Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

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Jun 25, 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

In response to the worst drought in our state’s long memory, our public institutions—with one unfortunate exception—are stepping up.

Jun 17, 2015 Op-Eds

Sacramento Bee
June 16, 2015

In response to the worst drought in our state’s long memory, our public institutions – with one unfortunate exception – are stepping up.

Jun 17, 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 unveiled comprehensive legislation to respond to the worst drought in California state history and called for public input on the dra

Jun 16, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Reps. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) have joined together to introduce a resolution endorsing the establishment of a ‘National Rosie the Riveter Day.’ H.Res.

Jun 12, 2015 Press Release

Huffman: “The House today voted to weaken human trafficking standards and to prohibit trade agreements from addressing climate change. This is simply unacceptable.”

Jun 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today released the following statement objecting to the abrupt attempted eviction of the Tiburon Salmon Institute by the new Director of the Romberg Tiburon Center and called on San Francisco State University (SFSU) President Leslie Wong to

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Jun 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman today announced an Economic Development Administration grant that will help plan future uses of the old Samoa pulp mill.

Jun 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.-Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today released the following statement after reluctantly voting for the Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act (HR 2393), which eliminates the country-of-origin labeling requirements for pork, beef, and chicken, in response to a World Trade Organization ruling that these labeling requirements violate international trade obligations:

Jun 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today offered a bipartisan  amendment to strike a nearly half-century old congressional earmark that costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year to ship Pennsylvania coal 3,000 miles to American bases in Germany.

Nov 26, 2014 In The News
The Mendocino Beacon

The Point Cabrillo light will continue to shine as a federal aid to navigation.

While the news is seemingly great to locals and supporters, the light was never in danger of formally being decommissioned.

Nov 21, 2014 In The News
Marin Independent Journal

Rep. Jared Huffman has introduced legislation that would keep an accounting of the carbon footprint that would result from passage of every bill considered by Congress.

Huffman's bill, HR 5733, would require the Congressional Budget Office to estimate and report the projected carbon footprint — greenhouse gas emissions — stemming from all congressional legislation.

Nov 17, 2014 In The News
Marin Independent Journal

The opportunity to turn 36 units of surplus military housing in Point Reyes Station into publicly controlled affordable housing is one local officials should seize.

Rep. Jared Huffman, county officials, local community leaders and West Marin's Community Land Trust Association — or CLAM — are working toward that goal.

Nov 10, 2014 In The News
Del Norte Triplicate

Ceremonial dirt was turned at the Del Norte County Regional Airport Thursday to celebrate not just the real ground-breaking that will begin on the airport’s runway improvement project next week but also the many behind-the-scenes tasks completed over the past several years to create a shovel-ready project. 

Nov 7, 2014 In The News
NBC Bay Area

The water that flows through California’s public lands and state parks is the life blood of the forests’ ecosystems. But in the midst of a water shortage, the Investigative Unit has found some criminals are disrupting nature’s course and stealing massive amounts of water meant for public lands.

Oct 27, 2014 In The News
Marin Independent Journal

Point Reyes National Seashore officials got a good idea of the level of public interest in its update of its park management plan.

More than 3,000 comments were received during the six-week period when park officials invited people and groups to express their thoughts.

Oct 9, 2014 In The News
The Willits News

Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after voting against the McKeon Amendment to train and equip elements of the Syrian opposition against the terrorist organization ISIL:

Oct 4, 2014 In The News
Eureka Times-Standard

A day after a federal judge ruled on reservoir releases for Klamath River salmon, North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman demanded immediate clarification of Humboldt County's water rights from federal officials.

Sep 25, 2014 In The News
The Hill

The Obama administration is pulling out the stops to renew and expand a little-known program that uses offshore drilling revenue for conservation.

The administration has pushed Congress to triple the amount of money available for the Land and Water Conservation Fund, which officials use to acquire land, build recreation facilities and maintain parks.