Jared William Huffman (born February 18, 1964) is an American politician who has been the U.S. Representative for California's 2nd congressional district since 2013. He is a member of the Democratic Party. From 2006 to 2012, Huffman was a member of the California State Assembly, representing the 6th district. Huffman chaired the Assembly Water, Parks & Wildlife Committee and also chaired the Assembly Environmental Caucus. He was elected to Congress in November 2012.
Lawmakers voted 265-159 on a Democratic amendment offered by Rep. Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) that would bar the Civil War symbol from being flown at cemeteries run by the Department of Veterans Affairs. Quote: “Over 150 years ago, slavery was abolished,” he said on the floor. “Why, in the year 2016, are we still condoning displays of this hateful symbol on our sacred national cemeteries?”
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