Press Releases

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


April 18, 2024

Huffman, Booker, Merkley, Introduce Legislation to Address Plastic Production Crisis

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Jeff Merkley (D-OR) re-introduced the Protecting Communities from Plastics Act, legislation that addresses the plastic production crisis that is fueling climate change and worsening environmental injustice. The reintroduction comes just before the 54th annual Earth Day, the official 2024 theme for which is "Planet vs. Plastics,” as well as the commencement next week of the fourth session of …  Continue Reading


April 18, 2024

Huffman, DeGette Applaud Biden Administration Finalization of Rule to Protect and Conserve Public Lands

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02) and Diana DeGette (CO-01) applauded the Biden Administration for finalizing the Conservation and Landscape Health rule. “Protecting public lands is so important to my constituents, to Californians, and to the millions of people who treasure the spectacular wild places our country has to offer. But all of those places are at risk from the escalating climate crisis and biodiversity loss,” said Representative Huffman. …  Continue Reading


April 17, 2024

Huffman, Whitehouse, Transatlantic Climate Leaders Call for Safeguards Around International Plastics Talks to Prevent Industry Obstruction

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) along with U.S. Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Jeff Merkley (D-OR), and Peter Welch (D-VT), and Member of the European Parliament Mohammed Chahim, led eight other international lawmakers in a letter calling on world leaders to limit plastic producers and other industry officials from unduly influencing efforts by the Intergovernmental Negotiating Committee on Plastic Pollution (INC) to combat the scourge of plastic …  Continue Reading


April 16, 2024

Huffman, Napolitano Introduce Legislation to Boost Large-Scale Water Recycling Projects in the West

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Jared Huffman (CA-02), Grace F. Napolitano (CA-31), Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07), and Susie Lee (NV-03) introduced H.R. 7990, the Large-Scale Water Recycling Reauthorization and Investment Act of 2024, to reauthorize a water recycling grant program for large-scale projects in California and the other sixteen western states. “This program for large-scale water recycling and reuse that we secured in the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law has been a great …  Continue Reading


April 15, 2024

Rep. Huffman Secures $1.4 Million for Ukiah Adventist Hospital

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that he secured $1,418,896.84 in federal funding for Ukiah Adventist Hospital (Adventist Health System) for emergency protective measures as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Funds for this grant were awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) under authority of Section 403 of the Robert T. Stafford Act.  About the Funding During the incident period, the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic created …  Continue Reading


April 15, 2024

Rep. Huffman Secures $4.1 Million for Tribal Wildfire and Evacuation Route Preparedness

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that he secured $4.1 million in federal funding for the California North Coast Tribal Wildfire and Evacuation Route Preparedness project in Humboldt and Siskiyou counties. Funds for this grant were awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Discretionary Grant Program. This funding was made possible …  Continue Reading


April 15, 2024

Rep. Huffman Secures $4.1 Million for Tribal Wildfire and Evacuation Route Preparedness

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that he secured $4.1 million in federal funding for the California North Coast Tribal Wildfire and Evacuation Route Preparedness project in Humboldt and Siskiyou counties. Funds for this grant were awarded through the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Promoting Resilient Operations for Transformative, Efficient, and Cost-Saving Transportation (PROTECT) Discretionary Grant Program. This funding was made possible …  Continue Reading


April 12, 2024

Huffman, Committee Democrats Applaud Biden Administration’s Oil and Gas Rule to Ensure a Fairer Return for American Taxpayers

Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries Subcommittee Ranking Member Jared Huffman (D-Calif.), Natural Resources Committee Ranking Member Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.),  Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.), Rep. Susie Lee (D-Nev.), and Mike Levin (D-Calif.) today issued the following statements applauding the Bureau of Land Management’s (BLM) final rule for onshore oil and gas leasing on public lands. The rule reflects long overdue fiscal reforms that were passed in the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), including …  Continue Reading


April 11, 2024

Rep. Huffman Announces $2.7 Million to Improve Ocean Observations with New Robotic Floats Through Investing in America Agenda

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced that $2.7 million from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) will be used to replenish and expand an important array of robotic floats in the Argo program that measure ocean and climate data as part of President Biden’s Investing in America agenda. A particularly important investment enabled by this funding is the purchase of new biogeochemical Argo floats that will be deployed in two key regions important to U.S. …  Continue Reading


April 11, 2024

Rep. Huffman Statement on 2024 Salmon Season Closure

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02), Ranking Member of the House Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Wildlife, and Fisheries, released the following statement regarding the Pacific Fishery Management Council’s vote to cancel salmon fishing season off the California: “Last year’s California’s salmon season closure was a crushing blow for our state. And now we’re facing the unprecedented back-to-back closures of the entire California salmon fishery.  This is …  Continue Reading


April 05, 2024

Rep. Huffman Announces $15 Million for California Floating Solar Energy Build Out

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Jared Huffman (CA-02) announced $19.5 million from President Biden’s Investing in America Agenda to install solar panels in irrigation canals as part of an initiative to study the water efficiency gains and amount of clean energy produced for future larger scale implementation. $15 million of this funding has been awarded to the San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority for the Delta-Mendota Canal Floating Solar Project. The projects in California, …  Continue Reading

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