Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

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Jul 27, 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

We’re in the midst of the worst drought in our state’s long history and California is hurting. Unfortunately, Congress is doing nothing to help.

Jul 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today voted against the so-called “DARK Act,” which would prevent local and state governments from enacting genetically modified food labeling laws and prevents the federal government from developing a national labeling system.

Jul 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Ranking Democrat on the Water, Power, and Oceans Subcommittee today led the Democratic effort to oppose a divisive, flawed, and cynical House Republican water bill on the floor of the House of Representatives. In contrast to Huffman’s Drought Relief and Resilience Act, today’s legislation, H.R.

Jul 15, 2015 Press Release

Washington – A group of House Democrats are calling out House Republicans for not taking into account the impact that the Valadao drought legislation will have on the economies of the Delta farming and Northern California and Oregon fishing communities, or the larger impact on communities across California. Reps.

Jul 14, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today issued the following statement today after the U.S. and P5 nations announced an agreement with Iran regarding its nuclear program:

Jul 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), the author of two amendments curtailing sales and displays of Confederate flags on federal property, today released the following statement after House Republican Leadership retracted a spending bill, effectively quashin

Jul 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Ranking Democrat on the Water, Power, and Oceans Subcommittee today led the effort to oppose a divisive, flawed, and cynical House Republican water bill that does not create new water and would do nothing to alleviate the effects of California’s record drought.

Jul 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Reps. Jared Huffman (D-California) and Denny Heck (D-Washington) today  introduced new legislation to help homeowners make investments in their homes and save money on their electricity and water bills.

Jul 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) , who serves as the Ranking Democrat on the Water, Power, and Oceans Subcommittee,  today introduced comprehensive legislation to respond to the worst drought in California state history.

Jul 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. House of Representatives last night unanimously approved two amendments offered by Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) to prevent the future sale of Confederate flag merchandise in National Park Service (NPS) stores and to disallow any grave in any Federal cemetery operated by the Park Service to be decorated with a Confederate flag.

Jul 22, 2015 In The News
The Hill

Legislation that would keep states from issuing mandatory labeling laws for foods that contain genetically modified ingredients is headed to the floor for a vote on Thursday.

The Safe and Accurate Food Labeling Act, introduced by Rep. Mike Pompeo (R-Kan.) in March, would create a federal standard for companies that wish to voluntarily label their foods that contain GMOs.

Jul 21, 2015 In The News
The Press Democrat

Put Courthouse Square on fast track

As Gaye LeBaron spelled out in her Sunday column (“Square has divided Santa Rosa for 160 years”), the vision of a central public space dates back to an 1854 map that clearly shows a square “plaza” in the heart of downtown Santa Rosa.

Jul 21, 2015 In The News
Roll Call

Tickets to the fourth annual fundraiser, scheduled to take place at Kastles Stadium at the Charles E. Smith Center (600 22nd St. NW) beginning at 7 p.m., start at $10 per person and climb to $50 for VIP amenities.

Jul 10, 2015 In The News
The LA Times

The latest version of a bill by House Republicans to override California's management of its water system and undermine environmental protections — in the name of emergency drought relief and food security — is longer and more detailed than the ones that preceded it, but much the same in its substance: It offers little in the way of actual drought relief and even in years of abundant supply wou

Jul 1, 2015 In The News
Channel 3 News

WASHINGTON DC - A bill nicknamed the “Dark Act” passed today in Congress over major concerns from 2nd District Congressman, Jared Huffman.

Jul 1, 2015 In The News
Marin Magazine

IN COLLEGE, JARED Huffman was an all-American volleyball player; now, in his free time, he plays guitar and sings in a country and western band. Whatever 51-year-old Huffman does he seems to do well — and often he does it in front of a crowd.

Jun 29, 2015 In The News
Los Angeles Daily News

Emphasizing practical solutions in the battle over drought relief, a congressman urged local water leaders Monday to fight for funding for projects such as waste-water recycling and infrastructure repairs.

Jun 21, 2015 In The News
San Francisco Chronicle

Rep. Jared Huffman’s “crowdsourced” water bill is a radical departure from the water wars, backroom deals and water grabs of the past and reframes thinking about water. He hasn’t even introduced the bill, yet we already can tell it will be significant legislation because it recognizes this: We can no longer fight over untapped water supplies. There’s nothing left.

Jun 17, 2015 In The News
SFGate

After three years of failure by Congress to address California’s drought, Rep. Jared Huffman invited every Californian on Wednesday to provide ideas and comments on a big new water bill he is drafting, a novel application of crowdsourcing to federal legislation.