Press Releases

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


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

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