Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

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Feb 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael)  today introduced the ‘Keep it in the Ground Act’,  legislation that would reduce carbon emissions and our nation’s addiction to fossil fuels by permanently barring new fossil fuel leases on all federal public lands and in federal waters.

Feb 9, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) applauded Governor Jerry Brown’s formal request to the U.S. Department of Commerce for a federal declaration of a fishery disaster. 

Feb 4, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced yesterday that the House Natural Resources Committee unanimously approved his Lytton Rancheria Homelands Act of 2015 (H.R. 2538), which would take lands in Sonoma County into trust for housing and other non-gaming purposes as part of the Lytton Rancheria reservation.

Feb 4, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) led a letter with 25 other members of Congress to Secretary of State John Kerry and Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson to urge them to protect dual national Americans and Americans traveling to Iran from visa restrictions and ensure that they are not are not unjustly targeted.

Feb 4, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) responded today to the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) announcement that after 20 years they have publicly released their plans to update regulations for captive marine mammals.

Feb 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) welcomed the release today of a key agreement between the federal government, California and Oregon, and power company PacifiCorp which is expected to lead to the historic removal of four dams on the Klamath River.

Jan 29, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Today, in response to the ongoing illegal occupation of Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) led a letter, along with eight other members of Congress, to Interior Secretary Sally Jewell and Attorney General Loretta Lynch requesting that they brief Congress on how they plan to re

Jan 28, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) introduced the Opportunities in Cooperative Education And New (OCEAN)  Research Partnerships Act, new legislation to reauthorize NOAA’s National Sea Grant College Program through 2021.

Jan 17, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement today after official confirmation that Jason Rezaian, Washington Post reporter and Marin native, has been safely released from the Iranian prison where he had been held for more than 500 days:

Jan 15, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Following today’s announcement by the Interior Department of a new comprehensive review of the federal coal program which will put a pause on new coal leasing, implement additional transparency, and modernize the program, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) issued the following statement supporting the significant step toward a  cleaner environment while ensuring that taxp

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.


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: