Huffman Report 2019

SEPTEMBER 25, 2019

REP. HUFFMAN APPLAUDS HOUSE APPROVAL OF LANDMARK CANNABIS BILL, CALLS ON CONGRESS TO TAKE ADDITIONAL STEPS TO END PROHIBITION

Washington, D.C.-Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) voted for the SAFE Banking Act today, a bipartisan bill to allow cannabis-related businesses to work with financial institutions in the states and territories where some form of recreational or medical marijuana use has been legalized. This bill, which passed the House 321-103, helps to address a significant public safety issue in California, as those working in the cannabis industry often operate as cash-only businesses and are targets …  Continue Reading


SEPTEMBER 24, 2019

REP. HUFFMAN STATEMENT ON IMPEACHMENT INQUIRY

Washington, D.C.- Representative Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) issued the following statement tonight, following Speaker Pelosi's announcement of an official impeachment inquiry: "I have long believed that President Trump's obstruction of justice, conflicts of interest, and contempt for the rule of law amounted to high crimes and misdemeanors as described in the Constitution. But his efforts to coerce the government of Ukraine into helping his reelection campaign, and his work to cover up a …  Continue Reading


SEPTEMBER 17, 2019

REP. HUFFMAN INTRODUCES BIPARTISAN BILL TO ADDRESS WORLD EXTINCTION CRISIS

Washington, D.C.- Responding to the growing international wildlife extinction crisis, a bipartisan group of lawmakers led by Representatives Jared Huffman (D-CA) and Vern Buchanan (R-FL) introduced new legislation today to establish a new fund for protecting and conserving highly endangered species around the world. "The accelerating rate of species extinction is not just a crisis for wildlife, but a crisis for humanity," said Rep. Huffman. "A global response is needed to reverse this trend, …  Continue Reading


SEPTEMBER 12, 2019

U.S. HOUSE APPROVES REP. HUFFMAN’S BIPARTISAN BILL TO BLOCK OIL AND GAS DRILLING IN THE ARCTIC NATIONAL WILDLIFE REFUGE

Washington, D.C.- By a bipartisan margin of 225-193, the House of Representatives approved the Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act, a bill authored by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) that repeals a controversial provision tucked into the 2017 Trump tax law that mandated oil and gas leasing and production in the Coastal Plain of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. "The Arctic Cultural and Coastal Plain Protection Act reflects a very simple proposition: there are some places too …  Continue Reading

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