Press Releases

04.27.11

Rep. Adam Schiff Serves as Guest Teacher for Teach For America Week

Pasadena, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) served as a guest teacher at Washington Middle School during Teach For America Week, which engages local leaders in support of the movement to expand educational opportunity. As a guest teacher in the classroom, Rep. Schiff hoped to inspire students with lessons that connect the curriculum to real life."It was a pleasure to serve as a guest teacher today at Washington Middle School," Rep. Schiff said. "One of the greatest American ideals is that har… Continue Reading


04.26.11

Schiff to Host, Moderate Station Fire Update

Pasadena, CA - Since the Station Fire hit Southern California in August 2009, devastating 250 square miles, killing two firefighters and leaving many people homeless, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has worked with local fire agencies, the US Forest Service and many others to learn from what went wrong in the effort to extinguish the fire and implement changes to make sure those mistakes are not repeated. There has been some progress, although much more needs to be done, and Rep. Schiff is hosting a mee… Continue Reading


04.13.11

Rep. Schiff Urges President Obama to Properly Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-29) sent a letter to President Obama urging him to properly characterize the murder of 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children as "genocide" in his statement marking the April 24 anniversary of the start of the genocide."Mr. President, you have always been a leader on the important issue of human rights," Rep. Schiff said. "Unfortunately, both last year and in 2009, you did not use the term 'genocide' to describe the events of 1915-23. I ask you… Continue Reading


04.08.11

Schiff Statement on the Potential Government Shutdown

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-29) released the following statement on the potential government shutdown:"I am still hopeful that a government shutdown can be avoided, and I am doing everything possible to call for a responsible resolution on the amount of spending cuts. It would be a terrible result, however, if policy riders unrelated to our budget were permitted to derail the budget negotiations. A shutdown will be harmful to our economic recovery and would represent a tragic outcome … Continue Reading


04.08.11

A Note to Constituents with Upcoming Visits to Washington, DC

Greetings!As you have probably heard by now, budget negotiations are continuing here in D.C. but if they are not completed by Friday at midnight the government will be shutting down. Unfortunately, this means that all the Smithsonian museums will be closed and all White House tours will be canceled. For a list of other ways the shutdown will impact tourists in D.C., check out this link to the Washington Post: http://goo.gl/tPdDiYou may be curious about what will happen to your Capitol tour, as w… Continue Reading


04.07.11

Schiff Statement on a Looming Government Shutdown

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the looming government shutdown:"It is irresponsible to continue running the government in one- or two-week increments, but allowing the government to shut down would be even more irresponsible, counterproductive to our economic recovery, and detrimental to our long-term fiscal standing. An independent, non-partisan analysis indicated that a government shutdown could cost $8 billion per week - a price we simply cannot a… Continue Reading


04.06.11

Schiff Statement on Ryan Budget Proposal

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the FY 2012 budget proposal released by Budget Chairman Paul Ryan:"The bipartisan Bowles-Simpson fiscal commission laid out a menu of painful but serious proposals to deal with our growing budgetary and fiscal crises."As a Blue Dog Democrat who has long championed the need to balance our budget and pay down our debt, I am encouraged that the necessity of putting the nation's fiscal house in order now comma… Continue Reading


04.04.11

Schiff, Rogers Introduce Legislation to Protect Children from Predators

Washington, DC- Unfortunately, every year a number of convicted felons will try to spend unsupervised time with children by volunteering with a non-profit organization. However, a nationwide FBI fingerprint search, part of the PROTECT Act pilot program, has prevented many such offenders from volunteering - and protected children from harm.To build on the success of the pilot and make these essential background checks permanently and widely available to youth-serving organizations, Rep. Adam Schi… Continue Reading


04.01.11

House Denies Measure to Allow Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports to Adopt Curfews

Washington, DC - Today, the House failed to pass an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced with colleagues Brad Sherman and Howard Berman, the Valley-Wide Noise Relief Act. The amendment would have allowed Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports to adopt curfews."I am disappointed that our amendment to allow Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports to adopt mandatory curfews failed, but in what may be the first-ever vote on this issue in … Continue Reading


03.30.11

Schiff Testifies Before House Rules Committee

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) testified before the House Rules Committee, urging them to allow the House to consider legislation he introduced with colleagues Brad Sherman and Howard Berman, the Valley-Wide Noise Relief Act, as an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill, which is set to come to the House floor toward the end of the week. The amendment will allow Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports to adopt curfews."The thousands of San Fernando Val… Continue Reading


03.29.11

Schiff statement concerning U.S. military action in Libya

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff released the following statement concerning U.S. military action in Libya:"The situation in the Middle East and North Africa is one of great promise and at the same time, considerable peril. The spontaneous uprising of youth in the Arab world and beyond to demand a better life, representative government and an end to corruption is deeply inspiring. But it will bring a period of instability in the near term that will present many dangerous dillemas fo… Continue Reading


03.29.11

Carol Naomi Tanita Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff (CA-29) honored Carol Naomi Tanita of Monterey Park for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year.""Carol has maintained an active spirit for all her passions in life, and continues to be involved with the community as a tireless volunteer and parent," Rep. Schiff said. "We are fortunate to have Carol as a member of our community, and we can all be inspired by her example."Bor… Continue Reading


03.29.11

Joan Fauvre Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Joan Fauvreof Pasadena for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year.""Joan's impact in Pasadena has been exemplary, and she has set a tremendous example of what it means to give back to the community," Rep. Schiff said. "She has increasingly volunteered her time and talent, making unparalleled commitments to our children and their education."Joan grew up in Louisiana … Continue Reading


03.29.11

Dr. Susan C. Parks Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff (CA-29) honored Dr. Susan C. Parksfor her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year.""Susan Parks has demonstrated what a tremendous impact a single person can have on her community," Rep. Schiff said. "As a lifelong educator and current Superintendent of the San Gabriel Unified School District, she has assisted in educating thousands of students in the 29th Congressional District… Continue Reading


03.29.11

Anita Martin Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff (CA-29) honored Anita Martin of Altadena for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year.""For many years, Anita has spent an extraordinary amount of time and energy helping our nation's veterans," Rep. Schiff said. "In addition to Anita's contributions to veterans, Anita has volunteered extensively in Altadena, helping to enhance educational opportunities for our children, supp… Continue Reading


03.29.11

Nanette Fish Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff (CA-29) honored Nanette Fish of Temple City for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year.""Nanette is being honored as a Woman of the Year for her dedication to our schools, as well as the countless hours she has spent raising money for local charities and non-profit organizations," Rep. Schiff said. "Her passion for volunteerism is evident in the countless organizations to w… Continue Reading


03.29.11

Maro Kechichian Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff (CA-29) honored Maro Kechichian of Burbank for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year.""Maro's tireless efforts have benefited all of our community and beyond," Rep. Schiff said. "She is a dedicated participant in all her endeavors, bringing a dynamic energy to all of the activities in which she participates."Maro was born and raised in Lebanon, where she received her earl… Continue Reading


03.29.11

Dr. Ana Maria Grace Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff (CA-29) honored Dr. Ana Maria Grace of South Pasadena for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year.""As a physician, Dr. Grace has dedicated her career to helping individuals and patients in need, in addition to assisting them in attaining a better understanding of various medical conditions," Rep. Schiff said. "Dr. Grace's steadfast dedication and unparalleled service make h… Continue Reading


03.29.11

Maureen Walsh Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff (CA-29) honored Maureen Walsh of Glendale for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year.""In addition to developing a successful career in marketing and press relations, Maureen has always found time in her life to volunteer," Rep. Schiff said. "From boosting literacy to bringing joy into the lives of medical patients, her dedication to enhancing the lives of others is exempl… Continue Reading


03.29.11

Emily Mayorga Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff (CA-29) honored Emily Mayorga of Alhambra for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year.""Along with being a successful career woman, Emily has always been a superb and selfless volunteer," Rep. Schiff said. "Her lifelong pursuit and dedication to helping others has truly had a positive impact on our community, and for that we are very fortunate."As a teenager, Emily voluntee… Continue Reading

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