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This has been a busy time in Washington, to say the least, and I’ve been inspired by the level of civic engagement and community involvement here in the second congressional district — and across the nation. Thousands of you have attended my recent community town halls and events, and my offices have received many hundreds of phone calls, emails, and letters from informed and concerned constituents from up and down the North Coast.
Hearing from you at community town halls and local events
Moving to assuage North Coast deportation fears, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-2nd District) is pressing for rumor control, collaboration with local law enforcement and bipartisan moves in Congress to protect Dreamers (immigrant minors) from the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
There were no shouting matches, angry jeers, seas of protest signs or calls for his ouster in 2018. Unlike the rancorous town halls some members of Congress are facing across the nation, North Coast Representative Jared Huffman’s meeting in Arcata was a rather friendly affair, often punctuated by bursts of applause, cheers and even laughter at his pithy jabs at the new administration.
Del Norte’s congressman and the U.S. representative for Southern Oregon will tour Last Chance Grade and the Smith River on Friday.
Weather permitting, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) will fly over the slide prone area of U.S. 101. If it’s rainy, the congressmen may tour the area with Caltrans representatives by van, said Huffman spokesman John Driscoll.
Del Norte Triplicate
October 25, 2016
This week, I’ll have the unusual privilege of flying hundreds of feet over Last Chance Grade with my colleague Congressman Peter DeFazio of Oregon, the top Democrat on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
Representative Jared Huffman is offering his thoughts and prayers for the McKinleyville man kidnapped from his home in the African country of Niger last Friday.
“My thoughts are with Jeff Woodke and his loved ones during this extremely trying time... it is devastating to see my constituent who has spent his life dedicated to humanitarian service be victimized in this way,” Huffman said.
The Congressman also said that he is working with the State Department to ensure Woodke’s safe return.
North Coast state Sen. Mike McGuire (D-Healdsburg) and 2nd District Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will hold a special hearing in Bodega Bay this afternoon updating on the expectations of the upcoming 2016-2017 crab season.
Commuters have been anxiously awaiting the commuter train they voted for, and a recent financial shot in the arm is greasing the tracks.
Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) just announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) awarded $3 million in funding to the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) District system. Huffman’s staff says he urged FRA Secretary Foxx to award SMART’s grant application.
Congressman Jared Huffman visited the Mendocino Coast last week to do a little camping with his family and meet with constituents. He stopped by the newspaper office for an hour’s question-and-answer session that covered a range of subjects.
Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit will receive $3 million in federal funds to continue to build a safety system designed to prevent potentially deadly accidents as it looks to extend rails to Larkspur.
Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, announced Thursday that the rail service would receive the money from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration as part of a competitive grant program.