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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


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


09.12.12

Rep. Schiff Statement on Attack Against US Diplomat in Libya

Washington, DC - After the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya this morning, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement:"I was deeply saddened and disturbed to learn of the attack on the American consulate in Benghazi, Libya that claimed the lives of Ambassador Christopher Stephens and three other Americans. Ambassador Stephens was a well-known figure in Libya, and was deeply involved in helping the Libyan people i… Continue Reading


09.11.12

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on September 11 Anniversary

Washington, DC - Today, after participating in a Remembrance Ceremony on the steps of the Capitol, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the following statement on the anniversary of September 11th:"Today, we remember those lost eleven years ago on September 11, 2001. We also remember the extraordinary acts of bravery and heroism performed by courageous passengers and crew on United Flight 93, by the first responders who rushed into burning buildings, and by the thousands of nameless volunteers wh… Continue Reading


08.16.12

Schiff, Feinstein, McKeon: Forest Service Will Start Nighttime Fire Fighting

Washington, DC -Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Representative Buck McKeon today (R-CA) today announced the United States Forest Service will immediately begin the training and retrofitting of helicopters necessary to use helicopters at night to fight wildfires in Southern California. Previously, the Forest Service restricted aerial firefighting operations to daylight hours only.In August 2009, the destructive Station Fire escaped efforts to contain it on t… Continue Reading


08.06.12

Rep. Schiff Cheers Curiosity Landing at JPL Tonight, Renews Call to Fully Fund Mars Program

Pasadena, CA - Tonight, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after the Mars Science Laboratory (MSL), known as Curiosity, successfully touched down on Mars and began its extraordinary mission:"The landing of Curiosity is a remarkable engineering achievement and the culmination of nearly a decade of work by thousands of people here and around the world. In the coming weeks and months, Curiosity will answer many of the vital questions about Mars' past and whether it ever h… Continue Reading


07.31.12

Rep. Schiff Supports Extending Bush Tax Cuts for Middle Class Families

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) joined his colleagues in calling on the House to extend the Bush-era tax cuts for the overwhelming majority of Americans and small businesses. This week, he co-sponsored H.R. 15 which would extend tax cuts for all Americans on income up to $250,000, an identical measure to the one that passed the Senate last week, and released the following statement: "There is strong bipartisan agreement that the Bush-era tax cuts should be extended for incom… Continue Reading


07.25.12

Rep. Schiff Selects Burbank Residents Greg and Leah Switzer as 2012 Angels in Adoption

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced he has selected Greg and Leah Switzer to be this year's recipients of the 29th Congressional District "Angels in Adoption" award, an annual award sponsored by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI). Greg and Leah Switzer were nominated by the Boys & Girls Club of Burbank and Greater East Valley, and selected by Schiff."Greg and Leah have demonstrated such great compassion throughout the foster care and adoption pro… Continue Reading


07.24.12

Rep. Schiff Statement on Aurora Shooting

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former federal prosecutor, today released the following statement after the shooting in Aurora last week:"I was deeply saddened by the tragic and senseless shooting at an Aurora, Colorado movie theater. Our priority must be aiding and comforting the victims and their families. I also believe we should take this moment to examine our laws and determine how we can prevent horrendous acts like this one in the future. We will never be able to stop all sens… Continue Reading


07.11.12

Rep. Schiff Honors Montrose Search and Rescue on House Floor

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored the members of Montrose Search and Rescue for their life-saving work during a speech on the floor of the House of Representatives. In recent weeks, the team has received wide recognition of their heroism for saving a drowning girl in the Angeles National Forest. Schiff's speech is below:"Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor the Montrose Search and Rescue team. "For over sixty-five years, Montrose Search and Rescue has been conducting l… Continue Reading


07.02.12

Reps. Schiff, Chu and Napolitano Hold Press Conference Denouncing Postal Consolidation Decision to Close Mack Robinson and the City of Industry's Processing & Distribution Centers

Pasadena CA - Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (CA-29), Judy Chu (CA-32), and Grace Napolitano (CA-38) held a press conference at Pasadena City Hall to urge U.S. Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to reconsider his decision to close Pasadena's Mack Robinson Processing and Distribution Center (P&DC) and the City of Industry P&DC. The three Congressional leaders were joined by Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard, local leaders of the National Association for Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)… Continue Reading


06.29.12

Rep. Schiff Secures Language in Appropriations Bill Calling on Forest Service to Complete Critical Reports

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Interior Appropriations bill will include language he authored that strongly urges the Forest Service to complete two critical reports still incomplete more than three years after the tragic Station Fire in Southern California. Rep. Schiff has long called for the Forest Service to complete its report on the possibility of using helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft at night to fight forest fires. The Forest Service has initiated studies t… Continue Reading


06.29.12

Rep. Schiff Votes for Bipartisan Agreement on Keeping Student Loan Rates Low and Creating Transportation Jobs

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement after the House voted on bipartisan legislation to prevent the doubling of student loan rates on July 1st, as well as a transportation that will create much-needed jobs throughout Los Angeles and California:"I was very pleased to see that the House today reached bipartisan agreement - so rare over the past year - on two important pieces of legislation that will keep student loan rates low and pave the way for j… Continue Reading


06.28.12

Rep. Schiff on Contempt Vote: Outrageous Abuse of the Contempt Power

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former prosecutor, spoke on the House floor in opposition to the contempt resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder. In an op-ed yesterday for Politico, Schiff also defending the Attorney General writing "to say this is a tragic misuse of Congress's power is an understatement." "I thank the gentleman for yielding and i rise in strong opposition to these contempt resolutions. I spent six years as an assistant U.S. attorney and I have great admirat… Continue Reading

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