Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

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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.

Jan 21, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today invited President Barack Obama to visit California’s North Coast to discuss closing the digital divide in rural America.  During last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama called f

Jan 16, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) this week sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald urging him to improve access to health care for veterans on the rural North Coast under the new Veterans Choice Program, authorized by Congress in last year’s Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act.

Jan 13, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced the Gas Tax Replacement Act of 2015, new legislation to stabilize the Highway Trust Fund— which funds transportation projects across the United States.

Jan 9, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael)  was named to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure  today, which holds jurisdiction over the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coast Guard, Department of Transportation, the nation’s roads, bridges, highways, ferries, inland waterways, pipelines, improvement of rivers and

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA)  today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect one of America’s last untouched wild places—the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on the north coast of Alaska. The Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act (H.R.

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael)  released the following statement today after learning that U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer will not be running for reelection in 2016:

Jan 6, 2015 Newsletter

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Mar 31, 2015 In The News
Marin Independent Journal

It couldn't have been a more exciting or jam-packed day for Phyllis Gould of Fairfax and four other Rosie the Riveters who Monday met President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden while visiting Washington, D.C.

Dec 2, 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
Eureka Times-Standard

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.