Max Rose (NY-11) introduced the No Pensions for Corrupt Politicians Act of 2020, which would stop criminals who served in Congress from receiving their pensions.

January 29, 2020 Press Release
Over 800 Nutria Have Been Removed from California Since Being Spotted in 2017

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder’s (CA-10) bill to combat the invasion of nutria, an invasive species of giant rodent, has passed the House Natural Resources Committee with unanimous support. The bill as amended would provide $12 million to nutria-impacted states, including California.

January 29, 2020 Press Release
Veteran Joshua Melendez, Thousands of Other Vietnam Veterans Not Receiving Appropriate Benefits from VA for Agent Orange Exposure, Related Illnesses

WASHINGTON – After spending months fighting to ensure that Vietnam Veterans with Agent Orange-related health conditions not currently covered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) receive their benefits, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that he wil

January 28, 2020 Press Release
John Bokelman of Manteca Was Denied Payment for Care after Heart Attacks

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) announced that his office – working with the office of Assemblyman Heath Flora – helped local veteran John Bokelman of Manteca get the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) to cover his medical bills totaling $573,108.54 after incorrectly denying his claims. Mr.

January 23, 2020 Press Release
Grant Program Would Help Areas in Need of More Doctors

Modesto, CA – Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) and Jim Costa (CA-16) announced the Expanding Medical Education Act to establish a grant program to assist colleges and universities in the establishment of new medical schools in underserved communities.

January 22, 2020 Press Release

Modesto, CA – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) was named by Town Hall Project as the eighth-most accessible freshman member of the House of Representatives in 2019 based on his commitment to holding town halls at home in the Central Val

January 17, 2020 Press Release

Modesto, CA – Building on his commitment to accessibility, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) will host his first office hours of the new year in Modesto during the upcoming district work period. Office hours are an opportunity for folks in the Central Valley to meet one-on-one with Rep.

January 16, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) along with fellow Freshmen Members of Congress have founded a new Congressional caucus, End Corruption.

January 15, 2020 Press Release
Over 83,000 Vietnam Veterans with Certain Conditions Related to Agent Orange May Go Without Benefits

WASHINGTON – After the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) signaled that it would not cover several diseases associated with exposure to Agent Orange for at least a year – if at all, Representatives Josh Harder (CA-10) and Pete Stauber (MN-08) introduced the Fair Care for Vietnam Veterans Act, which would require the VA to cover the conditions.

January 14, 2020 Press Release
Bill Would Bridge Gap Between Washington and Sacramento; Allow Governors to Request Emergency Aid for Homelessness Similar to Natural Disaster Emergency Declarations

WASHINGTON – A day after rolling out his plan to combat homelessness, Representative Josh Harder (CA-10) introduced the Homelessness Emergency Declaration Act, which would allow governors to request a federal emergency declaration to obtain federal support.