Press Releases

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


01.28.09

Schiff Supports American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Speech on House Floor

Wednesday, January 28, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Supports American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in Speech on House FloorBill to invest in America, provide tax relief, and create millions of jobs is expected to pass the House tonightWashington, D.C. - This afternoon, Rep. Adam Schiff spoke on the House Floor in support of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, a stimulus measure that will invest in America's future, provide tax relief to 95 percen… Continue Reading


01.28.09

Reviving the American Economy

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESWednesday, January 28, 2009(View Video) In 2008, more than 2.6 million Americans lost their jobs, the highest yearly job-loss total since 1945. In my home state of California, the unemployment rate soared to 9.3 percent last month - its highest point in 15 years. It is clear that Congress must take aggressive action to stave off a long and deep recession and that we must do more to ensure that appropriated money is spent effi… Continue Reading


01.27.09

Schiff Reintroduces Legislation to "Fingerprint" Nuclear Material

Tuesday, January 27, 2009 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Reintroduces Legislation to "Fingerprint" Nuclear Material Legislation will improve technology to track down nuclear traffickers and identify sources of nuclear materialWashington, DC - Today, Representative Adam Schiff reintroduced the Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act. The legislation will strengthen efforts in the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to develop techniques for "fingerprinting" nucl… Continue Reading


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

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