Press Releases

07.01.10

Securing America: President Obama and Nuclear Weapons

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMr. Speaker, the recent vote in the United Nations Security Council to impose a new round of tougher economic sanctions on Iran was a significant national security success for the United States, and part of President Obama's broader push to reduce the threat of nuclear terrorism or accidental nuclear exchange.For years there has been a broad consensus that a terrorist attack with a nuclear weapon is the gravest threat faci… Continue Reading


07.01.10

Schiff Secures Funds to Update South Pasadena's First Responder and Police Technology in the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill includes $85,000 to update the City of South Pasadena's first responder and police technology. Specifically, the funding will be used to purchase interoperable communication equipment for the City's first-responder vehicles, including mobile data terminals, radios, software, and needed supplies to command at an on-site location."Providing our first responders with the tools … Continue Reading


06.30.10

Schiff Supports, House Passes Legislation to Rein in Wall Street, Protect Consumers

Washington, D.C.- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) supported and the House passed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to hold Wall Street accountable, end taxpayer bailouts for banks, and create a consumer financial protection bureau, putting consumers first. "The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will rein in the shoddy business practices and excessive speculation that characterized the meltdown of 2009, bringing our economy to the brink of ruin," Rep. Schiff said. &qu… Continue Reading


06.30.10

Schiff Secures Additional Funding for Regional DNA Lab in Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Commerce, Justice and Science (CJS) Appropriations bill includes $1 million in additional funding to expand the capacity of the Regional Law Enforcement DNA Laboratory in Glendale. This new federal investment builds upon the $1.5 million that Rep. Schiff secured to build the lab."Increasing the capacity of Glendale's Forensic DNA Lab will help take murders and rapists off the streets, and improve public safety in Glendale, Pasade… Continue Reading


06.30.10

Schiff Supports, House Passes Legislation to Rein in Wall Street, Protect Consumers

Washington, D.C.- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) supported and the House passed the Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act to hold Wall Street accountable, end taxpayer bailouts for banks, and create a consumer financial protection bureau, putting consumers first. "The Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will rein in the shoddy business practices and excessive speculation that characterized the meltdown of 2009, bringing our economy to the brink of ruin," Rep. Schiff said. &qu… Continue Reading


06.17.10

Schiff Supports Legislation to Help Small Businesses Access Credit

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) supported and the House passed legislation to boost lending to small businesses struggling to gain access to credit as a result of the financial crisis, helping them retain and hire more workers."Small businesses are the engines of job creation in this country and will be the birthplace of our economic recovery," Rep. Schiff said. "This legislation is another step to partner with small businesses, expanding access to much-needed capital to help the… Continue Reading


06.09.10

Schiff Applauds UN Vote on Iran Sanctions

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement today after the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Iran sanctions:"Despite four rounds of UN sanctions, including today's passage of tighter finance curbs and an expanded arms embargo, Iran has not been deterred in its quest to develop nuclear weapons. "While this latest round of sanctions is a welcome step, there is deep skepticism that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the hard-line clerics who rule Iran can be d… Continue Reading


06.09.10

Rep. Schiff Applauds UN Vote on Iran Sanctions

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement today after the UN Security Council passed a resolution on Iran sanctions:"Despite four rounds of UN sanctions, including today's passage of tighter finance curbs and an expanded arms embargo, Iran has not been deterred in its quest to develop nuclear weapons. "While this latest round of sanctions is a welcome step, there is deep skepticism that President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and the hard-line clerics who rule Iran can be d… Continue Reading


06.08.10

New Steps to Expand Communication and Connectivity

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that he is taking new steps to expand communication and connectivity with constituents in California's 29th Congressional District, including his participation in the Online All-Star Competition from June 7 until June 21."Online social networks like Facebook, Twitter and YouTube present an unprecedented opportunity for me to directly engage with my constituents," Rep. Schiff said. "For this reason, we are going beyond our we… Continue Reading


06.07.10

Rep. Schiff Congratulates SpaceX on the Falcon 9 Rocket Launch

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement, congratulating SpaceX on successfully launching its Falcon 9 Rocket: "The successful launch of the first Falcon 9 rocket on Friday is a great accomplishment for SpaceX, California's space industry, and America's future as the leader in space exploration. It is another piece of evidence that America's innovative, high-tech companies can make getting to orbit less expensive and more reliable. The impressive prog… Continue Reading


06.04.10

Rep. Schiff, National Park Service Kick Off Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) kicked off the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resource Study with the National Park Service at the Eaton Canyon Nature Center. The study will help to determine what portions of the Rim of the Valley might be eligible to be included in the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area and to receive Federal assistance or protection. It will offer recommendations for resource protection, public use and enjoyment, as well as opportunities to thin… Continue Reading


05.28.10

Rep. Schiff Announces $1.6 Million Grant, Congratulates Glendale Fire Department

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the Glendale Fire Department has been awarded a $1.6 million grant under the Fiscal Year 2009 Assistance to Firefighters Grant through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response Program. The funding, administered by the Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency along with the U.S. Fire Administration, will be used to speed response times on fires. "Our fire fighters and first responders pro… Continue Reading


05.28.10

Honoring Archbishop Hovnan Derderian

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMadam Speaker, I rise to commend Archbishop Hovnan Derderian on the 30th anniversary of his ordination into the Priesthood and the 20th anniversary of his elevation to the rank of Bishop. Archbishop Derderian is Primate of the Western Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church of North America. The Western Diocese covers the Western United States.Archbishop Derderian was born in 1957 in Beirut, Lebanon. In 1980, he was ordained … Continue Reading


05.28.10

Honoring Betty White

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMadam Speaker, I rise today to honor Betty White, who is receiving the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association's (GLAZA) Beastly Ball Award.Betty began her impressive performing career in the 1940s on the radio. Her first big break was in 1949 when she joined Al Jarvis on a daily, live, local television show, which she eventually hosted. In partnership with writer George Tibbles and producer Don Fedderson, she formed her own p… Continue Reading


05.26.10

Rep. Schiff Testimony Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) testified before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, and called for a reconsideration and possible repeal of Forest Service policies prohibiting night time flights. Rep. Schiff's testimony, as prepared for delivery before the Senate Appropriations Committee Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies, was as follows:"Chairman Feinstein, Members of the Subcommittee, thank you for the o… Continue Reading


05.20.10

The Gulf Oil Spill and the Future of Clean Energy

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMr. Speaker. In the short time I speak here today, thousands of gallons of oil will burst out of a broken well in the floor of the Gulf of Mexico. that oil will add to a catastrophic spill that is now spreading across a widening swath of ocean, coming ashore in Louisiana, and devastating the economy of the Gulf Coast. Every attempt to cap the gusher has failed, and it seems we can anticipate several more months of damage to ou… Continue Reading


05.19.10

International Anti-Piracy Caucus Unveils "2010 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 Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), unveiled the "2010 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 copyri… Continue Reading


05.18.10

Rep. Schiff on the Passage of Katie's Law

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable{mso-style-name:"Table Normal";mso-style-parent:"";line-height:115%;font-size:11.0pt;"Calibri","sans-serif";mso-fareast-"Times New Roman";}I thank the gentleman for yielding. DNA is perhaps the most powerful and most… Continue Reading


05.17.10

Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act Signed into Law

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Chris Dodd (D-CT), and Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Mike Pence (R-IN), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, issued the following statements following the enactment of the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act:"Daniel Pearl's tragic death shocked the world and, at the same time, opened our eyes to the abuse and harassment that many journalists face across the globe. With this bill, we pay tribute to Daniel's life and his work by sh… Continue Reading


05.14.10

Rep. Schiff and LA Members Ask AG Holder and FBI Director Mueller to Develop Immediate Solutions to Expeditiously Process Remaining Sexual Assault Evidence Kits

Washington, DC - With Los Angeles struggling to eliminate a backlog in the processing of more than 7,000 rape kits - the evidence collected from the crime scene and victim's body after a rape report - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and members of Congress from the Los Angeles area sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director Robert Mueller asking that they work with the City of Los Angeles to develop immediate solutions to expeditiously process remain… Continue Reading

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