Rep. Harley Rouda

Rep. Harley Rouda Official account of the office of U.S. Congressmember Harley E. Rouda of California's 48th District.

Operating as usual

From government shutdowns to a global pandemic, our office has fought tirelessly over the last two years to represent Ca...
01/02/2021
Rep. Harley Rouda Congress in Review

From government shutdowns to a global pandemic, our office has fought tirelessly over the last two years to represent California's 48th congressional district. We served as the most legislatively productive freshman Member of Congress -- passing crucial bipartisan legislation through the House, Senate, and White House. We delivered over $1 billion to small businesses struggling during COVID-19. We returned over $2 million to local veterans, seniors, and working families. We helped reunite families and ensure our brave veterans get the care they earned. We fought for those who opposed our values just as fiercely as those who supported them.

We reached across the aisle to find common ground while standing strong to fight for equal justice and ensure accountability in government. We worked to address the issues keeping families up at night -- rising prescription drug costs, COVID-19, an economy that doesn't work for all, overbearing and unequal taxes, and the climate crisis.

With COVID-19 cases rising, small businesses shuttering, and wildfires threatening our communities -- more must be done to renew and protect the American Dream. These crises require bold, innovative, and bipartisan action. It is my hope that my colleagues, old and new, find common ground in the spirit of service to their constituents.

It has been an honor to serve and deliver for Orange County working families and small businesses.

Sincerely,

Representative Harley Rouda

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To those who are observing, I wish you a safe and healthy Hanukkah. May your holiday be filled with light and joy. Chag ...
12/11/2020

To those who are observing, I wish you a safe and healthy Hanukkah. May your holiday be filled with light and joy. Chag Sameach!

12/04/2020

Today, I voted to decriminalize ma*****na and pass the MORE Act of 2020.

This legislation promotes free enterprise, addresses legal inequities in communities of color, and opens doors in the public health field. As states continue to join California and decriminalize cannabis, Congress must keep up with the times and reimagine our nation's federal drug policy.

"Last week, coronavirus patients filled Orange County hospital beds faster than any other week so far in the pandemic." ...
12/02/2020
Orange County’s rate of coronavirus cases is headed past summer highs

"Last week, coronavirus patients filled Orange County hospital beds faster than any other week so far in the pandemic."

Please, wear a mask to protect public health and help our economy.

Orange County’s latest case rate appears to be record-setting, and last week, coronavirus patients filled hospital beds faster than any other week so far in the pandemic.

11/26/2020
Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! This year, let's keep our celebrations safe & small to protect the ones we love.

Today, Kaira and I handed out turkeys and all the best Thanksgiving fixings to families in need.Thank you to the Power o...
11/21/2020

Today, Kaira and I handed out turkeys and all the best Thanksgiving fixings to families in need.

Thank you to the Power of One Foundation and thousands of volunteers who are helping our OC community during the holiday season.

Stay safe and please wear a mask.

Moderna and Pfizer's vaccine news is a testament to our nation's ingenuity and the power of the private sector. However,...
11/16/2020
2nd virus vaccine shows striking success in US tests

Moderna and Pfizer's vaccine news is a testament to our nation's ingenuity and the power of the private sector.

However, we must remain vigilant until the vaccine is approved and widely available. Please wear a mask to protect public health and our economy.

A second experimental COVID-19 vaccine — this one from Moderna Inc. — yielded extraordinarily strong early results Monday, another badly needed dose of hope as the pandemic enters a terrible new...

The height of a global pandemic is not the time to go without health care coverage. Open enrollment has begun and will c...
11/09/2020
Covered California™ | The Official Site of California's Health Insurance Marketplace

The height of a global pandemic is not the time to go without health care coverage. Open enrollment has begun and will continue through January 31, 2021. If you do not have employer-based health coverage, you can go to coveredca.com to learn more about options and how to apply.

https://www.coveredca.com/

Covered California is a free service from the state of California that connects Californians with brand-name health insurance under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. It’s the only place where you can get financial help when you buy health insurance from well-known companies.

Especially as we're seeing rising COVID-19 cases, it is crucial to protect yourself and your family this flu season. The...
11/05/2020

Especially as we're seeing rising COVID-19 cases, it is crucial to protect yourself and your family this flu season. The OC Health Care Agency is providing free drive-thru and walk-up flu shots for ages 3+ by appointment. Learn more here:

Election Day is TODAY! Make your voice heard, and be sure to VOTE 🗳️
11/03/2020

Election Day is TODAY! Make your voice heard, and be sure to VOTE 🗳️

Today I was honored to be a part of the ceremony celebrating the opening of the Huntington Beach Navigation Center, the ...
11/02/2020

Today I was honored to be a part of the ceremony celebrating the opening of the Huntington Beach Navigation Center, the first shelter in the city to service those experiencing homelessness. At a time when so many are facing heightened struggles due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I am proud that our community, in partnership with Mercy House, are taking a stand to support those experiencing homelessness.

Before you go to the polls, make sure you're prepared for any situation. Remember - we all have a right to have make our...
11/02/2020
Voting Rights

Before you go to the polls, make sure you're prepared for any situation.

Remember - we all have a right to have make our voice heard and choose our leaders. As my friend, the late Congressman John Lewis put it, “the vote is precious.”

https://www.aclu.org/know-your-rights/voting-rights/

Learn more about how to exercise your voting rights, resist voter intimidation efforts, and access disability-related accommodations and language assistance at the polls. For help at the polls, call the non-partisan Election Protection Hotline at 1-866-OUR-VOTE.

Election Day is only 2 DAYS AWAY. If you are voting in person, make sure to confirm your polling place/hours, anticipate...
11/01/2020

Election Day is only 2 DAYS AWAY. If you are voting in person, make sure to confirm your polling place/hours, anticipate long wait times, and wear a mask!

10/31/2020
Rep. Harley Rouda

ICYMI: Check out our video to get ready to #vote in Orange County! If you've already voted, check in to make sure all your friends and family are ready for Election Day 🇺🇸

https://www.facebook.com/RepHarley/videos/969542593539106/

Incredibly proud to join the Orange County delegation in sharing information to make voting as easy as possible this year 🗳

For more on voter registration deadlines and election resources, be sure to visit OCVote.com or call (714) 567-7600.

Thanks for helping out Rep. Linda Sánchez, Rep. Gil Cisneros, Representative Mike Levin, and Representative Alan Lowenthal

Michael Nguyen never should have been imprisoned by the Vietnamese government. He and his family exhibited remarkable re...
10/31/2020
'I Was Blindfolded, Handcuffed, Put Into A Car': Orange County Man Michael Nguyen Opens Up About 2 Years In Vietnam Prison

Michael Nguyen never should have been imprisoned by the Vietnamese government. He and his family exhibited remarkable resilience and strength during the over two years he spent in Vietnamese custody. It was an honor to celebrate his homecoming with my colleagues this week.

https://losangeles.cbslocal.com/2020/10/28/michael-nguyen-vietnam-arrest-handcuffed-blindfolded/

Michael Nguyen of Orange County spoke out on Wednesday about his experience being incarcerated in Vietnam for two years for what the government said what an attempt to overthrow the state.

10/30/2020

To combat climate change, we must use every tool at our disposal, including the tax code.

We must continue advocating for meaningful and innovative environmental policies – the health of our planet depends on it.

Today, I am thinking about the victims and families impacted by last year's Long Beach Halloween shooting. My condolence...
10/29/2020
After being shot in the neck, victim of Halloween mass shooting vows to walk again • Long Beach Post News

Today, I am thinking about the victims and families impacted by last year's Long Beach Halloween shooting. My condolences go out to them as we continue to press for common-sense solutions to reduce gun violence in our communities.

https://lbpost.com/news/halloween-mass-shooting-paralyzed-walk-fundraiser

Jasmine Johnson wants to do more physical therapy in order to walk again, but the sessions are expensive, so she's raising money through GoFundMe to be able to pay for it.

As you make plans for the holiday weekend, make sure to follow health and safety guidelines to protect yourself, your lo...
10/29/2020

As you make plans for the holiday weekend, make sure to follow health and safety guidelines to protect yourself, your loved ones, and our most vulnerable populations from COVID-19. Below are some suggestions and tips for how to safely celebrate #DíadelosMuertos and #Halloween 🎃

So far, over 1,800 firefighters have put their lives on the line to battle the #SilveradoFire and #BlueRidgeFire. Today,...
10/28/2020
Firefighters gaining control over Orange County blazes that forced 100,000 from their homes

So far, over 1,800 firefighters have put their lives on the line to battle the #SilveradoFire and #BlueRidgeFire. Today, on #NationalFirstRespondersDay, join me in thanking all of the brave individuals working tirelessly on the frontlines to safeguard our communities from the worst fires in California's history, the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, and any emergency situation that we face.

https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-10-28/firefighters-battle-to-save-orange-county-subdivisions-as-flames-march-closer

Together, the Silverado and Blue Ridge fires have consumed more than 27,000 acres, but destruction to property has been relatively light.

10/28/2020
Rep. Rouda In Press Conference for Michael Nguyen's Return

I was delighted to join my colleagues to celebrate Michael Nguyen's return home to the United States, after spending more than 2 years in a Vietnamese prison. Michael’s case is yet another reminder of the continued need to promote human rights and democratic values within Vietnam.

10/27/2020
Listos California

As you continue to monitor the evacuation and safety procedures in your area, make sure you're prepared for any circumstances.

View this Disaster Guide for more info ⬇️

As Southern California experiences #RedFlagWarning conditions, remember these 5 steps:

🚨 GET ALERTS to know what to do
🚨 MAKE A PLAN to protect your people
🚨 PACK A GO-BAG with things you need
🚨 BUILD A STAY BOX for when you can’t leave
🚨 HELP FRIENDS & NEIGHBORS get ready

Get your family ready for wildfires and other disasters. Download and share our Disaster Ready Guide: bit.ly/listostoolkit #CaliforniaForAll

We had a great time helping out people in Newport Beach last week at our mobile office hours. #MaskUp and come check out...
10/26/2020

We had a great time helping out people in Newport Beach last week at our mobile office hours. #MaskUp and come check out our set-up at the Newport Beach Public Library TOMORROW from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

We are closely monitoring the situation with the wildfire that began this morning in the Santiago Canyon area. Stay upda...
10/26/2020
Wind-Driven Fire in Orange County's Santiago Canyon Area Forces Evacuations

We are closely monitoring the situation with the wildfire that began this morning in the Santiago Canyon area. Stay updated to make sure you and your loved ones know if and when you need to evacuate.

https://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/california-wildfires/brush-fire-orange-county-wildfire-santiago-canyon/2449550/

Firefighters are attacking a wind-driven brush fire early Monday in the Santiago Canyon area in Orange County.

The CARES Act continues to provide critical assistance to Orange County residents struggling with COVID-related hardship...
10/25/2020
Orange County food banks get OK on another $3 million in coronavirus funds

The CARES Act continues to provide critical assistance to Orange County residents struggling with COVID-related hardship. It is essential that we keep fighting to extend this vital relief – the health and prosperity of our communities depend on it.

https://www.ocregister.com/2020/10/18/orange-county-food-banks-in-line-for-another-3-million-in-coronavirus-funds/

Orange County’s two biggest food banks have asked the county for money so they can continue feeding local residents hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic and county leaders will consider the q…

As Election Day gets closer, I'm reminded of how much we've accomplished in the last 2 years for #CA48. As the most legi...
10/24/2020

As Election Day gets closer, I'm reminded of how much we've accomplished in the last 2 years for #CA48. As the most legislatively productive freshman member of Congress, my team and I have been working every day to help people in Orange County and across the country.

A study from 2018 found that 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, most of which were obtained fr...
10/23/2020
National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

A study from 2018 found that 9.9 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs, most of which were obtained from family and friends.

To keep our communities healthy, please visit one of the five sites around Orange County TOMORROW from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to safely turn in your unused/expired prescription drugs.

https://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/drug_disposal/takeback/

The National Prescription Drug Take Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications.

10/22/2020
Orange County Voter Information

Incredibly proud to join the Orange County delegation in sharing information to make voting as easy as possible this year 🗳

For more on voter registration deadlines and election resources, be sure to visit OCVote.com or call (714) 567-7600.

Thanks for helping out Rep. Linda Sánchez, Rep. Gil Cisneros, Representative Mike Levin, and Representative Alan Lowenthal

Today we come together across the country to participate in #UnityDay. As we all deal with new challenges and increased ...
10/21/2020
PACER's National Bullying Prevention Center

Today we come together across the country to participate in #UnityDay. As we all deal with new challenges and increased stress this year, we must fight even harder to preserve the ideals of acceptance, kindness, and equality that everyone deserves. Learn more about bullying prevention at PACER.org/Bullying.

unites, engages, and educates kids, teens, parents and communities nationwide to address bullying through creative, relevant, and interactive resources.

Come out THIS SATURDAY to our mobile office hours in Little Saigon to get assistance in either English or Vietnamese. We...
10/21/2020

Come out THIS SATURDAY to our mobile office hours in Little Saigon to get assistance in either English or Vietnamese. We had a great time last weekend and my staff got to help lots of Orange County residents with their questions and concerns. We'll be at this address from 10am - 2pm:

9353 Bolsa Ave
Westminster, CA 92683

For 30 years, Congress has failed to follow through on a solution to our nation’s nuclear waste problem, despite the ser...
10/20/2020

For 30 years, Congress has failed to follow through on a solution to our nation’s nuclear waste problem, despite the serious risks associated with this dangerous material that will remain radioactive for hundreds of thousands of years. That is why I introduced the Securing America’s Nuclear Waste Act with Congressman Richard Neal, Representative Mike Levin, and Congressman Salud Carbajal. Read below to learn more:

Proud to partner with the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to celebrate the #CleanWaterAct this week...
10/20/2020

Proud to partner with the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure to celebrate the #CleanWaterAct this week. It's the 48th anniversary of this bedrock law that protects our water and public health 🌊

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Harley, you need to do what's right for ALL of the voters of CA and challenge the election results of the 2020 Presidential election so our votes at least can be verified, counted and protected!
Congressman Rouda January 6th 2021 will be a day of reckoning. The only just and moral thing you can do is to REJECT the electoral votes from all of the states where there is EVIDENCE of ELECTION FRAUD. Will you? The swamp is dark, deep and murky. The swamp creatures are cunning, evasive and treacherous. Nevertheless, the swamp must be drained and to do so requires patriotic Americans with the resolve and tenacity of people like Donald J. Trump. Jeffrey Wolfe Pennsylvania
Why do people from all around the world wish to come to America? Is it to go to Disneyland? Is it to go to Hollywood? Is it to view the vast beautiful natural wonders of its parks, its rivers, its rustic towns and beautiful scenery from West to East and South to North? The reason people come to America can be found in one word - Freedom! You are in Congress to help insure that we continue to enjoy that freedom for which so many gallant men and women have sacrificed their bodies and lives. What guarantees that freedom? The Bill of Rights and our Constitution are the foundations of that freedom to which we so dearly cling. Without elections free from fraud, we lose our freedom. We lose America. Many states, especially the Swing States of Pennsylvania, Georgia, Michigan, Wisconsin,Arizona and Nevada changed their election laws in an unconstitutional manner by not having those changes being enacted by their legislatures per the U.S. Constitution in the months and weeks leading up to the November 3rd Election this year.The changes made in those states encouraged fraudulent voting and that fraud was seen in numerous cases changing the outcome of the Presidential Election. The Supreme Court refused to look at the evidence and try the case. It is their job to enforce the Constitution of the United States of America. They failed to do so and in that failing therein lies the beginning of the end of freedom in America. You can correct their error on January 6th by throwing out ALL the illegal votes cast in the swing states even though that means throwing out many votes that were legal. That is the only way to correct the outcome. If this 2020 election stands, the reason you are in Congress and the reason people from all over the world wish to come to America is gone. Choose freedom!
Thank you for Michael Nguyen's release
Please Dear Harley 1. I canvassed for you ... We look SO WEAK. Call DEJOY to house. When his is NOT transparent, ARREST HIM and KEEP him there until he is transparent OR Joe Biden wins. Why? 1. Everyone (both sides ) likes the post office. MAGA people dont like like wusses. They will RESPECT US - at last! They may even cheer you. It could end their forgotten man syndrome. They will SEE dems can do things for them - not just talk. And then the sycophants will at last see there is a price to pay for following the orders of a dictator in the USA. They should be made to feel a Nuremberg like retribution is coming. Do it. Tomorrow. Read more as to why here :
Harley Rouda endorsed this awful candidate in Laguna Beach, look at how awful and uncivil George Weiss is. OMG we do not want people like that to manage our town. #CANCELGEORGEWEISS #SCARYHARLEYENDORSEMENT
If you are really interest in lowering Prescription Drug costs respond to this following. I am available to meet to discuss the additional ways to bring drug costs down. FIRST STEP IN REDUCING PRESCRIPTION DRUG COSTS International Patends are issued for a 10 year period U.S. Patends are issued for a 15 year period. The U.S. doesn't honor International Patents. So foreign manufactures must obtain a U.S. Patent good for 15 years. The rest of the world can see competitive products 5 years earlier than the U.S. This simple fact is a good example as to why foreign Pharma Manufactures started investing in U.S. Pharma since the 1960's. If the goods are to made in the U.S. they patent should be good for 15 years. If the goods are manufactured off-shore the patent should be good for 10 years. If a U.S. Manufacturer after a 15 year patent has been issue, then decides to have it produced off-shore, the patent should be adjusted to a 10 year patent. If the U.S. Manufacture decides to bring manufacturing back to the U.S. the patent should still remain a 10 Patent. A patent on a Drug Delivery System should not stop generic durg with a different delivery system from being approved by the FDA. This is happening with several Drug when the patent for the drug has expired. When and expired patent on a drug has happened qualifying generic drugs should be allowed. However, when these drugs are used in conjunction with another drug the FDA is not allowing Generics on the original drug. Our patent laws are not written this way, any change to the expired drug does not change the fact that this drug now qualifys for generics to enter the market. Also, as International patents expire there are generics available almost immediately for the rest of the world. They are available 5 years prior to the U.S. Patent expires and the generics should have been test by the FDA and made available to the public upon expiration. However, the FDA protect the manufactures by only approving 1 manufacture within a year of two of the patent experation. The primary problem here is the interference from members of congress not wanting to interfer with their supporters and jeopardize their future contributions. As you can see, this also affects all products and can bring back manufacturing to the U.S.
1 baby boomers retiring =3,600,000 a year. 2 federal reserve buying bonds. also lowering the interest rate. 3 The annual budget deficit in 2019, up 68% before coronavirus started. China locked down wuhan and its province making china a stronger economy their airlines are full for their holiday
Listening to you Congressman Harley Rouda today on The Daily Beans with Allison Gill, who I really like and appreciate. I like what you said on the Podcast, simple question regarding 116th Congress H.R. 1. In Division C – Ethics, are the “standards” consistent between TITLE VIII—ETHICS REFORMS FOR THE PRESIDENT, VICE PRESIDENT, AND FEDERAL OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES and TITLE IX—CONGRESSIONAL ETHICS REFORM? If not why not? Simple question, seems what is good for one Branch of the government is good for the other. Or is this a case of do what I say, and not what I do?
Today, I had the pleasure and privilege to interview the brilliant Congressman Rep. Harley Rouda on my show today, THE BLUNT POST with VIC on KPFK 90.7 FM Los Angeles / 98.7 FM Santa Barbara. Here is a link if you did not catch the LIVE broadcast.
Rep. Rouda please increase USAID funding
As you peruse Harley Rouda's page here, see if you can find: Someone striving to unite people, or someone publishing propaganda, division and discontent. Someone who solves problems with a plan or just talks BS. A plan to actually solve a problem requires 3 things; a skilled resources, specific tasks, with clear & measurable objectives. Otherwise, they're at best, just good intentions. Harley talks about leadership & fiscal responsibility. See if you can find any fiscal responsibility or leadership. He claims he's for the HEROS Act, but doesn't tell you how he plans to pay for it. That's irresponsible, by definition. Then ask yourself, isn't leadership something done by example? Then ask if you're good with you being forbidden from going to the beach, while Harley strolls around one, without a mask. That's not leadership, that's hypocrisy.