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February 01, 2023

Huffman, Markey, Fitzpatrick Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Protect the Arctic Refuge

– Today, Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-01) and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), and Michael Bennet (D-Colo.) reintroduced their Arctic Refuge Protection Act, legislation that will restore critical protections to the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge—home to the Gwich’in people and the nation’s largest national wildlife refuge—by designating the Coastal Plain ecosystem as wilderne…  Continue Reading

February 01, 2023

To Fight Climate and Road Safety Crises, Sens. Markey, Van Hollen and Reps. Pappas, Huffman Call on DOT to Fully Fund Active Transportation Program

(February 1, 2023) – Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01), and Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) today sent a letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Pete Buttigieg requesting the Biden administration fully fund DOT’s Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program (ATIIP) in its fiscal 2024 and 2025 budgets. The ATIIP, which provides grants to states and localities to develop and connect active transport…  Continue Reading

January 31, 2023

Rep. Huffman Elected as Democratic Leader of the Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Subcommittee

– Today, the Democratic members of the House Committee on Natural Resources elected Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) to serve as the Ranking Member of the Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Subcommittee. Rep. Huffman previously served as the Chair of the formerly titled Water, Oceans, and Wildlife Subcommittee in the 116th and 117th Congresses when Democrats held the House majority. Rep. Huffman (right) stands with fellow Natural Resources ranking members following elections. ̶…  Continue Reading

Media Advisories

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

March 18, 2022

Rep. Huffman Celebrates Community Project Funding for Marine Mammal Center, Kelp Recovery

San Rafael, CA - On Tuesday, March 22, 2022, at 1:00pm PT, please join Congressman Huffman and local partners for a press event celebrating federal funding recently awarded to The Marine Mammal Center and Greater Farallones Association through Congress' community project funding process. Members of the press will have the opportunity to view a live animal feed at the Center's hospital following the press conference. Event Details: WHAT: Press Event Celebrating Community Project Funding PARTI…  Continue Reading

March 10, 2022

Freethought Caucus to Hold Briefing on White Christian Nationalism and the Capitol Insurrection

Thursday, March 17, 2022, at 6:30pm ET, members of the press are invited to attend a virtual briefing for members of Congress and staff hosted by the Congressional Freethought Caucus about the role of White Christian Nationalism during the January 6 insurrection. Although the chaos and violence of that day have been much-discussed, the prominence of Christian Nationalism has not - until now. The Baptist Joint Committee for Religious Liberty and the Freedom from Religion Foundation recently co-r…  Continue Reading

In The News

February 01, 2023

Duckworth takes Aviation subcommittee gavel

Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), along with Reps. Chris Pappas (D-N.H.) and Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), sent a letter to Buttigieg today urging DOT to fully fund the Active Transportation Infrastructure Investment Program at $200 million in its fiscal 2024 and 2025 budgets. The program, which provides grants for bike paths and walking trails, received $45 million in last year’s spending package, significantly less than …  Continue Reading

February 01, 2023

North Coast Rep. Jared Huffman elected as Democratic leader of environmental subcommittee

— On Tuesday, North Coast Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) was elected as the Ranking Member of the Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Subcommittee. Democratic members of the House Committee on Natural Resources elected Huffman to the role. The Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Subcommittee is responsible for overseeing the agencies that manage America’s water resources, hydropower development and federal transmission lines. Huffman has previously served as the chair of the fo…  Continue Reading

February 01, 2023

Republicans vow EPA scrutiny in Pebble veto’s wake

A top Senate Republican is promising to ramp up oversight of EPA’s Clean Water Act veto power after the agency used its authority to block a contentious gold and copper mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay, home to a world premier salmon fishery. Senate Environment and Public Works ranking member Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) blasted EPA’s final determination that barred waters within the Bristol Bay watershed from receiving dredge and fill. The federal action essentially k…  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.