Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

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Aug 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after returning from a trip to the Arctic Circle where he toured the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, one of America’s last untouched wild places.

Aug 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today commended Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler on his plan to ensure that rural North Coast residents are not harmed as telecoms retire and replace copper networks.

Aug 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, has called on the U.S. Department of the Interior to act quickly to prevent a repeat of a massive fish kill on the lower Klamath River as extreme drought conditions threaten struggling salmon.

Aug 3, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today released the following statement after President Obama announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan, which will place the first-ever nationwide limits on carbon pollution from power plants:

Jul 31, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Reps. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) called on the White House Office of Management and Budget to take immediate steps to protect captive orcas and marine mammals.

Jul 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Jared Huffman (CA-2) and Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) introduced legislation to create a framework that will modernize the United States Postal Service (USPS) to address its growing financial problems and ensure it remains a cornerstone of the American community.

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 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 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
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.

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.

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

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.

May 28, 2015 In The News
The Press Democrat

Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom will join North Coast lawmakers in Garberville in southern Humboldt County on Friday at a public forum to discuss the effects marijuana legalization would have in the Emerald Triangle region.