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February 20, 2024

Huffman, García, Allred, Barragán Share Education Department’s Temporary FAFSA Guidance, Call for Permanent Solutions

Today, U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02), Jesús “Chuy'' García (IL-04), Colin Allred (TX-32), and Nanette Barragán (CA-44) shared the news that the Department of Education (ED) is rolling out new guidelines to provide a temporary process for students to meet critical deadlines for non-federal financial aid while the ED addresses the issue preventing contributors without a Social Security number (SSN) from starting or accessing the 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®…  Continue Reading

February 16, 2024

Huffman, Gallagher, Grijalva, Krishnamoorthi Led Bipartisan Effort to Support U.S. Sanctions Against Chinese Entities Engaging in Illegal Fishing and Forced Labor

Today, House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Ranking Member Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02), and House Select Committee on the Strategic Competition Between the U.S. and the Chinese Communist Party Chairman Mike Gallagher (R-WI-08) and Ranking Member Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08), and Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raul Grijalva (D-AZ-07) led a bipartisan letter in support of a Global Magnitsky Sanctions Recommendation petition submitted by the…  Continue Reading

February 15, 2024

Huffman, Raskin, Pocan Decry Speaker Johnson’s Bigoted, Christian Nationalist Guest Chaplain

Today, Congressional Freethought Caucus Co-Chairs Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08) and U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02) led 23 other members in a letter to Speaker Mike Johnson and House Chaplain Reverend Dr. Margaret Grun Kibben denouncing Speaker Johnson’s sponsorship of Pastor Jack Hibbs as the Guest Chaplain. In the letter, the members outlined concerns with Hibbs’ egregious record, including his notoriety as a Christian Nationalist, involvement in the January 6th insurr…  Continue Reading

Media Advisories

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 Members of the press interested in attending should send their RSVP to Mary Hurrell at 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

February 20, 2024

Education Department says FAFSA fix is coming for Social Security issue

A fix is on its way for students who haven't been able to complete the new federal financial aid application because their parents don't have Social Security numbers, the Department of Education said Tuesday. The Education Department said a permanent fix will come in the first half of March, but in the meantime, there's a workaround. Students should complete the steps for the workaround only if they must meet "critical state, institutional or other scholarship organization aid deadlines" by sho…  Continue Reading

February 16, 2024

US lawmakers call on Biden administration to impose Magnitsky sanctions against Chinese companies

A group of U.S. lawmakers has called on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Janet Yellen to impose Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (GloMag) sanctions on Chinese companies named in the October 2023 Outlaw Ocean Project report on forced labor in Chinese processing facilities. U.S. representatives Jared Huffman, Mike Gallagher, Raul Grijalva, Raja Krishnamoorthi, Betty McCollum, James Moylan, Josh Gottheimer, Jill Tokuda, Marry Peltola, Julia …  Continue Reading

February 15, 2024

House lawmakers air deep-seated differences on ESA

House members alternately bashed and defended the Endangered Species Act on Wednesday in a hearing that highlighted partisan differences galore but showed no room for compromise on updating a key component of the landmark 1973 law. The hearing before the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife and Fisheries dealt with but one ESA-related bill, H.R. 6784, that itself addressed only one specific part of the law. Still, lawmakers used the occasion to launch broader salvos. "While there'…  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

December 08, 2022

Oversight of cryptocurrency — particularly its environmental impacts is long overdue

What happens when smoke and mirrors burn the planet? While the epic collapse of overhyped digital currencies and exchanges makes front page news, the environmental damage from cryptocurrency mining is hiding in plain sight. Especially for energy-guzzling "proof of work" cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin. Any claims that Bitcoin is environmentally friendly are just as flimsy as the industry's brash statements about the stability of cryptocurrencies and crypto exchanges. As the U.S. and the world …  Continue Reading


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Press Kit

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 or (202) 225-5187.