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CELPC Presents Congressman Jared Huffman
A Discussion with Congressman Jared Huffman on Environmental Policy, Politics and Law
Jared Huffman has a long and distinguished record of public service, initially as a member of the California Legislature and, since 2013, as a member of Congress representing California’s 2nd Congressional District. Before entering government, Huffman practiced environmental law as a senior attorney with the Natural Resources Defense Council. Join Congressman Huffman for a moderated conversation with King Hall Professor Rick Frank regarding the critical environmental policy, legal and political issues currently facing California and the nation.
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.
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