04.16.08

Schiff Receives Perfect Score on Voting Record for Legislation Affecting Global Issues

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176

Schiff Receives Perfect Score on Voting Record for Legislation Affecting Global Issues

Washington, D.C. – Citizens for Global Solutions, a nationwide organization that seeks to educate Americans about global interdependence, communicate global concerns to public officials, and develop proposals to create, reform, and strengthen international institutions such as the United Nations, issued Rep. Adam Schiff a 100% on its 2008 Congressional Score Card.   The 2008 Congressional Report Card is a comprehensive tool for evaluating which legislators are true advocates of cooperative solutions to global problems.  

“I stand with the members of Citizens for Global Solutions in their quest to highlight and affect change in the way the international community works together to solve global challenges,” said Rep. Schiff.  “Diplomacy is essential in dealing with the challenges of this new century.  If we are going to make the world a safer and healthier place we need to work with our international partners to find and build solutions together.” 

“Representative Schiff has consistently voted to support effective global partnerships through which we can meet the challenges of the twenty-first century,” said Don Kraus, Executive Vice President, Director of Government Relations at the organization. “More than ever, Americans want to know that their Members of Congress favor a more cooperative and pragmatic U.S. foreign policy. Mr. Schiff’s constituents should be proud to know that he is doing just that.”

The report card scored all Members of Congress on ten key votes over the last two years regarding:

  • Climate Change
  • Energy
  • Genocide in Darfur
  • Global Health and Development
  • International Criminal Court
  • Nuclear proliferation
  • Torture/Habeas Corpus
  • U.N./Peacekeeping Funding

Citizens for Global Solutions encourages Americans to recognize how they are connected to the rest of the world, communicate their concerns to public officials and promote solutions to a range of global problems. It supports closer U.S. cooperation with, and support for, international institutions capable of responding to the threats and challenges of a new century. With those goals in mind, it builds support within in the United States to ensure that public officials work with our allies to make the world a safer and better place.
 
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.