By GUY KOVNER
THE PRESS DEMOCRAT
Freshman Rep. Jared Huffman, D-San Rafael, has been appointed to House committees on natural resources and the budget, his office said Wednesday.
Huffman, who was sworn in last week in Washington, said the Natural Resources Committee’s focus “perfectly matches the interests and needs of my North Coast and North Bay constituents.”
Huffman said he will work to “protect our environment and create new jobs through policies that grow our economy, resolve natural resource conflicts, advance clean energy solutions and combat global warming.”
On the budget panel, Huffman said he would work toward a budget that “reflects our values as a nation while also resolving our national debt crisis.”
The former state legislator noted that in Sacramento he chaired the Assembly Water, Parks and Wildlife Committee and served on the Budget Committee.
Huffman’s 2nd Congressional District stretches from Marin County to the Oregon border, excluding Santa Rosa, Rohnert Park, Cotati and Sonoma Valley.