Newly elected Congressman Jared Huffman (D-San Rafael) was sworn in as a member of the 113th Congress on Thursday, January 3rd. Huffman was elected in a landslide victory to represent the newly drawn Second Congressional district which stretches from Marin to the Oregon border.
“I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues to solve problems and to get things done,” said Huffman in a release sent out after the swearing in. “I’m mindful of the huge responsibility I’m undertaking, and I’m ready and excited to get to work on behalf of the great people of California’s second district.”
Congress has some big issues to tackle in the next 60 days as they struggle to find agreements on spending cuts and long term fixes to entitlement programs like Social Security and Medicare that threaten to drive deficits higher in coming years.
Congressman Huffman was joined at his swearing in event by his mother, two brothers, wife, and two children. In honor of the occasion, Jared hosted a reception and watch party with family and constituents from California’s 2nd district in his Washington, DC office.
Congressman Huffman represents the 2nd district of California, which covers the North Bay and over 500 miles of coastline stretching from the Golden Gate Bridge to the Oregon border. Huffman was sworn in with a class of 67 new representatives: 29 Republicans and 38 Democrats.
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