Press Releases

07.27.10

House Votes to Rescind Unobligated Funding for Earmarks; Hold Government Accountable

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) supported and the House passed H.R. 5730, the Surface Transportation Earmark Rescission, Savings and Accountability Act, to rescind more than $700 million in unobligated funding for 309 earmarks contained in previous surface transportation authorizations. The legislation will also clear the books of the projects to ensure the funding cannot be used to increase spending in the future. "Many of these unobligated balances are tied to projects that ar… Continue Reading


07.27.10

House Passes Legislation to "Keep the Spirit of '45 Alive"

Washington, DC - Last night, the House passed H.Con.Res. 226, legislation co-sponsored by Rep. Schiff to designate the second Sunday of August as a day of remembrance for World War II."This legislation pays tribute to the millions of men and women of the 'Greatest Generation,' who contributed so much to ensure a better future for their children and grandchildren," Rep. Schiff said. "I am pleased that the House passed this legislation and hope the Senate will act prior to Aug. 14, which marks the… Continue Reading


07.26.10

Schiff, Sherman and Berman Urge Exemption from the Airport Noise and Capacity Act for Burbank Bob Hope and Van Nuys Airports

Washington, DC - In a letter to House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Oberstar and Ranking Member Mica, Reps. Brad Sherman (CA-27), Adam Schiff (CA-29) and Howard Berman (CA-28) urged inclusion of a measure in the legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to address an oversight in the Airport Noise and Capacity Act (ANCA) of 1990 that has had a tremendous impact on Southern California. "When Congress enacted ANCA, it exempted from the law's new … Continue Reading


07.23.10

Schiff Secures Funding in Appropriations Bill for Station Fire Road & Trail Improvements

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the InteriorAppropriations bill includes $500,000 to provide forStation Fire Road and Trail Improvements."The Station Fire burned 160,577 acres on the Angeles National Forest from August 26 to October 16, 2009, and in most areas, the fire burned the vegetation completely denuding the landscape, causing extensive erosion and landslides during subsequent winter storms," Rep. Schiff said. "This funding will help repair the roads and trai… Continue Reading


07.23.10

Schiff Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2010 Congressional Page Program

Washington, DC - Each semester, the leadership of the Democratic and Republican parties select Members of the U.S. House of Representatives by random lottery draw to nominate students for the House Page Program. Today,Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that he won the lottery this year and now has the opportunity to nominate a student from the 29th Congressional District to be part of the Page Program during the fall of 2010. "The House Page Program is a great opportunity for students to come to… Continue Reading


07.22.10

House Passes Schiff Legislation to Protect Children from Predators

Washington, DC- Every year, people who have been convicted of criminal offenses volunteer to spend unsupervised time with children. Fortunately, a nationwide FBI fingerprint search, part of the PROTECT Act pilot program, prevented many such offenders from volunteering - possibly protecting 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. Schiff sponsored H.R. 1469, the Child Pr… Continue Reading


07.22.10

President Signs Measure to Eliminate Billions in Wasteful Spending Into Law

Washington, DC- Today, President Obama signed the bipartisan Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, which was co-sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) to curb waste, fraud and abuse in government spending, saving taxpayers up to $98 billion."Fiscal responsibility is as important as ever; American families have been tightening their belts and eliminating excess spending from their budgets, and the Federal government should do the same," Rep. Schiff said. "Taxpayers expect their hard-earne… Continue Reading


07.20.10

Schiff Secures Funding in Appropriations Bill for Job Training Program

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill includes $180,000 to provide for the instruction offered in Glendale Community College's partnership with Glendale Water & Power and the Verdugo Workforce Investment Board to develop the Infrastructure/Water and Power Academy."Job growth is critical to our country's economic recovery, and this partnership will help prepare residents to obtain a good paying… Continue Reading


07.20.10

Schiff Submits Story of Sarkis Saryan, Survivor of the Armenian Genocide, into the Congressional Record

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) submitted an additional story to be included in the Congressional Record - one of many submissions into the national record as part of Rep. Schiff's Armenian Genocide Congressional Record Project."The survival story submitted today builds upon previous stories that have been submitted into the Congressional Record to help document and preserve the accounts of Armenians who survived the Armenian Genocide," Rep. Schiff said. "This submission contrib… Continue Reading


07.20.10

On Passage of the Child Protection Improvements Act

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESI thank the gentleman for yielding, and I thank Chairman Scott for his leadership on this issue.Mr. Speaker, I rise in support of H.R. 1469, the Child Protection Improvements Act. I first introduced this legislation in 2007 with my colleague Mike Rogers of Michigan. The Child Protection Improvements Act would ensure that any mentoring organization or child-serving nonprofit will be able to obtain an affordable, fast, and accur… Continue Reading


07.19.10

Schiff Meets with Armenian Genocide Survivor, Submits His Story of Survival into the Congressional Record

Washington, DC - After meeting with Armenian Genocide SurvivorHaroutioun Andonian, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) submitted his story to be included in the Congressional Record - one of many submissions into the national record as part of Rep. Schiff's Armenian Genocide Congressional Record Project."This summer, I had the opportunity to meet with Haroutioun Andonian, a 101-year-old survivor of the Armenian Genocide living in our community," Rep. Schiff said."Today, I submitted his survival story into t… Continue Reading


07.19.10

Schiff Secures Funding in Appropriations Bill for Local Hospitals

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill includes $350,000 for the Rapid Cardiac Diagnostic Project at Glendale Memorial Hospital and Health Center and $435,000 for the AHMC Health Foundation's Mobile Health Screening Program."Funding for these projects will help us meet the health needs of our communities by expanding access to care and improving the treatment that patients receive," Rep. Schiff said. "… Continue Reading


07.14.10

Matthew Hovsepian Serves as Student Intern in Rep. Schiff's Pasadena Office

Washington, DC - Out of dozens of students who applied, Glendale's Matthew Hovsepian earned a spot in the Pasadena office of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), serving as a student intern this summer. Matthew is going into his third year at the University of California, Irvine, and is currently working toward a BA in Political Science and Criminology, Law and Society. "As a college student, I was an intern for Congressman George Miller (now one of my colleagues), where I first learned the value of intern… Continue Reading


07.14.10

Schiff Joins in Urging House Leadership to Reduce Spending, Balance the Budget, and Pay for National Priorities

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) joined 57 of his colleagues in sending a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-MD), urging them to ensure that deficit reduction continues to be a top priority of Congress and the Administration, and to take meaningful steps to reduce spending and pay for our priorities now and in the future."Since my election to Congress, I have been a strong advocate of balancing our budget and paying down our nationa… Continue Reading


07.14.10

House Sends Measure to Eliminate Billions in Wasteful Spending to President's Desk

Washington, DC- Today, bipartisan legislation to save taxpayers up to $98 billion cleared its last major hurdle on the way to the President's desk. The House passed S. 1508, the Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, which was co-sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) to curb waste, fraud and abuse in government spending."Fiscal responsibility is as important as ever; American families have been tightening their belts and eliminating excess spending from their budgets, and the Federal gov… Continue Reading


07.12.10

Schiff Secures Funding in Appropriations Bill for Planning, Design of New Burbank Central Library

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that $100,000 is included in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill for the planning and design of a new, LEED-compliant Central Library in Burbank. The bill still has several more legislative hurdles to clear, but inclusion of the funding in the measure is a very positive step."Burbank's current Central Library no longer has the capacity needed to accommodate the increase in circulation and customers,… Continue Reading


07.08.10

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07.06.10

Schiff Secures Funding to Begin Environmental Work on Phase 2B of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that $650,000 is included in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill for the Gold Line Foothill Extension Construction Authority to secure NEPA environmental clearance to start phase 2B of the Metro Gold Line Foothill Extension. The Authority has already secured environmental clearance for phase 2A, construction of which broke ground on June 26."The 29th Congressional District encompasses some of the f… Continue Reading


07.06.10

Schiff Secures Funding for Improvements to Charles White Park

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that $300,000 is included in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill for Los Angeles County's Department of Parks and Recreationto help make improvements to Charles White Park. "This funding will help Charles White Park improve the quality of life for families in our community by providing a place to play, gather and socialize," Rep. Schiff said. "Improvements to this park are essential… Continue Reading


07.01.10

Schiff Secures Funds to Provide Job Training for Youth in Commerce, Justice and Science Bill

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill includes $100,000 to provide smart grid technology job training in our community. Target occupations will include electrical meter installers, meter testers, communications technicians and verification/test technicians."This funding is focused on the need for job training for young people trying to enter the job market for the first time," Rep. Schiff said. "It will provide a… Continue Reading

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