Schiff Receives High Marks on Voting Record

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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 Voters, the American Association of University Women, the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights and the Human Rights Campaign.

“These advocacy organizations do superb work promoting values shared by my constituents, and informing the public and public officials on the local, state and federal level. I thank them for their work and for recognizing my efforts on behalf of the people of the 29th Congressional district.”

On environmental issues, Rep. Schiff received a 100 percent for his voting record in 2008 from the League of Conservation Voters (LCV). The LCV advocates for sound environmental and energy policies. Each year the LCV issues a “National Environmental Scorecard” that shows how Members of Congress voted on the most important conservation and energy issues brought before the House.

Rep. Schiff received an “A+” for votes he cast in favor of U.S. troops, Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans, and military families in 2008. The grade was handed out by the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Action Fund (IAVA). The IAVA’s scorecard was based on 13 key votes in the House on veterans’ issues in the 110th Congress. Every Member of Congress was graded on his or her leadership and voting record on the most critical issues facing Iraq and Afghanistan veterans. Rep. Schiff was one of about 150 legislators who received a perfect score, a grade of A+.

Rep. Schiff also received a 100 percent grade for his voting record on civil rights issues from the Leadership Conference on Civil Rights. The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights is a civil rights coalition made up of nearly 200 organizations representing persons of color, women, children, labor unions, individuals with disabilities, older Americans, major religious groups, gays and lesbians, and civil liberties and human right groups. They advocate on behalf of policies that work to advance equal justice and equal opportunity. Congressman Schiff received a similarly strong report on his civil rights and anti-discrimination voting record from the Human Rights Campaign (HRC).

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) gave Rep. Schiff a perfect score for critical votes he cast in the 110th Congress. The AAUW Congressional Voting Record scored Members of Congress on their votes on Pell grant funding, vocational education reauthorization, funding for higher education, the federal marriage amendment, and reproductive rights. The AAUW has more than 100,000 bipartisan members including more than 20,000 in California.