Press Releases

06.01.11

Former Schiff Intern Captures Big Win on Jeopardy!

Washington, DC- Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-29) is proud to acknowledge the accomplishment of former intern Tom Brown, on his big Jeopardy win. Brown served as an intern in the Congressman's Washington, DC office in the summer of 2006. While simultaneously juggling an internship and coursework at Princeton University, Brown demonstrated a strong work ethic and intellect that served him well in preparing for his big win in Jeopardy."It is wonderful to see our interns move on to succeed in life as im… Continue Reading


06.01.11

Schiff Condemns Murder of Pakistani Journalist

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-29) released the following statement after reports that Asia Times Online's Pakistan bureau chief Syed Saleem Shahzad was found tortured and slain yesterday near the town of Mandi Bahauddin, about 75 miles southeast of Islamabad:"I am deeply distressed and saddened by the news that Asia Times Online's Pakistan bureau chief Syed Saleem Shahzad was found tortured and slain yesterday about 75 miles southeast of Islamabad."For months Shahzad had expressed … Continue Reading


06.01.11

Schiff Welcomes Councilmember Jacque Robinson to Nation's Capitol for 2011 Young Elected Officials Network National Convention

Washington, DC- Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-29) is honored to welcome Pasadena Councilmember Jacque Robinson to a four-day 2011 Young Elected Officials (YEO) Network National Convening. As a young elected official attending the largest assembly of elected leaders in the country younger than 35 years old, Robinson will have the opportunity to shadow Rep. Schiff for the day and exchange ideas with 200 peers who share similar aspirations for their communities. The convention will challenge leaders to iden… Continue Reading


05.26.11

International Anti-Piracy Caucus Unveils "2011 International Piracy Watch List"

Washington, D.C.: At a press conference today the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, which is chaired by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), and Congressmen Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA), unveiled the "2011 International Piracy Watch List." In an effort to combat international copyright piracy by calling attention to countries where piracy has reached alarming levels, the Caucus announced they will closely monitor the serious problems of copyrig… Continue Reading


05.25.11

House Approves Schiff Measure Requiring Health Assessment of Military Use of Burn Pits

Washington, DC- Today, as the House considered the National Defense Authorization bill for FY 2012, the chamber approved a measure offered by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) requiring the Secretary of Defense to submit reports to Congress on the health impacts on our troops when waste is disposed of in open-air burn pits. While burn pits have been an expedient method of disposing waste at operating bases in Iraq and Afghanistan, the types of materials that have been burned produce hazardous toxins, such… Continue Reading


05.24.11

Four Southern California Congressmen Meet With More Than 200 Pro-Israel Activists From Los Angeles County

Washington, D.C. - Together, Representatives Henry Waxman (CA-30), Howard Berman (CA-28), Brad Sherman (CA-27), and Adam Schiff (CA-29) met with more than two hundred pro-Israel activists from Los Angeles visiting Washington, DC for the annual AIPAC Policy Conference. Today's meeting, which is an annual event that coincides with AIPAC's policy conference, provided these four members of Congress the opportunity to speak directly with their local constituents on how to strengthen US-Israel relati… Continue Reading


05.23.11

Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus to Unveil 2011 Country Watch List

WHEN: Thursday, May 26th, 9:30 a.m.WHERE: SVC 203/202 of the U.S. Capitol Visitor CenterWHAT: The Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, which is chaired by Senators Sheldon Whitehouse and Orrin Hatch and Representatives Bob Goodlatte and Adam B. Schiff, will host a press conference to unveil he countries on the 2011 watch list of the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus.Members of the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus will be joined by Mitch Bainwo… Continue Reading


05.02.11

Schiff statement on the death of Osama bin Laden

Washington, DC - Tonight, Rep. Adam Schiff released the following statement:"At long last, the world is rid of a despicable mass murderer and the victims of September 11th have obtained a measure of justice. This is a tremendous day for the men and women of our armed forces, our intelligence agencies and all Americans."I would like to offer congratulations to President Obama, his national security team and to the team that executed the operation. As a member of the House Permanent Sele… Continue Reading


04.27.11

Rep. Adam Schiff Serves as Guest Teacher for Teach For America Week

Pasadena, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) served as a guest teacher at Washington Middle School during Teach For America Week, which engages local leaders in support of the movement to expand educational opportunity. As a guest teacher in the classroom, Rep. Schiff hoped to inspire students with lessons that connect the curriculum to real life."It was a pleasure to serve as a guest teacher today at Washington Middle School," Rep. Schiff said. "One of the greatest American ideals is that har… Continue Reading


04.26.11

Schiff to Host, Moderate Station Fire Update

Pasadena, CA - Since the Station Fire hit Southern California in August 2009, devastating 250 square miles, killing two firefighters and leaving many people homeless, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) has worked with local fire agencies, the US Forest Service and many others to learn from what went wrong in the effort to extinguish the fire and implement changes to make sure those mistakes are not repeated. There has been some progress, although much more needs to be done, and Rep. Schiff is hosting a mee… Continue Reading


04.13.11

Rep. Schiff Urges President Obama to Properly Acknowledge the Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-29) sent a letter to President Obama urging him to properly characterize the murder of 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children as "genocide" in his statement marking the April 24 anniversary of the start of the genocide."Mr. President, you have always been a leader on the important issue of human rights," Rep. Schiff said. "Unfortunately, both last year and in 2009, you did not use the term 'genocide' to describe the events of 1915-23. I ask you… Continue Reading


04.08.11

Schiff Statement on the Potential Government Shutdown

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-29) released the following statement on the potential government shutdown:"I am still hopeful that a government shutdown can be avoided, and I am doing everything possible to call for a responsible resolution on the amount of spending cuts. It would be a terrible result, however, if policy riders unrelated to our budget were permitted to derail the budget negotiations. A shutdown will be harmful to our economic recovery and would represent a tragic outcome … Continue Reading


04.08.11

A Note to Constituents with Upcoming Visits to Washington, DC

Greetings!As you have probably heard by now, budget negotiations are continuing here in D.C. but if they are not completed by Friday at midnight the government will be shutting down. Unfortunately, this means that all the Smithsonian museums will be closed and all White House tours will be canceled. For a list of other ways the shutdown will impact tourists in D.C., check out this link to the Washington Post: http://goo.gl/tPdDiYou may be curious about what will happen to your Capitol tour, as w… Continue Reading


04.07.11

Schiff Statement on a Looming Government Shutdown

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the looming government shutdown:"It is irresponsible to continue running the government in one- or two-week increments, but allowing the government to shut down would be even more irresponsible, counterproductive to our economic recovery, and detrimental to our long-term fiscal standing. An independent, non-partisan analysis indicated that a government shutdown could cost $8 billion per week - a price we simply cannot a… Continue Reading


04.06.11

Schiff Statement on Ryan Budget Proposal

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the FY 2012 budget proposal released by Budget Chairman Paul Ryan:"The bipartisan Bowles-Simpson fiscal commission laid out a menu of painful but serious proposals to deal with our growing budgetary and fiscal crises."As a Blue Dog Democrat who has long championed the need to balance our budget and pay down our debt, I am encouraged that the necessity of putting the nation's fiscal house in order now comma… Continue Reading


04.04.11

Schiff, Rogers Introduce Legislation to Protect Children from Predators

Washington, DC- Unfortunately, every year a number of convicted felons will try to spend unsupervised time with children by volunteering with a non-profit organization. However, a nationwide FBI fingerprint search, part of the PROTECT Act pilot program, has prevented many such offenders from volunteering - and protected children from harm.To build on the success of the pilot and make these essential background checks permanently and widely available to youth-serving organizations, Rep. Adam Schi… Continue Reading


04.01.11

House Denies Measure to Allow Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports to Adopt Curfews

Washington, DC - Today, the House failed to pass an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced with colleagues Brad Sherman and Howard Berman, the Valley-Wide Noise Relief Act. The amendment would have allowed Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports to adopt curfews."I am disappointed that our amendment to allow Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports to adopt mandatory curfews failed, but in what may be the first-ever vote on this issue in … Continue Reading


03.30.11

Schiff Testifies Before House Rules Committee

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) testified before the House Rules Committee, urging them to allow the House to consider legislation he introduced with colleagues Brad Sherman and Howard Berman, the Valley-Wide Noise Relief Act, as an amendment to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill, which is set to come to the House floor toward the end of the week. The amendment will allow Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports to adopt curfews."The thousands of San Fernando Val… Continue Reading


03.29.11

Schiff statement concerning U.S. military action in Libya

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff released the following statement concerning U.S. military action in Libya:"The situation in the Middle East and North Africa is one of great promise and at the same time, considerable peril. The spontaneous uprising of youth in the Arab world and beyond to demand a better life, representative government and an end to corruption is deeply inspiring. But it will bring a period of instability in the near term that will present many dangerous dillemas fo… Continue Reading


03.29.11

Carol Naomi Tanita Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C.- Yesterday, at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff (CA-29) honored Carol Naomi Tanita of Monterey Park for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year.""Carol has maintained an active spirit for all her passions in life, and continues to be involved with the community as a tireless volunteer and parent," Rep. Schiff said. "We are fortunate to have Carol as a member of our community, and we can all be inspired by her example."Bor… Continue Reading

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