Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

Apr 22, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “It’s time that Congress joins the fight against climate change.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today recognized Earth Day by introducing two bills designed to combat climate change and save money.

Apr 21, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “The Fishing Economy Improvement Act will improve the management and sustainability of U.S. fish stocks, helping local economies up and down the North Coast and around the country.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), ranking member of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Power, and Oceans, has introduced the Fishing Economy Improvement Act, which reauthorizes and improves the primary law governing marine fisheries management in United States federal waters.

Mar 30, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “Preserving the safety and integrity of U.S. Highway 101 on the Del Norte County coast will require a committed, collaborative effort.”

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 26, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “In passing this bill, Congress enhanced the health of our nation and proved that it is capable of working across the aisle to produce solid, bipartisan bills that help the American people.”

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
Huffman: “I am concerned that recent Postal Service decisions regarding delivery service standards will exacerbate the impacts to my rural constituents.”

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
Huffman: “On behalf of more than 1,700 veterans, I thank Secretary McDonald for helping veterans on the North Coast get the health care they deserve”

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
Secure Rural Schools program vital to more than 700 counties and 4,000 school districts across the nation.

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
Members: “Since it was first set aside over fifty years ago, the Arctic Refuge has stood as one of our nation’s most iconic wild areas and deserves our most enduring legal protections.”

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
Huffman: “These sanctuaries can reduce environmental stressors on sea life and help prevent extinction: climate change mitigation at its best”

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 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.