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Rep. Adam Schiff
Congressman Adam Schiff represents California's 28th Congressional District, and throughout his tenure in Congress, he has focused on growing the economy, bolstering national security, strengthening our communities, helping small businesses, and improving education, safety and health care for our children.

In his 8th term in the House of Representatives, Schiff currently serves as the Ranking Member, or top Democrat, of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and as a Member of the Benghazi Select Committee. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence oversees all of the nation’s intelligence agencies.

Prior to his election to the House of Representatives, Congressman Schiff completed a four-year term as State Senator for California's 21st State Senate District, chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee. Before serving in the Legislature, Schiff was an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles for six years. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School. Congressman Schiff and his wife, Eve, have two children, a daughter, Alexa Marion, born in July 1998, and a son, Elijah Harris, born in July 2002.

Entries by Rep. Adam Schiff

Repealing the Gun Industry's Unacceptable Liability Shield

(0) Comments | Posted May 18, 2016 | 10:28 AM

Last week, my children were held in lockdown at their schools because there was an active shooter in the area. That scenario, once unthinkable for most Americans, is now endlessly played out in cities across the nation, sometimes with the most horrific results.

It desensitizes us to the maddening...

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Will a Corporate Carve-Out Derail Criminal Justice Reform?

(34) Comments | Posted May 6, 2016 | 4:06 PM

Criminal justice reform is one of the few legislative issues that could move forward in this highly partisan election year. But this long-awaited reform is in serious danger because of efforts by big corporations and their allies to include a "get-out-of-jail-free" card for white collar offenders. A few members of...

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New Threats to National Security in the Age of Climate Change

(10) Comments | Posted November 2, 2015 | 2:09 PM


In California, climate change is no longer an abstract concept found in the scientific journals. Record temperatures, extreme drought and a surge in devastating wildfires are a daily and painful reminder of the new challenges we now face. The rest of...

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Congress Should Help Strengthen Iran Deal, Not Reject It

(59) Comments | Posted August 3, 2015 | 9:00 AM

After several years of difficult negotiations with a dangerous and malevolent regime, the administration and the representatives of the other P5+1 nations reached an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. The deal realistically precludes Iran from developing an atomic bomb for fifteen or more years, and does so while...

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A Bill to Finally End the Abuse of Teens at Residential Treatment Programs and "Boot Camps"

(0) Comments | Posted July 13, 2015 | 3:45 PM

This piece was co-authored by Jodi Hobbs, the founder and President of the Survivors of Institutional Abuse (SIA) organization, which provides healing services to a national network of survivors

At one Southern California boot camp designed to help at-risk youth, a 16-year-old...

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Neither Rain, Nor Flood, Nor Drought Can Stop the Climate Change Deniers

(32) Comments | Posted September 18, 2014 | 5:49 PM

Democrat or Republican, farmer or urban dweller -- no one can deny that California is facing one of its worst droughts in recorded history. Yet, like most issues today in our dysfunctional Congress, addressing the drought and the larger issue of climate change has become a political battle rather than...

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Gun Industry Doesn't Deserve Immunity Shield

(131) Comments | Posted October 30, 2013 | 12:32 PM

When Jennifer Magnano, a mother of three from Connecticut, decided to end her abusive marriage, she received a restraining order protecting her from her husband, Scott.

The court's order also barred Mr. Magnano from purchasing a firearm and any attempt to buy a gun from a...

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Shining the Light on Press Freedom Worldwide

(10) Comments | Posted May 3, 2013 | 1:09 PM

For the past two decades, World Press Freedom Day has served to remind us of the vital importance of the freedom of the press to human rights, good governance and freedom. Every day, in countries with repressive regimes, overreaching governments or in war zones, journalists put their lives on the...

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Freedom of the Press in Danger Across the Globe

(1) Comments | Posted May 3, 2012 | 12:07 PM

For almost two decades, World Press Freedom Day has served as a reminder of the vital importance of freedom of the press to human rights around the world. Journalists put their lives on the line every single day to bring us news from across the globe, including from countries with...

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More Evidence of Political Tampering by Bush Administration in Attorney Firing Scandal

(49) Comments | Posted August 11, 2009 | 3:15 PM

In early 2007, the House Judiciary Committee began to investigate the Bush Administration's removal of nine United States Attorneys in 2006 after information surfaced that indicated inappropriate political considerations were involved in the removals.

After a series of congressional hearings, interviews with several Administration officials, and a report by the...

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