Press Releases

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


09.24.09

Schiff Lauds United Nations Security Council's Adoption of Resolution to Close a Dangerous Nuclear Loophole

Thursday, September 24, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Lauds United Nations Security Council's Adoption of Resolution to Close a Dangerous Nuclear Loophole Resolution increases deterrents for withdrawing from the Nuclear Nonproliferation TreatyWashington, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) hailed the United Nations (U.N.) Security Council's unanimous passage of a resolution to deter nations from withdrawing from the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (… Continue Reading


09.22.09

Schiff Calls on Appeals Court to Rehear Case Regarding Insurance Claims of Armenian Genocide Victims

Tuesday, September 22, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Calls on Appeals Court to Rehear Case Regarding Insurance Claims of Armenian Genocide VictimsWashington D.C. - Congressman Adam Schiff, a Congressional Leader on Armenian issues and co-author of the California State law allowing family members of Armenian Genocide victims to request payment on the life-insurance policies of relatives, late yesterday filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Court of Appeals fo… Continue Reading


09.18.09

Congressman Schiff Honors John and Kathy Prosser of Glendale as Angels in Adoption

Friday, September 18, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Congressman Schiff Honors John and Kathy Prosser of Glendale as Angels in AdoptionJohn and Kathy to be recognized at national event in Washington, DCWashington D.C. - Congressman Adam Schiff has selected John and Kathy Prosser as 2009 Angels in Adoption for their outstanding dedication as adoptive and fostercare parents. The Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute (CCAI), which organizes the Angels in Ado… Continue Reading


09.15.09

Schiff Writes to U.S. Small Business Administrator to Request Disaster Assistance for Station Fire Victims

Tuesday, September 15, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Writes to U.S. Small Business Administrator to Request Disaster Assistance for Station Fire VictimsWashington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff and nine Congressional colleagues wrote to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Administrator Karen Mills in support of California's request for a disaster declaration from the SBA, in the aftermath of the Station Fire. The SBA disaster assistance p… Continue Reading


09.09.09

Schiff, Dreier Resolution Paying Tribute to Fallen Firefighters Passes House

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Dreier Resolution Paying Tribute to Fallen Firefighters Passes House Resolution Honors the lives of Captain Tedmund "Ted" Hall and Specialist Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones who died while bravely fighting the Station FireWashington D.C. - Today, Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and David Dreier (R-CA) paid tribute to Captain Tedmund "Ted" Hall and Firefighter Specialist Arnaldo "Arnie" Quinones who died on Au… Continue Reading


09.09.09

Schiff, Bono Mack Call for Swift Passage of Arson Registry Bill

Wednesday, September 09, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Bono Mack Call for Swift Passage of Arson Registry BillHighlight recent arson that caused the death of two firefighters and massive devastationWashington, D.C. - Calling attention to the tragic fire caused by arson that resulted in the death of two firefighters, Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-29) and Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) today urged Congressional leadership to act swiftly in passing thei… Continue Reading


07.24.09

Schiff Helps Secure Funds to Expand Health Care for Low-Income Families

Friday, July 24, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Helps Secure Funds to Expand Health Care for Low-Income Families WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 3293), which included funding Rep. Schiff helped secure for two non-profit health care service providers in the 29th Congressional District. The funding will help provide critical health care … Continue Reading

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