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Rep. Josh Harder

Representative for California’s 10th District

pronounced josh // HAHR-der


Harder is the representative for California’s 10th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2019. Harder is next up for reelection in 2020.

Rep. Josh Harder is currently voting by proxy under new rules in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since May 26, 2020, Rep. Debra Haaland [D-NM1] will be casting Harder’s vote. Under the rules for proxy voting, representatives may designate another representative as their proxy and must give their proxy exact instructions on how to vote.
Photo of Rep. Josh Harder [D-CA10]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Harder.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Jun 1, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Planned Parenthood Action Fund: 100%

Committee Membership

Josh Harder sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Harder sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Armed Forces and National Security (32%) Education (27%) Health (18%) Taxation (14%) Water Resources Development (9%)

Recent Bills

Some of Harder’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Harder voted Yea

Passed 373/45 on Feb 5, 2020.

Harder voted Yea

Harder voted Aye

Passed 260/165 on Dec 11, 2019.

Harder voted Nay

Passed 284/149 on Jul 25, 2019.

Harder voted Yea

Missed Votes

From Jan 2019 to May 2020, Harder missed 12 of 816 roll call votes, which is 1.5%. This is better than the median of 2.2% 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 and major life events.

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Primary Sources

The information on this page is originally sourced from a variety of materials, including: