Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

May 26, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C.-  Congressman Huffman (D-San Rafael) introduced legislation today to protect children from unnecessary exposure to carcinogens and other chemicals dangerous to human health that are often added to car seats.

May 24, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Building on innovative carbon sequestration practices that have been pioneered in Marin County, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced the Healthy Soils and Rangelands Solution Act legislation that would direct federal land managers to rigorously evaluate how to increase the amount of carbon captured on public lands.

May 24, 2016 Press Release

Congressman Huffman (D-San Rafael) issued the following statement after he voted against the legislation to overhaul the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) which passed the House today: 

May 20, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted against the Fiscal Year 2017 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) this week on the House floor, legislation that includes anti-LGBT language, undermines the President’s plan to close Guantanamo, and makes defense employees susceptible to gender or age discrimination.

May 19, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Today, the House of Representatives passed an amendment to the 2017 VA funding bill that will prohibit federal taxpayer funds from being used to fly the Confederate battle flag at cemeteries operated by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

May 17, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. House Democrats from California, Oregon, and Washington issued the following joint statement in response to Rep. John Garamendi (CA-03) introducing companion legislation to Senator Dianne Feinstein’s drought bill that was heard in the Senate Energy and Natural Resources, Water and Power Subcommittee today.

May 12, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.- Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced his support today for several bipartisan bills in the House this week to thwart the nation’s growing opioid crisis, but called on Congressional leaders to go further and provide new resources to help individuals and families in the North Coast and across the country who are struggling with addiction.

May 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that Haley Bjursten of Redwood High School in Larkspur, CA is the winner of the 2016 Congressional Art Competition. Huffman met with Haley and presented her with a Congressional Certificate of Recognition on Monday, photos of which can be found HERE.

May 11, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Tom McClintock (R-CA) slammed the House Appropriations Committee for reviving a “zombie” coal earmark in the newly released 2017 Defense Appropriations Bill.

May 2, 2016 Press Release

WASHINGTON­—To align our nation’s long-term energy supply decisions with our global commitments to a clean energy economy, the U.S. Department of the Interior must take the Arctic Ocean off the table to future oil and gas drilling, urged Representative Jared Huffman and 67 other members of Congress.