Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

Jul 23, 2014 Press Release
“This is an emergency, and failure to act on the supplemental appropriations request will make our state and its citizens more vulnerable to wildfire.”

WASHINGTON­—Reps. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Scott Peters (D-San Diego) led a letter today signed by 25 California Democrats urging swift action to address funding shortfalls in the nation’s wildfire suppression programs.

Jul 16, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “These practices are the greatest emerging threat to public safety and environmental health in the Northern District in this critical drought year.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today sent a letter to United States Attorney Melinda Haag urging her to focus prosecutorial and enforcement resources on trespass marijuana growers, not low-level marijuana offenders complying with state law.

Jul 15, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “It’s time to fix our broken electoral system.”

WASHINGTON­—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) co-introduced the Democracy for All Amendment, which will reverse destructive Supreme Court decisions like Citizens United v. FEC  that have given corporations and the wealthiest donors the right to leverage unlimited influence in our elections.

Jul 12, 2014 Press Release
Huffman, Thompson: “This recall demands a serious investigation”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) yesterday sent another letter with Rep. Mike Thompson calling on Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack to provide him and his constituents with information regarding the major recall earlier this year at the Rancho Feeding Corporation processing plant in Petaluma, California.

Jul 11, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “Congress cannot make it rain, but what we can do is invest in drought-resistant water supplies through smart, sustainable investments in conservation and water reuse.”

WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) offered an amendment to the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 4923) to provide relief from the historic drought facing California and many other western states.

Jul 10, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: I’m very pleased that the House and Senate were able to work together towards a bipartisan, common goal: helping employers, employees, and our economy

WASHINGTON­—Late last night, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted to pass the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA), a bipartisan agreement between the House and Senate that modernizes and improves existing federal workforce development programs, helps workers develop skills, and assists businesses in finding the skilled employees they need to compete.

Jul 9, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “My interest is in getting it over the finish line in the most timely and cost-effective way possible."

WASHINGTON-Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement today following a conference call he convened with Caltrans and the United States Army Corps of Engineer regarding the Willits Bypass:

Jul 9, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “This photography competition will showcase what is without a doubt the most beautiful Congressional District in the nation.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced that he will hold his 2nd Annual District Landscape Photography competition starting tomorrow, July 10.

Jul 3, 2014 Press Release
Huffman & Thompson: “We are again opposing this misguided consolidation as a means to solve the USPS financial crisis”

WASHINGTON­—Reps. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael)  and Mike Thompson (D-St.

Jul 1, 2014 Press Release

PETALUMA, CA—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) held a North Bay Transportation Summit  to discuss problems facing transportation infrastructure in the North Bay, including the congested Highway 101 Sonoma/ Marin Narrows and the impending insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund, which funds transportation projects across the United States.