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Press Releases

May 31, 2023

Rep. Huffman to Vote Against Republican’s Shameful Debt Ceiling Deal

– Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement on his plan to vote against H.R. 3746, the legislative agreement to suspend the debt ceiling for 18 months in return for a host of Democratic spending and policy concessions. Specifically, the bill cuts non-defense spending while increasing defense spending; adds unnecessary hurdles for vulnerable Americans to receive vital food and financial assistance; significantly and permanently undermines NEPA, one of our …  Continue Reading

May 26, 2023

Huffman Announces Over $1.45 Million to California’s Second District Through Investing in America Agenda for Cleanup and Technical Assistance at Polluted Brownfield Sites

– Today, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) shared the announcement that over $4.4 million from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda has been awarded to expedite the assessment and cleanup of brownfield sites in Northern California while advancing environmental justice. $1.45 of this funding is headed specifically to three projects in California’s Second Congressional District: Hoopa Valley Tribe, Cleanup Grant; Humboldt Bay Harbor, Recreation, and Conservatio…  Continue Reading

May 25, 2023

Ahead of Critical Negotiations, Huffman and Merkley Express Concern over U.S. Proposal to Combat Plastic Pollution

– Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) sent a letter to the Biden Administration ahead of the Second Session of the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution expressing their disappointment with the lack of United States negotiating stance, signaling that the Administration is not committed to an ambitious agreement to end plastics pollution. “We urge the State Department to align with the countries and business in th…  Continue Reading

Media Advisories

April 05, 2023

Friday, April 7: Rep. Huffman to Hold Press Conference on Salmon Season Closure

San Rafael, CA – This Friday, April 7, 2023, at 10:00am PT, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will hold a press conference on the closure of the California salmon season and hear from local fishermen and stakeholders on impacts, as well as upcoming efforts to seek federal disaster relief. Rep. Huffman will be joined by Speaker Emerita Nancy Pelosi, Congressman Kevin Mullin, and fishing industry members.  Members of the press interested in attending should send their RSVP to…  Continue Reading

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

In The News

June 01, 2023

PD Editorial: Protect California land that is wilderness in all but name

Two years ago, Rep Jared Huffman tried and failed to convince Congress to better protect some Northern California lands. Now he’s back, but the job is no easier, especially when Republicans control the House of Representatives. The cause isn’t hopeless, though. Huffman, D-San Rafael, represents California’s 2nd Congressional District, which stretches from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border along the coast. His constituents don’t lack federal lands on which …  Continue Reading

May 31, 2023

California Dems are angry over these three concessions as House approves debt limit deal

A compromise to prevent a default on the federal government’s debts has California Democrats riled over concessions made by the White House that they say could harm their constituents. The U.S. government has — since the early 1900s — periodically reached a legal limit on how much money it can borrow, requiring Congress to increase that ceiling. Negotiations between Republicans and the White House went on for weeks and cut it close to the deadline, but the …  Continue Reading

May 30, 2023

Bolinas residents pitch plan to reopen shuttered post office

Nearly three months after its longtime post office was shuttered, Bolinas residents have taken matters into their own hands. Faced an up-to-40-minute round trip to the nearest post office in Stinson Beach or Olema, residents and local public agencies worked for weeks to draft detailed plans for a new temporary post office location in Bolinas and are even offering to raise $50,000 to pay for its installation. The plan has since made its way to the office of U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy i…  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.