Press Releases

09.14.10

Schiff to Reconvene Station Fire Panel

Washington, DC - Last month, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) organized a panel of Members to delve into the events of the first day of the Station Fire, which cost the lives of two brave firefighters, and threatened or destroyed the homes of a great many constituents in the 29th District and surrounding communities. Unfortunately, the Members were unexpectedly called back to Washington for a special August session and an important vote, and the panel had to be postponed.With a strong desire to get all … Continue Reading


09.11.10

Schiff Congratulates Armenian Community on the Consecration of the Cathedral of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement, congratulating the Armenian community on an incredibly historic and joyous event - the consecration of the newly constructed Cathedral of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church:"The 29th Congressional District is blessed with a large and vibrant Armenian community, which enriches our customs, traditions and quality of life."Today marks another milestone for the Western Diocese and the Armenian communi… Continue Reading


09.10.10

Senate Committee to Begin Impeachment Trial of Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr.

Washington, DC - Next week, a special U.S. Senate committee is scheduled to begin the impeachment trial of Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana. The House impeachment managers, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Hank Johnson (D-GA), and James Sensenbrenner (R-WI), will present the case to the Senate Impeachment Trial Committee for Judge Porteous's removal.As lead impeachment managers, Reps. Schif… Continue Reading


09.08.10

GAO Agrees to Conduct Full Investigation of Events Surrounding 2009 Station Fire Response

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has accepted the request for a full investigation of the Station Fire from its inception on Aug. 26, 2009, to its containment on Oct. 16, 2009. Reps. Schiff, McKeon and Dreier lead several of their California colleagues, including Senators Boxer and Feinstein, and Reps. Sherman and Chu,in making the bipartisan request for the investigation on Aug. 5, after news reports indicated that critic… Continue Reading


08.31.10

Rep. Schiff Selects Grant and Frances Delgatty as 2010 Angels in Adoption Awardees

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced he has selected Grant and Frances Delgatty of Pasadena to be this year's recipient of the 29th Congressional District "Angels in Adoption" award, an annual award sponsored by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI)."The Delgattys are wonderful parents who have opened their hearts and home to a new child," Rep. Schiff said. "As biological parents, adoptive parents and advocates for foster care children, the Delgattys exemp… Continue Reading


08.26.10

Schiff Announces that Natalie Queally will Serve as Fall 2010 Congressional Page

Washington, DC- Each semester, the leadership of the Democratic and Republican parties select Members of the U.S. House of Representatives by random lottery draw to nominate students for the House Page Program. Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) won the lottery this year and had the opportunity to nominate a student from the 29th Congressional District to be part of the Page Program during the fall of 2010. He nominated Natalie Queally and she will come to Washington, DC to participate in the progra… Continue Reading


08.26.10

Congressman Schiff Reads to Young Children at Community Health Alliance of Pasadena

Pasadena, CA - Pediatricians and nurses at Community Health Alliance of Pasadena are sending families home from checkups with free books and a very important prescription - "read aloud to your children." Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-29) visited the clinic, not only to cheer on the young patrons, but to practice what doctors preach by reading to a group of young patients.Community Health Alliance of Pasadena participates in Reach Out and Read, a program that prepares America's youngest chi… Continue Reading


08.04.10

Legislation Introduced in the House to Permit Familial DNA Searches

Washington, DC - For nearly 25 years, a serial killer roamed the streets of South Los Angeles, murdering 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 evalua… Continue Reading


08.03.10

Senate Passes Schiff/Boxer Bill to Pay Tribute to Award "Go for Broke" Regiments with Congressional Gold Medal

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) applauded the Senate passage of S.1055, companion legislation to a bill he introduced in the House to pay tribute to the U.S. Army 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, commonly known as the "Go For Broke" regiments, as well as the Military Intelligence Service, comprised of Japanese-American soldiers who fought in Europe, and the Asia-Pacific theatre during WWII.The legislation, which passed the Senate last night, will have to … Continue Reading


07.30.10

Schiff Effort to Improve Expedited Treatment to our Troops Included in Defense Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Defense Appropriations bill includes $1 million for UCLA's Center for Advanced Surgical and Interventional Technology. The funding will be used to build on core technologies previously developed by UCLA to allow for the rapid delivery of vital treatments. Development of these technologies would be especially desirable for use in the military to provide health care to soldiers wounded in combat, where acute injuries commonly arise … Continue Reading


07.29.10

Schiff Introduces the Questioning of Terrorism Suspects Act of 2010

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced legislation to allow for more thorough interrogations of suspected terrorists. Rep. Schiff's Questioning of Terrorism Suspects Act of 2010 will ensure that, in terrorism cases, the courts broadly interpret the public safety exception to the Miranda warning requirement, allow the government adequate time to question a suspect before bringing the suspect before a magistrate, and clarify that Miranda does not apply in most cases when a suspe… Continue Reading


07.29.10

A Tribute to the First United Methodist Church of Burbank

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMadam Speaker, I rise today to recognize the 125th anniversary of the First United Methodist Church of Burbank, California.In 1883, when Burbank was a rural area with a population of a few scattered families, the community needed a place for worship, so a Sunday School was organized in the Providencia School House. One year later, on September 14, 1884, a church, located at Empire Avenue and Lincoln Street, was dedicated. Afte… Continue Reading


07.27.10

House Votes to Rescind Unobligated Funding for Earmarks; Hold Government Accountable

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) supported and the House passed H.R. 5730, the Surface Transportation Earmark Rescission, Savings and Accountability Act, to rescind more than $700 million in unobligated funding for 309 earmarks contained in previous surface transportation authorizations. The legislation will also clear the books of the projects to ensure the funding cannot be used to increase spending in the future. "Many of these unobligated balances are tied to projects that ar… Continue Reading


07.27.10

House Passes Legislation to "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive"

Washington, DC - Last night, the House passed H.Con.Res. 226, legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Schiff to designate the second Sunday of August as a day of remembrance for World War II."This legislation pays tribute to the millions of men and women of the 'Greatest Generation,' who contributed so much to ensure a better future for their children and grandchildren," Rep. Schiff said. "I am pleased that the House passed this legislation and hope the Senate will act prior to Aug. 14, which marks the… Continue Reading


07.26.10

Schiff, Sherman and Berman Urge Exemption from the Airport Noise and Capacity Act for Burbank Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports

Washington, DC - In a letter to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Oberstar and Ranking Member Mica, Reps. Brad Sherman (CA-27), Adam Schiff (CA-29) and Howard Berman (CA-28) urged inclusion of a measure in the legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address an oversight in the Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA) of 1990 that has had a tremendous impact on Southern California. "When Congress enacted ANCA, it exempted from the law's new … Continue Reading


07.23.10

Schiff Secures Funding in Appropriations Bill for Station Fire Road & Trail Improvements

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the InteriorAppropriations bill includes $500,000 to provide forStation Fire Road and Trail Improvements."The Station Fire burned 160,577 acres on the Angeles National Forest from August 26 to October 16, 2009, and in most areas, the fire burned the vegetation completely denuding the landscape, causing extensive erosion and landslides during subsequent winter storms," Rep. Schiff said. "This funding will help repair the roads and trai… Continue Reading


07.23.10

Schiff Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2010 Congressional Page Program

Washington, DC - Each semester, the leadership of the Democratic and Republican parties select Members of the U.S. House of Representatives by random lottery draw to nominate students for the House Page Program. Today,Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that he won the lottery this year and now has the opportunity to nominate a student from the 29th Congressional District to be part of the Page Program during the fall of 2010. "The House Page Program is a great opportunity for students to come to… Continue Reading


07.22.10

House Passes Schiff Legislation to Protect Children from Predators

Washington, DC- Every year, people who have been convicted of criminal offenses volunteer to spend unsupervised time with children. Fortunately, a nationwide FBI fingerprint search, part of the PROTECT Act pilot program, prevented many such offenders from volunteering - possibly protecting 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. Schiff sponsored H.R. 1469, the Child Pr… Continue Reading


07.22.10

President Signs Measure to Eliminate Billions in Wasteful Spending Into Law

Washington, DC- Today, President Obama signed the bipartisan Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, which was co-sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) to curb waste, fraud and abuse in government spending, saving taxpayers up to $98 billion."Fiscal responsibility is as important as ever; American families have been tightening their belts and eliminating excess spending from their budgets, and the Federal government should do the same," Rep. Schiff said. "Taxpayers expect their hard-earne… Continue Reading


07.20.10

Schiff Secures Funding in Appropriations Bill for Job Training Program

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill includes $180,000 to provide for the instruction offered in Glendale Community College's partnership with Glendale Water & Power and the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board to develop the Infrastructure/Water and Power Academy."Job growth is critical to our country's economic recovery, and this partnership will help prepare residents to obtain a good paying… Continue Reading

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