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U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced last week that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $1 million grant to the Redwood Region Economic Development Commission of Eureka to recapitalize a Revolving Loan Fund (RLF) for the County of Humboldt.
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. Since 1986, North Cal has led the field in sustainable business practices, reclaiming and re-purposing lumber and supplying sustainably-harvested timber products.
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. 22, passed today by an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, would provide $325 billion for highway, bridge, transportation safety, and public transit projects over the next six years, $17 billion less than the Senate version of the bill.
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The United States House of Representatives this week passed a bipartisan bill cosponsored by Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) to sustainably manage the West Coast Dungeness crab industry. The West Coast Dungeness Crab Management Act (H.R.
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.
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.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman today announced an Economic Development Administration grant that will help plan future uses of the old Samoa pulp mill. The $155,000 grant will provide technical assistance to property owner Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District aimed at finding opportunities to reuse the mill’s valuable infrastructure and strengthen the local economy.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today released the following statement after reluctantly voting for the Country of Origin Labeling Amendments Act (HR 2393), which eliminates the country-of-origin labeling requirements for pork, beef, and chicken, in response to a World Trade Organization ruling that these labeling requirements violate international trade obligations:
"If anyone doubts that bad trade deals will undermine American laws protecting consumers, workers, public health and the environment, look no further than today's vote.
North Bay Bohemian
June 3, 2015
Instead of unifying the United States and Pacific Rim nations behind an aggressive greenhouse-gas-reduction plan, the proposed Trans-Pacific Parternership (TTP) trade agreement could threaten our forests, wildlife, oceans, climate, public health and middle-class jobs. It would spur natural gas exports and increase fracking, putting our water at risk and further cementing our addiction to fossil fuel.