Harder is the representative for California’s 9th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2023. Harder is next up for reelection in 2024 and serves until Jan 3, 2025. He is 36 years old.
He was previously the representative for California’s 10th congressional district as a Democrat from 2019 to 2022.
Read our 2022 Report Card for Harder.
Harder is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Harder has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2019 to Mar 17, 2023. See full analysis methodology.
Josh Harder sits on the following committees:
Harder was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4356 (116th): Protecting Families of Fallen Servicemembers Act
- H.R. 3399 (116th): To amend the Nutria Eradication and Control Act of 2003 to include California in the program, and for other purposes.
- H.R. 8041 (116th): Snow Water Supply Forecasting Program Authorization Act
Does 3 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Harder sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Education (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Health (13%) Labor and Employment (13%) Taxation (13%) Water Resources Development (11%) Agriculture and Food (11%) Commerce (5%)
Recently Introduced Bills
Harder recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 924: Stop the Delta Tunnel Act
- H.R. 9386 (117th): Better Data for Cleaner Air Act of 2022
- H.R. 9370 (117th): Bring our Small Businesses Back Act
- H.R. 9155 (117th): No Bonuses for Executives Act of 2022
- H.R. 9156 (117th): Train More Doctors Act of 2022
- H.R. 8849 (117th): Stop Delta Tunnels Act
- H.R. 8613 (117th): Supporting the Health and Safety of Law Enforcement Act of 2022
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Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 2019 to Mar 2023, Harder missed 16 of 2,095 roll call votes, which is 0.8%. This is better than the median of 1.5% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses, major life events, and running for higher office.
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The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including:
- unitedstates/congress-legislators, a community project gathering congressional information
- The House and Senate websites, for committee membership and voting records
- Office of the Clerk, House of Representatives for the photo
- GovInfo.gov, for sponsored bills