Press Releases

12.19.09

Celebrating Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Authority's Ten Years of Service

Madam Speaker, I rise today to congratulate the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority as it celebrates ten years of service and commitment to the community. Since the Construction Authority was established by the California State Legislature to design and construct the Pasadena Metro Gold Line, it has completed 13.7 miles of light rail, which averages 24,000 daily weekday boardings.One decade ago, the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority, faced with seriou… Continue Reading


12.15.09

House Passes Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act

Tuesday, December 15, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Passes Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act Measure requires expanded examination of freedom of the press worldwide WASHINGTON, DC- Today, the House passed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, a bill authored by Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Mike Pence (R-IN) Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press. The legislation expands the examination of press freedom worldwide in the… Continue Reading


12.15.09

Supporting the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act

I thank the gentleman. I will be very brief.Mr. Speaker, I wanted to add to the comments that my colleagues have made in their segue to the bill that follows the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, which is the Iran Refined Petroleum Sanctions Act.I am a strong supporter of this legislation. I commend my colleagues, Chairman Berman and Ranking Member Ros-Lehtinen, for their leadership on this issue.One of the most serious threats facing our country is the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran. Thi… Continue Reading


12.10.09

Rep. Schiff Secures Federal Funds to Assist Local Law Enforcement Efforts and Bolster Regional DNA Forensic Technology

Thursday, December 10, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Rep. Schiff Secures Federal Funds to Assist Local Law Enforcement Efforts and Bolster Regional DNA Forensic Technology WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act (H.R. 3288), a bill that sets funding levels for a major portion of the federal budget for fiscal year 2010. Rep. Schiff, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, helped secure important federal funding in the b… Continue Reading


12.02.09

Rep. Schiff Invites Constituents and Students to Participate in Holiday Card Drive

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Rep. Schiff Invites Constituents and Students to Participate in Holiday Card DriveHoliday Cards to be delivered to Wounded Troops Recovering at Walter Reed Medical CenterWASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Adam Schiff is inviting his constituents to join him this holiday season in writing holiday cards to wounded service members recovering from battlefield injuries sustained in Afghanistan and Iraq. Rep. Schiff is al… Continue Reading


11.20.09

Schiff Announces $1.65 Million for Early Head Start Program at the Center for Community and Family Services in Altadena

Friday, November 20, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Announces $1.65 Million for Early Head Start Program at the Center for Community and Family Services in AltadenaWASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has awarded the Center for Community and Family Services in Altadena a $1.65 million grant for its Early Head Start program. The funding is part of the American Recovery and Rein… Continue Reading


11.16.09

Legislation Introduced in House and Senate to Better Manage Prison Population Growth

Monday, November 16, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Legislation Introduced in House and Senate to Better Manage Prison Population GrowthCriminal Justice Reinvestment Act Would Help Localities Conduct Studies to Control CostsWashington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Criminal Justice Reinvestment Act of 2009 to help states and localities better understand how to manage the growth in prison and jail populations and increase public safety… Continue Reading


11.06.09

Schiff, Poe Introduce Legislation Creating Innovative Program to Address Drug Use and Crime

Friday, November 06, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Poe Introduce Legislation Creating Innovative Program to Address Drug Use and CrimeHOPE Program would reduce recidivism through closely-monitored probations paired with strict consequences for violatorsWASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced legislation that will create a new program to fight drug use and crime. The Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcemen… Continue Reading


11.03.09

Schiff Calls on Attorney General to Establish a Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property Enforcement

Tuesday, November 03, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Calls on Attorney General to Establish a Department of Justice Task Force on Intellectual Property Enforcement WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff authored a bipartisan letter cosigned by 23 current and former House Judiciary Committee colleagues calling on Attorney General Eric Holder to establish a task force in the Department of Justice (DOJ) dedicated to intellectual property enforcement. … Continue Reading


10.29.09

Schiff Secures Federal Support for Two Public Works Projects that will Improve Public Health and Safety

Thursday, October 29, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Secures Federal Support for Two Public Works Projects that will Improve Public Health and SafetyWASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed the Department of the Interior Appropriations Act (H.R. 2996), which included funding Representative Adam Schiff helped secure for two important public works projects in South Pasadena and Temple City. The City of South Pasadena will receive $300,000 to help replace the … Continue Reading


10.29.09

Schiff Introduces House Resolution to Honor Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton

Thursday, October 29, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces House Resolution to Honor Los Angeles Police Chief William BrattonWashington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff introduced a Resolution in the House of Representatives honoring William Bratton for his career in public service as Chief of Police of the cities of Boston, New York, and Los Angeles. On August 5th, Chief Bratton announced he would step down as Los Angeles Police Chief at the end… Continue Reading


10.27.09

Schiff Announces $40 Million in Federal Grants for Energy-Efficiency Smart Grids in Burbank and Glendale

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Announces $40 Million in Federal Grants for Energy-Efficiency Smart Grids in Burbank and Glendale Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff announced that the cities of Burbank and Glendale will each receive $20 million to help build energy-efficient smart grids. Burbank and Glendale received two of only 100 such grants in the country, provided by the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act. The s… Continue Reading


10.20.09

Fourteen Southern California Members of Congress Write to MTA Board Requesting Local Transportation Projects be Included in Long Range Plan

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Fourteen Southern California Members of Congress Write to MTA Board Requesting Local Transportation Projects be Included in Long Range PlanWith lack of MTA action Los Angeles could lose out on hundreds of millions in federal fundingWASHINGTON, DC - A bipartisan coalition of fourteen Members of Congress wrote to the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority Board of Directors requesting that the boa… Continue Reading


10.15.09

Schiff, Chu Help Secure Funds For New Emergency Operations Center in Monterey Park

Thursday, October 15, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Chu Help Secure Funds For New Emergency Operations Center in Monterey ParkWASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act (H.R. 2892), which included funding Representatives Adam Schiff and Judy Chu helped secure to help build a new Public Safety and Emergency Operations Center in Monterey Park. The bill is expected to pass the Senate in the coming days and… Continue Reading


10.01.09

Schiff Secures Federal Investment in Energy-Efficiency Initiative in Burbank

Thursday, October 01, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Secures Federal Investment in Energy-Efficiency Initiative in Burbank Washington, D.C. - Today, the House passed the Energy and Water Appropriations Act, a bill that included funds Rep. Adam Schiff helped secure for a smart grid initiative in Burbank. The City of Burbank will receive $500,000 to help develop an advanced smart grid program that will improve energy efficiency and provide incentives for con… Continue Reading


10.01.09

Schiff Secures Federal Funds for Arroyo Seco

Thursday, October 01, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Secures Federal Funds for Arroyo Seco Washington, D.C. - Today, the House passed the Energy and Water Appropriations Act, which included federal funds secured by Rep. Adam Schiff for the Arroyo Seco. The bill allocates $224,000 to allow the Army Corps of Engineers to complete a Watershed Management Plan Feasibility Study. "Restoration and conservation of our scarce open spaces is vitally important to ens… Continue Reading


10.01.09

House Passes Schiff, Bilbray Measure to Expand Domestic Fuel-Efficient Car Technology

Thursday, October 01, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Passes Schiff, Bilbray Measure to Expand Domestic Fuel-Efficient Car TechnologyWASHINGTON, DC - Today the House passed a measure spearheaded by Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Brian Bilbray (R-CA) that will expand production of domestic fuel-efficient vehicles. The amendment included in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations Act (H.R. 3183) expands the type of cars that would be eligible for th… Continue Reading


09.30.09

Schiff, Bono Mack Praise Passage of Arson Registry Bill

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Bono Mack Praise Passage of Arson Registry Bill Legislation gives law enforcement valuable tool to prevent and convict arsonists Washington, D.C. - Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-29) and Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) today praised House passage of their legislation to help law enforcement and fire officials track convicted arsonists and prevent unnecessary disasters caused by arson. The Managing … Continue Reading


09.30.09

Schiff Bill to Increase Efficiency in Processing Foreign Evidence Requests for International Criminal Investigations Passes House

Wednesday, September 30, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Bill to Increase Efficiency in Processing Foreign Evidence Requests for International Criminal Investigations Passes House Washington, D.C. - Today the House passed bipartisan legislation sponsored by Congressman Adam Schiff that will make it easier for U.S. Attorneys to process requests for evidence made by foreign authorities pursuing international criminal investigations. The Foreign Evidence Reques… Continue Reading


09.30.09

Supporting the Managing Arson Through Criminal History Act

Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of the Managing Arson Through Criminal History Act, the MATCH Act, and am very proud to join Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack in sponsoring this important legislation and who has led the charge on this for several years now. I want to congratulate you on your perseverance. This, I think, will be a very important and powerful tool in bringing arsonists to justice.Our collaboration on this issue stems from a painful understanding of the devastation that arson can cause a… Continue Reading

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