Press Releases

01.27.09

The Year of the Ox

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTuesday, January 27, 2009Madam Speaker, I rise today to extend my best wishes to the millions of Asian Americans who are celebrating the Lunar New Year, which ushers in the Year of the Ox. Representing one of the largest Asian American populations in Southern California, I have had the distinct privilege in joining many of my Asian American constituents to commemorate this historic tradition.The communities of Alhambra, San G… Continue Reading


01.22.09

Press Freedom in Sri Lanka

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThursday, January 22, 2009(View Video) Mr. Speaker, in 2006 I cofounded the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, and since then this bipartisan, bicameral caucus has sought to highlight the importance of free expression around the world. I rise today to honor Lasantha Wickramatunga, a brave journalist who was gunned down while driving to work in the Sri Lankan capital of Colombo. Threats, attacks and murders of jour… Continue Reading


01.21.09

Reps. Schiff and Issa, Sen. Specter Introduce Legislation to Improve Patent Litigation in District Courts

Wednesday, January 21, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Reps. Schiff and Issa, Sen. Specter Introduce Legislation to Improve Patent Litigation in District CourtsWashington, DC - House Judiciary Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Darrell Issa, Ranking Member of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and U.S. Senator Arlen Specter, Ranking Member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today introduced the House and Senate companion bills H.R. 628 and S. 299, … Continue Reading


01.15.09

Opinion: Military courts-martial should replace failed Guantanamo policy

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThursday, January 15, 2009 Special to the Mercury NewsNext week, the new president will formally inherit the nightmare of Guantánamo Bay. President-elect Barack Obama says he intends to shutter Guantánamo, and this decision is sound: The poorly thought-out prison and recent confirmation that torture took place there have called into question American adherence to the rule of law and discouraged our allies from c… Continue Reading


01.08.09

Schiff Introduces Bill to Pay Tribute to "Go for Broke" Regiments

Thursday, January 08, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces Bill to Pay Tribute to "Go for Broke" Regiments Bill honors Japanese-American World War II veteransWASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff introduced legislation to pay tribute to the Japanese-American 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, commonly known as the "Go For Broke" regiments, for their dedicated service to our nation during World War II by awarding them the Cong… Continue Reading


01.08.09

Honor the "Go For Broke" Regiment

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThursday, January 08, 2009Madam Speaker, I rise today to introduce legislation recognizing the Japanese-American 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, commonly known as the ``Go For Broke'' regiments, for their dedicated service to our Nation during World War II.These brave men served with pride, courage and conviction, waging a war on two fronts--abroad against a forceful and oppressive fascism, … Continue Reading


01.07.09

Schiff, Giffords Introduce Bill to Allow One of America's Largest Consumers of Energy to Dramatically Expand its Purchase of Clean Affordable Wind and Solar Energy

Wednesday, January 07, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Giffords Introduce Bill to Allow One of America's Largest Consumers of Energy to Dramatically Expand its Purchase of Clean Affordable Wind and Solar EnergyWashington, DC - Demonstrating the importance of investing in clean alternative energy, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA)and Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) introduced a bill (H.R. 175) on the first day of the 111th Congress to strongly expand the federal govern… Continue Reading


01.06.09

The Situation in Gaza

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTuesday, January 06, 2009The State of Israel has a right to defend its territory and its people from attack, whether that attack emanates from another sovereign nation, or, as in this case, from a terrorist organization that seized control of Gaza in a bloody putsch eighteen months ago. Hamas clearly chose to escalate its conflict against Israel by unilaterally declaring an end to the ceasefire that was implemented last June … Continue Reading


10.27.08

Schiff Receives High Marks on Voting Record

Monday, October 27, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Receives High Marks on Voting Record Washington D.C. - Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) has received praise from various advocacy organizations for his outstanding voting record on veterans, environmental, civil rights, and women's rights issues. Rep. Schiff received positive reviews for votes he cast in Congress from the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America Action Fund, the League of Conservation Vote… Continue Reading


10.17.08

President Signs into Law Schiff, Waxman, Gallegly Provisions Requiring Stricter Standards on Collision Avoidance Systems Implementation on Major U.S. Rail Lines

Friday, October 17, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 President Signs into Law Schiff, Waxman, Gallegly Provisions Requiring Stricter Standards on Collision Avoidance Systems Implementation on Major U.S. Rail Lines Bill passes quickly in wake of deadly Metrolink-Union Pacific crash in ChatsworthWashington, DC - Yesterday, the President signed a bill into law, which included provisions introduced in the House by Representatives Adam Schiff, Henry A. Waxman and Elton G… Continue Reading


09.24.08

Schiff Works to Honor Japanese-American World War II Veterans

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Works to Honor Japanese-American World War II Veterans Schiff introduces bill to pay tribute to "Go for Broke" regiments on the same day he secures funding for a museum in their honorWASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff introduced legislation to pay tribute to the Japanese-American 100th Infantry Battalion and 442nd Regimental Combat Team, commonly known as the "Go For Broke" regiments, for their d… Continue Reading


09.19.08

Schiff, Waxman, Gallegly Introduce Legislation to Require Collision Avoidance Systems on All Major U.S. Rail Lines

Friday, September 19, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Waxman, Gallegly Introduce Legislation to Require Collision Avoidance Systems on All Major U.S. Rail Lines Washington, DC - Coming on the heels of last Friday's train collision, the most deadly in Metrolink's history, Representatives Adam Schiff, Henry A. Waxman and Elton Gallegly introduced legislation late yesterday that would require all major U.S. railroads to install "positive train control" systems… Continue Reading


09.09.08

Rep. Schiff Honors Lauren Arana, Tenth Grade Student from Glendale's Hoover High School

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTuesday, September 09, 2008Mr. Speaker, I rise today with great appreciation and admiration for Hoover High School student Lauren Arana, who saved her friend's life earlier this year. I am truly proud to have Lauren, who is now a 10th grade student from Glendale, as a constituent of mine. On May 14, Lauren received a text message from a friend of hers in Nebraska who said that she was going to commit suicide. Lauren did n… Continue Reading


08.12.08

Rep. Schiff to Host Economic Roundtable Discussion Featuring KNX Radio's Frank Mottek and Chief Operating Officer of the FDIC John Bovenzi

Tuesday, August 12, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Rep. Schiff to Host Economic Roundtable Discussion Featuring KNX Radio's Frank Mottek and Chief Operating Officer of the FDIC John BovenziWashington, D.C. - On Wednesday August 20th, Rep. Schiff will host a panel discussion moderated by Frank Mottek of KNX 1070 Newsradio, featuring John Bovenzi, Chief Operating Officer (FDIC) and Interim Director of IndyMac Federal Bank and experts in housing, the stock market and… Continue Reading


07.24.08

The Fight for Our Future

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThursday, July 24, 2008 Mr. SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, in the days after the 9/11 attacks, politicians, journalists and assorted experts rushed to claim that America and the world had entered a new era and that the battle with al Qaeda would define the first decades of the 21st century.As the fight against al Qaeda has continued and intensified, we have come to see the impact of that fight on a key national security paradigm of the… Continue Reading


07.17.08

Schiff Urges Constituents With Accounts At Indymac Bank To Contact Him If They Need Help With FDIC

Thursday, July 17, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Urges Constituents With Accounts At Indymac Bank To Contact Him If They Need Help With FDICWASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Adam Schiff is encouraging constituents affected by the failure of IndyMac Bank, based in Pasadena, which was seized on July 11, 2008 by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) to contact him if they need help with the FDIC. FDIC IndyMac has a toll-free assistance hotline at 1-866… Continue Reading


07.14.08

House Approves Schiff Measures to Eliminate DNA Backlog and Solve Crimes

Monday, July 14, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Approves Schiff Measures to Eliminate DNA Backlog and Solve Crimes Washington, DC - In light of recent developments in the JonBenet Ramsey murder case highlighting the effectiveness of DNA technology, the House today passed "The Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2008" (H.R. 5057). The bill included four amendments authored by Rep. Schiff that will improve DNA tools to help catch rapists, murderers and other … Continue Reading


07.14.08

House Approves Schiff Legislation to Extend Background Checks for Volunteers Working with Children

Monday, July 14, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 House Approves Schiff Legislation to Extend Background Checks for Volunteers Working with ChildrenWASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to respond to safety concerns, the House passed legislation championed by Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) to extend a highly successful program to establish a nationally-accessible background check system for youth-serving organizations. The bill, the Criminal History Background Checks Pil… Continue Reading


06.30.08

Appropriations Committee Approves Schiff's Request for Funds for Two Local Small Business Assistance Programs

Monday, June 30, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Appropriations Committee Approves Schiff's Request for Funds for Two Local Small Business Assistance Programs Washington, DC - Representative Adam Schiff helped secure federal funding for two small business assistance and job training initiatives in a spending bill approved by the Appropriations Committee last week. Rep. Schiff, a member of the House Appropriations Committee, requested the funds in the Fiscal Year 2… Continue Reading


06.26.08

Schiff Secures Funding for Local Law Enforcement to Help Improve Safety and Investigation Efforts

Thursday, June 26, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Secures Funding for Local Law Enforcement to Help Improve Safety and Investigation Efforts Washington, DC - Today, Representative Adam Schiff announced that the House Appropriations Committee approved funding for several local law enforcement initiatives to establish a local forensic DNA laboratory and institute, to purchase protective equipment for SWAT team members and to upgrade investigation equipment. T… Continue Reading

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