Press Releases

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


07.29.11

Schiff Joins Daphna Ziman to Kick Off Children Uniting Nations' "Keeping the Promise to Our Children" National Conference

Washington, DC -Yesterday morning, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joined Daphna Ziman to kick off Children Uniting Nations' "Keeping the Promise to Our Children" National Conference, a day-long forum for policy makers and academics to discuss how our laws can better serve America's children."The greatest measure of a society is how well it treats its most vulnerable population, and in our society, the most vulnerable are our children, and among those -- our foster children," Rep. Schiff said. "I was pl… Continue Reading


07.25.11

Schiff Discusses Ongoing Debt Talks on Fox News' America's Newsroom

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joined Fox News host Alisyn Camerota on America's Newsroom to discuss the ongoing debt and deficit negotiations. See below for a transcript of the interview. Click here to watch the video on Rep. Schiff's YouTube Channel. Rep. Schiff also appeared on Fox News Sunday with Shannon Bream. Click here to watch.Transcript:ALISYN CAMEROTA, FOX NEWS ANCHOR:The battle over the debt crisis ping- ponged back and forth this weekend, and the clock, of course,… Continue Reading


07.19.11

Schiff Applauds Licensing Deal with China's Biggest Search Engine, Known for Illegal Downloads

Washington, DC- Today, One Stop China, a joint venture between Sony Music, Warner Music, and Universal Music, announced a licensing deal with Chinese search and social networking giant Baidu. One of the 10 most trafficked websites in the world and the most popular website in China, Baidu has long been a major concern for U.S. copyright holders, as their services connected users to infringing music and video content and facilitated piracy. Baidu has been highlighted by the International Anti Pira… Continue Reading


07.18.11

Schiff on the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act: Not a Serious Legislative Proposal

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011, which has been introduced by the House Majority and could come to the House Floor for a vote as early as next week:"The "Cut, Cap, and Balance Act of 2011" is not a serious legislative proposal, but a political device to give members of the majority political "cover." With only two weeks to go, we should not be spending precious time on proposals like this, which w… Continue Reading


07.14.11

House Adopts Schiff, Bass, Fudge Amendment to Advance Cutting-Edge Energy Research

Washington, DC -Today, on a razor thin 214 to 213 vote, the House approved an amendment offered by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. Charles Bass (R-NH), and Rep. Marcia Fudge (D-OH) in the FY2012 Energy and Water Appropriations bill to restore funding for cutting-edge research through the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E). The amendment, which will provide a boost to the revolutionary arm of DOE started in 2009 to pursue high-risk, high-reward research on energy, passed on a biparti… Continue Reading


07.13.11

Schiff Amendment Would Restore Funding for Community Oriented Policing Services

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) offered an amendment to the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill for FY2012 to restore $600 million to the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) office at the Department of Justice (DOJ) for hiring grants. COPS hiring grants assist police departments large and small with the costs of hiring new police officers."Since its creation in 1994, COPS hiring programs have helped put an additional 100,000 police officers on the streets and… Continue Reading


07.13.11

Schiff Amendments Would Boost Funding for Critical Science, Space & Technology Initiatives

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) offered two amendments to the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations bill for FY2012 to restore vital funding for science and technology, which were disproportionately affected by the cuts proposed in the underlying bill. Unfortunately, both amendments failed in committee."It is important that we make a strong investment in science and technology if we want our nation to have a prosperous future," Rep. Schiff said. "The cuts included in this b… Continue Reading

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