Congressman Jared Huffman

Representing the 2nd District of California

Press Releases

Oct 4, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “A bill that has already won bipartisan support is our best opportunity to break this logjam and fix this broken immigration system”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today announced that he is an original co-sponsor of a comprehensive immigration reform bill, the Border Security, Economic Opportunity, and Immigration Modernization Act (H.R. 15), introduced by more than 100 House Democrats and based on the bipartisan comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in June.

Oct 3, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “I’ll work to ensure responsible stewardship of our natural resources that we all enjoy and that Northern California relies on”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced today that he has been named to the House Subcommittee on Public Lands and Environmental Regulation, responsible for the oversight of all matters related to the National Park System, U.S. Forests, and other public lands, as well as major environmental statutes like the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

Oct 1, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “We can't pretend that we're ending the shutdown by simply turning on the "open" sign at our national parks.”

WASHINGTON­—Tonight, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted against the House Republicans' "partial funding bills" that would fund some individual federal responsibilities, while keeping the rest of the government shut down.

Oct 1, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “By attempting to deny affordable health care to millions of Americans, they have put hundreds of thousands of Americans out of work, and will deny services to many more.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives failed to pass a bill to fund the government, resulting in a shutdown of the U.S. government:

Sep 29, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “Shutdown would not only be irresponsible, but pointless.”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) made the following statement after House Republicans passed a bill that would virtually guarantee a government shutdown:

Sep 26, 2013 Press Release
Huffman: “We must get beyond extreme politics and start addressing the extreme damage of climate change”

WASHINGTON­—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), a member of the Safe Climate Caucus, took to the House floor today and called for an end to extreme, anti-science politics and a bipartisan approach to addressing the danger of climate change.

Sep 26, 2013 Press Release

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. 

Sep 26, 2013 Press Release
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.

Sep 26, 2013 Press Release
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.

Sep 20, 2013 Press Release
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.