Press Releases

02.05.09

Schiff's Bill to Pay Tribute to "Go for Broke" Regiments Collects More Than 100 Cosponsors

Thursday, February 05, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff's Bill to Pay Tribute to "Go for Broke" Regiments Collects More Than 100 CosponsorsBill honors Japanese-American World War II veteransWASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff announced his "Go For Broke" legislation has collected more than 100 bipartisan cosponsors in less than a month. The bill seeks to pay tribute to the Japanese-American 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, comm… Continue Reading


02.05.09

OPED: Stimulus Package a Crucial First Step to Reignite the Economy

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThursday, February 05, 2009Congressman Schiff's guest views on the stimulus package were carried in the Pasadena Star-News, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and the Whittier Daily News:Last week, the American economy lost 71,400 jobs - in a single day. The International Monetary Fund warned that world economic growth is set to fall to 0.5 percent in 2009, its lowest rate since World War II. And at the just concluded World … Continue Reading


02.04.09

Schiff Votes to Extend Health Care to Millions of Children in Need

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Votes to Extend Health Care to Millions of Children in Need Washington, DC - As families across the country struggle to pay their bills and put food on the table, Congress took action today to ensure millions of children do not have to go without health care. The House passed, with Rep. Schiff's support, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Act and sent it to the Presid… Continue Reading


02.03.09

Congressman Adam Schiff Comments on DOJ Arrest in Case of Terrorist Hoax Letters

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Congressman Adam Schiff Comments on DOJ Arrest in Case of Terrorist Hoax Letters Richard Leon Goyette charged using the Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act coauthored by Rep. Schiff Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff, coauthor of the Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act, lauded the Justice Department's arrest of Richard Leon Goyette, a.k.a. Michael Jurek, in connection with threatening letters with a white powder sent to financial instit… Continue Reading


01.28.09

Schiff Supports American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Speech on House Floor

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Supports American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Speech on House FloorBill to invest in America, provide tax relief, and create millions of jobs is expected to pass the House tonightWashington, D.C. - This afternoon, Rep. Adam Schiff spoke on the House Floor in support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a stimulus measure that will invest in America's future, provide tax relief to 95 percen… Continue Reading


01.28.09

Reviving the American Economy

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESWednesday, January 28, 2009(View Video) In 2008, more than 2.6 million Americans lost their jobs, the highest yearly job-loss total since 1945. In my home state of California, the unemployment rate soared to 9.3 percent last month - its highest point in 15 years. It is clear that Congress must take aggressive action to stave off a long and deep recession and that we must do more to ensure that appropriated money is spent effi… Continue Reading


01.27.09

Schiff Reintroduces Legislation to "Fingerprint" Nuclear Material

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Reintroduces Legislation to "Fingerprint" Nuclear Material Legislation will improve technology to track down nuclear traffickers and identify sources of nuclear materialWashington, DC - Today, Representative Adam Schiff reintroduced the Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act. The legislation will strengthen efforts in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop techniques for "fingerprinting" nucl… Continue Reading


01.27.09

The Year of the Ox

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTuesday, January 27, 2009Madam Speaker, I rise today to extend my best wishes to the millions of Asian Americans who are celebrating the Lunar New Year, which ushers in the Year of the Ox. Representing one of the largest Asian American populations in Southern California, I have had the distinct privilege in joining many of my Asian American constituents to commemorate this historic tradition.The communities of Alhambra, San G… Continue Reading


01.22.09

Press Freedom in Sri Lanka

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThursday, January 22, 2009(View Video) Mr. Speaker, in 2006 I cofounded the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, and since then this bipartisan, bicameral caucus has sought to highlight the importance of free expression around the world. I rise today to honor Lasantha Wickramatunga, a brave journalist who was gunned down while driving to work in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. Threats, attacks and murders of jour… Continue Reading


01.21.09

Reps. Schiff and Issa, Sen. Specter Introduce Legislation to Improve Patent Litigation in District Courts

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Reps. Schiff and Issa, Sen. Specter Introduce Legislation to Improve Patent Litigation in District CourtsWashington, DC - House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Darrell Issa, Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today introduced the House and Senate companion bills H.R. 628 and S. 299, … Continue Reading


01.15.09

Opinion: Military courts-martial should replace failed Guantanamo policy

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThursday, January 15, 2009 Special to the Mercury NewsNext week, the new president will formally inherit the nightmare of Guantánamo Bay. President-elect Barack Obama says he intends to shutter Guantánamo, and this decision is sound: The poorly thought-out prison and recent confirmation that torture took place there have called into question American adherence to the rule of law and discouraged our allies from c… Continue Reading


01.08.09

Schiff Introduces Bill to Pay Tribute to "Go for Broke" Regiments

Thursday, January 08, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces Bill to Pay Tribute to "Go for Broke" Regiments Bill honors Japanese-American World War II veteransWASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff introduced legislation to pay tribute to the Japanese-American 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, commonly known as the "Go For Broke" regiments, for their dedicated service to our nation during World War II by awarding them the Cong… Continue Reading


01.08.09

Honor the "Go For Broke" Regiment

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThursday, January 08, 2009Madam Speaker, I rise today to introduce legislation recognizing the Japanese-American 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, commonly known as the ``Go For Broke'' regiments, for their dedicated service to our Nation during World War II.These brave men served with pride, courage and conviction, waging a war on two fronts--abroad against a forceful and oppressive fascism, … Continue Reading


01.07.09

Schiff, Giffords Introduce Bill to Allow One of America's Largest Consumers of Energy to Dramatically Expand its Purchase of Clean Affordable Wind and Solar Energy

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Giffords Introduce Bill to Allow One of America's Largest Consumers of Energy to Dramatically Expand its Purchase of Clean Affordable Wind and Solar EnergyWashington, DC - Demonstrating the importance of investing in clean alternative energy, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA)and Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) introduced a bill (H.R. 175) on the first day of the 111th Congress to strongly expand the federal govern… Continue Reading


01.06.09

The Situation in Gaza

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTuesday, January 06, 2009The State of Israel has a right to defend its territory and its people from attack, whether that attack emanates from another sovereign nation, or, as in this case, from a terrorist organization that seized control of Gaza in a bloody putsch eighteen months ago. Hamas clearly chose to escalate its conflict against Israel by unilaterally declaring an end to the ceasefire that was implemented last June … Continue Reading


10.27.08

Schiff Receives High Marks on Voting Record

Monday, October 27, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Receives High Marks on Voting Record Washington D.C. - Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) has received praise from various advocacy organizations for his outstanding voting record on veterans, environmental, civil rights, and women's rights issues. Rep. Schiff received positive reviews for votes he cast in Congress from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Action Fund, the League of Conservation Vote… Continue Reading


10.17.08

President Signs into Law Schiff, Waxman, Gallegly Provisions Requiring Stricter Standards on Collision Avoidance Systems Implementation on Major U.S. Rail Lines

Friday, October 17, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 President Signs into Law Schiff, Waxman, Gallegly Provisions Requiring Stricter Standards on Collision Avoidance Systems Implementation on Major U.S. Rail Lines Bill passes quickly in wake of deadly Metrolink-Union Pacific crash in ChatsworthWashington, DC - Yesterday, the President signed a bill into law, which included provisions introduced in the House by Representatives Adam Schiff, Henry A. Waxman and Elton G… Continue Reading


09.24.08

Schiff Works to Honor Japanese-American World War II Veterans

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Works to Honor Japanese-American World War II Veterans Schiff introduces bill to pay tribute to "Go for Broke" regiments on the same day he secures funding for a museum in their honorWASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff introduced legislation to pay tribute to the Japanese-American 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, commonly known as the "Go For Broke" regiments, for their d… Continue Reading


09.19.08

Schiff, Waxman, Gallegly Introduce Legislation to Require Collision Avoidance Systems on All Major U.S. Rail Lines

Friday, September 19, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Waxman, Gallegly Introduce Legislation to Require Collision Avoidance Systems on All Major U.S. Rail Lines Washington, DC - Coming on the heels of last Friday's train collision, the most deadly in Metrolink's history, Representatives Adam Schiff, Henry A. Waxman and Elton Gallegly introduced legislation late yesterday that would require all major U.S. railroads to install "positive train control" systems… Continue Reading


09.09.08

Rep. Schiff Honors Lauren Arana, Tenth Grade Student from Glendale's Hoover High School

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTuesday, September 09, 2008Mr. Speaker, I rise today with great appreciation and admiration for Hoover High School student Lauren Arana, who saved her friend's life earlier this year. I am truly proud to have Lauren, who is now a 10th grade student from Glendale, as a constituent of mine. On May 14, Lauren received a text message from a friend of hers in Nebraska who said that she was going to commit suicide. Lauren did n… Continue Reading

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