Press Releases

12.05.07

House Judiciary Members Introduce Bill to Protect Creative and Intellectual Property Rights

Washington, DC - In an effort to strengthen laws protecting creative and intellectual property, leaders of the House Judiciary Committee today introduced bipartisan legislation to improve federal agency enforcement efforts and provide more resources to those efforts. House Judiciary Committee Chairman John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI), Ranking Member Lamar Smith (R-TX), Subcommittee on Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Chairman Howard Berman (D-CA), and Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Tom Feeney (… Continue Reading


12.04.07

Schiff Rim of the Valley Measure Passes House

Washington, D.C. - Today, the House passed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) Rim of the Valley Corridor Study legislation. The measure directs the Secretary of the Interior to study the feasibility of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the mountains and canyons in Southern California that are part of the Rim of the Valley Corridor, as designated by the State of California. Rep. Schiff's measure was included in the America's Historical and Natural Legacy Study A… Continue Reading


11.07.07

Schiff Secures Funds to Help Improve the Quality of Life in Our Region

Washington, DC - Late last night, the House passed a measure that includes important funds aimed at improving the quality of life in our area, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced today. The Fiscal Year 2008 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill included funding for family services, a medical center expansion, a library improvement project and an after school arts program for low-income children. Following approval in the Senate, the bill will be sent to th… Continue Reading


10.23.07

Schiff, Goodlatte Laud Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement Initiative

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Co-Chairs of the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, joined U.S. Trade Representative Susan C. Schwab and other Members of Congress to announce the negotiation of a new Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement (ACTA). The ACTA will establish an international framework to combat intellectually property rights counterfeiting and piracy around the world, which has a devastating impact on the U.S. economy… Continue Reading


10.17.07

Bipartisan Armenian Genocide Resolution will Ensure United States Remains a Moral Leader Around the World

Washington, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and George Radanovich (R-CA), lead sponsors of the Armenian Genocide Resolution; Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-NJ) and Joe Knollenberg (R-MI), co-chairmen of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues; and Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Ed Royce (R-CA), senior members of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs highlighted the importance of recognizing the murder of a million and a half Armenians between 1915-1923 as genocide. The six lawmakers, all Memb… Continue Reading


10.10.07

Schiff Lauds Committee Passage of Resolution Calling on the United States to Fully Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) praised the House Foreign Affairs Committee's passage of a resolution he authored recognizing and commemorating the Armenian Genocide. The House Foreign Affairs Committee passed H. Res. 106 clearing the way for the measure to be voted on by the full House. The bipartisan measure currently has 226 cosponsors - more than a majority in the House and the most support an Armenian Genocide resolution has ever received. Both Speaker of the … Continue Reading


10.05.07

Schiff Introduces Legislation Calling on the President to Work to Close a Dangerous Nuclear Loophole

Washington, DC - Continuing his career-long effort to reduce the threat of nuclear weapons, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation to prevent nations that violate and then withdraw from the Treaty on Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) from keeping nuclear materials or technology obtained through the treaty. The measure would also encourage the President to pursue a U.N. Security Council Resolution that declares that withdrawal from the NPT requires the return of… Continue Reading


09.18.07

Schiff Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Prevent Gang Violence

Washington, D.C. - Late yesterday, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation to halt gang violence. The Gang Prevention, Intervention and Suppression Act (H.R. 3547) would provide new resources for community-based gang prevention and intervention activities. The bill would also revise criminal laws and penalties to give gang prosecutors new tools in the fight against gang violence. The legislation will target resources to communities with severe gang activity and incl… Continue Reading


08.07.07

Congress Authorizes Funding for Local Clean Drinking Water Project

Washington D.C. - Late last night, the House passed legislation authorizing $5 million for the Southern California Foothill Communities Water Supply Reliability Program (WSRP). The authorization for the WSRP, which will provide clean drinking water for millions of local Southern California residents, was included in the Water Resources Development Act (H.R. 1495) conference report. In February, Rep. Schiff wrote to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastr… Continue Reading


08.01.07

Rep. Schiff Cosponsors Legislation Recognizing Two Pioneers of Innovation and Exploration

WASHINGTON, DC - Yesterday, Congressman Adam Schiff joined Rep. Ken Calvert (R-CA), Kevin McCarthy (R-CA), and Howard "Buck" McKeon (R-CA) in introducing legislation to re-designate NASA's Dryden Flight Research Center as the Neil A. Armstrong Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Test Range as the Hugh L. Dryden Aeronautical Test Range."Neil Armstrong and Hugh Dryden are true American Heroes," said Adam Schiff. "Naming NASA's Flight Research Center and the Western Aeronautical Te… Continue Reading


07.23.07

House Passes Schiff Measure to Prevent the Spouses of Elected Officials and Candidates from Collecting Campaign Checks

Washington, DC - Today, in an effort to continue to raise the bar on ethical standards in Congress, the House passed a bipartisan measure authored by Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), which will end the potentially corrupt practice of allowing federal office holders and candidates to employ their spouses in their campaign. The Campaign Expenditure Transparency Act (H.R. 2630), cosponsored by Rep. Michael Castle (R-DE), would amend campaign finance laws to prohibit a practice whereby spouses of… Continue Reading


07.12.07

Schiff Helps Secures Funds for Important Jet Propulsion Laboratory Programs

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff announced that the House Appropriations Committee passed a bill which included funding for three important programs being managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena. Rep. Schiff is a member of the subcommittee charged with drafting the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations bill, which included funding for the SIM PlanetQuest, the Mars Exploration Program, and the Outer Planets program. "The space program represents the best of our natio… Continue Reading


06.22.07

Biotechnology Workforce Training Center in Pasadena to Receive Federal Funding

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Schiff announced that the House Appropriations Committee has passed legislation, which includes $231,000 to support the start-up of three regional non-profit centers designed to assist and enhance development of the region's innovative biotechnology businesses. The funding will support the California State University Program for Research and Education in Biotechnology (CSUPERB). The CSUPERB will provide innovative training for this vital industry's specialized workf… Continue Reading


06.21.07

Reps. Schiff, Israel Fight to Keep Green Export Provision in Foreign Aid Spending Bill

Washington, DC - With the news of China surpassing the United States in carbon dioxide emissions, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Israel (D-NY) will fight to maintain a provision they requested in the House Fiscal Year 2008 State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Bill that will require that at least 10 percent of the Export-Import Bank's (EX-IM) investments in energy projects be allocated for renewable energy projects. "Our provision, could quadruple the amount of advanced … Continue Reading


06.13.07

Supporting the Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

Mr. Chairman, I would like to make, essentially, two points. First, my friends in the minority lack credibility on the issue they have raised last night and today; and, second, this bill is far too important to be stalled, delayed, put off by blatantly partisan tactics.On the first point, why does the minority party lack credibility on this issue? Well, one of the two parties during the last 6 years took the largest surpluses, I think we have had in history, and managed to turn those surpluses i… Continue Reading


05.23.07

House Resolution of Disapproval in Attorney General Gonzales Gains Quick Support

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Artur Davis (D-AL) announced that a resolution they introduced Monday, expressing no confidence in the performance of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and urging the President to request his resignation, has quickly gained support, with over a hundred Members signing on as cosponsors in just two days. Reps. Schiff and Davis, both former federal prosecutors, drafted the resolution in response to the failures of Attorney General Gonzales to ade… Continue Reading


05.21.07

Schiff, Davis Introduce Resolution Expressing No Confidence in Attorney General Alberto Gonzales

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Artur Davis (D-AL) introduced a resolution expressing no confidence in the performance of Attorney General Alberto Gonzales and urging the President to request his resignation. Reps. Schiff and Davis, both former federal prosecutors, drafted the resolution in response to failures of Attorney General Gonzales to adequately and properly manage the Department of Justice. Recent Congressional testimony and news reports have chronicled Attorney G… Continue Reading


05.18.07

Federal Study Called for by Schiff Reveals Chromium 6 in Drinking Water can Cause Cancer

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff announced the release of a draft report of a federal cancer study of the health effects of ingesting chromium 6. In 2001, Rep. Schiff spearheaded a California delegation-wide effort to commission the study by the National Institutes of Health's National Toxicology Program. The two year study found that high doses of chromium 6 in drinking water cause cancer in lab rodents. "This study provides us with valuable information on the serious health risks ass… Continue Reading


05.17.07

International Anti-Piracy Caucus Unveils "2007 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 "2007 International Piracy Watch List". In an effort to combat international copyright piracy by calling attention to countries where piracy has reached alarming levels the Caucus announced they will closely monitor the serious problems of copyright piracy… Continue Reading


05.14.07

Schiff, Chabot Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Combat Computer Crimes and Ensure Data Security

Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced the Cyber-Security Enhancement Act. The bipartisan bill will help take strong steps to combat cyber crime and protect data security. In an era of increasingly sophisticated computer technology, this measure would provide better data security protections for both individuals and businesses and would give law enforcement the tools they need to successfully track and prosecute cyber criminals. "Criminals are increasingl… Continue Reading

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