Press Releases

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


03.20.11

Schiff Applauds International Community's Decision to Stand with the People of Libya in Their Moment of Opportunity and Need

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the situation in Libya:"This weekend, the US, along with the UK, Canada, France and Italy, joined the UN-backed operation to protect Libyan civilians from the appallingly brutal attacks by Col. Qaddafi's forces. The military action, which was initiated by France and followed shortly by US and UK forces, comes after passage of a UN resolution, which was supported by the Arab League, to impose a no-fly zone in Libyan … Continue Reading


03.09.11

Katie's Law Legislation Introduced in the House of Representatives

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) introduced the Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act to make "Katie's Law" the national standard. The legislation will encourage states to maximize the potential of forensic DNA to solve and prevent violent crimes by collecting a DNA sample upon arrest at the same time as fingerprints -- for certain felony crimes.This bipartisan bill is named after Katie Sepich from Carlsbad, New Mexico, who was 22 years old when sh… Continue Reading


03.03.11

Schiff Tapped to Serve as Ranking Member on House Intelligence Subcommittee

Washington, D.C.- As we near the 10-year anniversary of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks and are keeping a close eye on countries across the Arab world undergoing significant changes in their quest for democracy, the House Intelligence Committee continues to be engaged in work critical to our nation's security.In January, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was tapped to continue serving on the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and today he was named Ranking Member of the Subcom… Continue Reading


03.02.11

Schiff Supports $39 billion in Spending Cuts to Reduce Deficit

Washington, DC -Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the votes he cast over the last month in an effort to address our budget deficit and debt:"The nation's looming deficit and debt pose a serious threat to our economic future, and we will need to make difficult choices to put our fiscal house in order."Over the last month, I voted for measures that would reduce the deficit by up to $39 billion over the next 10 years."It is critical that the cuts we make are smart and targ… Continue Reading


03.02.11

Glendale, Monterey Park Fire Departments Awarded AFG Grants

Washington, DC -Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the City of Glendale and the City of Monterey Park have been awarded $1,142,400 and $92,370 respectively under the Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG). The funds are administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency along with the U.S. Fire Administration."Keeping our first responders on the job and well-equipped is critical to protecting our communities," Rep. Schiff said. "This… Continue Reading

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