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Rep. Jared Huffman

Representative for California’s 2nd District

pronounced JAR-id // HUF-mihn


Huffman is the representative for California’s 2nd congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Huffman is next up for reelection in 2020.

Rep. Jared Huffman is currently voting by proxy under new rules in effect during the COVID-19 pandemic. Since May 22, 2020, Rep. Daniel Kildee [D-MI5] will be casting Huffman’s vote. Under the rules for proxy voting, representatives may designate another representative as their proxy and must give their proxy exact instructions on how to vote.
Photo of Rep. Jared Huffman [D-CA2]

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2019 Report Card for Huffman.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

Huffman is shown as a purple triangle in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).

The chart is based on the bills Huffman has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to May 27, 2020. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Jared Huffman sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Huffman was the primary sponsor of 1 bill that was enacted:

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Does 1 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.

We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Huffman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Public Lands and Natural Resources (28%) Energy (16%) Education (15%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Native Americans (9%) Labor and Employment (9%) Science, Technology, Communications (6%) Environmental Protection (6%)

Recent Bills

Some of Huffman’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Huffman voted Nay

Huffman voted Nay

Passed 405/2 on May 1, 2017.

H.R. 910 establishes a safe harbor that would allow broker-dealers to issue research reports that cover Exchange Traded Funds (ETFs), so that these reports are ...

Huffman voted Nay

Passed 400/16 on Apr 5, 2017.

H.R. 1304 clarifies that federal regulators cannot redefine “stop-loss” insurance as “health insurance coverage” under federal law. Specifically, the legislation amends the Employee Retirement Income ...

Huffman voted No

Huffman voted No

Passed 218/208 on Jun 18, 2015.

This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. ...

Huffman voted Yea

Passed 338/88 on May 13, 2015.

The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of ...

Huffman voted Nay

Passed 219/206 on Dec 11, 2014.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December ...

Huffman voted Nay

Huffman voted No

Missed Votes

From Jan 2013 to May 2020, Huffman missed 163 of 4,555 roll call votes, which is 3.6%. This is worse than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.

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Primary Sources

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