Media | Representative Harley Rouda


July 9, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Rouda (D-CA-48) and Congressman Ted Budd (R-NC-13), along with 35 Representatives, introduced the bipartisan Drug-Free Communities Pandemic Relief Act. This bill would help ensure Drug-Free Communities coalitions can continue to operate and reduce youth substance use during the COVID-19 pandemic.

July 6, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) joined 30 Members of the California House Delegation to express concern about the Trump Administration's reported plans to develop and expand oil and gas leasing along the U.S. Pacific Coast. In a letter to U.S.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) voted to pass H.R. 2, the Moving Forward Act, which would transform America’s infrastructure while creating millions of good-paying jobs, combatting the climate crisis, and addressing disparities throughout America.

July 1, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Congressman Harley Rouda (D-CA) joined a bipartisan, bicameral coalition to introduce the Hong Kong Safe Harbor Act, which would designate the people of Hong Kong as Priority 2 refugees and create a path for frontline pro-democracy activists in immediate danger to seek asylum protection

June 30, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Harley Rouda (D-CA) and Brian Mast (R-FL) introduced the bipartisan Helping Businesses Reopen Safely Act of 2020.

June 29, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) voted to pass H.R.1425, the Patient Protection & Affordable Care Enhancement Act. This bill would strengthen the Affordable Care Act to lower health care costs and prescription drug prices.

June 25, 2020 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) voted to pass the bipartisan George Floyd Justice in Policing Act, which would transform the culture of policing to address systemic racism and increase police accountability and transparency.

June 18, 2020 Press Release

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Today, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure passed H.R. 2, the Investing in a New Vision for the Environment and Surface Transportation (INVEST) in America Act, a 5-year, nearly $500 billion investment in our nation's infrastructure, with four Rep. Rouda (CA-48) provisions.

June 18, 2020 Press Release

LAGUNA BEACH, CA – Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48) issued the following statement regarding Governor Gavin Newsom's decision to require face coverings in public spaces.


In The News

June 21, 2020 In The News

Local governments, small businesses, and families across the United States have been asking the same question for months, “how do we stay healthy without collapsing our economy?”

The answer? Face masks.

June 10, 2020 In The News

“It is an honor to receive the Abraham Lincoln Leadership for America Award from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce,” said Rouda. “Americans are looking to Congress to create and implement common-sense solutions. I will continue working across the aisle to achieve change for Orange County families and small businesses.”

June 9, 2020 In The News

On Sunday, U.S. Representative Harley Rouda spoke out Sunday against racism in America, saying: "We've got to stop looking back and saying, 'Look at the progress we've made,' and instead say to ourselves, 'Look at how much farther we must go."

May 29, 2020 In The News

On Thursday, May 28, several Democratic members of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, along with Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), sent a lette

May 28, 2020 In The News

Congressman Harley Rouda (D-CA-48) and Brian Mast (R-FL-18) introduced H.R. 7016, the bipartisan Fairness for Early Withdrawers Act, to safeguard American’s retirement savings during the coronavirus pandemic. H.R. 7016 would ensure that individuals can re-contribute all 2020 required minimum distributions back into their retirement accounts.

May 18, 2020 In The News

Harley Rouda, California's 48th District representative, said he knew how critical this industry was to his district's economy, as well as the state and nation.

May 13, 2020 In The News

Rep. Harley Rouda, a Laguna Beach local, was seen at the Laguna Food Pantry this week, handing out groceries and talking to those most affected during the coronavirus shutdown.

May 4, 2020 In The News

Laguna Beach, a city that has been notoriously careful with their spaces during the coronavirus shutdown, has been approved to reopen. Starting Tuesday, May 5, residents can step out onto the sand to walk, surf, or shell-seek according to the order.

May 4, 2020 In The News

After blocking emergency funding for state and local governments, Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said in an interview, “I would certainly be in favor of allowing states to use the bankruptcy route.” The “bankruptcy route” is a path paved with mass layoffs of our local law enforcement, first responders and city staff.

April 22, 2020 In The News

Congressman Harley Rouda (CA-48), announced colleges and universities with campuses in California’s 48th District will receive more than $17 million in emergency grants to help cover significant financial losses.