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International Anti-Piracy Caucus Unveils "2010 International Piracy Watch List"

Washington, D.C. - At a press conference today the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, which is chaired by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), unveiled the "2010 International Piracy Watch List." In an effort to combat international copyright piracy by calling attention to countries where piracy has reached alarming levels, the Caucus announced they will closely monitor the serious problems of copyri… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff on the Passage of Katie's Law

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";mso-style-parent:"";line-height:115%;font-size:11.0pt;"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-fareast-"Times New Roman";}I thank the gentleman for yielding. DNA is perhaps the most powerful and most… Continue Reading


Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act Signed into Law

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), and Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Mike Pence (R-IN), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, issued the following statements following the enactment of the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act:"Daniel Pearl's tragic death shocked the world and, at the same time, opened our eyes to the abuse and harassment that many journalists face across the globe. With this bill, we pay tribute to Daniel's life and his work by sh… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff and LA Members Ask AG Holder and FBI Director Mueller to Develop Immediate Solutions to Expeditiously Process Remaining Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

Washington, DC - With Los Angeles struggling to eliminate a backlog in the processing of more than 7,000 rape kits - the evidence collected from the crime scene and victim's body after a rape report - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and members of Congress from the Los Angeles area sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller asking that they work with the City of Los Angeles to develop immediate solutions to expeditiously process remain… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Testifies at House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) testified at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security that focused on two pieces of pending legislation introduced by the Congressman: HR 4055, the Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Initiative Act of 2009, which would reduce drug use, crime and the costs of incarceration; and HR 4080, the Criminal Justice Reinvestment Act of 2009, which would establish a criminal justice reinvestment grant program … Continue Reading


Honoring the 75th Anniversary of Griffith Observatory

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESNormal0falsefalsefalseEN-USX-NONEX-NONEMicrosoftInternetExplorer4/* Style Definitions */table.MsoNormalTable{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0;mso-tstyle-colband-size:0;mso-style-noshow:yes;mso-style-priority:99;mso-style-qformat:yes;mso-style-parent:"";mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt;mso-para-margin-top:0in;mso-para-margin-right:0in;mso-para-margin-bottom:10.0pt;mso-para-margin-left:0in;line-height:1… Continue Reading


Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act to be Sent to the President

Washington, DC - Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, championed by Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), and Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Mike Pence (R-IN), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press. Senator Dodd introduced S. 1739 in the Senate as a companion to H.R. 3714, the House bill authored by Reps. Schiff and Pence that will now go to the President to be signed into law. This legislation expands the examination of press fr… Continue Reading


Sec. Locke and Rep. Schiff Urge Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities To Participate in the 2010 Census

Washington, DC - Census forms were mailed to every household across the nation in March, and tomorrow, Census Bureau workers will begin going door-to-door, visiting households that did not complete and mail in their Census forms. As Census Bureau workers begin knocking on doors, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) encourage members of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities to open their doors and feel comfortable participating in the 2010 Census."Many Asians and Pa… Continue Reading


Schiff Bill to Combat Arson Passes Senate Committee

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) and Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-29) praised the Senate Committee passage of a version of their legislation (S. 1684) aimed to prevent arson across the country. The Managing Arson Through Criminal History (MATCH) Act, will create a comprehensive, nation-wide database for law enforcement to track convicted arsonists. The MATCH Act, introduced by Bono Mack and Schiff last year, already passed the House of Representatives with overwhelmi… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Votes for Measure to Eliminate Billions in Wasteful Government Spending

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) voted to save taxpayers up to $98 billion by curbing waste, fraud and abuse in government spending due to poor oversight on the part of federal agencies. The Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Schiff, will help identify, reduce and eliminate improper payments, as well as recover lost funds that federal agencies have improperly disbursed. Specifically, the bill contains provisions to increase transparency by lowerin… Continue Reading


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

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) 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. On Saturday, it will have been 95 years since the systematic and deliberate annihilation campaign was launched by the government of the Ottoman Empire against its Armenian population. While the Armenian Genocide has been recogni… Continue Reading


The Fight Against Malaria

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMadam Speaker, I rise today to remind my colleagues that April 25th is World Malaria Day. On this day, global health advocates around the world will be raising awareness about malaria, and the fight against this deadly disease.Malaria is an acute and often fatal disease transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. The World Health Organization estimates that annually, there are approximately 250 million cases of malaria and nearly 1 m… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Votes to Strengthen Veterans' Health Services

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) voted to ensure that veterans and their families receive the care and support they need and deserve after putting themselves in harm's way for our safety. The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act will reform and improve veterans' health services by supporting wounded veterans, their families and caregivers, expanding care for female veterans, improving mental health services, and increasing access to health care for veterans in rura… Continue Reading


On Equal Pay Day, Rep. Schiff Says More Needs to be Done to Close the Wage Gap between Women and Men

Washington, DC - Yesterday, as the nation observed Equal Pay Day, which marks how many additional days into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned during the previous year, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said more needs to be done to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men."Forty-seven years have passed since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law in 1963," Rep. Schiff said. "Yet in many cases, the wage gap persists between women … Continue Reading


Congressman Schiff's Web Site Wins Gold Mouse Award

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Web site of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was recognized by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) for having one of the best Web sites in Congress. CMF analyzed all 620 Congressional Web sites, including those of all Senate and House Members, committees (both majority and minority Web sites), and official leadership Web sites. Schiff's site,, was one of only 135 Web sites commended by CMF in its 111th Congress Gold Mouse Project.… Continue Reading


Supporting Care for Disabled Veterans

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act. Day in and day out our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and the Coast Guard put their lives on the line to protect our own.Our men and women in uniform are the bravest among us, making unparalleled sacrifices to protect our precious liberties and freedoms, and we must do everything in our power to support them. This legislation … Continue Reading

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