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The announcement of FBI director James Comey’s firing came just hours before Rep. Jared Huffman, D- San Rafael, was about to convene a “holding the president accountable” town hall meeting in San Rafael.
“This was an important and timely conversation before this afternoon, and here we are faced with another bombshell from President Donald Trump,” Huffman said. “He decided at this moment, just as investigations were beginning to get a little closer to his inner circle, that it was time to fire the FBI director.”
After Congress chose not to include millions in disaster relief funds for West Coast fishing fleets in its newest spending bill this week, 2nd District Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced he is contributing to two bills on Wednesday that would provide $140 million to struggling California fishermen.
Huffman and California Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Hillsborough) also urged Gov. Jerry Brown and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross on Wednesday to declare a new fisheries disaster for the 2017 salmon season.
Several hundred people gathered at Cotton Auditorium April 19 for a Town Hall meeting with Congressman Jared Huffman.
Huffman, facing a nearly unanimous friendly audience, called citizen involvement the key to
“The silver lining to all this is right here ... Everywhere I go, I’m seeing turnouts like we have here in Fort Bragg today,” he said.
Huffman said he had recently held meetings with 200 people in Weaverville, 1,200 in Arcata and nearly 2,000 in Santa Rosa, showing, he said, the broad base of interest in a new level of political involvement.
About 75 percent of the seats in Crescent Elk Auditorium were full for a town hall style meeting with Congressman Jared Huffman (D) Monday night.
In his opening comments, Huffman touched on many local, state and federal issues of concern to residents.
He said he is hopeful that Congress can soon work together on a bold U.S. infrastructure package.
This has been a busy time in Washington, to say the least, and I’ve been inspired by the level of civic engagement and community involvement here in the second congressional district — and across the nation. Thousands of you have attended my recent community town halls and events, and my offices have received many hundreds of phone calls, emails, and letters from informed and concerned constituents from up and down the North Coast.
Hearing from you at community town halls and local events
A major transit hub in San Rafael will be reconfigured during construction of a commuter rail line extension to Larkspur to ease traffic concerns in Marin County’s largest city, Rep. Jared Huffman announced Wednesday.
The new plan calls for buses that service some 9,000 passengers daily to remain on the grounds of the Bettini Transit Station, rather than circulating on city streets.
The battle over the new healthcare plan has been a divisive issue across the country. People around the Bay Area are making sure their voices are heard. Now, the battle moves to full scale political war where a lot is at stake.
At high noon, a crowd of almost 2,000 gathered at the Marin Civic Center for a Town Hall Meeting with North Bay Congressman Jared Huffman.
Moving to assuage North Coast deportation fears, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-2nd District) is pressing for rumor control, collaboration with local law enforcement and bipartisan moves in Congress to protect Dreamers (immigrant minors) from the Trump administration’s immigration crackdown.
There were no shouting matches, angry jeers, seas of protest signs or calls for his ouster in 2018. Unlike the rancorous town halls some members of Congress are facing across the nation, North Coast Representative Jared Huffman’s meeting in Arcata was a rather friendly affair, often punctuated by bursts of applause, cheers and even laughter at his pithy jabs at the new administration.
Del Norte’s congressman and the U.S. representative for Southern Oregon will tour Last Chance Grade and the Smith River on Friday.
Weather permitting, Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon) will fly over the slide prone area of U.S. 101. If it’s rainy, the congressmen may tour the area with Caltrans representatives by van, said Huffman spokesman John Driscoll.