Press Releases

07.16.09

Schiff Amendment to Expand Domestic Fuel-Efficient Car Technology Passes in the House

Thursday, July 16, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Amendment to Expand Domestic Fuel-Efficient Car Technology Passes in the House WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed the Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies Appropriations Act which included an amendment authored by Rep. Adam Schiff that will expand production of domestic fuel-efficient vehicles. The amendment, approved by the House Appropriations Committee last week, expands the type of c… Continue Reading


07.08.09

Schiff Testifies at House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on U.S. Military Commissions

Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Testifies at House Judiciary Subcommittee Hearing on U.S. Military Commissions WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff testified at a House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights and Civil Liberties oversight hearing that explored the Obama administration's proposed reforms to the military commissions used to try Guantanamo Bay detainees. Earlier this year, Rep. Schiff introduced the Terr… Continue Reading


07.08.09

Schiff Amendment to Expand Domestic Fuel-Efficient Car Technology Adopted by Appropriations Committee

Wednesday, July 08, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Amendment to Expand Domestic Fuel-Efficient Car Technology Adopted by Appropriations Committee WASHINGTON, DC - Late last night, the House Appropriations Committee approved an amendment offered by Rep. Adam Schiff that will expand production of domestic fuel-efficient vehicles. The amendment expands the type of cars that would be eligible for the Department of Energy's (DOE) Advanced Technology Vehicles Ma… Continue Reading


06.26.09

A Step Towards Energy Indepedence and Green Jobs

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESFriday, June 26, 2009Madam Speaker, the bill today that Chairman [Henry] Waxman has so carefully shepherded to the floor today is a landmark achievement for this body. For the first time as a Nation we are moving towards energy independence, creating millions of new clean jobs, and confronting the threat that global warming poses to the Earth.As parents, we all struggle to provide our children with a better life. Without the … Continue Reading


06.19.09

House Impeaches U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent

Friday, June 19, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Impeaches U.S. District Judge Samuel Kent Schiff and Goodlatte to serve as lead impeachment managers during Senate trialWashington, D.C. - Today on the House Floor, House Judiciary Committee Task Force on Judicial Impeachment Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and ranking member Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), presented the case for impeachment of Judge Samuel B. Kent to the full House. After the presentation, the House unanim… Continue Reading


06.18.09

Schiff Introduces Resolution Urging Release of American Journalists Held by North Korea

Thursday, June 18, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces Resolution Urging Release of American Journalists Held by North Korea WASHINGTON, DC - Late yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff, co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, introduced a resolution urging North Korea to release American journalists Laura Ling and Euna Lee on humanitarian grounds. Ms. Ling and Ms. Lee have been held since March 17th when they were detained by North Korea… Continue Reading


06.17.09

Schiff Requests Attorney General to Develop New Security Standards for JPL Employees

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Requests Attorney General to Develop New Security Standards for JPL Employees WASHINGTON, DC - Late yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff wrote a letter to United States Attorney General Eric Holder requesting that he decline the opportunity to appeal a June 4, 2009 decision by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in favor of employees at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL). In 2007, employees working at JPL sued NASA … Continue Reading


06.17.09

Appropriation Subcommittee Approves Aid for Armenia and Nagorno Karabagh

Wednesday, June 17, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Appropriation Subcommittee Approves Aid for Armenia and Nagorno KarabaghWASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Schiff announced that the House Appropriations Subcommittee on State and Foreign Operations approved $48 million in foreign aid for Armenia and $10 million in foreign aid for Negorno Karabagh. Rep. Schiff, a member of the subcommittee, worked closely with Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY) to ensure this critical fundin… Continue Reading


06.12.09

Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena to Receive Millions in Recovery Act Funds

Friday, June 12, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Burbank, Glendale, Pasadena to Receive Millions in Recovery Act Funds Funding will help create local jobs and revitalize communities WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff announced that the cities of Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena will receive millions of dollars in bonds as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), which Congress passed and President Obama signed into law early th… Continue Reading


06.11.09

House Passes Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act in State Department Authorization Bill

Thursday, June 11, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Passes Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act in State Department Authorization Bill Measure requires expanded examination of freedom of the press worldwide and creates grants to strengthen press freedom around the globeWASHINGTON, DC- Late yesterday, the House passed the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act as part of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act (H.R. 2410). The measure, authored by Congressmen … Continue Reading


06.10.09

Schiff, Goodlatte Comment on Judiciary Committee Passage of Impeachment Articles for Judge Samuel Kent

Wednesday, June 10, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Goodlatte Comment on Judiciary Committee Passage of Impeachment Articles for Judge Samuel Kent House to Consider 14th Impeachment of a Judge in Nation's HistoryWashington, D.C. - House Judiciary Committee Task Force on Judicial Impeachment chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) and ranking member Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), presented the case for impeachment of Judge Samuel B. Kent to the full Judiciary Committee today. Af… Continue Reading


05.21.09

Schiff Lauds President Obama's Commitment to Closing Guantanamo Bay Prison

Thursday, May 21, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Lauds President Obama's Commitment to Closing Guantanamo Bay Prison WASHINGTON D.C. - Today Rep. Adam Schiff, author of the Terrorist Detainees Procedures Act (H.R. 1315), welcomed President Obama's steadfast determination to close the Guantanamo Bay Detention Facility. Rep. Schiff has been an outspoken critic of the prison for years and has authored a number of bills, similar to the President's plan announce… Continue Reading


05.20.09

International Anti-Piracy Caucus Unveils "2009 International Piracy Watch List"

Wednesday, May 20, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 International Anti-Piracy Caucus Unveils "2009 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 "2009 International Piracy Watch List". In an effort to combat international copyright… Continue Reading


05.14.09

House Passes Schiff's Bill to Pay Tribute to "Go for Broke" Regiments

Thursday, May 14, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Passes Schiff's Bill to Pay Tribute to "Go for Broke" Regiments Bill honors Japanese-American World War II veteransWASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) legislation that will pay tribute to the Japanese-American 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, commonly known as the "Go For Broke" regiments. The legislation awards these brave soldiers the Congressional Go… Continue Reading


05.12.09

Recognizing Asian American Pacific Heritage Month

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMadam Speaker, I rise today to commemorate Asian Pacific American Heritage Month. Last week marked the 30th anniversary of the first ever Asian Pacific American Heritage Week, made possible by a joint resolution signed by President Jimmy Carter.I am proud to represent one of the most diverse congressional districts in the country. One in four of my constituents is of Asian Pacific heritage--many of whom are of Chinese, Filipin… Continue Reading


05.11.09

Schiff Lauds Release of Iranian-American Journalist Roxana Saberi

Monday, May 11, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Lauds Release of Iranian-American Journalist Roxana Saberi WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Schiff, Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, lauded the release of Iranian-American Journalist Roxana Saberi. Ms. Saberi has lived and worked as a freelance journalist in Iran since 2003. In January, she was arrested for buying a bottle of wine, which is illegal in Iran. Later charged with spying… Continue Reading


05.04.09

Recognizing World Press Freedom Day

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESMonday, May 04, 2009(View Video)Madam Speaker, Sunday, May 3, was World Press Freedom Day. Three years ago, in conjunction with World Press Freedom Day, Congressman Mike Pence, Senator Chris Dodd, Senator Dick Lugar, and I established the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press.Since then, this bipartisan, bicameral caucus has sought to highlight the importance of free expression around the world. The caucus is a forum … Continue Reading


05.04.09

A Tribute to Justice Sandra Day O'Connor

Madam Speaker, I rise today to honor Justice Sandra Day O'Connor, on the occasion of her recognition as a ``Person of the Century'' by the Rotary Club of Los Angeles in celebration of their Centennial year.In a year where we witnessed the first African-American assume the Office of the President of the United States, it is especially appropriate to honor a woman who shattered the marble ceiling of the United States Supreme Court some 28 years ago and served as an important role model… Continue Reading


04.28.09

Burbank High School Student Wins Congressional Arts Competition

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Burbank High School Student Wins Congressional Arts CompetitionWASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that Daeun Han, a student at Burbank High School and a resident of Burbank, has won the 2009 29th Congressional District Arts Competition. Ms. Han's piece "Untitled 1," will be included in the nationwide Congressional Arts Competition: An Artistic Discovery in Washington, D.C. Her artwork will … Continue Reading


04.28.09

Local Cities Receive Stimulus Funding to Help Fight Crime

Tuesday, April 28, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Local Cities Receive Stimulus Funding to Help Fight Crime WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Schiff announced that the Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA), a part of the Department of Justice, has awarded local cities funds that were provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act) of 2009. The grants awarded through BJA's Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) will help local go… Continue Reading

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