Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

Mar 5, 2014 Press Release
Members: Proud to introduce the IDEA Full Funding Act today to ensure that the federal government pays its fair share of the costs of educating students with disabilities.

Washington, DC – Today Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-CA), Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), David McKinley (R-WV), Tim Walz (D-MN), Chris Gibson (R-NY), and David Reichert (R-WA) introduced the bipartisan IDEA Full Funding Act.

Feb 27, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “This competition is an opportunity for Congress to recognize and encourage the impressive artistic talent of our youth.”

WASHINGTON--Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced today that the 2014 annual Congressional Art Competition is open to all High School students in California’s Second Congressional District, which spans from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border.

Feb 19, 2014 Press Release
“We owe it to all students to provide a quality education that will help them graduate and enter successful careers”

WASHINGTON­—Last night, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) led138 members of Congress in sending a bipartisan letter to President Obama urging him to increase funding for special education services. More than 6.5 million children are eligible for special education services under the disability categories of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).

Feb 12, 2014 Press Release
Members: “Classifying marijuana as Schedule I at the federal level perpetuates an unjust and irrational system”

WASHINGTON­—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) along with 17 other members of Congress, sent a bipartisan letter to President Obama asking him to direct Attorney General Eric Holder to reschedule marijuana from Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, as is permitted

Feb 11, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “States have every right to set their own health and safety and animal welfare standards.”

WASHINGTON­—In his first appearance on national television as a Congressman, Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) joined MSNBC’s Craig Melvin on NewsNation to discuss Missouri’s misguided lawsuit challenging California’s landmark egg law.

Feb 11, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “Climate change is threatening the very concept of the Winter Olympics and snow sports in general”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) spoke on the House floor today and noted that climate change threatens the future of the winter Olympics and the United States’ $66 billion winter sports industry.

Feb 11, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “Congress should have a long-term budget plan rather than relying on the chaotic, crisis-by-crisis budgeting process we have now”

WASHINGTON­—Today the House Budget Committee approved the bipartisan Biennial Budgeting and Enhanced Oversight Act (H.R. 1869), which is cosponsored by Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael).

Feb 5, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “This is the most overreaching expansion of federal authority that I could ever imagine on something as basic as water rights.”

WASHINGTON­—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted against a cynical, flawed House Republican water bill, the so-called Sacramento-San Joaquin Valley Emergency Water Delivery Act (H.R.

Feb 5, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “Digital connectivity will only become more important to education, and every school in America should have access to high-speed internet.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today applauded the Federal Communications Commission’s announcement that it will invest $2 billion in bringing broadband Internet connections to schools and libraries through the federal E-rate program.

Feb 5, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “Pleased that NOAA has decided not to interfere with the progress California and other states have made in ending the cruel practice of shark finning”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), who has led the Congressional effort to protect California’s landmark law banning the sale, trade and possession of shark fins, applauded the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s (NOAA) decision to revise a proposed rule that would ha