Press Releases

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


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

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