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Democrats in the House of Representatives put forth legislation Friday seeking to promote universal retirement coverage for American workers by extending a retirement vehicle to those without access to a workplace savings plan.
The bill, called the American Savings Account Act, would automatically enroll all private-sector workers whose employers don't offer a qualified retirement savings plan into an American Savings Account (ASA), modeled after the Thrift Savings Plan available to federal employees.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after voting for the Fiscal Year 2014 Consolidated Appropriations Act, H.R. 3547, the omnibus budget bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014. The bill provides $1.012 trillion for the operation of the federal government and avoids a government shutdown. It passed by a bipartisan vote of 359-67.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today released a video reflecting on his first year in the United States Congress and he discussed his priorities for 2014. This video is the latest in his “Ask Jared” video series.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and 165 House Democrats urged Speaker Boehner not to adjourn the House for the year without extending federal unemployment insurance, which is scheduled to expire Dec. 28. If Congress doesn’t act, 1.3 million Americans would immediately lose all jobless aid, including 214,800 unemployed California workers.
A prospective federal budget deal that would soften sequestration cuts through September 2015 was announced Wednesday, but Marin officials said it is unclear whether the agreement will restore cuts to local programs made earlier this year.
In Marin, the cuts included a freeze on the issuance of low-income housing vouchers, a reduction in the number of meals delivered to needy seniors, reduced funding for special education programs and cuts in funding to federal parks.
Congressman Huffman strongly opposes this unnecessary government shutdown and is calling on his colleagues in Congress to approve a simple, temporary agreement to resolve this standoff and reopen federal agencies. This manufactured crisis is the result of House Republicans’ ultimatum to block government funding unless the Affordable Care Act is repealed.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) made the following statement after House Republicans passed a bill that would virtually guarantee a government shutdown:
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today voted against a
GOP bill that would cut $40 billion from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). H.R. 3102, the “Nutrition Reform and Work Opportunity Act,” would take SNAP benefits away from nearly 4 million Americans, cut school lunches for over 200,000 children, and eliminate food assistance for 170,000 veterans.
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) issued the following statement after voting against House Republicans’ 41st attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act: