Adam B. Schiff (born June 20 1960) is an American politician. He first served in the California State Senate. He has been a Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001, representing California's 29th congressional district (map) and in 2007, he became a member of the House Appropriations Committee. The district, which was numbered as the 27th District during his first term, includes Alhambra, San Gabriel, Burbank, Glendale, South Pasadena, Temple City, Monterey Park, and Pasadena.
Schiff resides in Burbank, California with his wife Eve and two children, Alexa and Elijah.
During his tenure in the California State Senate, Schiff authored Senate Bill 1847, Chapter 1021. Signed into law in 1998, this created the Pasadena Blue Line Authority, which continued work on the stalled Gold Line commuter train system.
Schiff was elected in 2000, defeating Republican incumbent Jim Rogan, citing Rogan's staunch support of the Interstate 710 extension and the impeachment of Bill Clinton. The district had once been a Republican stronghold, but had been trending Democratic since the early 1990s. In what is still the most expensive House race ever, Schiff unseated Rogan, taking 53 percent of the vote to Rogan's 44 percent. He became only the second Democrat to represent this district since its creation in 1913 (it was the 9th District from 1913-33, the 11th District from 1933-43, the 20th District from 1943-75, the 22nd District from 1975-93, and the 27th District from 1993-2003). He has been reelected three times with no substantive opposition.
On June 26, 2008 Schiff voted for the FISA Amendments Act of 2008.
Reps. Adam Schiff and Judy Chu Introduce Legislation to Ensure Cities Can Qualify for Federal Disaster Relief after Major Storms
May 07, 2013; WASHINGTON -- The following information was released by the office of California Rep. Adam Schiff: Today, Reps. Adam Schiff...