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


Adam was born in Framingham, Massachusetts to Edward and Sherrill Ann Schiff. His dad sold different lines of clothing across the country, which led the family to move first to Scottsdale, Arizona and then Alamo, California. 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 then 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 Mexican drug cartel boss, and starting the first environmental crimes unit in the country. Adam and his wife, Eve have two children, a daughter, Alexa, and a son, Elijah. In 1996, Adam was elected to the California State Senate, and when his term began, he was the Senate's youngest member. During his four-year term, Adam chaired the Senate Public Employment and Retirement Committee, the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Juvenile Justice, and the Joint Committee on the Arts. As a state legislator, Adam authored dozens of bills that were enacted into law, from guaranteeing up-to-date textbooks in the classroom, overhauling state child support laws, passing a patient's bill of rights, and guaranteeing cost-of-living increases for teacher pensions. He authored the Schiff-Cardenas Juvenile Justice Crime Prevention Act of 2000, which provided millions in funding to keep at-risk youth out of prison. Perhaps most notably, Adam is known as the "Father of the Gold Line" for his work to expand Metro rail into the San Gabriel valley, from Pasadena to Azusa, a project that is still ongoing. While serving in the State Senate, Adam also was a professor teaching political science courses at Glendale Community College. In 2000, Adam was first elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. He currently is a member of the House Committee on the Judiciary and is on leave from the House Appropriations Committee. He previously served as Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and as a member of the House Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the U.S. Capitol, the United States House Select Committee on Benghazi and the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. 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. 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 Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump. He also served 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 2020, he sponsored 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. Adam advanced efforts to protect the freedom of the press overseas by authorizing the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, as well as legislation to prevent the proliferation of nuclear material to terrorist groups. He has also been a longtime advocate to sunset out of date Authorizations to Use Military Force and to refocus America's counterterrorism mission.

Election / Personal Info

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