Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today blasted announcements from the FDA approving the application for AquAdvantage salmon, the first genetically-engineered (GE) animal sanctioned for human consumption. The agency also determined that manufacturers of AquAdvantage salmon will not be required to label the salmon as genetically-engineered.

Nov 17, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DCOn the 40th anniversary of the passage of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) today introduced innovative new legislation to help cover the exceptional costs that can be associated with educating high-need children.

Nov 6, 2015 Press Release

Ukiah, CA—Last Friday, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) presented North Cal Wood Products with his Sustainable North Coast Certificate in recognition of its dedication to environmental stewardship and sustainability.

Nov 5, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “We are woefully underinvesting in our nation’s infrastructure.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today offered a motion to improve the Surface Transportation Reauthorization and Reform Act (H.R. 22), the bipartisan House transportation bill, and ensure Congress provides the funding needed to repair America’s crumbling roads and bridges. H.R.

Nov 4, 2015 Press Release
Bill would protect $44 billion coastal economies of California, Oregon, and Washington.

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and John Garamendi (CA-10) led West Coast Members of Congress in introducing legislation to permanently ban offshore drilling on the Pacific Coast.

Oct 29, 2015 Press Release

SAN RAFAEL, CA – Congressman Jared Huffman today announced that last Friday’s meeting with representatives from Bello Gardens Assisted Living Facility, US Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) and WildCare to facilitate a resolution to get Juanita the Duck—a wild mallard taken in by residents at Bello Gardens—back to the assisted living home was a productive conversation for all parties.

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today called for full funding of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) projects across California’s North Coast. In a letter sent yesterday, Huffman requested Shaun Donovan, Director of the Office of Management and Budget include these projects in the Fiscal Year 2016 work plan and Fiscal Year 2017 budget.

Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) made the following statement today after voting for H.R. 1314 this week, a bipartisan budget agreement that averts a default on the debt and sets budget levels through 2017:

Oct 27, 2015 Press Release
Members: “Given that overwhelming majorities have long voted to condemn the embargo, it is increasingly clear that the embargo does more to isolate our interests than those of the Cuban government.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—On the eve of a crucial United Nations vote, Members of Congress led by Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Sam Farr (CA-20) called on the Obama Administration to abstain from tomorrow’s vote on a United Nations resolution criticizing the United States’ 55 year-old economic embargo against Cuba. The members wrote that, while the formal re-establishment of a U.S.

Oct 9, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “These federal funds will be put to good use, improving access to locally produced products and expanding markets for our ranchers and farmers.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has awarded grants to four entities in Huffman’s 2nd Congressional District, helping to support local agriculture throughout California’s North Coast.