Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

Dec 3, 2013 Press Release
Huffman letter: “Congress’s work is not finished”

WASHINGTON­—Last night, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) led 25 members of the House of Representatives in sending a letter to the leaders of the budget conference committee urging them to strike a bipartisan compromise that prevents another shutdown and avoid furthe

Nov 26, 2013 Press Release
Without swift Congressional action, on December 28, 2013, 1.3 million Americans will lose the life raft that helps them make ends meet while they search for employment

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) and 22 of his colleagues in the California Congressional delegation called on Speaker Boehner to extend unemployment insurance benefits for an additional year. Benefits for more than 1.3 million Americans, including 215,000 Californians, are set to expire on December 28th if Congress does not take action.

Nov 26, 2013 Press Release
Bipartisan House-Senate letter targets trafficking organizations that make forests and open spaces unsafe for working and recreation

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) led a bipartisan letter to the U.S. Sentencing Commission recommending a legal response to the threat posed by trespass marijuana growing operations on public property and private land.

Nov 20, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “Let’s work to fix the problems of the ACA. But let’s tell the whole story, including the good parts of the law.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D- San Rafael) spoke on the House floor today and called for members of Congress to work together to improve the implementation of the Affordable Care Act—just as they did with Social Security and Medicare.

Nov 15, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: Imperative that we work together to make adjustment to the Affordable Care Act

WASHINGTON­—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted against H.R. 3350, the “Keep Your Health Plan Act,” sponsored by Congressman Fred Upton. This proposal marked the 46th time House Republicans have moved to undermine the Affordable Care Act and put insurance companies back in charge of Americans’ health care.

Nov 14, 2013 Press Release
High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area designation successfully sought by Rep. Huffman

WASHINGTON­—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced that the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) has designated Humboldt County, California as a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).

Nov 14, 2013 Press Release
Huffman spoke on House floor, urged action on climate change

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) took to the House floor today to remind his colleagues to take heed of the tragedy in the Philippines and to listen to the words of the Philippines' delegate to the UN climate summit.

Nov 12, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “This is an unmatched opportunity to preserve a pristine stretch of coastline and boost the local tourism industry”

WASHINGTON­—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) joined Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell for a tour of the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands on California’s North Coast. Huffman and Jewell also held a public meeting to discuss the addition of the public lands to the California Coastal National Monument (CCNM).

Nov 4, 2013 Press Release

Washington—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will join Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell to tour the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands on California’s North Coast this Friday, November 8 and will hold a public meeting at 2:00 p.m. PT.

Oct 29, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “It’s time to swing the pendulum back in the direction of protecting privacy and civil liberties.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today joined a bipartisan group of more than 70 House Members in introducing legislation to reform U.S. national security laws and end the wide-ranging surveillance of Americans by the National Security Agency (NSA).