Pre-Congressman Jared Huffman, member of the world #1, top-ranked USA Volleyball squad, in a 1987 match against China.

It’s time again for “D.C. Update,” the show in which Humboldt’s Congressman, Jared Huffman, talks with Larry Trask of LoCO sister station KLGE-FM (“The Lounge”) about the issues of the day.

Fun one for politics nerds this week, as Huffman talks about some puzzling behind-the-scenes sausage-making antics. Here’s the rundown:

  • The politicization of the Supreme Court.
  • The budget appropriation process, which Huffman says is a “great revelation” of actual Republican values, as opposed to those preached on the campaign trail.
  • Civility in political discourse, the Red Hed incident and the angry man in charge. How should we comport ourselves? Huffman doesn’t claim to have the answers.
  • Every year, Huffman says, someone tries to sneak a strange little item into the defense appropriation bill — a mandate that a particular military base in Germany must buy coal from a particular coal mine in Pennsylvania. The military hates it and Huffman and his colleagues have succeeded in killing in in past years. But here it is again!

Tune in below!

“D.C. Update,” June 27, 2018. KLGE-FM.