Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

Aug 26, 2015 Press Release

Lawsuit seeks to prevent the release of water intended to help Klamath River salmon survive the drought

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today released the following statement responding to Westlands Water District’s lawsuit challenging the release of water intended to help Klamath River salmon survive the drought:

Aug 19, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “I will keep fighting to pass my bipartisan bill to permanently protect the Arctic Refuge's Coastal Plain and other parts of the refuge as wilderness.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after returning from a trip to the Arctic Circle where he toured the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, one of America’s last untouched wild places.

Aug 5, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “My constituents… have had their health, safety, and livelihood compromised by the neglect of copper networks.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today commended Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Chairman Tom Wheeler on his plan to ensure that rural North Coast residents are not harmed as telecoms retire and replace copper networks.

Aug 3, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “The U.S. Bureau of Reclamation must preserve cold water in Trinity Lake to prevent a repeat of the tragic 2002 salmon run.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, has called on the U.S. Department of the Interior to act quickly to prevent a repeat of a massive fish kill on the lower Klamath River as extreme drought conditions threaten struggling salmon.

Aug 3, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “It is up to us to act to ensure our children don’t inherit a world beyond fixing.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today released the following statement after President Obama announced the final version of the Clean Power Plan, which will place the first-ever nationwide limits on carbon pollution from power plants:

Jul 31, 2015 Press Release
In Letter, Members Write: “We are deeply concerned that some captive marine mammals, including orcas, may not be adequately protected…”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today, Reps. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) called on the White House Office of Management and Budget to take immediate steps to protect captive orcas and marine mammals.

Jul 29, 2015 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Jared Huffman (CA-2) and Representatives Earl Blumenauer (OR-03) introduced legislation to create a framework that will modernize the United States Postal Service (USPS) to address its growing financial problems and ensure it remains a cornerstone of the American community.

Jul 23, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “We deserve to know what is in our food.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today voted against the so-called “DARK Act,” which would prevent local and state governments from enacting genetically modified food labeling laws and prevents the federal government from developing a national labeling system.

Jul 16, 2015 Press Release
Huffman: “If my colleagues on the other side of the aisle would just give up on the idea of ramming the same divisive ideas through Congress every few months, we too, might be able to make some progress on solving water problems.”

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Ranking Democrat on the Water, Power, and Oceans Subcommittee today led the Democratic effort to oppose a divisive, flawed, and cynical House Republican water bill on the floor of the House of Representatives. In contrast to Huffman’s Drought Relief and Resilience Act, today’s legislation, H.R.

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