Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

Sep 10, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “It is time, and has been time for several years now, to swing the pendulum back in the direction of greater privacy and civil liberties.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today released a video response to a constituent’s email concerning the National Security Agency’s surveillance activities. The video response, recorded shortly after his vote on the Amash/Conyers amendment to rein in NSA surveillance programs, was released in light of continuing revelations concerning the NSA.

Aug 29, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “The United States must not repeat past mistakes by launching a military ‘response’ to something that has yet to be verified.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today joined 53 Democrats led by Congresswoman Barbara Lee (D-CA), in a letter calling on President Obama to consult Congress before the use of any military force in response to the reported use of chemical weapons by the Syrian government.

Aug 22, 2013 Press Release
Urges Interior Department to act quickly, address Humboldt County’s water share

San Rafael, California— Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) welcomed the decision by a U.S. District Court judge today to allow the release of water from Trinity Reservoir to the Lower Klamath River to reduce the chances of a devastating fish kill.

Aug 14, 2013 Press Release

San Rafael, California—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) joined 204 House Democrats in calling on Speaker Boehner to include funding for nutrition programs in any future Farm Bill.

Jul 31, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “This bill provides immediate relief to help ensure that it won’t be priced out of reach for millions and millions of Americans”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after the House voted to pass the bipartisan Senate-passed student loan bill:

Jul 31, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “Responsible stewardship of our natural resources is critical to the health of our forests, fire safety, and local economies in many rural districts”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today offered an amendment in the Natural Resources Committee to replace environmentally-damaging provisions in pending forest management legislation with bipartisan Senate-supported language to extend critical federal programs like Secure Rural Schools and Stewardship Contracting.

Jul 30, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “I will continue to work to sustain, strengthen, and protect Medicare on for all Americans.”

WASHINGTON­—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement in celebration of the 48th anniversary of the enactment of Medicare. President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare into law on July 30, 1965.

Jul 26, 2013 Press Release
Members: "Although some of us voted for and others against the amendment, we all agree that there are lingering questions and concerns about the current 215 collection program”

WASHINGTON­— Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and 153 Members of the House Democratic Caucus sent the following letter to President Barack Obama today following the consideration of the Amash-Conyers amendment, which would have restricted the operations of the National Security Agency.  The letter calls on President Obama to work with Congress to examine the operations of the N

Jul 26, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: We need to close this loophole so that oil and gas companies play by the same rules as everyone else

WASHINGTON­—Yesterday, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) introduced the Closing Loopholes and Ending Arbitrary and Needless Evasion of Regulations (CLEANER) Act with Rep.

Jul 25, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “I voted for the Amash-Conyers amendment to end the NSA’s ability to conduct indiscriminate surveillance of all Americans and collect records on every phone call that every American makes”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted last night to end the National Security Agency’s ability to conduct indiscriminate surveillance on all Americans and voted against the 2014 Defense Appropriations Act.