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Josh Harder
(Democrat, district 10)
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Josh Harder on Abortion
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  • CC:Publicly fund abortions. (Jul 2018)
  • CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors. (Jul 2018)
Josh Harder on Budget & Economy
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  • Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package. (Dec 2020)
  • $1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief. (Mar 2021)
Josh Harder on Civil Rights
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  • Achieve LGBTQ equality across the country. (May 2020)
  • CC:Sexual preference is not a protected right. (Jul 2018)
  • Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment. (Jan 2021)
Josh Harder on Corporations
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  • Voted YES on corporate transparency. (Oct 2019)
Josh Harder on Crime
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  • Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability. (Mar 2021)
Josh Harder on Drugs
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Josh Harder on Education
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  • Make college and technical training programs accessible. (Sep 2018)
  • CC:No vouchers for private schools. (Jul 2018)
  • Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination. (Sep 2020)
Josh Harder on Energy & Oil
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  • Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy. (Sep 2020)
Josh Harder on Environment
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  • Build more water storage and inland desalination plants. (Jul 2018)
Josh Harder on Families & Children
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    No issue stance yet recorded by OnTheIssues.org.
Josh Harder on Foreign Policy
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  • Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang. (Sep 2020)
Josh Harder on Free Trade
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  • Trade war causes job loss and economic hardship. (Sep 2018)
  • Implement USMCA for improved North American trade. (Dec 2019)
Josh Harder on Government Reform
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  • Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access. (Mar 2019)
  • Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access. (Feb 2021)
  • Sponsored impeachment of Trump for inciting insurrection. (Jan 2021)
  • Statehood for Washington D.C. (Apr 2021)
  • Restrict presidential powers and require tax returns. (Dec 2021)
Josh Harder on Gun Control
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  • Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey. (Jul 2018)
  • Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer. (Jan 2019)
  • Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers. (Mar 2021)
Josh Harder on Health Care
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Josh Harder on Homeland Security
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  • Combat international and domestic Islamophobia. (Dec 2021)
Josh Harder on Immigration
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  • Protect DREAMers and provide a pathway to citizenship. (Sep 2018)
  • Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps. (Sep 2019)
  • Disallow immigration bans based on religion. (Apr 2021)
Josh Harder on Jobs
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  • Make sure our farmers have a seat at the table. (Jun 2022)
  • Sponsored bill for strengthening union organizing. (Mar 2021)
Josh Harder on Principles & Values
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  • Certify 2020 Presidential election as fully & fairly counted. (Jan 2021)
  • Create Commission to investigate Jan. 6 Capitol riots. (Jun 2021)
  • Member of the bipartisan House Problem Solvers Caucus. (Jul 2021)
Josh Harder on Social Security
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  • Endorsed Endorsed by NCPSSM for protecting Social Security and Medicare. (Jun 2022)
Josh Harder on Tax Reform
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  • CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts. (Jul 2018)
Josh Harder on Technology
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  • Sponsored bill for net neutrality for open internet. (Apr 2019)
Josh Harder on War & Peace
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  • Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen. (Feb 2019)
  • No military force against Iran without Congress approval. (Feb 2020)
  • Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq. (Jun 2021)
Josh Harder on Welfare & Poverty
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VoteMatch Responses
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VoteMatch Question & Answer
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Based on these stances:
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Strongly Favors topic 1:
Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right
(+5 points on Social scale)
CC:Publicly fund abortions: Strongly Favors topic 1
CC:No parental notification for abortions by minors: Favors topic 1
Strongly Favors topic 2:
Legally require hiring women & minorities
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on private lawsuits for school race discrimination: Favors topic 2
Sponsored bill for ratifying Equal Rights Amendment: Strongly Favors topic 2
Combat international and domestic Islamophobia: Favors topic 2
No opinion on topic 3:
Comfortable with same-sex marriage
(0 points on Social scale)
Achieve LGBTQ equality across the country: Strongly Favors topic 3
CC:Sexual preference is not a protected right: Strongly Opposes topic 3
No opinion on topic 4:
Keep God in the public sphere
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 5:
Expand ObamaCare
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Universal healthcare & Medicare-for-All: Strongly Favors topic 5
Keep healthcare mandate, according to CC survey: Strongly Favors topic 5
Strongly Opposes topic 6:
Privatize Social Security
(-5 points on Economic scale)
Endorsed Endorsed by NCPSSM for protecting Social Security and Medicare: Strongly Opposes topic 6
Opposes topic 7:
Vouchers for school choice
(-3 points on Economic scale)
CC:No vouchers for private schools: Opposes topic 7
Favors topic 8:
Fight EPA regulatory over-reach
(-3 points on Social scale)
Build more water storage and inland desalination plants: Favors topic 8
Opposes topic 9:
Stricter punishment reduces crime
(+2 points on Social scale)
Stricter rules for law enforcement accountability: Opposes topic 9
Opposes topic 10:
Absolute right to gun ownership
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Restrict right to bear arms, according to CC survey: Opposes topic 10
Require background check for every firearm sale and transfer: Strongly Opposes topic 10
Sponsored bill for background checks for private transfers: Strongly Favors topic 10
Favors topic 11:
Higher taxes on the wealthy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
CC:Reverse federal income tax cuts: Favors topic 11
Strongly Favors topic 12:
Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens
(+5 points on Social scale)
Protect DREAMers and provide a pathway to citizenship: Strongly Favors topic 12
Increase both high-skill and family-based visa caps: Favors topic 12
Disallow immigration bans based on religion: Favors topic 12
Strongly Favors topic 13:
Support & expand free trade
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Trade war causes job loss and economic hardship: Strongly Favors topic 13
Implement USMCA for improved North American trade: Strongly Favors topic 13
Strongly Favors topic 14:
Support American Exceptionalism
(+5 points on Economic scale)
Sponsored bill to monitor forced Uyghur labor in Xinjiang: Strongly Favors topic 14
No opinion on topic 15:
Expand the military
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Strongly Favors topic 16:
Make voter registration easier
(+5 points on Social scale)
Holiday on election day; revamp for easier voting access: Favors topic 16
Sponsored bill to expand voter registration and voter access: Strongly Favors topic 16
Strongly Favors topic 17:
Avoid foreign entanglements
(+5 points on Social scale)
Remove US Forces from Hostilities Against Yemen: Favors topic 17
No military force against Iran without Congress approval: Strongly Favors topic 17
Repeal 2002 Military Force Authorization against Iraq: Favors topic 17
Favors topic 18:
Prioritize green energy
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES to assist rural electric renewable energy: Favors topic 18
No opinion on topic 19:
Marijuana is a gateway drug
(0 points on Social scale)
(No votes on which to base response)
Favors topic 20:
Stimulus better than market-led recovery
(-3 points on Economic scale)
Voted YES on $900 billion COVID relief package: Favors topic 20
$1.9 trillion ARPA bill for COVID relief: Favors topic 20

Josh Harder is a Moderate Liberal
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