Press Releases


Schiff Honors Memory of Slain Journalist Hrant Dink One Year After his Death

Thursday, January 31, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Honors Memory of Slain Journalist Hrant Dink One Year After his Death Washington D.C. - This week, in honor of the anniversary of the murder journalist Hrant Dink, Rep. Schiff remembered the memory of Mr. Dink with the following Congressional Record statement:"Madame Speaker:"It is with a mixture of anger and sadness that I rise today to honor the one year anniversary of the murder of Hrant Dink, the cour… Continue Reading


Extending the RESTORE Act on FISA

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTuesday, January 29, 2008 Madam Speaker, last year the President and the Director of National Intelligence pushed for legislation that would make it easier for the NSA to collect intelligence on Americans and groups abroad. Among other things, the administration's legislation would allow warrantless eavesdropping of virtually all communications of Americans with anyone outside the U.S., so long as the government declared … Continue Reading


Schiff Tapped to Serve on House Select Intelligence Committee

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Tapped to Serve on House Select Intelligence Committee Committee to oversee investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation tapesWashington, DC - At a time when the House Intelligence Committee is engaged in critical work to improve intelligence gathering activities and undergoing a high profile investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation tapes, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA… Continue Reading


Congressman Schiff's Web Site Wins 2007 Gold Mouse Award

Monday, January 14, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Congressman Schiff's Web Site Wins 2007 Gold Mouse AwardWashington, D.C. - Representative Adam Schiff's web site was honored today by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF), a non-profit, non-partisan management consulting and research organization in Washington, D.C., for having one of the best web sites in Congress. The site,, was one of only 104 web sites commended in The… Continue Reading


Schiff Returns From Visit To Troops in Iraq

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff recently returned from his fourth visit to Iraq - a three day trip during which he visited Baghdad, Haditha, Al Anbar and Al Asad. While in Iraq, he visited with troops and diplomatic personnel and handed out holiday cards he collected from constituents in the 29th District. Rep. Schiff was encouraged by the improved security he observed in the region, but was disappointed by the continued lack of political progress. In Baghdad, Rep. Schiff and the three other… Continue Reading


Obama, Schiff Provision to Create Nuclear Threat Reduction Plan Approved

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that a provision authored by Obama and Senator Hagel (R-NE) in the Senate and advanced by Schiff in the House requiring a comprehensive nuclear threat reduction plan passed as part of the omnibus appropriations bill. This provision requires the President to submit to Congress a comprehensive plan for ensuring that all nuclear weapons and weapons-usable material at vulnerable sites around the worl… Continue Reading


Schiff, Culberson Help Secure Vital Funds for Core Jet Propulsion Laboratory Programs

Washington, DC - Late tonight, the House is expected to pass a bill which will include funding for three important programs being managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and John Culberson (R-TX) announced. Reps. Schiff and Culberson are members of the subcommittee charged with drafting the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations funding part of the bill, which included funding for the SIM PlanetQuest, the Mars Exploration Program, and the Outer Plan… Continue Reading


House Passes Bono, Schiff Arson Prevention Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Coming on the heels of some of the most destructive wildfires in California's history, the House today passed the Managing Arson Through Criminal History Act (MATCH, H.R. 1759). The MATCH Act, introduced by Reps. Mary Bono (R-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) in March, would establish a comprehensive nationwide database to track convicted arsonists. In early November, Reps. Schiff and Bono and Burbank Fire Chief Tracy Pansini testified at a Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Su… Continue Reading


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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