Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

Jun 27, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: "It is very important for my colleagues in Congress to hear about innovative research and groundbreaking practices"

WASHINGTON—This Wednesday, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) lauded the work of John Wick, co-owner of the Nicasio Native Grass Ranch and Co-Founder of the Marin Carbon Project, who testified before Congress' Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation.

Jun 25, 2014 Press Release

Washington—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will hold a North Bay Transportation Summit on Monday, June 30, with city, county, and federal officials to discuss problems facing transportation  infrastructure in the North Bay, including ferry expansion to the congested Highway 101 Sonoma/ Marin Narrows.

Jun 23, 2014 Press Release
Members: “It appears that negotiations with the House majority are being held out of the public eye”

WASHINGTON­—Northern California Reps. Jared Huffman, George Miller, John Garamendi, Jerry McNerney, Doris Matsui, and Mike Thompson today called for public and transparent negotiations between the Senate and House on legislation responding to the historic California drought.

Jun 20, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “Pleased to vote for the Lofgren amendment, which bars the National Security Agency’s warrantless surveillance of Americans’ emails and phone calls”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today voted against the FY 2015 Defense Appropriations Act (H.R. 4870. Huffman voted for a number of amendments to improve the bill, including the Lofgren amendment, which curtails the NSA’s domestic surveillance program, and the Lee amendment to prevent further escalation in Iraq.

Jun 19, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “I strongly believe that NOAA heard my concerns and will not jeopardize the long awaited and widely popular Gulf of Farallones and Cordell Bank Sanctuaries boundary expansion with any controversial new regulations.”

WASHINGTON­—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Dan Basta, Director of the Office of National Marine Sanctuaries for NOAA, met to discuss the boundary expansion of the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank Sanctuaries.

Jun 18, 2014 Press Release
Members: “The expansion of the Sanctuaries is too important an accomplishment for it to be stalled”

WASHINGTON­—Today, California Reps. Jared Huffman, House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Jackie Speier, Anna Eshoo and 13 other members of the California Congressional Delegation voiced their strong support for the proposed 2,771 square mile boundary expansion of the Gulf of the Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries.

Jun 12, 2014 Press Release
Responding to ongoing Rancho case, the amendment would provide resources to ensure investigations are completed in a timely manner

WASHINGTON­—The U.S. House agreed today to an amendment offered by Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and Mike Thompson (D-St. Helena) to fund the United States Department of Agriculture’s Inspector General to conduct more efficient investigations into food recalls.

Jun 11, 2014 Press Release

Washington, DC—Today, Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) attached an amendment to the Agriculture Appropriations Act to require the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) to conduct and update the science necessary for Animal Welfare Act regulations on captivity of orcas and cetaceans.

Jun 11, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “This transportation bill puts roadblocks in the path of the SMART project and projects similar to it all over this country”

WASHINGTON­—Last night, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted against the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (T-HUD) Appropriations Act, which would derail TIGER grant funding sought by the Sonoma-Marin Area Rail Transit (SMART) project in Northern California.

Jun 2, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “The challenge of climate change demands a coherent national policy. This is an important step toward ensuring that all states are doing their part in tackling this critical problem instead of working at cross purposes.”

WASHINGTON—Following the announcement by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) of the new Clean Power Plan to cut carbon pollution, promote a healthier environment, and fight climate change, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) issued the following statement supporting the significant step toward a cleaner environment and urged Congress to join the President’s efforts: