Press Releases


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


Schiff, Sherman and Berman Introduce Legislation to Allow Bob Hope, Van Nuys Airports to Adopt Curfews

Washington, DC -Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Howard Berman (D-CA) introduced the Valley-Wide Noise Relief Act to allow Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports to adopt curfews."Both airports have had noise restrictions, including partial and voluntary curfews, in effect for more than a generation, but neither airport fits precisely within any of the narrow exemptions in the 1990 law," Rep. Schiff said. "Exempting these two airports from the ANCA would reduce aviation-related n… Continue Reading


Schiff Appalled by Escalation of Lethal Force, Stands with Libyan People

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after Libya's Moammar Qaddafi exhibited his willingness to attack his own people:"The escalation of lethal force by the Libyan government this week -- including air strikes on peaceful protesters -- is beyond appalling. Qaddafi's willingness to attack his own people shows how little regard he has for his countrymen, and how desperately he will cling to power. If he continues such actions, the United Nations Sec… Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Legislation to Extend, Expand Use of Build America Bonds Program

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Build America Bonds Extension Act of 2011, to extend until the end of 2012 the popular program that has helped finance critical transportation and infrastructure projects across the country. Build America Bonds are taxable municipal bonds that as originally established provided a 35 percent tax credit on the interest rate established between the buyer and the issuer of the bond. The Build America Bonds program was created in the 111th… Continue Reading


Schiff Alarmed, Saddened by Attack on CBS Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement about the attack on CBS Chief Foreign Correspondent Lara Logan, who was sexually assaulted and beaten in Cairo on Friday, while covering rallies marking the resignation of Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak:"I am deeply alarmed and saddened by the news that CBS chief foreign correspondent Lara Logan, who was covering the reaction to Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak's resignation in Tahrir Square on Friday, Feb. 11, wa… Continue Reading


Schiff Condemns Use of Force against Iranian Protesters

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after reports that Iranian police are using force to contain the most significant street protests the nation has seem since the end of the 2009 uprising there:"The tragic use of force against Iranian protesters displays the stark hypocrisy of that nation's clerical regime. Even as the regime supposedly applauds the right of the Egyptian people to peacefully protest and to determine their own fate, Iran's dic… Continue Reading


Schiff Seeks Dedication of Altadena Post Office to First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced legislation to designate the U.S. Postal Service office located at 2271 Lake Avenue in Altadena as the "First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office," in honor of the more than 50 years of service that Oliver Goodall provided to the community and country as a Tuskegee Airman, public information officer and postal worker."Oliver Goodall was a steadfast champion of our community and a great patriot, and always exhibited perseverance in the f… Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Resolution Expressing Solidarity with the People of Egypt As they Begin their Democratic Transition

Washington, DC - Today, after President Mubarak stepped down, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced a House Resolution expressing solidarity with the people of Egypt as they begin their democratic transition. Rep. Schiff released the following statement, and the resolution is attached:"It is impossible to watch the images coming from Egypt of huge numbers of ordinary Egyptians - young and old, secular and religious, men and women, rich and poor - and not be deeply moved by their struggle to bring … Continue Reading


Schiff, Sherman and Berman Urge Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure to Address Oversight in the Airport Noise and Capacity Act

Washington, DC -Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Howard Berman (D-CA) sent a letter to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I), urging them to amend the reauthorization legislation for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to allow Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports to adopt curfews."Both airports have had noise restrictions, including partial and voluntary curfews, in effect for more than a generation, but nei… Continue Reading


Schiff Calls on Constituents to Nominate Outstanding Women for a Congressional Award

Washington, DC - Every March, during Women's History Month, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) honors one outstanding woman from each of the communities (Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, and Temple City) in the 29th Congressional District."Recipients of the 'Woman of the Year award' come from all walks of life and represent the thousands of women who make a positive impact in our region," Rep. Schiff said. "I urge constituents to contact my office… Continue Reading


Schiff Condemns Escalation of Violence in Egypt, Intimidation and Attacks on Journalists

Washington, DC -Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), co-chair of the Caucus on Freedom of the Press, released the following statement on the escalation of violence in Egypt and the attacks on journalists as part of the government's effort to control the information disseminated both within and outside the country:"I deplore the use of violence to disrupt peaceful protests in Egypt, and condemn the campaign of intimidation and abuse directed against journalists throughout Egypt. Whether from Western or A… Continue Reading


Schiff distressed by peaceful protest turned bloody melee in Egypt

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the situation in Egypt:"I was deeply distressed to see the peaceful protest of Egyptian citizens demanding a better life turn into a bloody melee, as organized goon squads -- some allegedly paid, others plain clothes police officers -- attacked the demonstrators."President Mubarak's willingness to mobilize or tolerate such an attack on his own people has only further deligitimized his government. It… Continue Reading


Resources & Contact Information for Egypt Inquiries

Washington, DC - For the latest information on the situation in Egypt, monitor and Constituents can also e-mail inquiries to or call 1-888-407-4747.If there is anything Rep. Schiff's office can do to be helpful to you or your family, please don't hesitate to call 626-304-2727. If you or family members are trying to get out of Egypt, please contact Trish in the Washington, D.C. office directly at patricia.higgins@… Continue Reading


Schiff Deplores Egyptian Government's Use of Force, Attacks on Free Press

Washington, DC - Rep. Schiff released the following statement following the eruption of violence in Egypt this week, as security forces have used batons, water-cannons, rubber bullets and tear-gas cannons against its own citizens who were peacefully demonstrating. Egyptian security services have also attacked international journalists, including a CNN reporter and camera crew, a German television newsman and a BBC reporter. Other journalists have been beaten and arrested, including some whose wh… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on Hu Jintao's Promise to Take Action on Software Piracy, Protectionism

Washington, DC -Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement in response to Chinese President Hu Jintao's promise that his country will start providing funds for government agencies to buy legitimate software, and will also set up audits to monitor the purchase and management of legal software by those agencies:"I welcome President Hu Jintao's pledge to take action on software piracy," Rep. Schiff said. "It will take a nationwide campaign against piracy to be successful, and one … Continue Reading


Schiff Congratulates the FBI on Eliminating the Backlog of Offender DNA

Washington, DC - After a meeting with Attorney General Eric Holder last week, when he was informed that the backlog of offender DNA has finally been eliminated, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement:"I was very pleased to be informed by the Department of Justice that its backlog of offender DNA has finally been eliminated. This is a strong step forward in public safety and greatly enhances our ability to take dangerous people off the street."Last week, Long Beach pol… Continue Reading


Smith and Schiff Introduce Drug Safe Harbor Elimination Act

Washington, DC - Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Drug Trafficking Safe Harbor Elimination Act - legislation to close a loophole in U.S. drug enforcement laws and give law enforcement officials greater authority to prosecute individuals engaged in international drug trafficking conspiracies."Criminals who plot from within our borders to traffic drugs internationally should not be given a free pass just because the drugs they … Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on shooting in Arizona

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff released the following statement after reports that fellow Blue Dog member Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords was shot at an event in Tuscon, Arizona earlier today:"Today's attack on Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her staff is deeply distressing -- it is a sad day for Congress and the country. Gabby is a friend, in addition to being a colleague, and I hope and pray that she and her staff make a full recovery. It impossible to be an effective … Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on Senate passage of the new START

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after the Senate passed the new START:"Today, the Senate took an important step to bolster our nation's security by passing the new Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty (START) and sending it to the President to be signed into law. The nuclear-arms pact between the U.S. and Russia, which builds on decades of work by Democratic and Republican presidents, limits the number of nuclear warheads to 1,550. Additionally, t… Continue Reading


Government Performance and Results Modernization Act to Become Law

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) supported and the House passed H.R. 2142, the Government Performance and Results Modernization Act of 2010, clearing the bill for the President's signature. The legislation, co-sponsored by Rep. Schiff, will bring increased transparency and accountability to the federal government by implementing the same approach that has improved the value and efficiency of state-level programs throughout the nation."For Congress to make fiscally responsible bud… Continue Reading

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