Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

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Feb 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Northern California Representatives Jared Huffman, Sam Farr, Lois Capps, Jackie Speier, and Mike Thompson today called on the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to assist in finalizing National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) final rule to expand the boundaries of the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries off the

Feb 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that the 2015 Congressional Art Competition is open to all High School students in California’s Second Congressional District, which spans from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border. "An Artistic Discovery" is the annual art contest held by the U.S. Congress for high school students across the country.

Feb 21, 2015 Press Release

Marin County, CA -- Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) released the following statement after a tentative deal was reached for West Coast ports, potentially ending a nine-month labor dispute: 

"I am very glad to see this dispute resolved. This  is good news for workers, north coast businesses, and consumers."

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Feb 12, 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friend,  

We are a month into the 114th Congress and I wanted to update you on what I've been working on:

New Environmental Leadership Role in 114th Congress

Feb 10, 2015 Press Release

Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, CA—Following this weekend’s rainstorm in Northern California, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today reintroduced a bill last night to bring Army Corps of Engineers reservoir operations in line with modern science, save water, and help communities through extreme weather events, like droughts.

Feb 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael)  today released the following statement after hearing that former Congressman Don Clausen,  who represented much of California’s North Coast in Congress, passed away:

 

Feb 2, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael)  today released the following statement on Speaker Boehner’s invitation to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress:

Jan 27, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC –Today Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), David McKinley (R-WV), Tim Walz (D-MN), Chris Gibson (R-NY), and Dave Reichert (R-WA) reintroduced the bipartisan IDEA Full Funding Act.

Jan 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today was named Ranking Member of the newly-created House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power and Oceans. The Subcommittee is responsible for matters concerning America’s water resources, federal irrigation projects, generation of electric power from federal water projects and interstate water issues.

Jan 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael)  today applauded  President Obama’s Administration for moving to protect the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska, one of America’s last untouched wild places. The Department of the Interior will release a conservation plan for the Refuge that will recommend additional protections for the Refuge.

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.

Sep 10, 2014 In The News
The Trinity Journal

On Tuesday the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation held a hearing on Congressman Jared Huffman’s Trinity Land Exchange Act (H.R. 3326), which would facilitate a land exchange between the Trinity Public Utilities District, the U.S. Forest Service and the Bureau of Land Management.