Press Releases

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


06.25.12

Rep. Schiff Condemns Supreme Court Decision in Montana Campaign Finance Case

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court issued a summary reversal of the Montana Supreme Court's decision to uphold a state law that prohibited corporate spending in state elections, similar to the Court's Citizens United decision:"The Supreme Court's decision today in American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock today - overturning Montana's corporate election spending limits - is another grave disappointment. The Supreme Court had… Continue Reading


06.20.12

Rep. Schiff Condemns Vote Against Attorney General Eric Holder

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former federal prosecutor, issued the following statement after the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold the Attorney General in contempt:"The Committee has taken the deeply ill-considered step of voting to hold the Attorney General in contempt. Given the Attorney General's willingness to provide a wide range of documents not generally made available to Congress - such as internal deliberations over communicating with … Continue Reading


06.18.12

Rep. Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Permit Content Neutral Regulation of Campaign Spending

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) today introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's ill-considered opinion in Citizen's United, and other Supreme Court precedent which have made it impossible to regulate the billions in campaign spending unleashed over the last two decades. The amendment also overturns a Supreme Court decision - Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett - striking down an Arizona law which allowed public finan… Continue Reading


06.11.12

Rep. Schiff Statement of LGBT Pride Month

Washington, DC - Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement today in honor of LGBT Pride Month, which is observed each year during the month of June:"The tide is turning in favor of equality and this year's LGBT Pride Month is punctuated by many important changes. The growing support for marriage equality is significant and I welcome President Obama's recent declaration in support of access to the right of marriage for all Americans. I'm encouraged by the recent ruling … Continue Reading


06.05.12

Rep. Schiff Announces Appointments to U.S. Service Academies

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that five students from the 29th Congressional District have received appointments to U.S. service academies for the class of 2016. Four of the five United States service academies require a Congressional nomination in order to receive an appointment.The following students received appointments:• Peter Thomas Goodwin, a resident of Alhambra attending St. Monica Academy, to the Naval Academy• Nathan William Hamming, a resident of Bu… Continue Reading


05.31.12

Rep. Schiff Speaks Out On DOMA Ruling in Appropriations Committee

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) spoke during a markup of the Appropriations Committee about the recent ruling by the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and called on Congress to prohibit funding in the bill under consideration from defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court. Speaker John Boehner has pledged to spend up to $1.5 million of money from the legislative branch appropriations to defend DOMA, and has spent $750,000 so far. Rep. Schiff has long encouraged repeal o… Continue Reading


05.30.12

Rep. Schiff Introduces Legislation to Ensure Cities Can Qualify for Federal Disaster Relief After Major Storms

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced legislation to fix the problems that Pasadena and other cities in the Southern California faced in qualifying for federal disaster relief from the devastating windstorms of November and December 2011. Currently, small and medium sized communities located in large states like California have a particularly difficult time reaching the state-wide and county-wide thresholds needed to qualify for federal disaster relief. This legislation woul… Continue Reading

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