Press Releases

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


03.24.09

Brenda Galloway Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Tuesday, March 24, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Brenda Galloway Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional DistrictWashington, D.C. - On Saturday at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Brenda Galloway of Pasadena for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year.""Brenda's impact in Pasadena has been nothing short of astounding, and she has volunteered her time and talent in ever increasing abun… Continue Reading


03.19.09

Schiff Introduces Bill to Equalize Funding for Prevention and Suppression of Crime

Thursday, March 19, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces Bill to Equalize Funding for Prevention and Suppression of Crime Bill reauthorizes COPS program and KIDS program at parityWASHINGTON, DC - In order to make our communities safer and ensure our youth are on a path to success, Rep. Schiff introduced the "COPS and KIDS Act" (HR 1568). The measure will balance funding for crime fighting and enforcement efforts with funding for prevention and interven… Continue Reading


03.17.09

Schiff, Radanovich Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing the Armenian Genocide

Tuesday, March 17, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Radanovich Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing the Armenian GenocideWashington, D.C. - Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced the introduction of a resolution recognizing and commemorating the Armenian Genocide. The resolution calls on the President and the U.S. Government to properly recognize the atrocities that occurred in Armenia beginning in 1915, and which resulted in 1.5 million … Continue Reading


03.12.09

Schiff Introduces Legislation to Make Background Checks for Volunteers Working with Children Reliable and Accessible

Thursday, March 12, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces Legislation to Make Background Checks for Volunteers Working with Children Reliable and Accessible WASHINGTON, DC - Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) today introduced legislation to create a nationally-accessible background check system for youth-serving organizations. The Child Protection Improvements Act of 2009, builds on a highly successful pilot program to ensure that youth serving groups s… Continue Reading


03.11.09

Schiff, Radanovich, Pallone, and Kirk Commend President for His Principled Record of Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Radanovich, Pallone, and Kirk Commend President for His Principled Record of Recognition of the Armenian Genocide Urge Strong Statement of Recognition on the Upcoming 94th AnniversaryWashington, D.C. - In advance of the upcoming 94th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), George Radanovich (R-CA), Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Mark Kirk (R-IL) wrote a letter to President Bara… Continue Reading


03.10.09

Schiff Calls on President to Help Economy by Protecting Copyright Based Goods and Services

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Calls on President to Help Economy by Protecting Copyright Based Goods and ServicesWashington, D.C. - Recognizing that new technology is making it increasingly easier for thieves to illegally reproduce and sell copyrighted goods and services, Congressman Adam Schiff, Co-Chair of the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus sent a letter to President Obama today requesting he act to protect this vital s… Continue Reading


03.05.09

Schiff Requests Review of Failed Government Oversight of IndyMac Bank

Thursday, March 05, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Requests Review of Failed Government Oversight of IndyMac Bank Lack of proper oversight may have cost billions of taxpayer dollars Washington, D.C. - Troubled by a report that federal regulators ignored problems at IndyMac Bank which may have cost taxpayers billions of dollars, Representative Adam Schiff has requested Congressional action. In a letter to Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank and Approp… Continue Reading


03.04.09

Schiff Introduces Bill to Use Military Courts-Martial to Try Guantanamo Detainees

Wednesday, March 04, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces Bill to Use Military Courts-Martial to Try Guantanamo Detainees Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced legislation that will close the Guantanamo Bay detention facility and make use of the military courts-martial to prosecute detainees who are unlawful enemy combatants. Rep. Schiff's Terrorist Detainees Procedures Act would ensure our national security needs are … Continue Reading


02.26.09

Schiff Secures Funds to Improve and Increase the Use of DNA and Forensic Technology

Thursday, February 26, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Secures Funds to Improve and Increase the Use of DNA and Forensic Technology Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Adam Schiff announced that the House approved funding for three important efforts to use technology to take murderers and rapists off the streets: a local forensic DNA laboratory in the City of Glendale, a forensic science institute at California State University, Los Angeles, and a feder… Continue Reading


02.25.09

Schiff Secures Funding for Local Initiatives to Help Put People to Work

Wednesday, February 25, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Secures Funding for Local Initiatives to Help Put People to Work Funding for local infrastructure project and job assistance centers passes HouseWashington, D.C. -Today, Rep. Schiff announced the House passed the Fiscal Year 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act (H.R. 1105) which sets funding levels for the 2009 federal budget. The bill works in conjunction with the economic recovery package, making investme… Continue Reading


02.13.09

House Passes Recovery and Reinvestment Act to Create Jobs Through Infrastructure Investment and Tax Cuts

Friday, February 13, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Passes Recovery and Reinvestment Act to Create Jobs Through Infrastructure Investment and Tax Cuts Washington, D.C. - Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) today voted to pass the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a bill that is designed to get our economy moving again and transform it for long-term growth and stability. The compromise package of $787 billion is estimated to create or save 3.5 million job… Continue Reading


02.12.09

Schiff, Bono Mack Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Gang Violence

Thursday, February 12, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Bono Mack Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Address Gang ViolenceBill provides substantial resources for prevention and enhances tools to go after offendersWashington, D.C. - This afternoon, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Mary Bono-Mack (R-CA) introduced bipartisan legislation to halt gang violence. The Gang Prevention, Intervention and Suppression Act (H.R. 1022) would provide new resources f… Continue Reading


02.10.09

Schiff Attends Meeting at White House with President Obama

Tuesday, February 10, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Attends Meeting at White House with President ObamaBlue Dog Coalition Discusses Fiscal Reforms with PresidentWashington, DC - Late yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff and fellow members of the Blue Dog Coalition met with President Barack Obama at the White House to discuss the need for long-term fiscal reform, including ways to balance the budget and bring much-needed accountability to the federal government. The… Continue Reading


02.05.09

Schiff's Bill to Pay Tribute to "Go for Broke" Regiments Collects More Than 100 Cosponsors

Thursday, February 05, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff's Bill to Pay Tribute to "Go for Broke" Regiments Collects More Than 100 CosponsorsBill honors Japanese-American World War II veteransWASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff announced his "Go For Broke" legislation has collected more than 100 bipartisan cosponsors in less than a month. The bill seeks to pay tribute to the Japanese-American 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, comm… Continue Reading


02.05.09

OPED: Stimulus Package a Crucial First Step to Reignite the Economy

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThursday, February 05, 2009Congressman Schiff's guest views on the stimulus package were carried in the Pasadena Star-News, the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, and the Whittier Daily News:Last week, the American economy lost 71,400 jobs - in a single day. The International Monetary Fund warned that world economic growth is set to fall to 0.5 percent in 2009, its lowest rate since World War II. And at the just concluded World … Continue Reading


02.04.09

Schiff Votes to Extend Health Care to Millions of Children in Need

Wednesday, February 04, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Votes to Extend Health Care to Millions of Children in Need Washington, DC - As families across the country struggle to pay their bills and put food on the table, Congress took action today to ensure millions of children do not have to go without health care. The House passed, with Rep. Schiff's support, the State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) Reauthorization Act and sent it to the Presid… Continue Reading


02.03.09

Congressman Adam Schiff Comments on DOJ Arrest in Case of Terrorist Hoax Letters

Tuesday, February 03, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Congressman Adam Schiff Comments on DOJ Arrest in Case of Terrorist Hoax Letters Richard Leon Goyette charged using the Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act coauthored by Rep. Schiff Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff, coauthor of the Anti-Hoax Terrorism Act, lauded the Justice Department's arrest of Richard Leon Goyette, a.k.a. Michael Jurek, in connection with threatening letters with a white powder sent to financial instit… Continue Reading

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