Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

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:

May 29, 2014 Press Release
Bill Fights Climate Change, Prevents Export-Import Bank From Financing Dirty Energy Projects

WASHINGTON­—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) introduced a bill that would prevent the United States Export-Import bank—one of the world’s largest sources of public financing for fossil fuel projects—from financing polluting energy projects.

May 29, 2014 Press Release
Huffman & Schiff: “It’s unacceptable that our regulations protecting orcas and other marine mammals have not been updated to reflect the latest science.”

WASHINGTON­—Today, Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and 38 members of Congress called on the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to take immediate steps to ensure the humane treatment of captive orcas and marine mammals.

May 28, 2014 Press Release

Washington—Next week, Congressmen Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and John Sarbanes (D-Maryland), a Congressional leader on election reform and author of the Government by the People Act, will hold two forums on election reform in the North Bay Area.

May 22, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: We should be focusing on rebuilding America at home—not throwing money at weapons systems that the Pentagon doesn’t even want.”

WASHINGTON­—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted against the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2015 (NDAA). The NDAA authorizes funding at nearly twice the level of pre-9/11 national defense spending. The Obama Administration issued a veto threat.

May 22, 2014 Press Release
“Huffman: The introduction of the Klamath legislation in the Senate is a milestone”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after California Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Oregon Senators Ron Wyden and Jeff Merkley introduced legislation last night that will put into law the Upper Klamath

May 20, 2014 Press Release
Bill Supports North Coast Projects, Will Head to President Obama for Signature After Senate Action

WASHINGTON­—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted for the Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA), a water infrastructure bill that makes critical investments on the North Coast, including along the Russian River. H.R.

May 15, 2014 Press Release
North Bay Water Reuse Program funding to provide recycled water throughout Marin, Sonoma and Napa counties.

WASHINGTON D.C. – U.S. Reps. Jared Huffman (CA-2) and Mike Thompson (CA-5) today announced a $1.5 million WaterSMART grant to the North Bay Water Reuse Authority for its North Bay Water Reuse Program.  This funding will help provide recycled water for agricultural, environmental, industrial, and landscape uses throughout Marin, Sonoma, and Napa counties.

May 14, 2014 Press Release

WASHINGTON – Ahead of tomorrow’s Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) meeting to propose new Internet speed and pricing policies, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus sent FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler a letter today urging strong consumer protections that will prevent anti-competitive behavior that could limit innovation and impact consum

May 13, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “This competition showcased the incredible artistic talent of high school students throughout California’s North Coast.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that Jee Young Bhan of Redwood High School in Larkspur, California is the winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition for high school students in California’s Second Congressional District.