Press Releases


New Steps to Expand Communication and Connectivity

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that he is taking new steps to expand communication and connectivity with constituents in California's 29th Congressional District, including his participation in the Online All-Star Competition from June 7 until June 21."Online social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube present an unprecedented opportunity for me to directly engage with my constituents," Rep. Schiff said. "For this reason, we are going beyond our we… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Congratulates SpaceX on the Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement, congratulating SpaceX on successfully launching its Falcon 9 Rocket: "The successful launch of the first Falcon 9 rocket on Friday is a great accomplishment for SpaceX, California's space industry, and America's future as the leader in space exploration. It is another piece of evidence that America's innovative, high-tech companies can make getting to orbit less expensive and more reliable. The impressive prog… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff, National Park Service Kick Off Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) kicked off the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study with the National Park Service at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center. The study will help to determine what portions of the Rim of the Valley might be eligible to be included in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and to receive Federal assistance or protection. It will offer recommendations for resource protection, public use and enjoyment, as well as opportunities to thin… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces $1.6 Million Grant, Congratulates Glendale Fire Department

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Glendale Fire Department has been awarded a $1.6 million grant under the Fiscal Year 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program. The funding, administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency along with the U.S. Fire Administration, will be used to speed response times on fires. "Our fire fighters and first responders pro… Continue Reading


Honoring Archbishop Hovnan Derderian

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMadam Speaker, I rise to commend Archbishop Hovnan Derderian on the 30th anniversary of his ordination into the Priesthood and the 20th anniversary of his elevation to the rank of Bishop. Archbishop Derderian is Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North America. The Western Diocese covers the Western United States.Archbishop Derderian was born in 1957 in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1980, he was ordained … Continue Reading


Honoring Betty White

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMadam Speaker, I rise today to honor Betty White, who is receiving the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's (GLAZA) Beastly Ball Award.Betty began her impressive performing career in the 1940s on the radio. Her first big break was in 1949 when she joined Al Jarvis on a daily, live, local television show, which she eventually hosted. In partnership with writer George Tibbles and producer Don Fedderson, she formed her own p… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Testimony Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, and called for a reconsideration and possible repeal of Forest Service policies prohibiting night time flights. Rep. Schiff's testimony, as prepared for delivery before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, was as follows:"Chairman Feinstein, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the o… Continue Reading


The Gulf Oil Spill and the Future of Clean Energy

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMr. Speaker. In the short time I speak here today, thousands of gallons of oil will burst out of a broken well in the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. that oil will add to a catastrophic spill that is now spreading across a widening swath of ocean, coming ashore in Louisiana, and devastating the economy of the Gulf Coast. Every attempt to cap the gusher has failed, and it seems we can anticipate several more months of damage to ou… Continue Reading


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

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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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