“Honestly, if Paul Ryan had a kidney stone, I think he might refuse to pass it.”
— Rep. Jared Huffman, on Republican obstinance in Congress.
Our colleague Larry Trask, who runs one of the Outpost’s sister stations — KLGE-FM, “The Lounge,” 94.1 FM on your radio dial — recently launched a new weekly series of quick-hit interviews with Rep. Jared Huffman, Humboldt’s man on The Hill.
Each week, Trask will check in with the Congressman about the issues of the day, with a particular focus on issues of interest to Humboldt County. Do you have a Humboldt-centric question for Rep. Huffman? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org — if it’s a good one, Larry will try to put it to the man.
In the first episode, which clocks in at just over seven minutes, Huffman answers:
- What’s at the top of the agenda in D.C. this week?
- What’s the deal with these new tariffs on solar panels? Good thing? Bad thing?
- When is Congress going to ever get off its duff and pass reforms that will allow cannabis businesses to use banks?
- That government shutdown was probably a bad idea, wasn’t it?
Hear what our representative has to say about these things below, on the debut issue of “DC Update,” from The Lounge!