WASHINGTON—At today’s House Budget Committee hearing, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) reminded his congressional colleagues that the mountain of debt facing the United States was created by two wars, tax cuts for the rich, and the economic downturn caused by the Wall Street collapse—not by Obamacare, which is a net positive for the federal budget.
Huffman: “My years in Sacramento don’t hold a candle to the chaos we are experiencing right now in the House of Representatives”
WASHINGTON— Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) responded today to House Republicans’ threats to force a government shutdown or cause the United States to default on its debt if the Affordable Care Act is not delayed and dismantled.
Huffman: “Pleased Congress has temporarily extended Secure Rural Schools, a program vital for North Coast counties, schools, students, and teachers”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) applauded the one-year extension of the Secure Rural Schools program, safeguarding critical funding for North Coast counties. The Secure Rural Schools program was created in 2000 as a way to compensate rural counties whose revenues were reduced by federal policies that limited the amount of logging allowed on federal land.
Huffman: “We need to extend the Secure Rural Schools program and support jobs and schools in rural communities like the North Coast,”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman voted against the Restoring Healthy Forests for Healthy Communities Act (H.R. 1526), which would irresponsibly politicize the Secure Rural Schools program by linking it to sweeping rollbacks of environmental protections and mandatory timber harvest quotas on all US Forest Service lands.
Huffman: "The American people expect Congress to govern, not play political games."
WASHINGTON-Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) released the following statement after voting against the House's Continuing Resolution to fund the government.
Huffman: “Today’s proposal of strong standards to combat carbon pollution is a vital step in the fight against climate change”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman released the following statement supporting the Obama Administration’s announcement proposing carbon pollution standards for power plants as part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan.
Huffman: “Today’s vote was yet another example of House Republicans doubling down on their cruel austerity diet for America”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today voted against a
Huffman: “We need comprehensive immigration reform this year”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today called for the House of Representatives to pass comprehensive immigration reform in a video response to a constituent email.
Huffman: “With mere weeks left to avoid a government shutdown, this is no time to dither away our time with tired partisan stunts”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) issued the following statement after voting against House Republicans’ 41st attempt to dismantle the Affordable Care Act:
Huffman: “The President did the right thing by postponing the vote in Congress and acknowledging that we have a new diplomatic channel that deserves pursuing.”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-CA) today released the following statement after President Barack Obama’s speech on Syria: