Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

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Mar 30, 2015 Press Release

Crescent City, CA—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced the formation of a stakeholder group meant to address the landslide-prone stretch of highway south of Crescent City known as Last Chance Grade.

Mar 27, 2015 Newsletter


Dear Friend,

It isn't often that we hear good news come out of Washington D.C. these days, but I'm pleased to report that we've been getting some important things done the past few weeks. Here's a quick update:

Bipartisan Bill Strengthens Medicare Access, Children's Health Program, and Rural Schools

Mar 26, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement today after voting for the bipartisan Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (H.R.

Mar 25, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today sent a letter to the new Postmaster General reiterating his strong opposition to the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) plan to close both the North Bay Processing and Distribution Center in Petaluma and the Eureka Customer Service Mail Processing Center.

Mar 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) will make a change he recommended to improve access to health care for veterans on the rural North Coast.

Mar 24, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA-02), Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06), and Peter DeFazio (D-OR-04) today released the following statements after securing a renewal of the Secure Rural Schools program, which expired last September due to Congressional inaction. The renewal will be included in an upcoming vote this week.

Mar 23, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) today led a bipartisan congressional letter lending full support to a Wilderness designation for the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a 1.5 million-acre stretch of land that is home to endangered species and is one of the last great expanses of true “wildness” in the United States.

Mar 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), a member of the House Safe Climate Caucus, today released a video celebrating the expansion of the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries announced by the National Oceanic and Atmosphe

Mar 12, 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

Mar 12, 2015 Press Release

Fort Bragg, CA—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) yesterday presented Harvest Market with his Sustainable North Coast Certificate in recognition of their commitment to environmentally-responsible business practices, support for the local food industry and community service.

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.