Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Energy and Environment

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Dec 11, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DCCongressman 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.  

Dec 11, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DCCongressman 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. 

Dec 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA), who represents the North Coast of California, released the following statement today:

Dec 3, 2015 Press Release

            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.

Nov 24, 2015 Press Release

            WASHINGTON, D.C.— California Reps. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Jackie Speier (D-San Francisco/San Mateo), Sam Farr (D-Monterey), and Lois Capps (D-Santa Barbara) sent a letter to Governor Jerry Brown today urging him to monitor the levels of domoic acid in the Dungeness crab closely and to stand ready to ask the Secretary of Commerce to declare a disaster if the fishery is closed for the season.

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today blasted announcements from the FDA approving the application for AquAdvantage salmon, the first genetically-engineered (GE) animal sanctioned for human consumption. The agency also determined that manufacturers of AquAdvantage salmon will not be required to label the salmon as genetically-engineered.

Nov 10, 2015 In The News

Leaders in the fight against global warming told a crowded house at Dominican University this week that the tide of public opinion has turned and momentum for taking action is building.

Nov 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and John Garamendi (CA-10) led West Coast Members of Congress in introducing legislation to permanently ban offshore drilling on the Pacific Coast.

Nov 4, 2015 In The News

Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, with backing from a host of West Coast lawmakers, introduced a bill Wednesday to permanently ban offshore oil drilling on the Pacific Coast, a sweeping measure that would fulfill environmentalists’ dreams but is unlikely to advance in the current Congress.

Oct 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­, D.C.—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) helped lead the opposition to H.R. 702, a controversial bill to repeal the 40-year-old ban on exporting crude oil from the United States. He offered one successful amendment requiring the Department of Energy to report on the greenhouse gas emissions that will result from the export ban repeal, and offered another motion to ensure that bedrock health and safety laws like the Safe Drinking Water Act and the Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Act would not be cast aside.