Press Releases

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


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

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