Press Releases

12.15.11

Reps. Schiff, Bass Introduce INVEST Act to Encourage Investment and Employment

Washington, DC -Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Charles Bass (R-NH) introduced the INVEST Act to strengthen our economic competitiveness by fostering an enhanced environment for start-ups. Specifically, the legislation would make it easier for foreign students who have graduated from U.S. universities with degrees in Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM), and other related fields, to stay in the country if they start their businesses here and create American jobs.According to researc… Continue Reading


12.14.11

House Passes Resolution Urging Turkey to Restore Properties to Armenian Church

Washington, DC -Late last night, the House of Representatives passed the Return of Churches Resolution (H. Res. 306), sponsored by Reps. Ed Royce, Howard Berman and Adam Schiff, calling on the Republic of Turkey to end all religious persecution and to return stolen Christian church properties. The legislation now awaits Senate action."For more than two centuries our nation has stood for tolerance of other faiths, and the promotion of religious freedom," Rep. Schiff said. "American diplomats, mem… Continue Reading


11.30.11

Schiff Statement on World AIDS Day

Washington, D.C.- Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement this evening marking World AIDS Day, which is tomorrow:"Nearly 30 years ago, the AIDS epidemic began to cut down thousands, later millions of otherwise healthy, mostly young people in the U.S. and across the world. "As we observe World AIDS Day, each of us should pause and remember the more than 25 million people worldwide who are estimated to have died from the disease. But even as we mourn those who have been lost, we m… Continue Reading


11.21.11

Schiff's Familial DNA Language Passes as Part of Conference Report

Washington, DC -Thursday night, just hours after the measure passed the House, the Senate approved a budget conference report which includes language drafted by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) to encourage the FBI to expand the availability of familial DNA testing to solve cold cases."Despite the painstaking efforts of law enforcement to stop him, the Grim Sleeper roamed the streets of South Los Angeles for nearly 25 years, murdering at least 11 people," Rep. Schiff said. "When police ultimately request… Continue Reading


11.16.11

Schiff Urges Joint Select Committee to "Go Big" on Deficit Reduction

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) spoke on the House floor, urging the Joint Select Committee to seize the opportunity to do something big to put the nation's finances on a long-term, solvent and sustainable path. In his remarks, he outlined a set of long-term strategies and policies to:§ Make the United States a manufacturing powerhouse again;§ Ensure that small business remains the catalyst for the American economy;§ Reorient our immigration structure to attrac… Continue Reading


11.14.11

President Signs Schiff Bill to Dedicate Pasadena Post Office to First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall

Washington, DC - President Obama has signed legislation introduced by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) into law, designating the historic U.S. Postal Service office located at 281 E. Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena as the "First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office." USPS district officials in Pasadena have been notified and are working with Rep. Schiff to plan a ceremony following the arrival of the plaque honoring Goodall, which will take about six weeks to arrive from the time it is ordered and will b… Continue Reading


11.04.11

Schiff Tapped as House Conferee for Consideration of Agriculture, Commerce-Justice-Science & Transportation-HUD Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC- House Appropriations Committee Ranking Democratic Member Rep. Norm Dicks (D-WA) tapped Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) to serve as a Conferee for H.R. 2112: The Agriculture; Commerce-Justice-Science; & Transportation-HUD Appropriations Bill. Congressional Conference Committees are appointed to find a path to compromise on a bill that both chambers can accept, as both chambers must eventually pass the identical legislation for the bill to become law."I am honored to serve as a Confere… Continue Reading


11.04.11

Schiff Introduces Utilizing DNA Technology to Solve Cold Cases Act of 2011 Bill would instruct the FBI to expand the availability of Familial DNA testing

Washington, DC -For nearly 25 years, a serial killer roamed the streets of South Los Angeles, murdering at least 11 people. According to Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Charlie Beck, the challenge facing the LAPD was the fact that it had the DNA from the suspect, but there was no match in the Combined DNA Index System (CODIS). After the LAPD conducted a Familial DNA search of California's DNA database and received a hit, a reverse family tree was prepared, which allowed detectives to … Continue Reading


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

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