Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

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

Feb 4, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “It’s time we started using modern science and weather forecasting, and the FORECAST Act will be a critical move towards improving our reservoir operations and reducing wastage”

WASHINGTON­—Responding to the record drought in California and the need to improve long-term water planning, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today introduced a bill to bring Army Corps reservoir operations in line with modern science, save water, and help communities through extreme weather events, like droughts.

Jan 29, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “Our nation’s largest civilian fleet should serve as a global leader in efficiency and innovation”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), joined by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), today introduced a bill to help modernize the United States Postal Service’s (USPS) inefficient and outdated vehicle fleet. The Federal Leadership in Energy Efficient Transportation (FLEET) Act of 2014 (H.R.

Jan 29, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “Pleased that the King Amendment, which would have gutted California’s food and animal safety standards and put our state’s egg industry out of business, was defeated.”

WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after voting for the Agricultural Act of 2014 (H.R. 2642), also known as the Farm Bill:

Jan 28, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “President Obama presented a concrete plan to strengthen the middle class, boost our economy, and address the growing income disparity in America”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement tonight after President Obama delivered the State of the Union Address before Congress:

“There was much to like in President Obama’s speech: he presented a concrete plan to strengthen the middle class, boost our economy, and address the growing income disparity in America.

Jan 28, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: “I’m looking forward to discussing my priorities for 2014 with my Northern California constituents”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will hold a Telephone Town Hall this Thursday, January 30 at 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Constituents will have a chance to discuss President Obama’s State of the Union address, hear Rep. Huffman’s priorities for 2014, and share their priorities.

Jan 23, 2014 Press Release
Huffman: Mendocino Solar Service demonstrates a dedication to environmentally-friendly practices and community involvement that should serve as a model for businesses across the United States

Fort Bragg, CA—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today presented Bruce Erickson and Maggie Watson, owners of Mendocino Solar Service, with his Sustainable North Coast Certificate in recognition of their ongoing commitment to reduce carbon emissions, increase renewable power, and fight climate change.