Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

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Sep 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- New legislation introduced today by Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) would give consumers, investors, and policymakers consistent and unbiased information about the greenhouse gas emissions generated by the increasingly complex global oil supply chain — from the petroleum source in the Gulf of Mexico or Alberta tar sands, to the refinery, to the gas pump.

Sep 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced legislation to ensure a presidential or vice presidential candidate state the truth about their tax history as part of the required financial disclosure process.

Sep 8, 2016 Press Release

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.

Sep 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that the U.S. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has awarded $292,415 in federal funds to educational centers across Huffman’s congressional district to study, provide education, outreach and improved response time to assist stranded marine mammals.

Aug 23, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- The large-scale display of Confederate flags in national veterans cemeteries will no longer be allowed, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has announced in a letter to Congress.

Aug 22, 2016 Press Release

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 $897,200 in federal funds to health centers across Huffman’s Congressional District to expand on their achievements in providing high quality, comprehensive care.

Jul 20, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Reps. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) today applauded the Obama Administration for its bold new announcement of a cross government partnership, the “Clean Energy Savings for All Americans Initiative,” which includes an expansion of Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) programs. This administrative action comes after Reps.

Jul 15, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Congresswoman Karen Bass (D-Los Angeles) introduced the “National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act,” legislation that would improve how adoptions are conducted in the United States, including improving home study standards through the creation of a national standard and registry.

Jul 11, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Tonight, the House Committee on Rules shut down public debate and votes on two amendments offered by Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) to stop sales 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 7, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Washington, D.C.- The Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) must act now to ensure that no one honoring loved ones at America’s veterans cemeteries on Memorial Day, a day intended to recognize those who died in service to our country, is met with the hurtful, racist symbol of the Confederate battle flag, urged Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA), Ruben Gallego (D-AZ), Keith Elli

Nov 10, 2015 In The News
Marin IJ

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 In The News
Press Democrat

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.

Nov 2, 2015 In The News
Redwood Times

Rep. Huffman Calls for Funding for Army Corps of Engineers Projects to Dredge Humboldt Bay, Protect Orick From Flooding

Oct 30, 2015 In The News
Ukiah Daily Journal

Rep. Jared Huffman, (D - San Rafael), had lunch with the Ukiah Valley Democratic Club Friday in what he said was a long-delayed visit.

“I owed you lunch, because I was unable to meet with you on Labor Day, two years in a row now,” Huffman said, adding that he hoped to make it on Labor Day at least once.

Oct 15, 2015 In The News
Del Norte Triplicate

A federal grant may help residents of the Yurok Reservation — some of them 20 miles from the nearest grocery store — get better access to nutritious foods. 

A $20,000 Department of Agriculture grant will allow the tribe to take a closer look at how best to address the issue.  

Oct 12, 2015 In The News
The Press Democrat

Construction is about to begin on the next step of a coastal trail designed eventually to run through the community of Bodega Bay, linking commercial, residential and recreational areas spread along narrow Highway 1 from one end of town to the other.

Oct 10, 2015 In The News
Eureka Times-Standard

As a gesture of appreciation from one of the nation’s oldest government services to another, the Eureka Post Office unveiled it’s new “Forever Stamp” in Eureka on Saturday morning to honor the Coast Guard’s 225th anniversary.

Oct 5, 2015 In The News
Press Democrat

The North Coast wine industry likely stands to benefit from a trade pact that was reached early Monday by the United States and 11 other Pacific Rim countries writing new commerce rules for nearly 40 percent of the world’s gross domestic product.

Oct 1, 2015 In The News
Del Norte Triplicate

Federal assistance will go toward justice center, elders social services 

The Yurok Tribe will be getting $1.1 million of the more than $5 million in federal grants to announced earlier this month to improve public safety and victim services for North Coast tribes.

Sep 25, 2015 In The News
Press Democrat

The U.S. Department of Justice has awarded five North Coast Indian tribes $5.2 million for combating crime and assisting crime victims, Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, announced Friday.

The grant funds can be used to bolster tribal police departments, enhance justice systems and substance abuse prevention programs, and address violence against women.

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Feb 1, 2016 Video

Washington - Today, the House of Representatives passed the Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015, which includes a provision by Rep. Huffman to increase affordable housing in West Marin. The bill requires the Coast Guard to convey its roughly 30-acre property located in Point Reyes Station to the County of Marin. Full text of Huffman’s speech can be found below: