Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

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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 28, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, President Trump signed an Executive Order that will reverse years of American progress on climate, undermine the clean energy industry, threaten public health, and jeopardize the United States’ ability to meet its climate commitments under the global Paris Agreement.

Mar 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Today, Speaker Paul Ryan canceled the vote on President Trump’s disastrous health care repeal plan, the American Health Care Act. Rep.

Mar 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- In response to the unanimous ruling by the Supreme Court in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District to uphold the rights of students with disabilities,  which coincided with Supreme Court nominee Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearings and overturned the wrongful precedent he used in a similar case,  Rep.

Mar 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA), Steve Russell (R-OK), Karen Bass (D-CA) and Senators Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and James Lankford (R-OK) today introduced the “National Adoption and Foster Care Home Study Act,” legislation that builds on successes in states like California to improve the matching of children and families in foster care and adoptions in the United States,

Mar 21, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today celebrated the first-ever “National Rosie the Riveter Day,” honoring the countless American women of all races and backgrounds who joined the workforce during World War II and took on new roles previously held by men.

Mar 15, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C.- Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced new plans to resolve traffic concerns that arose from Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit’ (SMART) pending Larkspur extension and anticipated impacts on the downtown transit area related to displaced buses.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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: