Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

Jan 21, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “Bringing reliable broadband to underserved rural areas would improve educational opportunities, expand access to healthcare, and help local businesses.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today invited President Barack Obama to visit California’s North Coast to discuss closing the digital divide in rural America.  During last night’s State of the Union Address, President Obama called f

Jan 16, 2015 Press Release
Asks VA Secretary to help rural veterans in Humboldt, Trinity, Mendocino, and Sonoma Counties

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) this week sent a letter to Secretary of Veterans Affairs Robert A. McDonald urging him to improve access to health care for veterans on the rural North Coast under the new Veterans Choice Program, authorized by Congress in last year’s Veterans Access, Choice, and Accountability Act.

Jan 13, 2015 Press Release
New bill would ensure solvency of Highway Trust Fund, fully-fund public transportation

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced the Gas Tax Replacement Act of 2015, new legislation to stabilize the Highway Trust Fund— which funds transportation projects across the United States.

Jan 9, 2015 Press Release
“I am thrilled to be named to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and thank House Leadership for placing this trust in me.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael)  was named to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure  today, which holds jurisdiction over the Army Corps of Engineers, the Coast Guard, Department of Transportation, the nation’s roads, bridges, highways, ferries, inland waterways, pipelines, improvement of rivers and

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release
Bill would protect 1.5 million acres of coastal area as wilderness.

WASHINGTON­—Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA)  today introduced bipartisan legislation to protect one of America’s last untouched wild places—the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge on the north coast of Alaska. The Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act (H.R.

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “With Senator Boxer's retirement, California is losing a passionate champion for the environment and Democratic values.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael)  released the following statement today after learning that U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer will not be running for reelection in 2016:

Jan 6, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “I want to express my thanks for the great honor of representing California’s beautiful 2nd Congressional District in the House of Representatives.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) was sworn in Tuesday as the representative in the U.S. House of Representatives for California’s 2nd Congressional District in the 114th Congress.

Jan 5, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “As I close out my first term, I want to express my thanks for the great honor of representing California’s North Coast in Congress.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today released the following report and infographic detailing his freshman term in the 113th United States Congress representing California’s 2nd Congressional District. Tomorrow, January 6th will mark the first day of the 114th Congress and the beginning of Huffman’s 2nd term in Congress.

Jan 2, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “The disclosure of the Solicitor’s legal opinion confirms the position I have argued for the past two years and is an important step toward honoring the promise Congress made 60 years ago.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael)  today wholeheartedly welcomed the U.S. Interior Department’s disclosure of its internal legal opinion that outlines Humboldt County’s right to water from the Trinity River to protect salmon runs on the lower Klamath River during dry years.

Dec 19, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “Failing to renew the SRS program will cause significant harm to the ability of rural and timber communities to provide basic services to their residents.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today called on Congressional leaders to reauthorize a program that provides key support to rural communities.