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“I’m very grateful to the voters of the 28th Congressional District for the opportunity to continue serving them. In the upcoming session, I will again focus on restoring our economy, creating jobs, and helping small businesses succeed. It is also clear that voters are deeply dissatisfied with the paralyzingly dysfunction in Congress, and I will do all I can to find common ground with my colleagues from both parties, not only in fixing our economy, but also in the key national security challenges facing our country.”
Congressman Adam Schiff

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Crusader for More Transparency on Intelligence Sees Risk and Reward From Snowden Leaks

 

 
Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., a member of the House Intelligence Committee, sees the heightened concern by Americans about newly-revealed surveillance programs as a chance for progress on measures he’s long advocated. Photo by Bill Clark/ CQ Roll Call. By: Kwame Holman        

California Democrat Adam Schiff is one of Congress’ most prominent advocates for more openness from U.S. intelligence agencies about their activities. As a member of the House Intelligence Committee, he was aware of the secret National Security Agency (NSA) program that collected millions of Americans’ phone records long before it was leaked in early June by former NSA contractor Edward Snowden. Read whole story

Rep. Adam Schiff on Supreme Court decisions: ‘Love is love’

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Rep. Adam Schiff met with Burbank residents Paul Katami, far left, and his partner Jeff Zarillo, at the capitol on Tuesday.

By Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com

June 26, 2013 | 8:08 a.m.     

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called Wednesday a “huge day for the cause of equality” after the U.S. Supreme Court issued a pair of rulings essentially affirming the rights of gay couples to marry. …http://www.burbankleader.com/the818now/tn-blr-rep-adam-schiff-on-supreme-court-decisions-love-is-love-20130626,0,3565401.story

Obama’s United Nations speech evokes reaction

By Brenda Gazzar
Posted:   09/25/2012 05:10:04 PM PDT
September 26, 2012 12:14 AM GMTUpdated: 09/25/2012 05:13:41 PM PDT

President Barack Obama’s United Nations speech Tuesday about the attack on U.S. citizens in Libya and angry protests that have erupted throughout the Muslim world evoked strong reactions from supporters and critics alike.

Congressman Adam Schiff, D-Pasadena, said he thought Obama’s speech was “powerful” and necessary in light of recent anti-Western protests around the world, many of which have been linked to an anti-Islam film produced in Southern California.

Schiff said Obama artfully articulated his commitment to the democratic principle of free speech, “which isn’t always understood in that part of the world.”

Schiff was pleased that Obama also stressed the legacy that Ambassador Chris Stevens, who was killed in the attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi on Sept. 11, leaves in the Libyan lives he touched and in their struggle for freedom. …

Read more: http://www.pasadenastarnews.com/news/ci_21630097/obamas-united-nations-speech-evokes-reaction#ixzz27bGIiGBZ

Congressman Schiff attends Memorial Day services

Photo credit: Tim Berger, Glendale News-Press

Congressman Schiff honored our service men and women this year on Monday, Memorial Day, speaking at services held in La Canada, La Crescenta, Burbank, and Glendale (above).  He offered special recognition to those Vietnam War veterans in attendance, acknowledging the 50th anniversary of the Vietnam War.

Congressman Schiff celebrates Earth Day at the Fountain Community Gardens

On Sunday, April 22, Congressman Schiff celebrated Earth Day with residents and members of the Fountain Community Gardens and Hollywood Studio District Neighborhood Council. The event was the 3rd Anniversary of the Gardens and visitors came together to celebrate Earth Day by planting, cooking, and enjoying art demonstrations.

 

Statement on New Congressional District Maps

The Commission did a commendable job balancing Voting Rights Act and community of interest concerns by working in a transparent manner. Now that the Commission has concluded its work and certified the new maps, I am excited about the new 28th district, which includes the Burbank, Glendale and Pasadena areas I currently represent, along with many of the surrounding communities that I represented previously for many years in Congress and the State Senate. I have worked closely with these neighborhoods on many issues, and I would be honored to represent this district in the House of Representatives.

- Adam Schiff

Map of the new 28th Congressional District:

Why do residents support Adam Schiff?

We asked local residents why they support Adam Schiff. Here’s what they had to say…

Police chief cheers new DNA law

By Bruce Campbell
Glendale News Press
August 21, 2010

Police Chief Ron DePompa, a member of the Glendale Noon Rotary Club, gave an inspirational, in-depth review of recent laws that have positively affected the safety of our community in his introduction of Rep. Adam Schiff at the club’s weekly meeting on Aug. 12.

DePompa said Schiff was a co-sponsor of a very useful new federal DNA law that permits the technical analysis of blood samples to identify individuals who may have been involved in crimes. Only two states — California and Colorado — are actively using the law.

The chief indicated that the recent arrest of the “Grim Sleeper” was the result of identifying him through the DNA analysis allowed by the law. The chief thinks that finding the “Grim Sleeper” by DNA will get other states to follow our lead.

DePompa indicated that the DNA law will give his department a new, effective tool to identify suspects and fight against rape and child abuse.

The chief thanked Schiff for sponsoring a law that has permitted the combined use of radio signals by different local police departments. He said that now all of the area police departments can quickly and simply call one another using the same radio station.

Schiff then spoke to the club about things he sees in the economy and in world affairs. He indicated that support of small businesses would be vital to turning the economy around. He supports legislation that will give small businesses access to various tax credits. In particular he is supporting laws to give tax credits to businesses for new hires and for the purchase of new manufacturing equipment.

Schiff said he has seen that small-business owners, no matter how high their FICO score is and how strong the financial statements are, cannot get loans from banks to build their business. He plans to work with the Small Business Administration to develop an effective business loan guaranty program that will open up business lending.

He plans to continue his support of local light rail service and in particular the use and expansion of the Gold Line.

http://www.glendalenewspress.com/entertainment/tn-gnp-clubs-20100821,0,57694,print.story