Press Releases

03.18.10

Rep. Schiff Continues Fight to Reduce DNA Kit Backlog During Committee Hearings with the Attorney General and FBI Director

Washington, D.C. - Rep. Schiff this week pressed forward with his efforts to reduce the nation's DNA kit backlog during hearings with Attorney General Holder and FBI Director Mueller. At Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations Subcommittee hearings this week, Rep. Schiff questioned these top Administration officials about their departments' efforts to help reduce DNA kit backlogs. In response, both men made strong commitments to eradicating the backlogs and each provided progress update… Continue Reading


03.11.10

House Impeaches U.S. District Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr.

Washington, 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 G. Thomas Porteous, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana to the full House. After the presentation, the House unanimously approved four impeachment articles relating to Judge Porteous. Following the impeachment vote, Reps. Schiff and Goo… Continue Reading


02.26.10

House Judiciary Committee Task Force on Judicial Impeachment Recommends Impeachment of Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Judiciary Committee Task Force on Judicial Impeachment Recommends Impeachment of Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr. Washington, D.C. - Today, the House Judiciary Committee Task Force on Judicial Impeachment, Chaired by Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ranking Member Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), concluded its inquiry of Judge G. Thomas Porteous, Jr., of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana by recommending a… Continue Reading


02.25.10

In Support of the Intelligence Authorization Bill

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02.19.10

Schiff to Host Panel Discussion with Experts

Washington, DC - On Sunday, February 28, 2010, Congressman Adam Schiff will host a panel discussion about the crisis in Haiti and efforts underway to rebuild the country. The panel will be held from 5:00 to 7:00 pm in the Altadena Public Library's Community Room and will include experts involved in the recovery efforts and an overview from Rep. Schiff on aid being provided by the American government. "Haiti is still very much in crisis and the potential loss of life is every bit as great over th… Continue Reading


02.16.10

President Signs Into Law Schiff Legislation to "Fingerprint" Nuclear Material

Washington, DC - Today, President Obama signed into law Rep. Adam Schiff's Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act (H.R. 730). The legislation will strengthen efforts in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop techniques for "fingerprinting" nuclear material, and will also encourage the President to negotiate international agreements to govern international nuclear forensics activities. "If we can determine the source of nuclear material, we can better attack smuggling networks and p… Continue Reading


02.12.10

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01.20.10

On Passage of the Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act

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


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

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