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Press Releases

March 28, 2023

Rep. Huffman Calls for Expanded Seafood Import Monitoring

– Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02), Ranking Member of the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries, Natural Resource Ranking Member Raúl Grijalva (AZ-07), and Representative Jimmy Panetta (CA-19) led a letter to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) commenting on the shortcomings of their recent proposed rulemaking to expand and update the Seafood Import Monitoring Program (SIMP) and advocating for SIMP expansion to all species. “…  Continue Reading

March 23, 2023

Congressional Progressive Caucus Launches Task Force on Accelerating Clean Energy (ACE) Infrastructure

– Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Chairwoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) announced the launch of a new task force, the Accelerating Clean Energy (ACE) Task Force, which will be led by CPC Vice Chair Jared Huffman (CA-02). Under Huffman’s leadership, the task force will develop a blueprint for expeditiously achieving the benefits of the 117th Congress’ historic investments in clean energy.   The task force’s charge is to clearly understand the challenges of …  Continue Reading

March 21, 2023

Rep. Huffman Announces Start of 2023 Congressional Art Competition

– Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced the 2023 Congressional Art Competition is open for digital submissions from all high school students in California’s Second Congressional District, which spans from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border. “The Congressional Art Competition is one of the best ways to showcase the artistic skills of young people across California’s Second District, and I’m excited to announce this year’s competiti…  Continue Reading

Media Advisories

March 20, 2023

TIME CHANGE: Rep. Huffman Town Hall--3/21 - 6 PM

NOTE TIME CHANGE: Please join Congressman Jared Huffman for a town hall on Tuesday, March 21 from 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm in San Rafael. Rep. Huffman will provide an update from Washington D.C. and take questions from participants. Guests can also view the town hall on YouTube and Marin TV (details below).    When: Tuesday, March 21st Time: 6:00 pm (PDT) - 7:00 pm (PDT) **Please note the town hall will follow the Marin County Board of Supervisors meeting. We are pushing …  Continue Reading

March 14, 2023

**MEDIA ADVISORY** Tuesday, March 21: Rep. Huffman to Hold Town Hall in San Rafael

San Rafael, CA – Tuesday, March 21 at 5:30pm PT, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will hold a town hall where he will provide an update from Washington D.C. and take questions from participants. The event will also stream online at YouTube and Marin TV. Constituents can also send questions in advance to Members of the press interested in attending should send their RSVP to Mary Hurrell at Event Details: WHAT: Town Hal…  Continue Reading

May 19, 2022

Friday, May 20: Huffman to Visit Anderson Valley Housing Project to Celebrate Community Project Funding

San Rafael, CA – On Friday, May 20 at 4:15pm PT, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will meet with Anderson Valley Housing Association Board members to tour the Anderson Creek Apartments, a site of the Anderson Valley Affordable Housing Initiative Community Project, and celebrate the $400,000 awarded to the project that was allocated as a part of this year’s federal spending package. The funding will be used for the Anderson Valley Housing Association (AVHA) and the Anderson V…  Continue Reading

In The News

March 24, 2023

Progressive Caucus puts marker on permitting reform

The Congressional Progressive Caucus is elevating its efforts to promote the group's climate priorities, as Democrats are collectively grappling with how to navigate the debate over permitting reform. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) will lead a new CPC task force on “Accelerating Clean Energy,” which will undertake the development of a “blueprint” for how to implement provisions in the Inflation Reduction Act and the Infrastructure Investments and Jobs Act. "The task forc…  Continue Reading

March 16, 2023

Where Biden’s Arctic oil strategy may succeed — or fail

The Biden administration promised this week to ink new protections against oil drilling in the Arctic in an apparent counter to approval of ConocoPhillips’ Willow oil project. But will the administration’s plan help curb the industry’s future expansion in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska as the White House claims? And is it a winning political strategy for President Joe Biden? Many observers are skeptical, and industry sees an oil revival for public lands in the far nort…  Continue Reading

March 14, 2023

Senate vote against Biden water rule likely this week

The Capitol Hill battle over the Biden administration's most significant water regulation could come to a head this week. Senators are moving closer to taking up a resolution of disapproval striking at President Joe Biden's waters of the United States, or WOTUS, rule that lays out which water bodies merit federal protection. Republican sponsors are likely to have some success, with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) already on the record as supporting the measure. Another ally could come in the form o…  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

November 23, 2022

Huffman’s trip reveals positive signs, continuing obstructions as climate fight continues

Not long ago, it felt like dire warnings were necessary to get people to even think about climate change. Today, it’s a different challenge. Worst-case scenarios climate scientists have warned about for decades – including crippling droughts, extreme heat waves, catastrophic wildfires and rising sea levels – are unfolding. At the United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP27) in Egypt, I saw how the reality of our worsening climate crisis is changing the conversation. …  Continue Reading

November 07, 2022

How climate change altered a longstanding Central Valley water reform

Thirty years ago, President George H.W. Bush signed an ambitious California water reform known as the Central Valley Project Improvement Act, or the CVPIA. The bill responded to a drought, crashing salmon runs, threats to Central Valley wetlands and antiquated water policies. California is again suffering from drought and low fish counts. The CVPIA’s successes and failures provide lessons to help ensure a healthy environment and more reliable water supplies. It is time to take t…  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.