Press Releases

11.03.11

Schiff Urges Senate & House Appropriations Subcommittees to Focus More Resources on the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of the Senate and House Appropriations Subcommittees on State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs, Sens. Patrick Leahy and Lindsey Graham, and Reps. Kay Granger and Nita Lowey, urging them to direct USAID and the Department of State to focus not less than $10 million for humanitarian and development programs in the Republic of Nagorno-Karabakh."Given the continued drumbeat of bellicose rhetori… Continue Reading


11.02.11

Go for Broke Regiments Receive Congressional Gold Medal

Washington, DC- Today, the U.S. Army 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, commonly known as the "Go For Broke" regiments, was awarded with the Congressional Gold Medal. The highly-decorated Japanese-American World War II Veterans received this special recognition as a result of the President signing into law companion legislation to a bill Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced in the House on Oct. 5, 2010. The legislation pays tribute to the "Go For Broke" regiments, as well … Continue Reading


11.02.11

International Anti-Piracy Caucus Spotlights Economic Study on the Contribution of the U.S. Copyright Industries

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus Co-Chairs, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA), hosted a press conference on the release of the Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy: The 2011 Report. The report, prepared by Economists Incorporated for the International Intellectual Property Alliance, demonstrates the continuing positive impact these industries have on the U.S. economy i… Continue Reading


11.01.11

MEDIA ADVISORY: International Anti-Piracy Caucus to Spotlight Economic Study on the Contribution of the U.S. Copyright Industries

Washington, D.C. - Tomorrow, Wednesday Nov. 2,Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus Co-Chairs, Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) will host a press conference on the release of the Copyright Industries in the U.S. Economy: The 2011 Report, a report prepared by Economists Incorporated for the International Intellectual Property Alliance, demonstrating the continuing positive impact these industries have o… Continue Reading


10.27.11

Schiff Presses FAA to Regulate Helicopter Traffic over Residential Neighborhoods

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) urged the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to set reasonable limits on helicopter flyovers of residential Los Angeles neighborhoods at a roundtable hosted by the House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee. The meeting was convened with representatives from the FAA, Helicopter Association International and the National Transportation Safety Board to examine helicopter flight operations in metropolitan areas, including Los Ang… Continue Reading


10.24.11

Schiff Bill to Dedicate Pasadena Post Office to First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Passes the Senate, Awaits President's Signature

Washington, DC- Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that legislation he introduced to designate the historic U.S. Postal Service office located at 281 E. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena as the "First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office" passed the Senate and now awaits the President's signature. "I am so pleased that legislation to pay tribute to Oliver Goodall, a great patriot who always exhibited perseverance in the face of adversity, is one step closer to becoming law," Rep. Schiff said. "Once… Continue Reading


10.19.11

Schiff Statement on Operation Fast and Furious

Schiff Statement on Operation Fast and FuriousCalls for politically motivated attacks on Attorney General to come to an endWashington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement concerning Operation Fast and Furious, calling for the politically motivated attacks on Attorney General Eric Holder to come to an end:"The politically motivated attacks on Attorney General Eric Holder need to come to an end. They are a meritless distraction from the important work of the Depart… Continue Reading


10.12.11

SCHIFF STATEMENT ON THE PENDING FREE TRADE AGREEMENTS

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff released the following statement on the pending Free Trade Agreements:"Throughout my tenure in the House, I have reviewed the free trade agreements brought to Congress on a case-by-case basis, taking into account the economic impact on California and the nation, labor, human rights and environmental concerns, and the effect on American diplomacy and national security."After careful review of the Korea, Colombia and Panama free trade agreements, … Continue Reading


10.12.11

Schiff Shares Frustration over Reckless Decision-Making and Irresponsible Behavior

Washington, DC - As the Occupy Wall Street movement spreads across the nation, and into the 29th Congressional District, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement:"The Occupy Wall Street movement, which began last month with a small number of protesters at a park in New York City, has quickly spread across the nation. The movement puts a human face on the shared frustration Americans across the nation have over these persistently challenging economic times, marked by a struggling … Continue Reading


10.05.11

Schiff to Host Small Business Assistance& Career Opportunity Fair

Washington, DC - On Thursday, Oct. 20, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) will host a Small Business Assistance and Career Opportunity Fair, bringing government and community resources together to assist individuals looking for work and small businesses struggling to stay afloat or to grow."Far too many people in our community are still struggling to find a job or keep their business afloat," Rep. Schiff said. "The career fair will provide an opportunity for people to network and find additional resou… Continue Reading


09.30.11

Schiff Statement on the Death of Anwar al-Awlaki

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-29) released the following statement after the President announced the death of Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born leader of al Qaeda's branch in Yemen:"Congratulations to President Obama, his national security team, and to the CIA and the U.S. Joint Special Operations Command that executed the operation to kill Anwar al-Awlaki, an American-born leader of al Qaeda's branch in Yemen and the mastermind behind several attacks against the United State… Continue Reading


09.20.11

Schiff Statement on the End of ‘Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Policy

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the end of the military's Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy:"Today's end to the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy is a major turning point in our nation's history, finally ensuring a fair opportunity for all Americans to serve in the military. We should never discriminate against any American, and the need to ensure equality is all the more compelling when you consider that these men … Continue Reading


09.11.11

Schiff on the 10th Anniversary of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks

Pasadena, CA - This weekend, as we observe the 10th anniversary of the September 11, 2011 terrorist attacks, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: "Ten years ago, I was walking to the Capitol when courageous passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 fought off hijackers to force their plane down in a Pennsylvania field. Their bravery saved many lives on the ground, and if, as we now understand, the destination of that final plane was the Capitol itself, perhaps my own.… Continue Reading


09.08.11

CONGRESS ADDRESSES BRAIN INJURY IN YOUTH AS STUDENTS RETURN TO SCHOOL

WASHINGTON --Congressmen Leonard Lance (R-NJ), Howard Berman (D-CA), Elton Gallegly (R-CA), Buck McKeon (R-CA), Adam Schiff (D-CA), Joe Baca (D-CA) and Congresswoman Laura Richardson (D-CA) along with over 70 bi-partisan colleagues have co-sponsored The National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan Act (PABI Plan Act). The PABI Plan Act, also referred to as H.R. 2600, will fund a seven-year initiative to implement the National Pediatric Acquired Brain Injury Plan (PABI Plan) in all fifty states… Continue Reading


08.18.11

Schiff Statement on President Obama's Call for the Removal of Bashar Assad as Syria's President

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after President Obama called for the removal of Bashar Assad as Syria's president:"I am pleased that President Obama has now called for the removal of Bashar Assad as Syria's president and has further tightened economic sanctions on the Syrian regime. I have been calling for Assad's departure for months and firmly believe that the Syrian dictator cannot be allowed to remain in power now that he has the blood of t… Continue Reading


08.18.11

Schiff Selects Sandra Carrasco & Tamara Brown as 2011 ‘Angels in Adoption,' Congratulates Unsung Hero, Social Worker William Wong

Pasadena, CA- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced he has selected Sandra Carrasco and Tamara Brown 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)."Sandra and Tamara have demonstrated such great compassion throughout the foster care and adoption process, and their dedication to, and love for Isaiah and Ciara make them an ideal choice for recognition as Angels in … Continue Reading


08.11.11

Schiff Hosts Roundtable Discussion on Economic Competitiveness, Start-ups and Visas

Pasadena, CA - Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-29) hosted a roundtable discussion with local business leaders, entrepreneurs, and Caltech faculty and students at the Caltech Avery Library yesterday, focusing on our economic competitiveness, the environment for start-ups and the impact of visa policies in Southern California and across the nation.Every year, many graduates from our nation's top universities, such as Caltech, have no other option but to return to their country of origin at the expiration of … Continue Reading


08.10.11

Schiff Hosts Breakfast for TACL, IAPAC, CASIC and KAC Interns

Pasadena, CA - This morning, Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-29) hosted about 40 interns from the Taiwanese American Citizens League (TACL), Indochinese American Political Action Committee (IAPAC), CAUSE's California Asian American Student Internship Coalition (CASIC) Leadership Academy, and the Korean American Coalition (KAC) for breakfast at the Los Angeles Zoo. "It was a pleasure to meet and interact with the interns involved in the TACL, IAPAC, CASIC and KAC programs, all of whom were exceptionally imp… Continue Reading


08.03.11

Schiff Condemns Partial FAA Shutdown, Calls on Airlines to Pass Savings onto Passengers

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) expressed his frustration with the House Majority for breaking for August recess without passing a clean FAA reauthorization bill and sent a letter calling on the airlines to pass on savings as a result of the shutdown to their passengers:"It is appalling to me that the House Majority has recessed for August without passing a clean FAA reauthorization bill, forcing a partial shutdown of the FAA. The shutdown will cost the government $200 million a w… Continue Reading


08.01.11

Schiff Statement on House-Passed Bill to Avoid Government Default

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after the House approved a bill tonight that raises the federal debt limit and cuts discretionary spending by $1 trillion over the next 10 years, averting a government default."America pays its debts, and tonight I voted to pay them. The bill represents a painful and unbalanced compromise that should have included revenue, as part of a grand bargain that would set this nation on a new and responsible path towards true… Continue Reading

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