Huffman: “We can't pretend that we're ending the shutdown by simply turning on the "open" sign at our national parks.”
WASHINGTON—Tonight, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted against the House Republicans' "partial funding bills" that would fund some individual federal responsibilities, while keeping the rest of the government shut down.
Huffman: “By attempting to deny affordable health care to millions of Americans, they have put hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work, and will deny services to many more.”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to pass a bill to fund the government, resulting in a shutdown of the U.S. government:
Huffman: “Shutdown would not only be irresponsible, but pointless.”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) made the following statement after House Republicans passed a bill that would virtually guarantee a government shutdown:
Huffman: “We must get beyond extreme politics and start addressing the extreme damage of climate change”https://youtu.be/cPCV6bb6yEk
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), a member of the Safe Climate Caucus, took to the House floor today and called for an end to extreme, anti-science politics and a bipartisan approach to addressing the danger of climate change.
WASHINGTON—At today’s House Budget Committee hearing, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) reminded his congressional colleagues that the mountain of debt facing the United States was created by two wars, tax cuts for the rich, and the economic downturn caused by the Wall Street collapse—not by Obamacare, which is a net positive for the federal budget.
Huffman: “My years in Sacramento don’t hold a candle to the chaos we are experiencing right now in the House of Representatives”
WASHINGTON— Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) responded today to House Republicans’ threats to force a government shutdown or cause the United States to default on its debt if the Affordable Care Act is not delayed and dismantled.
Huffman: “Pleased Congress has temporarily extended Secure Rural Schools, a program vital for North Coast counties, schools, students, and teachers”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) applauded the one-year extension of the Secure Rural Schools program, safeguarding critical funding for North Coast counties. The Secure Rural Schools program was created in 2000 as a way to compensate rural counties whose revenues were reduced by federal policies that limited the amount of logging allowed on federal land.
Huffman: “We need to extend the Secure Rural Schools program and support jobs and schools in rural communities like the North Coast,”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman voted against the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act (H.R. 1526), which would irresponsibly politicize the Secure Rural Schools program by linking it to sweeping rollbacks of environmental protections and mandatory timber harvest quotas on all US Forest Service lands.
Huffman: "The American people expect Congress to govern, not play political games."
WASHINGTON-Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after voting against the House's Continuing Resolution to fund the government.
Huffman: “Today’s proposal of strong standards to combat carbon pollution is a vital step in the fight against climate change”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman released the following statement supporting the Obama Administration’s announcement proposing carbon pollution standards for power plants as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.