Press Releases

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


07.23.09

Schiff Helps Secure Funds for Local Infrastructure Projects

Thursday, July 23, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Helps Secure Funds for Local Infrastructure Projects Funding will help create local jobsWASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed the Department of Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 3288), which included funding Rep. Schiff helped secure for three local construction projects in the 29th Congressional District. The three programs will help the regi… Continue Reading


07.23.09

Schiff, Berman Call for FAA to Approve Mandatory Nighttime Curfews at Bob Hope and Other Local Airports in Southern California

Thursday, July 23, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Berman Call for FAA to Approve Mandatory Nighttime Curfews at Bob Hope and Other Local Airports in Southern California WASHINGTON, DC - This week, Congressmen Howard Berman (D-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) called for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to approve mandatory nighttime curfews at Bob Hope and other local Southern California airports. Yesterday, the two Valley Congressmen wrote a letter to … Continue Reading


07.20.09

New Report Highlights Significant Contributions to the U.S. Economy by the Copyright Industries

Monday, July 20, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 New Report Highlights Significant Contributions to the U.S. Economy by the Copyright Industries Report underscores need for strong international intellectual property protectionsWashington, D.C.: 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), commended a new report released… Continue Reading


07.17.09

Schiff Helps Secure Funds for Local Small Business Assistance and Job Training Programs

Friday, July 17, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Helps Secure Funds for Local Small Business Assistance and Job Training Programs WASHINGTON, DC - Late yesterday, the House passed the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations Act, which included funding Rep. Schiff helped secure for three local small business assistance and job training programs in Pasadena. The three programs will help the region's economy by providing local small businesses… Continue Reading


07.16.09

Rep. Schiff and Sen. Casey Introduce Legislation to Safeguard Nuclear Weapons Material

Thursday, July 16, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Rep. Schiff and Sen. Casey Introduce Legislation to Safeguard Nuclear Weapons Material WASHINGTON, DC- Coming on the heels of President Obama's historic trip to Russia, where a framework agreement to reduce American and Russian stockpiles of strategic nuclear weapons was reached, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) introduced the Nuclear Trafficking Prevention Act. The legislation would … Continue Reading


07.16.09

Schiff Amendment to Expand Domestic Fuel-Efficient Car Technology Passes in the House

Thursday, July 16, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Amendment to Expand Domestic Fuel-Efficient Car Technology Passes in the House WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act which included an amendment authored by Rep. Adam Schiff that will expand production of domestic fuel-efficient vehicles. The amendment, approved by the House Appropriations Committee last week, expands the type of c… Continue Reading


07.08.09

Schiff Testifies at House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on U.S. Military Commissions

Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Testifies at House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on U.S. Military Commissions WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff testified at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties oversight hearing that explored the Obama administration's proposed reforms to the military commissions used to try Guantanamo Bay detainees. Earlier this year, Rep. Schiff introduced the Terr… Continue Reading


07.08.09

Schiff Amendment to Expand Domestic Fuel-Efficient Car Technology Adopted by Appropriations Committee

Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Amendment to Expand Domestic Fuel-Efficient Car Technology Adopted by Appropriations Committee WASHINGTON, DC - Late last night, the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment offered by Rep. Adam Schiff that will expand production of domestic fuel-efficient vehicles. The amendment expands the type of cars that would be eligible for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Technology Vehicles Ma… Continue Reading


06.26.09

A Step Towards Energy Indepedence and Green Jobs

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESFriday, June 26, 2009Madam Speaker, the bill today that Chairman [Henry] Waxman has so carefully shepherded to the floor today is a landmark achievement for this body. For the first time as a Nation we are moving towards energy independence, creating millions of new clean jobs, and confronting the threat that global warming poses to the Earth.As parents, we all struggle to provide our children with a better life. Without the … Continue Reading


06.19.09

House Impeaches U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent

Friday, June 19, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Impeaches U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent Schiff and Goodlatte to serve as lead impeachment managers during Senate trialWashington, D.C. - Today on the House Floor, House Judiciary Committee Task Force on Judicial Impeachment Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and ranking member Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), presented the case for impeachment of Judge Samuel B. Kent to the full House. After the presentation, the House unanim… Continue Reading


06.18.09

Schiff Introduces Resolution Urging Release of American Journalists Held by North Korea

Thursday, June 18, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces Resolution Urging Release of American Journalists Held by North Korea WASHINGTON, DC - Late yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, introduced a resolution urging North Korea to release American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee on humanitarian grounds. Ms. Ling and Ms. Lee have been held since March 17th when they were detained by North Korea… Continue Reading


06.17.09

Schiff Requests Attorney General to Develop New Security Standards for JPL Employees

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Requests Attorney General to Develop New Security Standards for JPL Employees WASHINGTON, DC - Late yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff wrote a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that he decline the opportunity to appeal a June 4, 2009 decision by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In 2007, employees working at JPL sued NASA … Continue Reading


06.17.09

Appropriation Subcommittee Approves Aid for Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Appropriation Subcommittee Approves Aid for Armenia and Nagorno KarabaghWASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Schiff announced that the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations approved $48 million in foreign aid for Armenia and $10 million in foreign aid for Negorno Karabagh. Rep. Schiff, a member of the subcommittee, worked closely with Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) to ensure this critical fundin… Continue Reading

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