Press Releases

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


04.23.09

Schiff Amendment to Bolster Law Enforcement's Investigative Capabilities Passes House

Thursday, April 23, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Amendment to Bolster Law Enforcement's Investigative Capabilities Passes House Measure enables hiring of forensic analysts to help catch rapists, murderers, and violent felonsWASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House passed an amendment authored by Rep. Adam Schiff, which will increase the number of forensic analysts and laboratory personnel working to catch rapists, murderers and other violent felons. The amendm… Continue Reading


04.22.09

Celebrating Earth Day

Madam Speaker, the Los Angeles basin holds one of the greatest concentrations of humanity in the world. People have come from all over the Earth to live there--when one walks down a street in Glendale or Alhambra one can hear a language from ten thousand miles away on one block and read signs in a vastly different language on the next. But if you look up a little higher, above the signs and above the buildings, you'll see gray-green mountains looking down on it all. In my district, we're… Continue Reading


04.19.09

Confronting Hate: Preventing Another Holocaust

Madam Speaker, at ten o'clock this morning, the nation of Israel observed two minutes of silence in observance of Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Remembrance Day. For those two minutes, all activity in the country ceased to honor of the six million Jews who were murdered by the Nazis during the madness of the Final Solution. For Israelis, the Holocaust remains the crucible that produced their state and its impact is felt daily across Israeli society--from politics to the arts.Here in the United State… Continue Reading


04.01.09

Schiff, Pence Introduce Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act

Wednesday, April 01, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Pence Introduce Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act Bill requires annual report on the health of freedom of the press worldwide and creates grants to strengthen press freedom around the globeWASHINGTON, DC- Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Mike Pence (R-IN), co-chairmen of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, introduced legislation today to highlight and promote freedom of the press … Continue Reading


03.31.09

House Approves Schiff Provision to Improve Veterans Access to College Financial Aid

Tuesday, March 31, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Approves Schiff Provision to Improve Veterans Access to College Financial Aid Washington, DC - Yesterday, the House passed a bill to make changes to the Higher Education Opportunity Act which included a provision spearheaded by Congressman Adam Schiff that will ensure that returning Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans' G.I. Bill benefits do not count against them when applying for college financial aid. Rep. Schif… Continue Reading


03.30.09

Bob Hope Airport to Receive Stimulus Funding for Safety Upgrades

Monday, March 30, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Bob Hope Airport to Receive Stimulus Funding for Safety Upgrades Funding to create local construction jobsWashington, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff lauded the Department of Transportation's announcement that the Bob Hope Airport will receive $3.5 million for safety upgrades on three taxiways. The funding is part of the stimulus package approved by Congress earlier this year and will help create approximately … Continue Reading


03.24.09

Yin Yin Huang Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Yin Yin Huang 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 Yin Yin Huang for her commitment and service to Alhambra by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "Yin Yin has truly surpassed her goal to use music as a tool of positive change in the world," said Schiff. "She sets a tremendous example of what it me… Continue Reading


03.24.09

Libby Nardo Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Libby Nardo Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional DistrictWashington, D.C. - On Saturday at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Libby Nardo for her commitment and service to Burbank by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "With such an exhaustive catalog of community commitments, it is no wonder Libby is known among her peers as a model of volunteerism," said Schiff. "As a proud… Continue Reading


03.24.09

Melinda Hsia Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Melinda Hsia 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 Melinda Hsia for her commitment and service to South Pasadena by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "Melinda's handiwork adorns the entire community, whether as a refurbished classroom or as a floral centerpiece, and her selfless service is an inva… Continue Reading


03.24.09

Kathryn Perini Named a "Woman of the Year" In the 29th Congressional District

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Kathryn Perini 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 Kathryn Perini for her commitment and service to Temple City by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "Few people take the chance to positively impact their community to the extent that Kathy has," said Schiff. "Kathy has helped develop a new gener… Continue Reading


03.24.09

Juli Costanzo Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Juli Costanzo 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 Juli Costanzo for her commitment and service to San Gabriel by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "As a public servant and a dedicated life-long volunteer, Juli has set a standard for what it means to be a truly devoted citizen," said Schiff. "We … Continue Reading


03.24.09

Joylene Wagner Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Joylene Wagner 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 Joylene Wagner for her commitment and service to Glendale by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "Joylene has made a tremendous difference in improving the education of our kids," said Schiff. "Her dedication to our schools and her selfless servi… Continue Reading


03.24.09

House Approves Schiff's Legislation to "Fingerprint" Nuclear Material

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Approves Schiff's Legislation to "Fingerprint" Nuclear MaterialLegislation will improve technology to track down nuclear traffickers and identify sources of nuclear material Washington, DC - Today, the House passed Rep. Adam Schiff's Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act (H.R. 730). The legislation will strengthen efforts in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop techniques for "fingerprinting" … Continue Reading


03.24.09

Dr. Sonya Mkryan Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Dr. Sonya Mkryan 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 Dr. Sonya Mkryan for her commitment and service to Altadena by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "Sonya's life story is a testament to the tenacity and generosity of the human spirit, and her steadfast dedication and selfless service are an in… Continue Reading


03.24.09

Catherine Wills Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Catherine Wills Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional DistrictWashington, D.C. - On Saturday at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Catherine Wills of Monterey Park for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year.""Whether as a homicide detective or a mentor for at-risk youth, Cathy devotes her time and energy well beyond what could be asked… Continue Reading

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