Press Releases

March 28, 2023

Rep. Huffman Calls for Expanded Seafood Import Monitoring

Washington, D.C. – 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 …  Continue Reading

March 23, 2023

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

Washington, D.C. – 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 …  Continue Reading

March 21, 2023

Rep. Huffman Announces Start of 2023 Congressional Art Competition

Washington, D.C. – 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 …  Continue Reading

March 13, 2023

Huffman, Grijalva, Ocasio-Cortez, and Sen. Markey Issue Joint Statement on Willow Project Decision

Washington, D.C. – Water, Wildlife and Fisheries Subcommittee Ranking Member Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), Energy and Mineral Resources Subcommittee Ranking Member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety today issued the following joint statement on the Biden …  Continue Reading

March 03, 2023

Rep. Huffman, Sen. Markey Announce Legislation to Crack Down on Crypto Energy Consumption as Markey Holds First-Ever Senate Hearing Focused on Industry’s Environmental Impacts

Washington (March 3, 2023) – Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), Chair of the Senate Environment and Public Works (EPW) Subcommittee on Clean Air, Climate, and Nuclear Safety, today announced the reintroduction of the Crypto-Asset Environmental Transparency Act, legislation to require cryptomining companies to disclose their emissions for operations that consume more than five megawatts of power and to require the Environmental Protection Agency …  Continue Reading

March 03, 2023

Reps. Huffman & Neguse Urge Adoption of National Biodiversity Strategy

Washington D.C.-Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries, and Congressman Joe Neguse, Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Federal Lands, reintroduced a resolution in the U.S. House of Representatives calling for a national biodiversity strategy. As the United States and much of the global community continue to face an unprecedented decline in biodiversity, the lawmakers' call to action urges a national …  Continue Reading

March 01, 2023

Huffman, Peltola Introduce Bill to Support Alternative, Sustainable Agriculture

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Mary Peltola (AK-at Large) introduced the Coastal Seaweed Farm Act of 2023. This bill directs the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to produce a joint study evaluating the benefits and impacts of coastal seaweed farming and devise necessary metrics and regulations. The bill also creates the Indigenous Seaweed Farming Fund, a grant program that would reduce …  Continue Reading

February 22, 2023

Huffman, Merkley, & Colleagues Urge Support for West Coast Fishermen and Seafood Processors

Washington, D.C. – Oregon’s U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley led Senators Alex Padilla (D-CA), Patty Murray (D-WA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR)—along with U.S. Representatives Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR-01), Val Hoyle (D-OR-04), Lori Chavez-DeRemer (R-OR-05), Andrea Salinas (D-OR-06), Jared Huffman (D-CA-02), Marie Gluesenkamp Perez (D-WA-03), and Derek Kilmer (D-WA-06)—in a bipartisan, bicameral letter to U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) Secretary Thomas Vilsack, pushing the …  Continue Reading

February 17, 2023

Huffman, Casten Statement on David Malpass Stepping Down from World Bank

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Congressmen Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Sean Casten (IL-06), who urged President Biden last fall to advocate for the removal of David Malpass as president of the World Bank Group, have released the following statement regarding the announcement from Mr. Malpass that he intends to step down from his role: "We are in a climate crisis, and it's imperative for world leaders across every sector to not only acknowledge that reality, but to take meaningful steps to protect our …  Continue Reading

February 17, 2023

Huffman, DeGette Call on Biden Admin to Conserve Public Lands

Washington, D.C. - Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Diana DeGette (CO-01) led nearly 40 of their colleagues in a letter asking Interior Secretary Deb Halland to direct the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) to shift its focus to conserving public lands as the climate and biodiversity crises worsen. "Our remote lands are frequently overlooked in conversations about addressing the climate crisis, but their contributions will be crucial. Public lands not only support complex ecosystems, …  Continue Reading

February 09, 2023

Huffman, Booker, Merkley Call on EPA to Address Plastics Crisis

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (CA-02) and U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) led their colleagues in a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Michael Regan encouraging the agency to expand its current efforts to address the plastic production crisis. “As our transportation, energy, and industrial sectors transition to clean energy, the oil and gas industry is doubling down on petrochemicals and plastics, with plans …  Continue Reading

February 09, 2023

Huffman Calls on Biden to Appoint an Architect of the Capitol Who Will Increase Safety, Bar Members from Carrying Firearms

Washington, D.C. – Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) led his colleagues in a letter to President Joe Biden strongly encouraging him to appoint a new Architect of the Capitol (AOC) who will enforce the ban on members of Congress from carrying firearms on the House Floor. This follows multiple reports of members violating the 1967 regulation.  The letter comes after the termination of former AOC J. Brett Blanton and increased security concerns in the Capitol complex – …  Continue Reading

February 08, 2023

Rep. Huffman Statement on Highway 37 Partnership Agreement

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released a statement today regarding the partnership agreement signed by the California Transportation and Natural Resource agencies over the fate of Highway 37: “I’m pleased that this agreement, for the first time, acknowledges many of the problems I have been highlighting regarding the so-called “interim” project, a 10-mile-long widening of the existing roadway that will fill wetlands, impede …  Continue Reading

February 08, 2023

Rep. Huffman Appointed Chair of Committee on Caucus Procedures

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) was appointed by House Democratic Caucus Chairman Pete Aguilar as Chair of the House Committee on Caucus Procedures. The Committee is responsible for evaluating and recommending changes to Caucus rules to best reflect and enhance the diversity and effectiveness of House Democrats.  “I’m honored to serve as Chair of the Committee on Caucus Procedures. It’s a historic time in the House of …  Continue Reading

February 07, 2023

Huffman, Lawmakers Urge Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Energy to Require Cryptominers Disclose Emissions and Energy Use

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Katie Porter (D-Calif.) and U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.), Edward Markey (D-Mass.), Jeff Merkley (D-Ore.), and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) sent a letter to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Department of Energy (DOE), calling on the agencies to use their statutory authorities to require reporting by cryptominers of their emissions and energy …  Continue Reading

February 01, 2023

Huffman Sounds Alarm on Capitol Safety During State of the Union

Washington, D.C. – In the wake of Republican House Leadership removing security measures in the Capitol, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) led his colleagues in a letter requesting information on what steps Leadership is taking, in coordination with the House and Senate Sergeant at Arms, Secret Service, and other federal agencies to protect the President, Vice President, the diplomatic corps, Cabinet Secretaries, Supreme Court Justices, Senators, Representatives, and their guests …  Continue Reading

February 01, 2023

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

Washington, D.C. – 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 …  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

Washington (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 …  Continue Reading

January 31, 2023

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

Washington, D.C. – 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 …  Continue Reading

January 31, 2023

Rep. Huffman Sends Letter to Park Service Urging Protective Measures for Elephant Seals

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) sent the following letter to Point Reyes National Seashore Superintendent Craig Kenkel urging the park service to take measures to protect elephant seals:   “January 25, 2023   Craig Kenkel, Superintendent Point Reyes National Seashore 1 Bear Valley Road Point Reyes Station, CA 94956   Dear Superintendent Kenkel: This letter is to follow up on our recent meeting wherein we discussed recent storm …  Continue Reading

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