Press Releases

05.21.08

Schiff Announces Appointments to U.S. Service Academies

Wednesday, May 21, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Announces Appointments to U.S. Service Academies WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Adam Schiff announced that four students from the 29th Congressional District have received appointments to U.S. service academies for the class of 2012. Four of the five United States service academies require a Congressional nomination in order to receive an appointment. Below is a list of the four students who Rep. Schiff nomi… Continue Reading


05.20.08

Homeland Security Committee Approves Schiff's Legislation to "Fingerprint" Nuclear Material

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Homeland Security Committee Approves Schiff's Legislation to "Fingerprint" Nuclear Material Legislation will improve technology to track down nuclear traffickers and identify sources of nuclear materialWashington, DC - Recognizing that one of the greatest threats to our security today is the detonation of a nuclear weapon or the use of a radiological device, the House Homeland Security Committee today passed Rep. Ada… Continue Reading


05.15.08

Schiff Introduces Bill Urging End to Turkish Blockade of Armenia

Thursday, May 15, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces Bill Urging End to Turkish Blockade of Armenia WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced a bill urging the President and Secretary of State to call upon Turkey to immediately lift its ongoing blockade of Armenia. The "End the Turkish Blockade of Armenia Act" requires a report from the Secretary of State within 30 days of final passage that will outline steps taken by the U.… Continue Reading


05.15.08

International Anti-Piracy Caucus Unveils "2008 International Piracy Watch List"

Thursday, May 15, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 International Anti-Piracy Caucus Unveils "2008 International Piracy Watch List" Washington, D.C.: At a press conference today the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, which is chaired by Senators Joe Biden (D-DE) and Gordon Smith (R-OR), and Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), unveiled the "2008 International Piracy Watch List." In an effort to combat international copyright piracy b… Continue Reading


05.14.08

Schiff, Chabot, Emanuel, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Identity Theft and Cyber Crime

Wednesday, May 14, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Chabot, Emanuel, Murphy Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fight Identity Theft and Cyber CrimeWashington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced the Identity Theft Enforcement and Restitution Act, which would take strong steps to combat cyber crime and protect data security. The measure would provide federal prosecutors with important new tools to help combat identity t… Continue Reading


05.08.08

President Signs Schiff's Rim of the Valley Measure into Law

Thursday, May 08, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 President Signs Schiff's Rim of the Valley Measure into LawBill directs Interior Department to study expansion of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation AreaWashington, D.C. - Today, President George W. Bush signed Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) Rim of the Valley Corridor Study legislation into law, culminating a seven year long effort. The measure directs the Secretary of the Interior to study the feasibili… Continue Reading


05.06.08

Schiff Introduces Bill to Ensure our National Security Strategy Can Meet the Challenges of the 21st Century

Tuesday, May 06, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces Bill to Ensure our National Security Strategy Can Meet the Challenges of the 21st CenturyMeasure would establish a bipartisan commission to assess and develop a new national security strategyWASHINGTON, DC - As the catastrophic events of 9/11 showed us more than six years ago, the threats facing the United States have changed from those we faced during the four decades of the Cold War. To ensure tha… Continue Reading


05.01.08

Transportation Bill Passes With Language Helpful to Gold Line Extension

Thursday, May 01, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Transportation Bill Passes With Language Helpful to Gold Line ExtensionGold Line Provision Requested by Rep. Schiff and Dreier Urges Strong Federal Matching FundsWashington D.C. - Today the House passed important legislation, H.R. 1195, that included language requested by Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and David Dreier (R-CA) that urges strong federal funding of phase two of the Gold Line. Since the first phase of … Continue Reading


05.01.08

Schiff, Fortenberry Launch Congressional Nuclear Security Caucus

Thursday, May 01, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Fortenberry Launch Congressional Nuclear Security Caucus Former Rep. Tim Roemer and Graham Allison featured at inaugural eventWASHINGTON, DC - Recognizing that a potential nuclear event is one of the greatest threats to our national security, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE) established the bipartisan Congressional Caucus on Nuclear Security today. Drawing from leading congressional, exec… Continue Reading


04.29.08

Schiff's Rim of the Valley Measure Headed to President's Desk

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff's Rim of the Valley Measure Headed to President's Desk Washington, D.C. - Today, the House sent Rep. Adam Schiff's (D-CA) Rim of the Valley Corridor Study legislation to the President to be signed into law, culminating a seven year long effort. The measure directs the Secretary of the Interior to study the feasibility of expanding the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the mountains … Continue Reading


04.28.08

Crescenta Valley High School Student Wins Congressional Arts Competition

Monday, April 28, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Crescenta Valley High School Student Wins Congressional Arts CompetitionWASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that Joanna Lee, a student at Crescenta Valley High School and a resident of La Crescenta, has won the 2008 29th Congressional District Arts Competition. Ms. Lee's piece titled "Whole Milk," will be included in the nationwide Congressional Arts Competition: An Artistic Discovery in … Continue Reading


04.24.08

Rep. Schiff's Daughter Gets Down to Work on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day

Thursday, April 24, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Rep. Schiff's Daughter Gets Down to Work on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Alexa Schiff, daughter of Congressman Adam Schiff, accompanied her father to work on Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day. Alexa pitched in a helping hand around the office answering the phones and sorting mail. Alexa is nine years old and is in the fourth grade. "It was great getting to spend the day wi… Continue Reading


04.24.08

In Honor of Remembrance Day, Rep. Schiff Vows to Continue the Fight to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Thursday, April 24, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 In Honor of Remembrance Day, Rep. Schiff Vows to Continue the Fight to Recognize the Armenian Genocide WASHINGTON, DC - At an event on Capitol Hill last night in honor of the 93rd Anniversary of the Armenia Genocide, Rep. Adam Schiff vowed to continue to lead efforts in Congress to recognize the Armenian Genocide. Rep. Schiff is the sponsor of "The Affirmation of the U.S. Record on the Armenian Genocide" resoluti… Continue Reading


04.24.08

Celebrating Earth Day Through Action

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESThursday, April 24, 2008 Mr. Speaker, 2 days ago we celebrated Earth Day, a holiday that began in 1970, when Senator Gaylord Nelson recognized the growing public movement that we now know as environmentalism, and called on environmentally concerned citizens to join him in cities around the world to demonstrate, teach, and learn about preserving the world's natural wonders. Speaking on that occasion, Senator Nelson said o… Continue Reading


04.16.08

Schiff Receives Perfect Score on Voting Record for Legislation Affecting Global Issues

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Receives Perfect Score on Voting Record for Legislation Affecting Global IssuesWashington, D.C. - Citizens for Global Solutions, a nationwide organization that seeks to educate Americans about global interdependence, communicate global concerns to public officials, and develop proposals to create, reform, and strengthen international institutions such as the United Nations, issued Rep. Adam Schiff a 100% o… Continue Reading


04.16.08

Bill to Name San Gabriel Post Office for Chi Mui Clears First Hurdle in House

Wednesday, April 16, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Bill to Name San Gabriel Post Office for Chi Mui Clears First Hurdle in House WASHINGTON, DC - Today, the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff to pay tribute to former Mayor of the City of San Gabriel, Chi Mui, by naming the San Gabriel Post Office after him. Mayor Mui spent a lifetime bettering his community as a volunteer and public servant. Mayor… Continue Reading


04.11.08

Schiff Brings Astronaut to Students in the South Pasadena Unified School District

Friday, April 11, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Brings Astronaut to Students in the South Pasadena Unified School District Washington, D.C. - This morning, Congressman Schiff visited three South Pasadena elementary schools with NASA astronaut Joseph Tanner. Every year, Congressman Schiff invites astronauts to speak at area schools to encourage students to pursue interests in math and science. Mr. Tanner and Congressman Schiff met with third-grade, forth… Continue Reading


03.28.08

Valarie Gomez Named a "Woman of the Year" In the 29th Congressional District

Friday, March 28, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Valarie Gomez Named a "Woman of the Year" In the 29th Congressional District Washington, D.C. - Today at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Valarie Gomez for her commitment and service to San Gabriel by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "Valarie's generosity, approachability, and efficiency are the reasons she is so highly respected in the San Gabriel community," said Schiff. "Valarie has … Continue Reading


03.28.08

Lissa Layng Reynolds Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Friday, March 28, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Lissa Layng Reynolds Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District Washington, D.C. - Today at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Lissa Layng Reynolds for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "Lissa's stage is her community. Rather than focus on herself, she works to make South Pasadena the star," said Schiff. "Her devotion to o… Continue Reading


03.28.08

Jaylene L. Moseley Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Friday, March 28, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Jaylene L. Moseley Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District Washington, D.C. - Today at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Jaylene L. Moseley of Pasadena for her commitment and service to our community by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "Without a doubt, Jaylene lives up to her personal creed that in all one's endeavors, you should be committed to economic and social… Continue Reading

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