Press Releases

06.25.08

Schiff Introduces Resolution Calling on Congress to Condemn and Isolate the Government of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces Resolution Calling on Congress to Condemn and Isolate the Government of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe Washington, DC - Late Yesterday, Representative Adam Schiff introduced a resolution (H. Res. 1301) calling for international action to isolate the government of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe. This resolution comes in response to the worsening situation in Zimbabwe where opposition presidential c… Continue Reading


06.25.08

Schiff Helps Secure Vital Funds for Clean Water and Other Environmental Efforts in Appropriations Bill Approved by Committee

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Helps Secure Vital Funds for Clean Water and Other Environmental Efforts in Appropriations Bill Approved by CommitteeWashington, DC - Today, Representative Adam Schiff helped secure more than $4.7 million in federal funding for local clean water and environmental restoration projects. Rep. Schiff, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, requested the funds in the Fiscal Year 2009 Energy and Water D… Continue Reading


06.19.08

Exclusivity Provision First Introduced in Congress by Schiff and Flake Included in New FISA Compromise Legislation

Thursday, June 19, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Exclusivity Provision First Introduced in Congress by Schiff and Flake Included in New FISA Compromise LegislationWashington, DC - Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) welcomed the inclusion of language declaring the "exclusivity" of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) as a legal basis for surveillance for intelligence gathering purposes. The bipartisan legislation,… Continue Reading


06.18.08

House Approves Schiff's Legislation to "Fingerprint" Nuclear Material

Wednesday, June 18, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Approves Schiff's Legislation to "Fingerprint" Nuclear Material Legislation will improve technology to track down nuclear traffickers and identify sources of nuclear materialWashington, DC - On the same day Rep. Adam Schiff is to be recognized by the Center for National Policy at the their Annual Edmund S. Muskie Distinguished Public Service Awards Ceremony for his work on nuclear security issues, the House … Continue Reading


06.18.08

Rep. Schiff Supporting the Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESWednesday, June 18, 2008I thank the chairman of the full committee for his leadership on this issue and for his indulgence of my perseverance. I'm very grateful that the bill moved so quickly and for his support of it. I also want to thank the chairman of the Subcommittee on Emerging Threats, Cybersecurity, Science and Technology, Jim Langevin, for his leadership, and also thank the Ranking Member Mr. McCaul. I really app… Continue Reading


06.13.08

Representatives Schiff and Berman Urge FAA to Approve Mandatory Nighttime Curfew at Bob Hope Airport

Friday, June 13, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Representatives Schiff and Berman Urge FAA to Approve Mandatory Nighttime Curfew at Bob Hope Airport Washington, DC - Recently, Reps. Adam Schiff and Howard Berman have written to Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority President Carl Povilaitis in support of the proposed mandatory nighttime curfew at the Bob Hope Airport. Schiff and Berman wrote in the letter that the curfew, "would provide meaningful nighttime… Continue Reading


06.12.08

Schiff Helps Secure Funds for Important Jet Propulsion Laboratory Programs

Thursday, June 12, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Helps Secure Funds for Important Jet Propulsion Laboratory ProgramsWashington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff announced that the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies passed a bill that included funding for three important programs managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena. Rep. Schiff, a member of the subcommittee, helped secure funding for the … Continue Reading


06.11.08

House Judiciary Committee Adopts Schiff Amendments to Improve DNA Tools for Law Enforcement and Investigators and Eliminate DNA Backlogs

Wednesday, June 11, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Judiciary Committee Adopts Schiff Amendments to Improve DNA Tools for Law Enforcement and Investigators and Eliminate DNA BacklogsWashington, DC - Today, the House Judiciary Committee approved four amendments authored by Rep. Schiff which would improve DNA tools to help catch rapists, murderers and other violent criminals and help reduce the backlog of DNA samples waiting to be screened by federal and state … Continue Reading


06.06.08

Bill Passes to Improve Transportation Throughout San Gabriel Valley

Friday, June 06, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Bill Passes to Improve Transportation Throughout San Gabriel Valley President Signs Bill into Law Benefiting the Gold Line Foothill ExtensionWashington, DC - The President signed legislation into law today, SAFETEA-LU Technical Corrections Act of 2008 (H.R. 1195), that will help address Southern California's continuing population growth and the resulting congestion on its roads and highways. The bill includes langua… Continue Reading


06.03.08

House Approves Bill to Name San Gabriel Post Office for Chi Mui

Tuesday, June 03, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Approves Bill to Name San Gabriel Post Office for Chi MuiWASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed legislation (H.R. 5477) sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff to pay tribute to former Mayor of the City of San Gabriel, Chi Mui, by naming the San Gabriel Post Office after him. Mayor Mui spent a lifetime bettering his community as a volunteer and public servant. Mayor Mui passed away on April 27, 2006 after a courageo… Continue Reading


06.03.08

House Passes Chi Mui Post Office Building

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTuesday, June 03, 2008Mr. SCHIFF. I thank the gentleman from Illinois for yielding, and I want to thank him, Mr. Waxman and the staff on the committee for working with me on this legislation.I'm proud to stand here today to honor a well-respected and dedicated leader from the San Gabriel Valley. Mr. Chi Mui was a beloved member of the Asian American community in Southern California, and the mayor of the city of San Gabrie… Continue Reading


05.29.08

Schiff Spends Memorial Day Recess Visiting Troops in Afghanistan

Thursday, May 29, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Spends Memorial Day Recess Visiting Troops in AfghanistanCongressional Delegation led by Schiff meets with soldiers and high level officials to discuss the war in Afghanistan and Afghan parliamentary reformsWASHINGTON, DC - During the Congressional Memorial Day Recess, Representative Adam Schiff celebrated Memorial Day by visiting troops on his third trip to Afghanistan. Rep. Schiff enjoyed sharing breakfast … Continue Reading


05.22.08

Schiff Amendments to Increase Nuclear Security Pass House

Thursday, May 22, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Amendments to Increase Nuclear Security Pass House Washington, D.C. - Continuing his effort to increase nuclear security around the world, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) offered two amendments to the Defense Authorization bill today, and were both passed by the House. The first amendment, authored by Rep. Schiff, would require the Secretary of Defense to study methods to reduce the likelihood of an accidental nucle… Continue Reading


05.21.08

Schiff Announces Appointments to U.S. Service Academies

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Announces Appointments to U.S. Service Academies WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Adam Schiff announced that four students from the 29th Congressional District have received appointments to U.S. service academies for the class of 2012. Four of the five United States service academies require a Congressional nomination in order to receive an appointment. Below is a list of the four students who Rep. Schiff nomi… Continue Reading


05.20.08

Homeland Security Committee Approves Schiff's Legislation to "Fingerprint" Nuclear Material

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Homeland Security Committee Approves Schiff's Legislation to "Fingerprint" Nuclear Material Legislation will improve technology to track down nuclear traffickers and identify sources of nuclear materialWashington, DC - Recognizing that one of the greatest threats to our security today is the detonation of a nuclear weapon or the use of a radiological device, the House Homeland Security Committee today passed Rep. Ada… Continue Reading


05.15.08

Schiff Introduces Bill Urging End to Turkish Blockade of Armenia

Thursday, May 15, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces Bill Urging End to Turkish Blockade of Armenia WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced a bill urging the President and Secretary of State to call upon Turkey to immediately lift its ongoing blockade of Armenia. The "End the Turkish Blockade of Armenia Act" requires a report from the Secretary of State within 30 days of final passage that will outline steps taken by the U.… Continue Reading


05.15.08

International Anti-Piracy Caucus Unveils "2008 International Piracy Watch List"

Thursday, May 15, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 International Anti-Piracy Caucus Unveils "2008 International Piracy Watch List" Washington, D.C.: At a press conference today the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, which is chaired by Senators Joe Biden (D-DE) and Gordon Smith (R-OR), and Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), unveiled the "2008 International Piracy Watch List." In an effort to combat international copyright piracy b… Continue Reading


05.14.08

Schiff, Chabot, Emanuel, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Identity Theft and Cyber Crime

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Chabot, Emanuel, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Identity Theft and Cyber CrimeWashington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced the Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act, which would take strong steps to combat cyber crime and protect data security. The measure would provide federal prosecutors with important new tools to help combat identity t… Continue Reading


05.08.08

President Signs Schiff's Rim of the Valley Measure into Law

Thursday, May 08, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 President Signs Schiff's Rim of the Valley Measure into LawBill directs Interior Department to study expansion of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation AreaWashington, D.C. - Today, President George W. Bush signed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) Rim of the Valley Corridor Study legislation into law, culminating a seven year long effort. The measure directs the Secretary of the Interior to study the feasibili… Continue Reading


05.06.08

Schiff Introduces Bill to Ensure our National Security Strategy Can Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces Bill to Ensure our National Security Strategy Can Meet the Challenges of the 21st CenturyMeasure would establish a bipartisan commission to assess and develop a new national security strategyWASHINGTON, DC - As the catastrophic events of 9/11 showed us more than six years ago, the threats facing the United States have changed from those we faced during the four decades of the Cold War. To ensure tha… Continue Reading

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