Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

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May 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Building on innovative carbon sequestration practices that have been pioneered in Marin County, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced the Healthy Soils and Rangelands Solution Act legislation that would direct federal land managers to rigorously evaluate how to increase the amount of carbon captured on public lands.

May 24, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Huffman (D-San Rafael) issued the following statement after he voted against the legislation to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) which passed the House today: 

May 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted against the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week on the House floor, legislation that includes anti-LGBT language, undermines the President’s plan to close Guantanamo, and makes defense employees susceptible to gender or age discrimination.

May 19, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the 2017 VA funding bill that will prohibit federal taxpayer funds from being used to fly the Confederate battle flag at cemeteries operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

May 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. House Democrats from California, Oregon, and Washington issued the following joint statement in response to Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03) introducing companion legislation to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s drought bill that was heard in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, Water and Power Subcommittee today.

May 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced his support today for several bipartisan bills in the House this week to thwart the nation’s growing opioid crisis, but called on Congressional leaders to go further and provide new resources to help individuals and families in the North Coast and across the country who are struggling with addiction.

May 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) slammed the House Appropriations Committee for reviving a “zombie” coal earmark in the newly released 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill.

May 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—To align our nation’s long-term energy supply decisions with our global commitments to a clean energy economy, the U.S. Department of the Interior must take the Arctic Ocean off the table to future oil and gas drilling, urged Representative Jared Huffman and 67 other members of Congress.

Apr 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) must do more to ensure the safety and humane treatment marine mammals, urged Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), along with Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Barbara Boxer (D-CA), and 20 other members of Congress.

Apr 21, 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 more than $16 million in discretionary funds to 11 health centers 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.

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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: