Press Releases

03.03.06

Schiff Supports U.N. Security Council Efforts to Stop Iran's Nuclear Weapons Program

Washington, D.C. - Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to the permanent members of the United Nations Security Council thanking them for their response to Iran's resumption of nuclear activities and encouraging continued vigilance."Iran's non-compliance with its international commitments must be met by a united international community," said Schiff. "The Security Council must show unity and resolve to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons."The letter thanks China, … Continue Reading


03.01.06

Schiff Sponsors Legislation to Secure Our Borders

Washingtion, D.C. - Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) joined Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Sen. Jon Kyl (R-AZ), and Rep. David Dreier (R-CA) to introduce legislation in both the House and Senate to criminalize the construction or financing of border tunnels. As a former federal prosecutor who prosecuted drug trafficking and illegal immigrant smuggling, Schiff recognized the need to give prosecutors new tools to fight these crimes. Recently, U.S. border officials found a 2,400 foot tunne… Continue Reading


03.01.06

Schiff Joins in Honoring NAACP

Washington, D.C. - Today the House of Representatives passed a resolution honoring the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People on the occasion of its 97th anniversary. The resolution, H.Con.Res. 335, was introduced by Rep. Al Green, a Democrat from Houston, Texas. Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) was proud to cosponsor this legislation."For nearly a century, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People has worked toward political, educational, social, and eco… Continue Reading


02.28.06

Schiff Votes to Honor Tuskegee Airmen

Washington, D.C. -- Today, the House of Representatives passed a bill to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal on the Tuskegee Airmen for their patriotism and sacrifices for our nation. Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) was an original co-sponsor of this legislation.In July 1941, thirteen young Americans began military flight training at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Tuskegee, Alabama. Five of those thirteen young men completed training and received their Army Air Corps silver pilot wings, becoming … Continue Reading


02.28.06

Supporting the Awarding of the Congressional Gold Medal to the Tuskegee Airmen

Mr. SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, I rise today in support of H. Res. 1259, a resolution to honor the Tuskegee Airmen. I would also like to express my appreciation for their heroism and bravery. These men deserve the Nation's highest honor for their courage and patriotism.In July 1941, 13 young Americans began military flight training at the Tuskegee Army Air Field in Tuskegee, AL. Five of those 13 young men completed training and received their Army Air Corps silver pilot wings, becoming our Nation&#… Continue Reading


02.24.06

Schiff Reacts to Arrest of Armando Garcia

Washington, D.C. - On April 29, 2002, Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriff David March was murdered, execution-style, during a routine traffic stop. The suspect Armando Garcia fled to Mexico and has been a fugitive since. Last night he was arrested in Mexico. Congressman Adam Schiff made the following statement:"The family of Deputy March has been waiting for almost four years for justice--today, they are one step closer. I welcome the Mexican government's recent cooperation, but our work … Continue Reading


02.16.06

The Need for Unity Regarding Iran's Nuclear Program

Mr. SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, I rise today as a cosponsor of this resolution. Iran's resumption of nuclear activities and its non-compliance with international commitments must be met by a united Congress and a united international community. For almost 3 years, the United States, the European Union, Russia, the IAEA and other parties have been working to negotiate an end to those parts of Iran's nuclear program that could allow it to produce nuclear weapons. Iran has continued to mislead the… Continue Reading


02.07.06

Honoring Coretta Scott King

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Adam Schiff was part of the official Congressional Delegation attending the funeral of Coretta Scott King today. Last week, he made the following comments on the floor of the House of Representatives:"Mrs. King recalled that after her husband's tragic assassination she felt compelled to rededicate herself to the completion of his work. Indeed, Coretta Scott King became an ardent activist in the struggle against injustice, fighting to achieve Dr. King's unf… Continue Reading


02.01.06

Honoring Coretta Scott King

Mr. SCHIFF. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to honor the life of Mrs. Coretta Scott King, a civil rights icon. Raised on a small farm in Alabama, Coretta Scott found her way to Boston where she met Martin Luther King, Jr. The two married and moved to Montgomery, Alabama, where Dr. King became the seminal figure of the civil rights movement. Mrs. King joined her husband's pursuit of civil rights by serving as an equal partner in Dr. King's tireless efforts to pursue justice, equality, and peace… Continue Reading


01.20.06

Schiff Probes NSA Surveillance Procedures

Washington, D.C. - Earlier today, Congressman Adam Schiff and Judiciary Committee Democrats held a briefing on the National Security Agency's (NSA) surveillance procedures. On December 16th the New York Times reported that the President secretly authorized the NSA to eavesdrop on Americans without court approval. The same day, Congressman Schiff sent a letter to Judiciary Committee Chairman James Sensenbrenner asking for a full hearing to investigate the charges. Congressman Schiff subsequen… Continue Reading


01.05.06

Schiff Attends White House Signing of Violence Against Women Act

Washington, D.C. - Later today, Congressman Adam Schiff will join President Bush in the Oval Office as he signs the Violence Against Women Act and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act into law. The new law will provide additional funding to combat domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. The law will also provide grants for local police who target crimes against women. Congressman Schiff was an original cosponsor of the Violence Against Women Act. "As a former prosecutor, I am wel… Continue Reading


12.22.05

Schiff Returns from Iraq

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Adam Schiff will return later today from an official Congressional Delegation that made stops in Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, and Germany. While in Iraq the delegation met with met with the Commander of the Multinational Security Transition Lt. General Martin Dempsey, Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jafaari, Ambassador Khalilzad, Iraqi members of parliament and U.S. troops. Congressman Schiff also hand-delivered hundreds of cards sent to our troops from community … Continue Reading


12.17.05

Schiff Detainee Measure Passes Congress

WASHINGTON, DC - A measure requiring the Attorney General to regularly report to Congress on the status of U.S. citizens detained by the federal government passed Congress as part of the Department of Justice (DOJ) Reauthorization Bill. Schiff originally introduced the measure as an amendment to the DOJ Reauthorization bill in September 2003. The same measure passed the full House in the last Congress but failed to become law when the DOJ Reauthorization bill was stalled in the Senate. This me… Continue Reading


12.16.05

A New Day for Iraq

Mr. Speaker, the initial reports of yesterday's Iraqi election all point to it having been a remarkable day for the Iraqi people. Although Iraq's security situation remains precarious and the country's economy and much of the infrastructure have yet to be repaired, the past year has seen important progress in the country's political development.More than 11 million Iraqis went to the polls to cast their votes for a new parliament and a new future. Iraq Sunnis who boycotted the po… Continue Reading


12.15.05

Saving for a Rainy Day

Madam Speaker, the poet Longfellow once wrote: "Thy fate is the common fate of all; into each life some rain must fall.'' How true this is.We know that calamities will come to our Nation. We know that terrorists are trying to attack us again and that Osama bin Laden wants to strike us with weapons of mass destruction. We know that in years to come hurricanes, earthquakes, tornadoes, and other natural disasters will devastate our shores, our towns, our homes, and most terrible, our v… Continue Reading


12.08.05

Schiff Calls for GAO Investigation of IRS

WASHINGTON, DC - Earlier today, Congressman Adam Schiff called for a Government Accountability Office (GAO) investigation of the IRS practices regarding the tax-exempt status of churches and other houses of worship. Following news reports that All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena was under investigation after an anti-war sermon that was given by Rev. George Regas in 2004, Rep. Schiff requested a report from the IRS on its practices. He has now joined with two other members in a bipartisan re… Continue Reading


12.08.05

America's Safety Net at Risk

Mr. Speaker, in the face of our $8.1 trillion debt, the House recently passed a budget reconciliation bill. This so-called Deficit Reduction Act cut spending by $53 billion by cutting programs like health care for the sick, education benefits for students, child support help for parents, and food stamps for hungry families. Even as supporters of the budget reconciliation bill applauded their own new-found frugality, they knew the savings would never be realized because today the House passed a t… Continue Reading


11.18.05

Schiff Secures Funding for Metrolink Safety Improvements

WASHINGTON, DC - Following January's deadly Metrolink crash, Congressman Adam Schiff has re-focused federal efforts on improving the safety and security of Southern California's regional rail. Congress approved his request for $500,000 in federal funding to pay for critical safety improvements to Metrolink including median separators and locked gates to limit vehicular access to rail tracks.The bill also included language offered by Congressman Schiff that requires the Federal Railroad Administ… Continue Reading


11.18.05

Schiff Secures Funding for Alhambra's Veterans Freedom Plaza

WASHINGTON, DC - As part of his ongoing effort to honor veterans in our community, Congressman Adam Schiff secured $250,000 in federal funding for a Veterans Freedom Plaza in Alhambra. The City of Alhambra approved a plan to construct a public plaza that includes a statue and mural dedicated to local heroes as well as a tribute to fallen soldiers.Alhambra has a proud tradition of military service including General George S. Patton, the grandson of city founding father Don Benito Wilson, and Tom … Continue Reading


11.18.05

Supporting an Honest National Debate on Iraq

Mr. Speaker, yesterday my colleague from Pennsylvania, a man whom I deeply respect and admire for his lifetime of service and sacrifice to the Nation, made a serious statement about the prosecution of the war effort by the President. His speech yesterday morning and the resolution that he introduced were heartfelt expressions that he no longer believes that we can stay the course in Iraq. Mr. Murtha believes that the continued presence of American troops in Iraq has retarded Iraqi efforts to uni… Continue Reading

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