04.15.10

Rep. Adam Schiff Receives Perfect Score on Voting Record for Legislation Affecting Women and Girls

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Thursday, April 15, 2010Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176

 

Rep. Adam Schiff Receives Perfect Score on Voting Record for Legislation Affecting Women and Girls

Washington, DC Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) received a 100 percent score from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for critical votes he cast in the 111th Congress on issues affecting women and girls. The AAUW is a charitable membership organization, with a nationwide network of nearly 100,000 members, including more than 20,000 in California.

“The AAUW and its members do an exceptional job breaking through educational and economic barriers that have impeded the advancement of women for decades,” Rep. Schiff said. “I thank them for the exceptional work that they do to keep the public and public officials well informed, and for recognizing my efforts on behalf of families in the 29th Congressional district.”

Scored legislation was selected on the basis of the AAUW Public Policy Program priorities, including economic security, work-life balance, education, and civil rights. Specifically, the AAUW Congressional Voting Record scored Members of Congress on their votes on: pay equity; paid sick days; parental leave; hate crimes prevention; Title IX accountability in high schools; and college affordability.

"On behalf of the more than 100,000 bipartisan members and donors of the American Association of University Women (AAUW), I want to thank Congressman Schiff for his 100 percent rating in the AAUW Action Fund Congressional Voting Record for the 111th Congress, First Session," said Lisa Maatz, AAUW's Director of Public Policy and Government Relations. "We appreciate his support for AAUW’s priority issues, including his key votes to improve women's economic security and to make higher education more affordable, as well as his co-sponsorship of legislation to enhance work-life balance for employees.”

According to the AAUW, 2009 successes include: H.R. 626, the Federal Employees Paid Parental Leave Act; H.R. 3221, the Student Aid and Fiscal Responsibility Act; and H.R. 2460, the Healthy Families Act, which would provide employees with seven paid sick days per year.

Congressman Schiff is the co-founder of the Democratic Study Group on National Security and a member of the House Appropriations Committee, the House Judiciary Committee and the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. He represents California’s 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.