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U.S. Representative

Adam Schiff (D)


Leadership: No leadership position
Committees: House Committee on Appropriations, House Committee on the Judiciary, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence
(subcommittees and past assignments)
Next election: Nov. 6, 2012

Primary challenge: N/a

Incumbent running: Yes, for a different seat

2012 candidates for CA-28

Confirmed: Adam Schiff, Phil Jennerjahn
Possible: None so far
Out: None so far
(more info & editing for CA-28)
On the Web
Official website
Adam Schiff currently serves the 29th Congressional district of California

Adam Schiff, a Democrat, has represented the 29th District of California in the United States House of Representatives since 2001. (map)


Record and controversies

Congressional scorecards

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Organization 2007 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
2008 Scorecard
Score - Agree ratio
American Civil Liberties Union not avail. not avail.
American Conservative Union 0 - 0/25 not avail.
AFSCME not avail. not avail.
Americans for Democratic Action 95 - 19/20 90 - 18/20
Club for Growth not avail. not avail.
Drum Major Institute not avail. not avail.
Family Research Council not avail. not avail.
Information Technology Industry Council not avail. not avail.
League of Conservation Voters not avail. not avail.
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People not avail. not avail.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce 60 - 12/20 not avail.

Iraq War

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal


Support for gun control

Schiff cosponsored H.R. 1022 (Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2007) on March 7, 2007.[1]

Main article: U.S. gun legislation


Schiff was born June 20, 1960 in Framingham, Massachusetts. He attended Stanford University and Harvard University, and was a lawyer and a member of the California State Senate before entering the House.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated William Bodell, the Libertarian Party nominated Jim Keller, and the Green Party nominated William Paparian to face Schiff in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Schiff retained his seat.

2008 elections

This information was gathered by volunteer researchers as part of the Superdelegate Transparency Project on the superdelegates for the 2008 Democratic presidential primary. For more info see the California superdelegate tracker or visit the STP homepage.

Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Adam Schiff, as a superdelegate, had endorsed Barack Obama for President.

Money in Politics

This section contains links to – and feeds from – money in politics databases. For specific controversies, see this article's record and controversies section.

Campaign contributions

The following is drawn from government records of campaign contributions to Adam Schiff. Campaign contributions are one of the most direct conduits for influencing members of Congress. How to use this information.

File:Schiff elections.jpg
Source: Federal Election Commission
Top Contributors to during the 2006 Election Cycle
DonorAmount (US Dollars)
American Podiatric Medical Assn$ 13,500
Rising Realty Partners$ 10,400
American Assn for Justice$ 10,000
American Federation of Teachers$ 10,000
Ernst & Young$ 10,000
Intl Brotherhood of Electrical Workers$ 10,000
Northrop Grumman$ 10,000
Raytheon Co$ 10,000
Credit Union National Assn$ 9,000
Comcast Corp$ 8,000
Source: The Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Note: Contributions are not from the organizations themselves, but are rather from
the organization's PAC, employees or owners. Totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Links to more campaign contribution information for Adam Schiff
from the Center for Responsive Politics' site.
Fundraising profile: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by organization/corporation: 2008 election cycle Career totals
Top contributors by industry: 2008 election cycle Career totals

Revolving door

The "revolving door" refers to the passage of staffers between government and industry employment. Former staff for members of Congress often use the connections and knowledge they gained as public employees to help their new employers – often lobbying firms – influence their former employers and institutions.

Privately funded travel

The following is drawn from Adam Schiff's travel disclosure forms. Corporations and other organizations can pay for trips by members of Congress and their staff as long as it is related to official business (though some trips have been glorified junkets). How to use this information.

Personal finances

The following is drawn from Adam Schiff's personal financial disclosure forms. Close study of the data has often revealed conflicts of interest by members of Congress. How to use this information.

Committees and Affiliations


Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Congressional Arts Caucus
  • Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
  • Founder, Co Chair, Congressional Caucus on the Judicial Branch
  • Co Founder, Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus
  • Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
  • Democratic Safe Neighborhoods Task Force, Democratic Caucus
  • Co Founder, Democratic Study Group on National Security
  • House Education Caucus
  • Co Founder, Freshman for Reform
  • New Democratic Coalition

Boards and other Affiliations

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Adam Schiff. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.


DC Office:
326 Cannon House Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20515-0529
Phone: 202-225-4176
Fax: 202-225-5828
Web Email

District Office- Pasadena:
Brayley Building, Suite 205
35 South Raymond Avenue
Pasadena, CA 91105
Phone: 626-304-2727
Fax: 626-304-0572

Articles and resources


  1. Thomas page on H.R. 1022
  2. Advisory Council, Center on International Media Assistance, accessed November 28, 2007.


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