Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Fiscal Responsibility and the Budget

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More on Fiscal Responsibility and the Budget

May 14, 2016 Op-Eds

The Hill
May 14, 2016

As Americans across the country scrambled to get their taxes filed before the midnight deadline last month, many homeowners found themselves with a new reason to feel frustrated.

Their complaint: they may have been hit with a higher tax bill just for working with their local water utility to reduce their water footprint over the last year.

Dec 18, 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friend, 

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:

Sep 30, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today issued the following statement after the House passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the federal government funded through December 11, 2015:

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. The Postal Innovation Act of 2015 would bring USPS vehicles in line with environmental and safety standards to reduce the postal fleet’s carbon emissions while simultaneously cutting costs, and making our streets safer.

Jun 10, 2015 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today offered a bipartisan  amendment to strike a nearly half-century old congressional earmark that costs taxpayers millions of dollars each year to ship Pennsylvania coal 3,000 miles to American bases in Germany. Since 1972, each Department of Defense Appropriations Act has included an earmark requiring the Department of Defense to purchase anthracite coal from Pennsylvania to heat military bases at Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Mar 4, 2015 Newsletter

Dear Friend,

A quick update on what I’ve been working on in Congress:

Mar 1, 2015 Op-Eds

Marin Independent Journal
March 1, 2015

It’s tax season, when Americans descend into the U.S. tax code and return bewildered and/or enraged.

Our tax code is riddled with loopholes. Some large corporations pay nothing. Others pay their full share. Oil companies get special perks unavailable to other industries. And the super-rich enjoy tax breaks unavailable to working families.

Dec 12, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after voting against the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, H.R. 83:

“I could not in good conscience vote for this special interest Christmas tree masquerading as a government funding bill. And I’m deeply disappointed that 57 Democrats joined the House Republican majority in passing it.

Dec 4, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced the inclusion of several critical North Coast-focused measures in the FY 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA).