Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

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May 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today released the following statement after voting against the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2015:

“The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act is nothing more than climate deniers’ latest assault on science masquerading as ‘fiscal responsibility.’

May 20, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after House Republicans brought forward a two-month extension of the Highway Trust Fund last night. If the bill had not passed, authorization for the Highway Trust Fund would have expired. Huffman voted for the bill.

May 19, 2015 Press Release

 WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) joined Humboldt County today in asking the U.S. Interior Department to honor the county’s right to Trinity River water to protect salmon during California’s extended drought.

May 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that the U.S. House of Representatives has approved his proposal to increase the availability of badly-needed affordable housing in West Marin, by giving the County of Marin exclusive first rights to purchase a roughly 30-acre property in Point Reyes Station currently owned by the Coast Guard.

May 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that Jenna Tooley of San Marin High School in Novato, CA is the winner of the 2015 Congressional Art Competition.

May 12, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today released the following statement regarding the Obama Administration yesterday announced conditional approval for Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc. to begin drilling for oil in the Arctic Ocean:

May 7, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), and Mark Takai (D-HI) yesterday sent a letter to the United States Postal Service (USPS) urging an investment in a modern and efficient Postal Service fleet as they begin the process of replacing their aging mail delivery vehicles.

Apr 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington—Next Wednesday, May 6th, Congressmen Jared Huffman (CA-02), Earl Blumenauer (OR-03), and Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) will hold a public forum on transportation infrastructure.

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.