Huffman: “The House GOP leadership has once again allowed the Tea Party fringe to thwart an opportunity for important, bipartisan legislation.”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted against the House Farm Bill last night. The House Farm Bill was defeated by a bipartisan vote of 195-234.
Huffman: It’s shameful that Congress cannot agree on a federal budget—and that congressional leaders would choose to not even try.
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) called upon Speaker Boehner to appoint representatives to a conference committee on the budget so Congress can reach an agreement that creates jobs, strengthens the middle class, and reduces the deficit.
Continue to oppose Governor Brown’s flawed plan for the Bay-Delta Region
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, several U.S. Representatives from northern California met with Secretary Sally Jewell of the U.S. Department of the Interior to discuss the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP). The members expressed their opposition to Governor Jerry Brown’s flawed plan for the BDCP and lack of input from stakeholders in the Bay-Delta Region.
Huffman: "I will continue to oppose efforts by extreme right-wing ideologues to turn back the clock 50 years on reproductive choice and endangers the lives of women.”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman released the following statement after voting no on H.R. 1797 last night, which bans abortions after 20 weeks, with no exception to protect a woman’s health.
By Congressman Jared Huffman
Huffman: “Our planet is warming, we’re beginning to feel major impacts, and it will only get worse unless we act.”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael), a member of the Safe Climate Caucus, spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives today to urge the House to end the sequester and move forward on strong legislation to fight Climate Change.
Huffman: At a time when we should be focused on rebuilding America at home, the House National Defense Authorization Act grossly overspends on the military
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) today voted against the House National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The NDAA contained $85.8 billion in funding for Overseas Contingency Operations (combat in Iraq and Afghanistan), $5 billion above the President’s budget request.
Huffman: “We must ensure higher education is affordable and accessible for all American students”
WASHINGTON—Today, Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) has taken action to force an up-or-down vote on key legislation that would stop the doubling of the interest rate on subsidized Stafford loans on July 1.
Huffman: “We need Congress to understand what these cruel austerity measures mean on a personal level”
WASHINGTON—Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) will take the SNAP Challenge next week, limiting himself to $4.50 per day for food, the average daily benefit for a recipient of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as “food stamps.” This coincides with consideration of the House Farm Bill, authored by Chairman Frank Lucas (R-OK) which cuts $20 billion from SN
Huffman: “Today, we’re one step closer towards protecting this jewel of California’s North Coast.”
Washington—The House Committee on Natural Resources today voted to advance the first bill introduced by Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) as a U.S. Congressman, the California Coastal National Monument Expansion Act of 2013 (H.R. 1411).