Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

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Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today blasted announcements from the FDA approving the application for AquAdvantage salmon, the first genetically-engineered (GE) animal sanctioned for human consumption. The agency also determined that manufacturers of AquAdvantage salmon will not be required to label the salmon as genetically-engineered.

Nov 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DCOn the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) today introduced innovative new legislation to help cover the exceptional costs that can be associated with educating high-need children.

Nov 6, 2015 Press Release

Ukiah, CA—Last Friday, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) presented North Cal Wood Products with his Sustainable North Coast Certificate in recognition of its dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Nov 5, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today offered a motion to improve the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (H.R. 22), the bipartisan House transportation bill, and ensure Congress provides the funding needed to repair America’s crumbling roads and bridges. H.R.

Nov 4, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and John Garamendi (CA-10) led West Coast Members of Congress in introducing legislation to permanently ban offshore drilling on the Pacific Coast.

Oct 29, 2015 Press Release

SAN RAFAEL, CA – Congressman Jared Huffman today announced that last Friday’s meeting with representatives from Bello Gardens Assisted Living Facility, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and WildCare to facilitate a resolution to get Juanita the Duck—a wild mallard taken in by residents at Bello Gardens—back to the assisted living home was a productive conversation for all parties.

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today called for full funding of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects across California’s North Coast. In a letter sent yesterday, Huffman requested Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget include these projects in the Fiscal Year 2016 work plan and Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) made the following statement today after voting for H.R. 1314 this week, a bipartisan budget agreement that averts a default on the debt and sets budget levels through 2017:

Oct 27, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the eve of a crucial United Nations vote, Members of Congress led by Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Sam Farr (CA-20) called on the Obama Administration to abstain from tomorrow’s vote on a United Nations resolution criticizing the United States’ 55 year-old economic embargo against Cuba. The members wrote that, while the formal re-establishment of a U.S.

Oct 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded grants to four entities in Huffman’s 2nd Congressional District, helping to support local agriculture throughout California’s North Coast.

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.