Huffman Statement on 2021 Inauguration Tickets

December 10, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced that in light of the worsening pandemic in California and Washington, D.C., his office will not be disbursing tickets for in-person activities related to the January 20, 2021, inauguration of President-Elect Joe Biden and Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris.

“As we continue our work on vital year-end business including COVID relief, federal funding, and helping families and small businesses, I have also received many inquiries about tickets to the inaugural ceremonies next month. The inauguration of President-Elect Biden and Vice-President Harris is a turning point for our country – the first page in a new chapter of unity, integrity, and progress,” said Rep. Huffman. “I know that President-elect Biden's team is working hard to figure out how to hold transition events safely, but with coronavirus cases surging across the country, including in California, and with the associated risks of travel, I firmly believe it would be unsafe and irresponsible for me to facilitate non-essential travel to the nation's capital for public gatherings. Therefore, and regrettably, I will not be facilitating tours and tickets to in-person events – not even for my own family – until it is safe to do so. I will, however, continue to collect ticket requests for any virtual event opportunities, and will do everything possible to facilitate participation by interested constituents in those virtual events.”