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May 23, 2024

Huffman, Committee Democrats Urge Chair Westerman to Investigate Big Oil Collusion to Inflate Gas Prices

Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Subcommittee Ranking Member Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) today joined a letter signed by 13 Committee Democrats to Chair Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) urging him to open an investigation into the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent allegations that former Pioneer CEO Scott Sheffield colluded with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and OPEC+ to effectively raise gas prices for the American people. Pioneer, which was recently acquired by Exxon Mobil…  Continue Reading


May 20, 2024

Ranking Members Huffman, Grijalva, Stansbury Call on Chair Westerman to Investigate Foreign Mining Companies’ Influence on Domestic Policy

Today, Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Subcommittee Ranking Member Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.) sent a letter to Chair Bruce Westerman (D-Ark.) urging him to investigate foreign influence of U.S. laws and policies through foreign owned mining companies. In their letter, the lawmakers point out the risk that foreign-controlled mining companies…  Continue Reading


May 20, 2024

Rep. Huffman Calls on Admin to Consult with Tribes in Offshore Wind Development

U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) sent an urgent letter to U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Elizabeth Klein requesting the agency place a senior-level official in California to oversee tribal participation in offshore wind development and be responsive to tribal needs. Representative Huffman’s letter follows a recent visit with Secretary of the Interior Deborah Haaland to Humboldt, California - the site of the new offshore wind project - where they engaged with tri…  Continue Reading

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January 22, 2024

Tuesday, January 23: Rep. Huffman, Humboldt Bay Harbor District to Hold Press Conference on $426.7 Million Federal Investment in Offshore Wind

Humboldt, CA - On Tuesday, January 23, at 4:30 pm PT, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and representatives from the Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation and Conservation District will hold a press conference to announce a $426,719,810 federal grant for its proposed Heavy Lift Marine Terminal Project which will support offshore wind in Humboldt County. The project will construct a modern marine terminal primarily for the transport, import, staging, preassembly, final assembly, launch, in-wa…  Continue Reading


August 25, 2023

Tuesday, August 29: Rep. Huffman to Hold “Coffee With Your Congressman” Event in Willits, CA

San Rafael, CA – On Tuesday, August 29 at 10:30am PT, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will hold an in-person “Coffee With Your Congressman” event for constituents to have the opportunity to hear an update on his work in Washington D.C. and participate in a Q&A. Constituents can also send questions in advance to HuffmanQandA@mail.house.gov. Members of the press interested in attending should send their RSVP to Mary Hurrell at mary.hurrell@mail.house.gov. Event …  Continue Reading


July 31, 2023

Thursday, August 3: Join Rep. Huffman for Special Preview of Klamath Art Installation

Eureka, CA – On Thursday, August 3 at 9:00am PT, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) is inviting members of the press for a special advanced look at the 30,000 Salmon Art Installation at the Morris Graves Museum of Art in Eureka, CA. The installation was first created in 2002 in response to the mass fish kill on the Klamath River. Now, over 20 years later, the installation is being resurrected to commemorate the event and celebrate the hard-fought victory by collaborative efforts o…  Continue Reading

In The News


May 24, 2024

‘This is awful’: GOP slams offshore energy budget

House Natural Resources Republicans assailed Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Director Liz Klein in a hearing Thursday for seeking increased funding for offshore wind while slowing down offshore oil leasing. “We cannot let the Department of the Interior sacrifice the livelihoods and security of Americans on the altar of hollow commitments to environmental activists,” said Energy and Mineral Resources Chair Pete Stauber (R-Minn.), calling on Klein to hold more offshore oil sales. Republicans o…  Continue Reading


May 23, 2024

National Endowment for the Arts awards grants

U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman has shared the news that several recipients in California’s Second Congressional District — including two in Humboldt County — have been awarded a total of $120,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts. The California Film Institute in San Rafael has received $30,000 for Grants for Arts Projects — Media Art to support the Mill Valley Film Festival and related community programming. The Marin Shakespeare Company in San Rafael has received  $20,000 for Grants for A…  Continue Reading


May 22, 2024

California Senate passes bill aiding SMART tax renewal

As SMART officials stay mum on when they will seek extension of a sales tax needed to keep trains rolling, a bill enabling voters to place a renewal on the ballot has passed the California Senate. Senate Bill 904, authored by state Sen. Bill Dodd, a Democrat from Napa, was proposed to help the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit secure its sales tax dollars, which account for nearly half of the agency’s total revenue. The tax collects about $51 million annually. The new legislation would clarify th…  Continue Reading

Op-Eds


April 19, 2024

Let California lead the way out of our global plastic pollution crisis

California’s 840 miles of coastline are a gateway to stunning underwater scenery that only a few ever see. Kelp forests, deep sea mountains and swirling ocean currents shelter diverse plant and animal species, from playful sea otters and turtles to migrating tuna and gray, humpback, minke and other whale species that call the expansive Pacific their home. Though they are mostly out of sight, these marine habitats play an essential role in keeping our air and water clean, soaking up excess carbo…  Continue Reading


January 03, 2024

Congressman pushes for justice along seafood supply chain

As your congressman, I work on a wide range of issues that are important and well publicized.  But some of the most impactful work I did in 2023 involves something that is unknown and unseen by most people, yet vitally important. Even many of those who have heard about Illegal, unregulated and unreported (IUU) fishing and its associated human rights abuses could be forgiven for seeing it as a distant problem left to the mysterious realm of the high seas; one that doesn’t reach our shores and ce…  Continue Reading


December 07, 2023

Congress must push for a stronger regulatory framework for pipelines

If I’ve learned anything after a decade in Congress, it’s that Big Oil and its congressional allies never miss an opportunity to push the fossil fuel agenda.  So it’s no surprise that right now, fossil fuel advocates are trying to hitch a ride on the historic clean energy investment opportunities in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) and Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act (IIJA).  Oblivious to the climate crisis, impervious to the economic, social justice and national security arguments for…  Continue Reading

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Here you will find a copy of Congressman Jared Huffman's official bio and high resolution photos for use by members of the press.

Should you ever need more information on any press-related matters, please feel free to contact Congressman Jared Huffman’s Communications Director, Mary Hurrell, at mary.hurrell@mail.house.gov or (202) 225-5187.