Press Releases

03.28.08

Frances A. Moore Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Friday, March 28, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Frances A. Moore Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District Washington, D.C. - Today at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Frances A. Moore for her commitment and service to Alhambra by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "Ms. Moore's personal and professional activities reveal a life-long commitment to community involvement," said Schiff. "We not only benefit from her tir… Continue Reading


03.28.08

Elaine Paonessa Named a "Woman of the Year" In the 29th Congressional District

Friday, March 28, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Elaine Paonessa Named a "Woman of the Year" In the 29th Congressional District Washington, D.C. - Today at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Elaine Paonessa for her commitment and service to Burbank by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "With no charitable stone left unturned, Elaine has set a new standard for what it means to be a truly devoted citizen," said Schiff. "As a resident of Burb… Continue Reading


03.28.08

Doris Lau Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Friday, March 28, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Doris Lau Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District Washington, D.C. - Today at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Doris Lau for her commitment and service to Monterey Park by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "Doris devotes her time and energy well beyond her own needs and our community is a better place as a result of her efforts," said Schiff. "In addition to her ha… Continue Reading


03.28.08

Catherine M. Pelley Named a "Woman of the Year" In the 29th Congressional District

Friday, March 28, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Catherine M. Pelley Named a "Woman of the Year" In the 29th Congressional District Washington, D.C. - Today at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Catherine M. Pelley for her commitment and service to Glendale by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "Catherine is proof that one person's optimistic vision can infuse a diverse community with the hope and the means to achieve excellence as one," s… Continue Reading


03.28.08

Beverly White Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District

Friday, March 28, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Beverly White Named a "Woman of the Year" in the 29th Congressional District Washington, D.C. - Today at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Beverly White for her commitment and service to Altadena by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "As an icon of local journalism and a selfless volunteer, Beverly's dedication and hard work on behalf of our community is invaluable," said Schiff. "Beverly i… Continue Reading


03.28.08

Angelina Levy Named a "Woman of the Year" In the 29th Congressional District

Friday, March 28, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Angelina Levy Named a "Woman of the Year" In the 29th Congressional District Washington, D.C. - Today at a reception in Pasadena, Representative Adam Schiff honored Angelina Levy for her commitment and service to Temple City by naming her a "Woman of the Year." "It is little wonder that Angelina's peers are proud to call her a 'marvel,'" said Schiff. "Her work with the developmentally disabled is a true inspiratio… Continue Reading


03.13.08

Schiff, Rogers Introduce Legislation to Make Background Checks for Volunteers Working with Children Reliable and Accessible

Thursday, March 13, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Rogers Introduce Legislation to Make Background Checks for Volunteers Working with Children Reliable and AccessibleWASHINGTON, DC - In an effort to respond to safety concerns, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Mike Rogers (R-MI) introduced legislation to establish a permanent, nationally-accessible background check system for youth-serving organizations. The bill, the Child Protection Improvements Act… Continue Reading


03.06.08

Schiff, Boustany, Baird, Fortenberry Launch Congressional Friends of Jordan Caucus

Thursday, March 06, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Boustany, Baird, Fortenberry Launch Congressional Friends of Jordan Caucus New bipartisan effort to strengthen America's close relationship with a key ally in the Middle EastWASHINGTON, DC - At a lunch today with Their Majesties King Abdullah II and Queen Rania Al-Abdullah and His Highness Prince Zeid Raad, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Charles Boustany (R-LA), Brian Baird (D-WA) and Jeff Fortenberry… Continue Reading


03.05.08

Schiff, Bono Mack, Boyd, and Mack Launch New America Supports You Caucus

Wednesday, March 05, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff, Bono Mack, Boyd, and Mack Launch New America Supports You Caucus Caucus will emphasize individuals, organizations and companies that support our troops and their familiesWASHINGTON - Co-chairs Reps. Mary Bono Mack (R-CA), Allen Boyd (D-FL), Adam Schiff (D-CA), and Connie Mack (R-FL) announced the launch of a new bipartisan Congressional caucus to support members of the U.S. Armed Forces and their families… Continue Reading


02.21.08

Schiff Introduces Bill to Name San Gabriel Post Office for Chi Mui

Thursday, February 21, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Introduces Bill to Name San Gabriel Post Office for Chi Mui WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff introduced legislation in the House of Representatives 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 Mui passed away on April 27, 2006 after … Continue Reading


02.08.08

Schiff Questions Attorney General about Torture

Friday, February 08, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Questions Attorney General about TortureWASHINGTON, DC - At a hearing late yesterday afternoon, Rep. Adam Schiff questioned United States Attorney General Michael Mukasey regarding the Justice Department's refusal to investigate whether or not laws prohibiting torture were violated when the CIA used the technique of waterboarding in interrogations of suspected terrorists. The pointed exchange between Rep.… Continue Reading


01.31.08

Schiff Announces Nominations to U.S. Service Academies

Thursday, January 31, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Announces Nominations to U.S. Service AcademiesWASHINGTON, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff announced that he has nominated eight students from the 29th Congressional District for 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 students Rep. Schif… Continue Reading


01.31.08

Schiff Honors Memory of Slain Journalist Hrant Dink One Year After his Death

Thursday, January 31, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Honors Memory of Slain Journalist Hrant Dink One Year After his Death Washington D.C. - This week, in honor of the anniversary of the murder journalist Hrant Dink, Rep. Schiff remembered the memory of Mr. Dink with the following Congressional Record statement:"Madame Speaker:"It is with a mixture of anger and sadness that I rise today to honor the one year anniversary of the murder of Hrant Dink, the cour… Continue Reading


01.29.08

Extending the RESTORE Act on FISA

CONGRESSMAN ADAM B. SCHIFFOF CALIFORNIAIN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESTuesday, January 29, 2008 Madam Speaker, last year the President and the Director of National Intelligence pushed for legislation that would make it easier for the NSA to collect intelligence on Americans and groups abroad. Among other things, the administration's legislation would allow warrantless eavesdropping of virtually all communications of Americans with anyone outside the U.S., so long as the government declared … Continue Reading


01.23.08

Schiff Tapped to Serve on House Select Intelligence Committee

Wednesday, January 23, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Schiff Tapped to Serve on House Select Intelligence Committee Committee to oversee investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation tapesWashington, DC - At a time when the House Intelligence Committee is engaged in critical work to improve intelligence gathering activities and undergoing a high profile investigation into the destruction of CIA interrogation tapes, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA… Continue Reading


01.14.08

Congressman Schiff's Web Site Wins 2007 Gold Mouse Award

Monday, January 14, 2008 Contact: Sean Oblack (202) 225-4176 Congressman Schiff's Web Site Wins 2007 Gold Mouse AwardWashington, D.C. - Representative Adam Schiff's web site was honored today by the Congressional Management Foundation (CMF), a non-profit, non-partisan management consulting and research organization in Washington, D.C., for having one of the best web sites in Congress. The site, http://schiff.dchou01.house.gov, was one of only 104 web sites commended in The… Continue Reading


12.19.07

Schiff Returns From Visit To Troops in Iraq

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff recently returned from his fourth visit to Iraq - a three day trip during which he visited Baghdad, Haditha, Al Anbar and Al Asad. While in Iraq, he visited with troops and diplomatic personnel and handed out holiday cards he collected from constituents in the 29th District. Rep. Schiff was encouraged by the improved security he observed in the region, but was disappointed by the continued lack of political progress. In Baghdad, Rep. Schiff and the three other… Continue Reading


12.19.07

Obama, Schiff Provision to Create Nuclear Threat Reduction Plan Approved

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Barack Obama (D-IL) and Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that a provision authored by Obama and Senator Hagel (R-NE) in the Senate and advanced by Schiff in the House requiring a comprehensive nuclear threat reduction plan passed as part of the omnibus appropriations bill. This provision requires the President to submit to Congress a comprehensive plan for ensuring that all nuclear weapons and weapons-usable material at vulnerable sites around the worl… Continue Reading


12.17.07

Schiff, Culberson Help Secure Vital Funds for Core Jet Propulsion Laboratory Programs

Washington, DC - Late tonight, the House is expected to pass a bill which will include funding for three important programs being managed by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and John Culberson (R-TX) announced. Reps. Schiff and Culberson are members of the subcommittee charged with drafting the Commerce, Justice, and Science Appropriations funding part of the bill, which included funding for the SIM PlanetQuest, the Mars Exploration Program, and the Outer Plan… Continue Reading


12.05.07

House Passes Bono, Schiff Arson Prevention Legislation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Coming on the heels of some of the most destructive wildfires in California's history, the House today passed the Managing Arson Through Criminal History Act (MATCH, H.R. 1759). The MATCH Act, introduced by Reps. Mary Bono (R-CA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) in March, would establish a comprehensive nationwide database to track convicted arsonists. In early November, Reps. Schiff and Bono and Burbank Fire Chief Tracy Pansini testified at a Crime, Terrorism and Homeland Security Su… Continue Reading

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