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September 20, 2023

USDA Heeds Request from Rep. Huffman, Provides $5 Million in Second Round of Payments to Help Organic Dairy Producers Cover Increased Costs

Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) shared the news that the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has announced a second round of payments for dairy producers through the Organic Dairy Marketing Assistance Program (ODMAP), providing an additional $5 million to help dairy producers mitigate market volatility, higher input and transportation costs, and unstable feed supply and prices that have created unique hardships in the organic dairy industry. USDA’s Farm Service Agency (FSA) ha…  Continue Reading

September 18, 2023

Huffman Leads 66 Members of Congress in Demanding Solution to Clean Energy Rollout Delays

Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) led 66 of his colleagues in a letter to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) demanding information and swift action to improve the slow and contradictory rollout of the Inflation Reduction Act’s rebate program for low- and middle-income households to make affordable, green, energy-efficient home upgrades. “As we celebrate the one-year anniversary of the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), we write to urge the Department of Energy (DOE) t…  Continue Reading

September 14, 2023

Huffman, Merkley, King Introduce Legislation to Restore Critical Kelp Forests

Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) teamed up with Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley and Maine’s U.S. Senator Angus King to introduce the bicameral Help Our Kelp Act. Over the last 50 years, the changing climate, poor water quality, and overfishing have damaged between 40-60 percent of our kelp forests. Kelp forest ecosystems not only provide food and habitat for hundreds of fish and marine mammals, these ecosystems also support coastal communities by protecting coastlines, suppor…  Continue Reading

Media Advisories

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

July 17, 2023

Friday, July 21: Rep. Huffman, Marin Transit to Hold Press Conference on $31.5 Million Investment in Electric Transportation

San Rafael, CA – On Friday, July 21, 2023, at 11am PT, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and representatives from Marin Transit will hold a press conference to celebrate the recently announced $31.5 million grant to Marin Transit for an Electric Bus Charging and Maintenance Facility. The grants, administered by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration, were made possible by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, which Rep. Huffman helped g…  Continue Reading

In The News

September 18, 2023

Democrats warn of lost rebates in call for faster rollout of climate-friendly home upgrade funding

More than 60 Democrats are calling on the Biden administration to move swiftly in its rollout of consumer rebates for energy-efficient home upgrades, warning that the current pace could lead to the “potential loss of two years of rebates.” In a new letter to Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, dozens of Democrats said that they were “informed that states may be unable to offer rebates until the Fall of 2024 or later” because of delays in finalizing the program guidance. “DOE should immediately…  Continue Reading

September 13, 2023

Jared Huffman urges DOJ address Missing or Murdered Indigenous People cases in California

On Wednesday, North Coast U.S. Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) penned a letter to the U.S. Attorney General asking for staff to address Missing and Murdered Indigenous People, or MMIP, cases in California. This follows a regional outreach program announced in late June that allocated five MMIP assistant U.S. attorneys and five MMIP coordinators in U.S. offices who help in the investigation of unsolved MMIP cases. The legislators argue in the letter that California was left behind. “We are d…  Continue Reading

September 06, 2023

Biden administration cancels controversial oil leases in Alaska wildlife refuge

The Biden administration on Wednesday confirmed it will cancel seven controversial oil and gas leases in an Alaskan wildlife refuge issued at the very end of the Trump administration  The administration had previously announced in June of 2021 that it would review the leases, which give the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority the rights to drill in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR). That refuge is home to caribou herds, wolves and more than 200 species of birds, as well…  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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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.