Jared (Jared) Huffman (D-USH02)
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FAX: 202.225.5163
District: 707.981.8967
Representative
Room 1527 LHOB- Longworth House Office Building 15 Independence Avenue, SE
Washington, DC 20515-0502

Residence: San Rafael, CA
Elected: 2012    Next Election: 2022
Spouse: Susan   DOB: 2/18/1964
Committee Assignments
ChairmanHouse Subcommittee on Water, Oceans, and Wildlife
Co-ChairCongressional Freethought Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment
Co-ChairCongressional Soils Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on Wild Salmon
FC MemberNational Marine Sanctuary Caucus
FC MemberHouse Rural Education Caucus
FC MemberWater Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Coastal Caucus
MemberHouse Select Committee on the Climate Crisis
FC MemberCongressional Air Medical Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Pollinator Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Shellfish Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Communities Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Public Higher Education Caucus
FC MemberAgritourism Caucus
FC MemberMunicipal Finance Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Deaf Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Natural Resources
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Energy and Mineral Resources
FC MemberCongressional National Parks Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Public Transportation Caucus
FC MemberGerman-American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional ALS Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Skin Cancer Caucus
FC MemberHouse Oceans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberJoint Congressional Arctic Working Group
FC MemberSemiconductor Caucus
FC MemberHouse Impact Aid Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Small Business Caucus
FC MemberCongressional STEAM Caucus
FC MemberBicameral Task Force on Climate Change
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rural Broadband Caucus
FC MemberFuture of Transportation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Organic Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Coalition for Combating Anti-Semitism
FC MemberPublic Broadcasting Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cut Flower Caucus
FC MemberVision Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional Addiction, Treatment and Recovery Caucus (ATR)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberInternational Conservation Caucus (ICC)
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCommunity College Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus for Competitiveness in Entertainment Technology (E-Tech Caucus)
FC MemberBipartisan Disabilities Caucus (BDC)
FC MemberProblem Solvers Caucus (No Labels)
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Highways and Transit
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Career and Technical Education Caucus (CTE)
FC MemberCongressional Medicare for All Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cystic Fibrosis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Boating Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Sportsmen's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Rare Disease Caucus
FC MemberSustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC)
FC MemberHouse Small Brewers Caucus
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Del Norte / Humboldt / Lake / Marin / Mendocino / Sonoma / Trinity

Bio

Jared Huffman represents California's 2nd Congressional District which spans the North Coast of the state, from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border, and includes Marin, Sonoma, Mendocino, Humboldt, Trinity, and Del Norte counties. He was first elected to Congress in November 2012 and currently serves on the Committee on Natural Resources, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and the Select Committee on the Climate Crisis. In the 117th Congress, he chairs the Natural Resources Subcommittee on Water, Oceans and Wildlife, with jurisdiction over federal water projects, fisheries management, coastal zone and oceans policy, and wildlife and endangered species. Jared also founded the Congressional Freethought Caucus to promote sound public policy based on reason, science and moral values, while protecting the secular character of government and championing the value of freedom of thought worldwide.

During his four terms in Congress, Jared has built a reputation as a progressive leader and an environmental expert who focuses on making a difference. Jared is also committed to ensuring our communities are resilient to the effects of climate change, including wildfires and droughts. He has been instrumental in defending America's coastlines from offshore oil and gas drilling, introducing legislation to protect the Pacific and Arctic Oceans as part of a coordinated, nationwide effort to protect oceanic ecosystems and coastal economies, while reducing our unhealthy dependency on fossil fuels.

Jared is dedicated to serving the local needs of the 2nd Congressional District of California. From his very first term in Congress, he began pushing legislation that would foster economic opportunity, and protect the unique environmental and economic values of the North Coast including the rural and tribal communities of the district. This includes improving access to critical broadband to close the digital divide and increased funding for public schools and special education programs through his IDEA legislation. He has also fought to improve access to affordable housing options, even passing legislation to create badly-needed affordable housing in West Marin. During his first term in Congress, the House of Representatives unanimously passed Congressman Huffman's first bill as a U.S. Congressman to expand the California Coastal National Monument to include the Point Arena-Stornetta Public Lands, which led to permanent protection for this jewel of the Mendocino Coast. He has also worked to increase penalties for illegal marijuana grows that damage our watersheds and jeopardize fragile ecosystems, and led the fight to protect marine mammals by calling for an end to orca captivity and designating thousands of miles for protected sanctuaries.

Jared is committed to finding bipartisan compromises and real solutions to pressing issues and reaches across the aisle to find common ground whenever possible. In February 2019, for example, Jared introduced two bipartisan pieces of legislation that provided additional protections to the environment- the bipartisan "Still-In Resolution" to reaffirm the America's commitment to the Paris Agreement on climate change, and the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act to defend the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge from oil and gas drilling.

Before serving in Congress, Jared represented the North Bay for six years in the California Assembly where he chaired the Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee. Among his other accomplishments as a state legislator, Jared played a leading role in crafting landmark water reforms in 2009 and authored dozens of successful bills, including California's pioneering lighting efficiency standards (AB 1109) which were subsequently adopted into federal law; the nation's largest programs for solar hot water heating (AB 1470) and paint recycling (AB 1343); reforms that improve California's State Parks system (AB 1589) and Department of Fish and Wildlife (AB 2402); and creation of a new voluntary type of corporation, California Benefit Corporations, to promote corporate social responsibility (AB 361).

Prior to his legislative service, Jared worked as a Senior Attorney for the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). One of his proudest accomplishments at NRDC was helping forge an agreement to restore a 153-mile stretch of the San Joaquin River in California's Central Valley. Before NRDC, Jared was a successful public interest attorney whose victories included several major jury verdicts in gender discrimination and race discrimination trials. He also served 12 years in local government as a Director of the Marin Municipal Water District (MMWD), from 1994 to 2006.

Jared graduated magna cum laude from U.C. Santa Barbara, where he was a three-time NCAA All-American volleyball player. He went on to play for the USA Volleyball Team in 1987 when the team was ranked #1 in the world, before attending and graduating cum laude from Boston College Law School. Jared lives in San Rafael with his wife Susan, a teacher. They have two children, Abby and Nathan. In his free time, Jared enjoys fishing, hiking and playing tennis.