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posted Sep 15

I wrote this Op-Ed in today’s PD regarding the proposed military intervention in Iraq and Syria.  http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2793223-181/congress-must-reassert-its-authority#page=0

http://www.pressdemocrat.com/news/2793223-181/congress-must-reassert-its-authority#page=0

On the 13th anniversary of 9/11, our nation once again honored lives

posted Sep 14

This week, Congress has an opportunity to debate and vote on whether to authorize President Obama’s proposed military response to ISIL.  While some question the need for a vote, I think it’s essential that Congress reassert its Constitutional authority on the subject of war.  I also have serious concerns about the strategy that has been outlined, particularly regarding the proposal for a sustained military role in Syria.  A robust congressional debate and vote are an important safeguard to ensure that our response to ISIL is smart and effective.  We must learn from past mistakes.  Military strategies built on wishful assumptions can make bad situations worse.

posted Sep 10

Nice to have some good news to share!  This week federal authorities helped remove the last of the toxic pulping liquors that could have caused a huge environmental disaster on a fragile spit of land between Humboldt Bay and the Pacific Ocean.  My staff and I worked closely with federal agencies and terrific local partners to secure this outcome, which is truly good news for the environment and the economy of Humboldt County!  http://www.times-standard.com/breakingnews/ci_26503315/huffman-announces-end-samoa-pulp-mill-clean-up

http://www.times-standard.com/breakingnews/ci_26503315/huffman-announces-end-samoa-pulp-mill-clean-up

Press release from Congressman Jared Huffman’s office: WASHINGTON-Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) announced today that the final shipment of some three million gallons of dangerous chemicals has left the former Samoa Pulp Mill site, in


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