Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

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

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.

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