More on Congressional Issues
Washington—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) along with 11 congressional colleagues today wrote Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack requesting that the department finalize a proposed rule that updates marine mammal standards under the Animal Welfare Act. The members of Congress requested that the final rule include the strongest possible animal welfare standards.
“The current marine mammal regulations are sorely outdated. They do not provide sufficient protections for highly intelligent and social species like dolphins and orcas,” the members of Congress wrote.
WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after attending President Barack Obama’s final State of the Union address on Tuesday night:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) has awarded more than $4.4 million in federal funds to four health centers in Huffman’s 2nd Congressional District for 2016.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today issued a statement strongly opposing the package of permanent, unfunded tax expenditures that passed the House yesterday, and reluctantly supporting a government funding bill today that contains both good and bad policy riders:
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman today announced the release of a white paper by the Last Chance Grade stakeholder group which outlines a number of points of consensus reached on the proposed project to date.
Washington, DC – Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) today led a letter signed by 32 other Members of Congress to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and the Department of the Treasury, urging they act to clarify that homeowners who receive rebates for water conservation and stormwater management improvements to their home should not be required to pay federal taxes on those rebates.
Washington, DC – Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that the U.S. House of Representatives has approved his proposal to increase the availability of badly-needed affordable housing in West Marin, by requiring the Coast Guard to convey its roughly 30-acre property located in Point Reyes Station to the County of Marin. The County intends to work with local partners to repurpose the property as affordable housing and community space.
Washington, DC – This week, Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA) voted for bipartisan legislation that reforms federal K-12 education policy. The Every Student Succeeds Act fixes the problems of the broken No Child Left Behind law while maintaining civil rights protections for students.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) issued the following not-so-jolly statement today in response to continued efforts in the House of Representatives to undermine the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, reverse progress on renewable energy and energy efficiency, and undercut President Obama’s strategy to reduce carbon pollution and protect the climate at the Conference of Parties in Paris.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA), who represents the North Coast of California, released the following statement today: