Press Releases

05.11.10

Rep. Schiff Testifies at House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism, and Homeland Security

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) testified at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security that focused on two pieces of pending legislation introduced by the Congressman: HR 4055, the Honest Opportunity Probation with Enforcement (HOPE) Initiative Act of 2009, which would reduce drug use, crime and the costs of incarceration; and HR 4080, the Criminal Justice Reinvestment Act of 2009, which would establish a criminal justice reinvestment grant program … Continue Reading


05.11.10

Honoring the 75th Anniversary of Griffith Observatory

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04.30.10

Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act to be Sent to the President

Washington, DC - Yesterday, the Senate unanimously passed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, championed by 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. Senator Dodd introduced S. 1739 in the Senate as a companion to H.R. 3714, the House bill authored by Reps. Schiff and Pence that will now go to the President to be signed into law. This legislation expands the examination of press fr… Continue Reading


04.30.10

Sec. Locke and Rep. Schiff Urge Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities To Participate in the 2010 Census

Washington, DC - Census forms were mailed to every household across the nation in March, and tomorrow, Census Bureau workers will begin going door-to-door, visiting households that did not complete and mail in their Census forms. As Census Bureau workers begin knocking on doors, Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) encourage members of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities to open their doors and feel comfortable participating in the 2010 Census."Many Asians and Pa… Continue Reading


04.29.10

Schiff Bill to Combat Arson Passes Senate Committee

Washington, DC - Today, Congresswoman Mary Bono Mack (CA-45) and Congressman Adam Schiff (CA-29) praised the Senate Committee passage of a version of their legislation (S. 1684) aimed to prevent arson across the country. The Managing Arson Through Criminal History (MATCH) Act, will create a comprehensive, nation-wide database for law enforcement to track convicted arsonists. The MATCH Act, introduced by Bono Mack and Schiff last year, already passed the House of Representatives with overwhelmi… Continue Reading


04.28.10

Rep. Schiff Votes for Measure to Eliminate Billions in Wasteful Government Spending

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) voted to save taxpayers up to $98 billion by curbing waste, fraud and abuse in government spending due to poor oversight on the part of federal agencies. The Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Act, co-sponsored by Rep. Schiff, will help identify, reduce and eliminate improper payments, as well as recover lost funds that federal agencies have improperly disbursed. Specifically, the bill contains provisions to increase transparency by lowerin… Continue Reading


04.23.10

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04.22.10

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

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) 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. On Saturday, it will have been 95 years since the systematic and deliberate annihilation campaign was launched by the government of the Ottoman Empire against its Armenian population. While the Armenian Genocide has been recogni… Continue Reading


04.22.10

The Fight Against Malaria

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMadam Speaker, I rise today to remind my colleagues that April 25th is World Malaria Day. On this day, global health advocates around the world will be raising awareness about malaria, and the fight against this deadly disease.Malaria is an acute and often fatal disease transmitted to humans by mosquitoes. The World Health Organization estimates that annually, there are approximately 250 million cases of malaria and nearly 1 m… Continue Reading


04.21.10

Rep. Schiff Votes to Strengthen Veterans' Health Services

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) voted to ensure that veterans and their families receive the care and support they need and deserve after putting themselves in harm's way for our safety. The Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act will reform and improve veterans' health services by supporting wounded veterans, their families and caregivers, expanding care for female veterans, improving mental health services, and increasing access to health care for veterans in rura… Continue Reading


04.21.10

On Equal Pay Day, Rep. Schiff Says More Needs to be Done to Close the Wage Gap between Women and Men

Washington, DC - Yesterday, as the nation observed Equal Pay Day, which marks how many additional days into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned during the previous year, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said more needs to be done to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men."Forty-seven years have passed since President John F. Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act into law in 1963," Rep. Schiff said. "Yet in many cases, the wage gap persists between women … Continue Reading


04.21.10

Congressman Schiff's Web Site Wins Gold Mouse Award

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Web site of Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was recognized by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF) for having one of the best Web sites in Congress. CMF analyzed all 620 Congressional Web sites, including those of all Senate and House Members, committees (both majority and minority Web sites), and official leadership Web sites. Schiff's site, http://schiff.dchou01.house.gov, was one of only 135 Web sites commended by CMF in its 111th Congress Gold Mouse Project.… Continue Reading


04.21.10

Supporting Care for Disabled Veterans

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMr. Speaker, I rise in strong support of the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act. Day in and day out our soldiers, sailors, airmen, marines and the Coast Guard put their lives on the line to protect our own.Our men and women in uniform are the bravest among us, making unparalleled sacrifices to protect our precious liberties and freedoms, and we must do everything in our power to support them. This legislation … Continue Reading


04.15.10

Rep. Adam Schiff Receives Perfect Score on Voting Record for Legislation Affecting Women and Girls

p align="center"> Thursday, April 15, 2010Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Rep. Adam Schiff Receives Perfect Score on Voting Record for Legislation Affecting Women and GirlsWashington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) received a 100 percent score from the American Association of University Women (AAUW) for critical votes he cast in the 111th Congress on issues affecting women and girls. The AAUW is a charitable membership organization, with a nationwide network of nearly 100,000 members, i… Continue Reading


04.12.10

Alhambra High School Student Wins 2010 Congressional Arts Competition

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that Hetty Diep, a 12th grade student at Alhambra High School, won the 2010 29th Congressional District Arts Competition. Hetty's piece "Shadows," will be included in the nationwide Congressional Arts Competition: An Artistic Discovery in Washington, D.C. Her artwork will hang in the U.S. Capitol for one year, along with that of other winners from across the nation. Jonathan Shin, an 11th grade student at Flintridge Preparatory Schoo… Continue Reading


03.30.10

Carole Rodenbucher Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Washington, D.C. - On Saturday at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Carole Rodenbucher for her commitment and service to Temple City by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "Few people take the chance to give back to their community to the extent that Carole has," said Schiff. "Carole has helped develop our next generation of bright and giving Americans, and we are fortunate to have her leadership in our community."In 1985, when her son Ryan was at Young People's Village… Continue Reading


03.30.10

Shirley Hwong Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Tuesday, March 30, 2010Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Shirley Hwong Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District Washington, D.C. - On Saturday at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Shirley Hwong for her commitment and service to Monterey Park by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "Shirley has made a tremendous difference in improving education for our kids," said Schiff. "Her dedication to our schools and the countless hours she has spent raising … Continue Reading

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