Adam (Adam) Schiff (D-30)

US Representative Adam Schiff

Adam (Adam) Schiff (D-30)
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Capitol: 202.225.4176
FAX: 202.225.5828
District: 818.450.2900
Room 2309 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 45 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0530
245 East Olive Avenue
Burbank, CA 91502
Residence:Burbank, CA

Committee Assignments

Co-ChairSpace Power Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press
Vice ChairCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Thailand Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet
FC MemberHouse Trails Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on the Judiciary
FC MemberCongressional Friends of Spain Caucus
FC MemberMalaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases Caucus
FC MemberFriends of New Zealand Caucus
FC MemberHouse BioFuels Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Skin Cancer Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Kidney Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Sexual Assault and Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Cybersecurity Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberHouse Quiet Skies Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional French Caucus
FC MemberNational Guard and Reserve Components Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Safe Climate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dads Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Australia Caucus
Co-Vice ChairCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Zoo and Aquarium Caucus
FC MemberHouse Hunger Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Renters Caucus
FC MemberHouse National Service Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberIndia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Humanities Caucus
FC MemberExpand Social Security Caucus (House)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberBlack Maternal Health Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mental Health Caucus
FC MemberNew Democrat Coalition (NDC)
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Gun Violence Prevention Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Pro-Choice Caucus


Adam was born in Framingham, Massachusetts to Edward and Sherrill Ann Schiff. His father was a clothing salesman and the family ultimately moved to the East Bay - Alamo, California - in search of the California dream. Adam graduated from Danville's Monte Vista High School in the Bay Area, and went on to both Stanford University and Harvard Law School. After Adam graduated from Harvard, he moved to Los Angeles to serve as a law clerk for Judge William Matthew Byrne, Jr. Adam later joined the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles as a federal prosecutor, where he served for almost six years, most notably prosecuting, Richard Miller, the first FBI agent ever to be indicted for spying for Russia, prosecuting a drug cartel boss, and starting one of the first environmental crimes units in the country, in Los Angeles, California. Adam and his wife, Eve have two children, a daughter, Alexa, and a son, Elijah. Adam's top priority is to create economic opportunity for everyone - especially working families. Adam has always believed that small businesses are the true engine of growth, and he continues to fight to enact tax relief for small businesses, create good-paying jobs, and restore America as a manufacturing powerhouse. He was an early advocate for the expansion of Medi-Cal to ensure low-income children and families, pregnant women, and people with disabilities have access to free or low-cost quality health care in the state of California. Adam also is a cosponsor of Medicare for All and continues to fight for expanded access to health care for all. In 2023, Adam secured more than $13.7 million in federal funding to address homelessness and food insecurity, local education, and improve public health and safety programs within his district. Adam is a longtime champion of the environment and clean energy, as well as investments in infrastructure and mass transit. As a State Senator, he wrote the legislation establishing the Gold Line Light Rail Authority, and in Congress has led efforts to extend the light rail and mass transit throughout Los Angeles County. As one of the bill's original cosponsors, Adam has been a consistent champion of the Green New Deal, which would combat climate change, invest in clean energy, and create a green economy in California and across the country. Adam has also been a leading advocate for equality and human rights at home and around the world. Adam serves as Vice Chair of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus and Vice Chair of the Armenian Caucus. He has also led efforts in Congress to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide and in 2019 the U.S. Congress passed Adam's related resolution with overwhelming bipartisan support, ending decades of shameful silence on the issue. Adam has been a leading voice against Russia's invasion of Ukraine and their foreign interference in our elections. He was part of the congressional delegation that traveled to Ukraine to meet with Ukrainian President Zelenskyy in the spring of 2022 and has strongly advocated for the U.S. provision of aid and economic support for Ukraine. As a former federal prosecutor, Schiff has worked to improve public safety and end the scourge of gun violence, with an emphasis on smart, cost-effective solutions, as well as a leader pushing for criminal justice reform. Among his accomplishments, Adam obtained federal funding to create a Foothills Regional DNA Lab in Glendale to speed the processing of DNA evidence in Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, and other foothill cities and take violent offenders off the street. Adam also introduced the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act to ensure the gun industry is not shielded from liability when it acts negligently, and victims of gun violence get their day in court. He has also been a leading proponent in Congress for the Justice Reinvestment Initiative, a program that helps states reduce spending on incarceration while reinvesting the savings in public safety and community investments. Adam is committed to upholding and strengthening our democracy and the rule of law. He led the House impeachment inquiry and served as the Lead Impeachment Manager during the first Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump. He also served as a member of the January 6th Select Committee. Adam has worked to harden our defenses against foreign interference in our elections and expose it to the American public. In 2023, he reintroduced the Protecting Our Democracy Act, landmark legislation to prevent the abuse of power by any president and to strengthen checks and balances. He has also fought to strengthen our democracy by championing expansion of voting rights for all Americans, and legislation to expand and protect the rights of all Americans, including women and LGBTQ individuals whose rights have been under assault. As the former chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, Adam is recognized as a leader on national security and foreign policy issues. He has been a longtime advocate of legislation to sunset out of date Authorizations to Use Military Force and to refocus America's counterterrorism mission. Adam has advanced efforts to protect the freedom of the press by authorizing the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, as well as legislation to prevent the proliferation of nuclear material.

Election / Personal Info

First Elected: 2000    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Eve Sanderson   DOB: 6/22/1960
Counties Representing
Los Angeles