Press Releases

01.01.13

Rep. Schiff Statement on House Passage of Fiscal Cliff Legislation

Washington, DC -- Tonight, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement after voting to pass legislation to avert the Fiscal Cliff:"I'm grateful that Congress finally came together to pass a deal late last night to avoid going over the Fiscal Cliff. This bipartisan package is far from perfect, but it does protect middle class tax cuts, raise important new revenues and make the tax code more progressive. Most important, it avoids the body blow to the economy that would h… Continue Reading


12.22.12

Rep. Schiff Calls for Balanced and Bipartisan Approach to Avert Fiscal Cliff

Washington, DC - After last night's failure to come to an agreement on Speaker Boehner's "Plan B" legislation to avoid going over the Fiscal Cliff, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) once again called for the Speaker, President Obama and Congressional leaders to come together to pass a bipartisan and balanced bill that would avert end of the year tax increases and spending cuts:"It is plain from the Speaker's failure to get a majority of his conference to support his own proposal, that he must ins… Continue Reading


12.21.12

Rep. Schiff Statement on State Department Report on Benghazi Terrorist Attack

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement on the State Department's "Accountability Review Board" report on the Benghazi terrorist attack: "The State Department 'Accountability Review Board' issued a thorough and objective report on the Benghazi incident, and I congratulate Ambassador Thomas Pickering and commission members for their analysis of what went wrong in Benghazi and what steps are necessary to preven… Continue Reading


12.18.12

House Passes Rep. Schiff Bill to Award Grants to States to Implement DNA Collection for Felony Arrestees

Washington DC -Today, the Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2012 (H.R. 6014), sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), passed the House of Representatives by voice vote. Originally introduced in 2010, Katie's Law bears the name of Katie Sepich, a college student who was raped and murdered in 2003 in New Mexico. Her attacker was arrested several times over subsequent years but was never linked to Katie's murder, as his DNA was not collected until 2006."Katie's Law is an important step we c… Continue Reading


12.18.12

Los Angeles Daily News - Exclusive survey: California Democrats agree to ban assault weapons, Republicans mostly silent

By Josh Richman and Andrew Edwards, Staff Writers Democrats representing California in Congress are promising to push for new gun control measures in the aftermath of the horrific slayings at a Connecticut elementary school last week, but the state's Republicans representatives were mostly silent amid the renewed debate over firearms legislation. An exclusive survey of all 53 California House members and members-elect, by the Los Angeles News Group and Bay Area News Group, found all 32 of th… Continue Reading


12.11.12

Rep. Schiff Announces ChapCare Health Centers Will Receive $2.6 Million Annually To Provide Services to San Gabriel Valley Residents

Washington DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that Community Health Alliance of Pasadena (ChapCare) will receive a five year federal grant in the amount of $2,677,501 annually from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). This grant was awarded to ChapCare to continue to provide services to tens of thousands of medically under-insured and uninsured residents throughout the San Gabriel Valley. "For nearly two decades, ChapCare's work in the San Gabriel Valley has exempli… Continue Reading


12.07.12

Rep. Schiff Statement on Supreme Court Granting Cert to Prop 8 and DOMA Cases

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff release the following statement after the Supreme Court announced it will take up marriage equality this term, hearing both a case stemming from California's Proposition 8 and a case from New York challenging the constitutionality of the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act: "With the Supreme Court's decision to hear arguments on the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 which defines marriage as exclusively between a man and a women, I hope we… Continue Reading


12.05.12

Rep. Adam Schiff Responds to Announcement of New Mars Rover

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) applauded the new Mars program missions announced by NASA, including a new robotic science rover set to launch in 2020. Over the past year, Schiff has worked with the planetary science community and his congressional colleagues to urge NASA to reconsider its ill-advised cuts to the Mars Program. Today's announcement represents a major step away from that earlier decision, and Schiff will continue to push for expanded funding for the Mars Program thr… Continue Reading


12.04.12

Rep. Adam Schiff Responds to Announcement of New Mars Rover

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) applauded the new Mars program missions announced by NASA, including a new robotic science rover set to launch in 2020. Over the past year, Schiff has worked with the planetary science community and his congressional colleagues to urge NASA to reconsider its ill-advised cuts to the Mars Program. Today's announcement represents a major step away from that earlier decision, and Schiff will continue to push for expanded funding for the Mars Program th… Continue Reading


12.04.12

Rep. Adam Schiff Calls on Appropriations Committee to Cut All Security Funding to Azerbaijan

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to Senators Patrick Leahy and Lindsey Graham, and Representatives Kay Granger and Nita Lowey -- the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the State and Foreign Operations Subcommittees in the House and Senate -- calling on them to cut all security assistance to Azerbaijan, including Azerbaijan's International Military Education and Training Account (IMET) funding. This latest request comes after the egregious repatriation and release of Rami… Continue Reading


11.28.12

Rep. Schiff Statement on GOP's Renewed Attacks on UN Ambassador Susan Rice

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Community released the following statement: "This week, GOP Senators continued their unfounded criticism of UN Ambassador Susan Rice. This is a terrible disservice to a dedicated public servant, and a transparent attempt to deny the President a potential cabinet member of his choice. "The uncontested fact is that the intelligence community provided the talking points Ambassador Rice used as the basis of her sta… Continue Reading


11.15.12

Rep. Schiff Statement Regarding Ambassador Susan Rice

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after leaving an Intelligence Committee hearing:"I have worked with United Nations Ambassador Susan Rice for several years, and have the greatest confidence in her knowledge, experience, integrity and ability, and I am deeply disturbed by the present attacks on her character."On the afternoon of September 15th, the members of the Intelligence Committee were provided wit… Continue Reading


09.27.12

Rep. Schiff Now Accepting Applications for Service Academy Nominations

Pasadena, CA - Every year, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) nominates students from the 29th Congressional district for appointment to one of the five United States service academies, four of which require a Congressional nomination. With these appointments, students are provided a free college education at a nationally-recognized academic institution, while preparing for an officer's commission in our nation's armed forces."Students that are appointed to a service academy compile outstanding resume… Continue Reading


09.25.12

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With the short term continuing resolution that was just passed, the program is funded at the same level through March 2013. When Congress"I have been working closely with Caltech to address the very real cuts that they face from the current version of the House appropriations bill funding the Earthquake Hazard Reduction Program which would result in a 30% cut in funding. While Congress is most likely to pass a short-term continuing resolution, I'm also confident that when the House and Senate c… Continue Reading


09.21.12

Rep. Schiff Statement on Armenian Independence Day

Washington DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the 21st anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia:"I rejoice with the dynamic Armenian community that I represent and proudly say 'Oorakh Angakhootyan Or.' Congratulations to the people of Armenia, to Armenians in America and around the world on this joyous day. The road to independence has not always been easy for this nation, but time has proven that Armenians are survivors-survivors of foreign… Continue Reading


09.20.12

Rep. Schiff Warns Metro of 710 Tunnel Cost and Community Impact

Pasadena, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) sent a letter to Chairman Michael Antonovich and members of the Los Angeles Metro Board warning them of the likelihood of massive fiscal and community costs associated with a tunnel and urging them to remove that option from further consideration in the "710 North Gap Closure Project." Instead he called on Metro to focus on less disruptive and costly options that will immediately bring congestion relief to residents of the surrounding commu… Continue Reading


09.20.12

International Anti-Piracy Caucus Unveils "2012 International Piracy Watch List"

Washington, DC - Today, the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, which is chaired by Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), and Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), unveiled the "2012 International Piracy Watch List." In an effort to fight copyright piracy and call attention to countries where it has reached alarming levels, the Caucus highlighted the high levels of piracy and the lack of legal protections for copyright in the following five cou… Continue Reading


09.13.12

Pasadena Journal Op-ed: New Voter Suppression Laws Threaten to Turn Back the Clock

By Rep. Adam SchiffWritten for the Pasadena JournalIn the State of Florida, some state legislators and election officials are trying to do away with most early voting, and in particular, a very successful program to allow voters to cast their ballots the weekend before the election. Similarly in Ohio, another key battleground state this election, officials are trying to do away with an early election program put into place after the disastrous 2000 election in which voters had to wait hours on e… Continue Reading


09.13.12

Rep. Schiff Honors Neil Armstrong's Legacy on House Floor

Washington, DC - This week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to honor the life and legacy of Neil Armstrong - the first man to walk on the moon. Neil Armstrong's public memorial was held in National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. earlier today. Schiff's speech is below: "Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and legacy of a true American hero, the first human being to walk on the moon, Neil Alden Armstrong."I had the privilege of meeting… Continue Reading


09.13.12

Rep. Schiff Honors Neil Armstrong's Legacy on House Floor

Washington, DC - This week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) spoke on the floor of the House of Representatives to honor the life and legacy of Neil Armstrong - the first man to walk on the moon. Neil Armstrong's public memorial was held in National Cathedral in Washington, D.C. earlier today. Schiff's speech is below: "Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the life and legacy of a true American hero, the first human being to walk on the moon, Neil Alden Armstrong."I had the privilege of meeting… Continue Reading

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