Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Media

Latest News

May 17, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-  New legislation introduced today by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will strengthen ethical standards for political appointees in the executive branch, closing loopholes and elevating into federal law standards that are currently up to the President to determine and enforce.

May 16, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) welcomed the announcement today that his innovative proposal to help connect rural communities to high-speed internet will be featured at an upcoming hearing of the House Committee on Natural Resources.

May 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today voted against H.R. 1628, the TrumpCare bill. The bill passed the House of Representatives 217-213 with only Republican votes.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congress is refusing to provide disaster relief assistance to California’s hard-hit fishing communities this week, but Representatives Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Jackie Speier (D- Hillsborough) are not giving up the fight.

May 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-  Today, Congressman Jared Huffman voted for the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2017 to avoid a destructive government shutdown and to provide funding to key federal projects and agencies through the end of fiscal year, September 30, 2017.  It was approved by a bipartisan House vote of 309-118.

Apr 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- As thousands of Americans gather for the People’s Climate March this weekend, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced the ‘Keep it in the Ground Act’ to reduce carbon emissions and break our nation’s addiction to fossil fuels by permanently barring new fossil fuel leases on all federal public lands and in federal waters.

Apr 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, the House Natural Resources Committee voted down four amendments by Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) to improve H.R. 1769, the San Luis Unit Drainage Resolution Act.

Apr 10, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- In response to the United States airstrikes in Syria, and the horrific use of chemical weapons by the Assad regime that prompted this action, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement:

Apr 4, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- A number of bipartisan lawmakers today took steps to permanently protect one of America’s last untouched wild places- the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on the north coast of Alaska.

Mar 29, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-  A day after President Trump’s devastating Executive Order designed to expand coal, oil, and gas leasing on public lands, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today reintroduced the Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act, a comprehensive bill that would make the Arctic Ocean off-limits to any future drilling proposals by prohibiting any new or renewed leases for the exploration, d

Mar 4, 2017 In The News
Marin IJ

Ninety-five-year-old Phyllis Gould of Fairfax made history during World War II as one of the women who collectively became known as Rosie the Riveter. Now she’s determined to make history again, spearheading a campaign for a national Rosie the Riveter Day as part of Women’s History Month.

Issues:
Mar 3, 2017 In The News
Mad River Union

Moving to assuage North Coast deportation fears, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-2nd District) is pressing for rumor control, collaboration with local law enforcement and bipartisan moves in Congress to protect Dreamers (immigrant minors) from the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.

Mar 1, 2017 In The News
Washington Post

I sat in the gallery above the floor of the House of Representatives on Tuesday night surrounded by a broad cross-section of American society that had gathered to witness the national institution known as the State of the Union, or the Address to a Joint Session of Congress as it is known during a new president’s first year in office.

Issues:
Feb 28, 2017 In The News
Press Democrat

Sonoma County’s two members of Congress said President Donald Trump made expansive promises and talked about spending trillions of taxpayer dollars in a speech Tuesday night that was short on explaining how any of it will be done.

Feb 24, 2017 In The News
North Coast Journal

There were no shouting matches, angry jeers, seas of protest signs or calls for his ouster in 2018. Unlike the rancorous town halls some members of Congress are facing across the nation, North Coast Representative Jared Huffman’s meeting in Arcata was a rather friendly affair, often punctuated by bursts of applause, cheers and even laughter at his pithy jabs at the new administration.

Issues:
Feb 23, 2017 In The News
Eureka Times-Standard

An estimated 1,200 people attended a town hall meeting put on by Rep. Jared Huffman to discuss local, state and national policies that affect the North Coast.

Feb 15, 2017 In The News
Willits News

With a new legislative session well underway, local legislators have had their hands full addressing the rising costs of drugs, cannabis taxation and regulation and Native American tribal rights, amid other issues with regional implications.

Feb 15, 2017 In The News
Ukiah Daily Journal

After years of drought, Mendocino County is finally getting its fair share (and then some) of rainfall this winter.

And since so much water is falling from the sky, many in the Ukiah Valley are wondering when, if ever, more of it might be stored in Lake Mendocino?

Feb 15, 2017 In The News
Press Democrat

Sonoma County’s two Democratic congressmen, Mike Thompson and Jared Huffman, called Wednesday for an independent investigation of the Trump administration’s ties to Russia and castigated their House Republican colleagues for stonewalling amid the escalating scandal.

Feb 7, 2017 In The News
Eureka Times-Standard

Humboldt County’s congressional representative Jared Huffman and 17 of his California colleagues urged California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Monday to “vigorously and publicly” investigate oil companies such as Exxon Mobil for allegedly misleading the public about the causes and dangers of climate change.

Videos

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: