Schiff Secures Funds for Research Efforts at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles and Arroyo Seco Watershed Study

Washington, DC – Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) today announced the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy & Water has agreed to provide funds for research to be conducted at the Childrens Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA) and for the Arroyo Seco Watershed Study. The Energy & Water appropriations bill is expected to pass the House next week. 
The appropriation measure also includes $250,000 for Children's Hospital Los Angeles.  These resources will assist pediatric cancer research and help with early diagnosis and individualized cancer treatment for kids.

“There is nothing more heartbreaking than watching a child struggle with cancer or other serious illness,” said Schiff.  “The research at CHLA is nothing short of miraculous and is saving lives. I'm delighted the federal government can partner with this important effort.”

As part of the bill, the Arroyo Seco will received $200,000 in Army Corps of Engineers General Investigations funding for its Watershed Management Plan Feasibility Study.  The Arroyo Seco Watershed Management Plan is a project supported and coordinated by the County of Los Angeles to develop a comprehensive, environmentally friendly approach to manage the Arroyo Seco Watershed. The project is supported by the Arroyo Seco Foundation, North East Trees, the California Coastal Conservancy, the Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority, and the cities in the watershed.

“This funding will help ensure that the Arroyo Seco returns to its natural state - an environmental gem,” Schiff said.  “Once it’s restored it will provide enjoyable open space and recreation areas for generations to come.”

Congressman Schiff has introduced a "Kids First" agenda of initiatives to improve education, safety, and health care for our children. He is the co-founder of the Democratic Study Group on National Security and a member of both the House Judiciary and International Relations committees.  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.