Press Releases

06.25.12

Rep. Schiff Condemns Supreme Court Decision in Montana Campaign Finance Case

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued the following statement after the Supreme Court issued a summary reversal of the Montana Supreme Court's decision to uphold a state law that prohibited corporate spending in state elections, similar to the Court's Citizens United decision:"The Supreme Court's decision today in American Tradition Partnership v. Bullock today - overturning Montana's corporate election spending limits - is another grave disappointment. The Supreme Court had… Continue Reading


06.20.12

Rep. Schiff Condemns Vote Against Attorney General Eric Holder

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former federal prosecutor, issued the following statement after the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold the Attorney General in contempt:"The Committee has taken the deeply ill-considered step of voting to hold the Attorney General in contempt. Given the Attorney General's willingness to provide a wide range of documents not generally made available to Congress - such as internal deliberations over communicating with … Continue Reading


06.18.12

Rep. Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Permit Content Neutral Regulation of Campaign Spending

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) today introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's ill-considered opinion in Citizen's United, and other Supreme Court precedent which have made it impossible to regulate the billions in campaign spending unleashed over the last two decades. The amendment also overturns a Supreme Court decision - Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett - striking down an Arizona law which allowed public finan… Continue Reading


06.11.12

Rep. Schiff Statement of LGBT Pride Month

Washington, DC - Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement today in honor of LGBT Pride Month, which is observed each year during the month of June:"The tide is turning in favor of equality and this year's LGBT Pride Month is punctuated by many important changes. The growing support for marriage equality is significant and I welcome President Obama's recent declaration in support of access to the right of marriage for all Americans. I'm encouraged by the recent ruling … Continue Reading


06.05.12

Rep. Schiff Announces Appointments to U.S. Service Academies

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that five students from the 29th Congressional District have received appointments to U.S. service academies for the class of 2016. Four of the five United States service academies require a Congressional nomination in order to receive an appointment.The following students received appointments:• Peter Thomas Goodwin, a resident of Alhambra attending St. Monica Academy, to the Naval Academy• Nathan William Hamming, a resident of Bu… Continue Reading


05.31.12

Rep. Schiff Speaks Out On DOMA Ruling in Appropriations Committee

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) spoke during a markup of the Appropriations Committee about the recent ruling by the First Circuit Court of Appeals, and called on Congress to prohibit funding in the bill under consideration from defending the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) in court. Speaker John Boehner has pledged to spend up to $1.5 million of money from the legislative branch appropriations to defend DOMA, and has spent $750,000 so far. Rep. Schiff has long encouraged repeal o… Continue Reading


05.30.12

Rep. Schiff Introduces Legislation to Ensure Cities Can Qualify for Federal Disaster Relief After Major Storms

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced legislation to fix the problems that Pasadena and other cities in the Southern California faced in qualifying for federal disaster relief from the devastating windstorms of November and December 2011. Currently, small and medium sized communities located in large states like California have a particularly difficult time reaching the state-wide and county-wide thresholds needed to qualify for federal disaster relief. This legislation woul… Continue Reading


05.18.12

Rep. Schiff Condemns Postal Service Decision to Close Mack Robinson Post Office in Pasadena

Pasadena, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued the following statement after the United States Postal Service (USPS) announced it would move forward with a cost-cutting plan to close nearly 250 mail processing centers, including the Mack Robinson Processing and Distribution Center in Pasadena:"I was deeply disappointed to learn this afternoon that USPS is still pursing the closure of the mail sorting facility at the Mack Robinson Processing and Distribution Center within the next nine mont… Continue Reading


05.11.12

Rep. Schiff Helps Introduce Legislation to Protect Facebook Passwords from Prospective Employers

Washington, DC - This week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) helped introduce the Password Protection Act Of 2012, legislation aimed at curbing the growing practice of employers requiring prospective or current employees to provide access to password-protected accounts as a condition for employment. According to news reports across the country, this is a cause of great concern especially among students set to graduate college this month. Schiff introduced the bill with eleven other co-sponsors led by Rep… Continue Reading


05.09.12

Rep. Schiff Applauds President Obama's Endorsement of Marriage Equality

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after President Barack Obama endorsed gay marriage:"Today, President Obama announced that he would support marriage equality for all Americans. The President's strong statement is something that I am proud to support, and an issue of great significance to the country. Marriage equality extends one of our most basic rights of citizenship to all Americans - that is, the right to marry the person you love."It's my sinc… Continue Reading


04.24.12

Rep. Schiff Prepares Amendment to Cyber Security Bill

Washington, DC - This week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, will offer an amendment to address concerns raised by the Administration, civil liberties groups and Internet users with the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). The House is slated to take up the bill along with a host of other cyber security bills later this week."Throughout the cyber security debate, my priority has been addressing the gaping holes in our cyber defenses," Schi… Continue Reading


04.19.12

Bipartisan Resolution Condemns the Killing of Journalists in Syria

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Mike Pence (R-IN), co-chairs of the Press Freedom Caucus, introduced a resolution in the House condemning the killing of journalists in Syria and calling on the government to open the country up to independent and foreign news media and end its media blackout. In the past year, journalists from across the world have bravely provided on-the-ground reports from the region. But they are increasingly in danger from fighting and often targeted sp… Continue Reading


04.13.12

Rep. Schiff Honors 2012 Women of the Year

Pasadena, CA- Today, at a luncheon in Pasadena, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored outstanding women from each of the communities (Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, and Temple City) in the 29th Congressional District. This recognition is made each year during Women's History Month.Below is a full list of all the honorees this year:Joanna Vargas (Alhambra), Carolyn Ingram Seitz (Altadena), Ellen Snortland (Altadena), Nancy E. Guillen (B… Continue Reading


04.13.12

Statement from Congressman Adam Schiff on the Shooting of Kendrec McDade

Pasadena, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued the following statement:"I want to join Mayor Bogaard, Councilman Holden and other members of the community in expressing my condolences to the family of Kendrec McDade after the loss of their son. There have been many serious questions raised by the shooting, and four investigations have been launched to determine precisely what took place and to provide answers to the family and the community. I join my colleagues in urging these invest… Continue Reading


04.12.12

Rep. Schiff Condemns North Korean Missile Launch

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after North Korea launched a missile yesterday:"North Korea's missile launch, despite its failure, is a serious breach of UN Security Council resolutions and a threat to international security. The international community must close ranks in acting on this latest provocation, and pressing Pyongyang not to proceed with a possible third nuclear test."North Kore… Continue Reading


04.04.12

Rep. Schiff Statement on Windstorm Disaster Reports from Southern California Edison and Independent Auditor

Pasadena, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after reports were released by the Davies Group and Southern California Edison (SCE) on the response to the windstorm of November 2011:"I am pleased that SCE has responded proactively to the problems identified in its response to the recent Windstorm by releasing both an internal report and a report from an outside firm. Both reports identify areas where SCE's response should be improved for future. Most impo… Continue Reading


04.03.12

Rep. Schiff Announces Annual Art Contest with Online Voting

Pasadena, CA- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that he will host the annual Congressional Arts Competition Forum & Exhibit for the 29th District, featuring high school student artwork from the region, on Sunday April 15. The Congressional Art Competition is an annual contest, with submissions from across the country. The winner from each Congressional District has their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. In addition, Schiff is opening up the competition with a "People's… Continue Reading


03.29.12

Rep. Schiff: Continued Delay By Forest Service After Station Fire Is Unacceptable

Pasadena, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) again called on the Forest Service to end the interminable delay in their assessment of the agency's night-flying operations. The helicopter portion of the report was supposed to be completed by August 2011, but the Forest Service missed that deadline. Since then, the Forest Service has missed another internal deadline to complete the report by the end of 2011. That assessment is now more than six months overdue."As we enter yet another fire season, … Continue Reading


03.14.12

Rep. Schiff To EPA: Stop Wasting Time and Complete Chromium 6 Study

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa P. Jackson expressing his disappointment with the EPA's decision to delay the completion of their Chromium 6 toxicology assessment and urging EPA to complete the assessment in a timely fashion. In 2010, the EPA released its draft Chromium 6 study which found that it was likely carcinogenic and a danger to human health when ingested. However, the EPA recently announced that it… Continue Reading


03.09.12

Rep. Schiff Applauds Decision to Reject NASA Request to Divert Mars Funds

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a member of the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, applauded the decision of Subcommittee Chairman Frank Wolf (R-VA) to reject a fiscal 2012 reprogramming request that would have shifted funds away from the Mars program, including a pair of joint missions with the European Space Agency (ESA). The request, which came from NASA, would have begun the process of shutting down its cooperative Mars-exploration effort with the … Continue Reading

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