Press Releases

May 23, 2024

Huffman, Committee Democrats Urge Chair Westerman to Investigate Big Oil Collusion to Inflate Gas Prices

WASHINGTON - Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Subcommittee Ranking Member Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) today joined a letter signed by 13 Committee Democrats to Chair Bruce Westerman (R-Ark.) urging him to open an investigation into the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent allegations that former Pioneer CEO Scott Sheffield colluded with the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) and OPEC+ to effectively raise gas prices for the American people. Pioneer, which was recently acquired …  Continue Reading


May 20, 2024

Ranking Members Huffman, Grijalva, Stansbury Call on Chair Westerman to Investigate Foreign Mining Companies’ Influence on Domestic Policy

WASHINGTON - Today, Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Subcommittee Ranking Member Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee Ranking Member Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.) sent a letter to Chair Bruce Westerman (D-Ark.) urging him to investigate foreign influence of U.S. laws and policies through foreign owned mining companies. In their letter, the lawmakers point out the risk that foreign-controlled …  Continue Reading


May 20, 2024

Rep. Huffman Calls on Admin to Consult with Tribes in Offshore Wind Development

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) sent an urgent letter to U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) Director Elizabeth Klein requesting the agency place a senior-level official in California to oversee tribal participation in offshore wind development and be responsive to tribal needs. Representative Huffman’s letter follows a recent visit with Secretary of the Interior Deborah Haaland to Humboldt, California - the site of the new offshore wind project - where …  Continue Reading


May 16, 2024

Huffman Announces $18.75 Million for North Coast Fire Defense and Resilience

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that he secured $18,754,105 for wildfire defense and resiliency projects in California’s Second Congressional District through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Wildfire Defense Grant program. The grants will help at-risk communities protect their homes, businesses, and infrastructure from wildfire and were made possible by President Biden’s Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Rep. Huffman helped …  Continue Reading


May 15, 2024

Rep. Huffman Announces $80,000 in National Endowment for the Arts Grants

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) shared the news that three recipients in California’s Second Congressional District have been awarded a total of $80,000 through the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). About the Projects California Film Institute 1001 LOOTENS PL # 220 SAN RAFAEL, CA 94901-3112 $30,000 Grants for Arts Projects - Media Arts Purpose: To support the Mill Valley Film Festival and related community programming. Marin Shakespeare …  Continue Reading


May 13, 2024

Rep. Huffman Secures $1.5 Million for Angel Island Boat Dock Project

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that he secured $1,500,000 in federal funding to replace the dilapidated Angel Island Ayala Cove Boat Docks at Angel Island State Park. Funds for this grant were awarded through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Boating Infrastructure Grant (BIG) program. Reauthorized under the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, BIG is part of a state-industry-federal partnership. The partnership and its resulting grants provide …  Continue Reading


May 10, 2024

ICYMI: With Wit and Humor, Secular Organizations Host Inaugural Congressional Reason Reception

Washington, D.C. - Last week, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Freethought Caucus (CFC), joined the Secular Coalition for America, Freedom From Religion Foundation, and the American Humanist Association for their inaugural Congressional Reason Reception on Wednesday, May 1, 2024 on Capitol Hill. A recording of the event may be accessed here. Coinciding with the National Day of Reason (annually on May 4) and the Secular Week of Action, the inaugural …  Continue Reading


May 08, 2024

Natural Resources, CCP Select Committee Ranking Members Request Inquiry into Foreign-Controlled Companies Mining Our Public Lands

WASHINGTON - Today, Rep. Jared Huffman joined a request to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to examine the extent to which foreign-controlled companies are extracting minerals from our federally-managed public lands, as well as recommendations for ensuring that these companies comply with U.S. environmental and human rights standards. The full list of signers includes Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Subcommittee Ranking Member Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Ranking Member Grijalva, …  Continue Reading


May 07, 2024

70+ Senate, House Lawmakers Call on Biden to Ensure LNG Exports Are Fully in the Public Interest

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA-02), Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ-07), Nanette Barragán (D-CA-44), Jennifer McClellan (D-VA-04), and Adriano Espaillat (D-NY-13) and Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Jack Reed (D-RI), and Edward J. Markey (D-MA) led their colleagues on a bicameral letter thanking President Biden and Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Jennifer Granholm for pausing approvals of new liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports. The group applauds the DOE for …  Continue Reading


May 06, 2024

Rep. Huffman Secures $1.7 Million for Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District

San Rafael, CA - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that he secured $1,745,513.24 in federal funding for Sonoma Valley County Sanitation District's Seismic Retrofit of Secondary Treatment Clarifiers Project. Funds for this grant were awarded through the the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). About the Project This grant will fund to seismic retrofit the secondary treatment clarifiers of the Sonoma Valley County …  Continue Reading


May 01, 2024

Huffman, Merkley, Whitehouse, Welch: Bold Global Agreement Required to Take on Plastic Pollution Crisis

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02) and U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Peter Welch (D-VT) released the following joint statement today after the conclusion of the fourth Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) in Ottawa, Canada: “The global plastic pollution crisis demands bold, urgent action. Plastic waste is polluting our ecosystems—from lands to oceans to waterways. Micro- and nano-plastics are polluting our food, water, …  Continue Reading


May 01, 2024

Huffman, Raskin Reintroduce Resolution Designating May 4th “National Day of Reason”

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Jamie Raskin (MD-08), founding members of the Congressional Freethought Caucus, introduced a resolution to establish May 4th as a “National Day of Reason” in the United States to emphasize science, common sense and logic as central to American constitutional democracy and essential preconditions for progress in our government and society at large.  “Designating a National Day of Reason to celebrate the importance of critical …  Continue Reading


April 30, 2024

Rep. Huffman Applauds Biden Administration NEPA Updates

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) released the following statement applauding the Biden administration's National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) Phase II regulations that advance climate and environmental justice. The final rule requires federal agencies to consider climate and environmental justice impacts in their NEPA analyses and mandates meaningful, early consultation with impacted communities, including tribes. Rep. Huffman joined nearly 100 Members of …  Continue Reading


April 28, 2024

Huffman, Whitehouse, Merkley, Welch Urge Strong, Binding International Plastics Agreement Following INC-4

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-CA-02), U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Peter Welch (D-VT) today urged for a strong, binding international agreement to curb plastics after attending the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee (INC-4) in Ottawa, Canada. “In Ottawa, we pressed U.S. negotiators to join with the high ambition nations seeking strong standards and accountability to diminish the damaging effects of plastics throughout the …  Continue Reading


April 25, 2024

Huffman, Thompson Host Press Conference Addressing California Insurance Crisis

Santa Rosa - Today, Reps. Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Mike Thompson (CA-04) were joined by realtors, home builders, agriculture leaders, insurance leaders, and fire survivors for a press conference at Santa Rosa’s Coffey Park in support of H.R. 7849, The Disaster Resiliency and Coverage Act of 2024, to help address California’s property insurance crisis. “For many folks in California, it feels like disaster hits just as we’re getting our feet back under ourselves from the last big storm or …  Continue Reading


April 24, 2024

Reps. Huffman, Raskin, Scott Applaud Biden's Faith-Based Regulations and Champion Religious Liberty

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02), Jamie Raskin (MD-08), and Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (VA-03) led their colleagues in applauding the Biden administration for rescinding Donald Trump’s discriminatory faith-based regulations and finalizing updated regulations to protect religious freedoms and other civil rights for all people participating in federally funded social services. “When the government funds social service programs, it must protect religious freedom …  Continue Reading


April 22, 2024

Huffman Announces $6 Million for Elk River Estuary Restoration

Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) shared the news that the Elk River Estuary has been selected by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) to receive $6 million in federal funding for a large-scale habitat restoration project. This funding was made possible through the Inflation Reduction Act and Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, which Rep. Huffman helped pass. “Our coasts are getting battered by climate change - and that has serious consequences for ecosystems, …  Continue Reading


April 20, 2024

Rep. Huffman Statement on Supplementary Aid Votes

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) released the following statement regarding his vote to pass the security supplemental appropriations package: “While I voted to move this supplemental security package to the President’s desk, this is not the package I would have written. For example, I support continued funding for Israel’s security needs in the wake of Hamas’ brutal October 7th terrorist attack, Iran’s menacing missile and drone attack last week, and other …  Continue Reading


April 19, 2024

ICYMI: Rep. Huffman, Former Nuiqsut Mayor Virtual Press Conference on Biden Administration's Decision Regarding Protections for Sacred Land in America’s Western Arctic

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Rosemary Ahtuangaruak, Founder of Grandmothers Growing Goodness and Former Mayor of Nuiqsut, host a virtual press conference to respond to the Department of the Interior’s (DOI) decision regarding their protections for designated Special Areas in the National Petroleum Reserve-Alaska. Speakers discussed the action’s potential to protect the Western Arctic’s indigenous communities from new oil and gas drilling and safeguard …  Continue Reading


April 18, 2024

Huffman, Padilla Lead Call for Administration to Declare Emergency

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and U.S. Senator Alex Padilla (D-CA) led 19 of their colleagues in an urgent letter to President Joe Biden and Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo calling for them to swiftly declare a federal fishery disaster, joining California Governor Gavin Newsom in his request. This follows the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s stark recommendation to implement a complete closure of California’s commercial and recreational …  Continue Reading

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