39 Facts About Adam Schiff


Adam Schiff's district is centered in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles, including Pasadena, Glendale, and Burbank.

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Adam Schiff is on leave from the House Appropriations Committee, which he joined in 2007.

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Adam Schiff previously served on the Foreign Affairs Committee and the State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee of the Appropriations Committee.

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Adam Schiff was born in Framingham, Massachusetts, the son of Edward and Sherrill Ann Adam Schiff.

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Adam Schiff was raised in a Jewish family that moved to Scottsdale, Arizona, in 1970 and Alamo, California, in 1972.

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Adam Schiff graduated from Danville's Monte Vista High School in 1978, and was both his class valedictorian and the student his peers voted "most likely to succeed".

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Adam Schiff received a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Stanford University in 1982 and graduated with distinction.

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Adam Schiff worked as a student research assistant for Professor Laurence Tribe.

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In May 1994, Schiff was a candidate for the 43rd district seat in the California State Assembly in a special election and lost to Republican nominee James E Rogan.

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In 1996, Adam Schiff was elected to represent the 21st district in the California State Senate.

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In 2000, Schiff was the Democratic nominee for the U S House of Representatives in California's 27th congressional district.

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Adam Schiff has been reelected every two years from 2002 to 2020, and began serving his 11th term in Congress in January 2021.

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Adam Schiff said in 2007, "When you think about what we have against us – the president, a foreign policy establishment that has condoned this campaign of denial, the Turkish lobby – against that you have the truth, which is a powerful thing but doesn't always win out".

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Adam Schiff has been a prominent supporter of surveillance reforms, especially in the wake of the leaks of classified intelligence by Edward Snowden.

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Adam Schiff has introduced several bills aimed at reforming the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court, including a bill to require outside counsel to be appointed to argue for privacy and civil liberties protections in certain cases before the Court.

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Adam Schiff had participated in the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence investigation into the attacks on the Benghazi diplomatic compound, which found that the initial talking points the intelligence community provided were flawed but not intended to deceive, and that diplomatic facilities across the world lacked adequate security.

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In 2006, Adam Schiff formed the bipartisan, bicameral Congressional Caucus for the Freedom of the Press, aimed at advancing press freedom around the world.

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Adam Schiff has been a very prominent supporter of national defense spending, voting for every increase in the defense budget over the course of his career.

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Todd followed up by asking if he had seen direct evidence of collusion and Adam Schiff responded that there was "evidence that is not circumstantial and is very much worthy of investigation".

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Adam Schiff responded on Twitter that the president's "comments and actions are beneath the dignity of the office".

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In December 2018, Adam Schiff suggested that Trump associate Roger Stone might have lied to Congress, and said the transcript of his testimony should be forwarded to the Special Counsel.

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When he became chair of the House Intelligence Committee in 2019, Adam Schiff took a personal mission to investigate Trump's connections to Russia, separate from the Special Counsel investigation.

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Adam Schiff responded by accusing the Republican members of tolerating "immoral" and "corrupt" conduct by Trump campaign members and administration appointees.

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Adam Schiff called North Korea "one of the most brutal and despotic regimes in the world".

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The tweet received widespread bipartisan condemnation, including from many Democratic leaders as well as Adam Schiff, for implying that lobby money was fueling American politicians' support of Israel.

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Adam Schiff said it was "never acceptable to give voice to, or repeat, anti-Semitic smears".

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The top Democrat on the House intelligence committee, Adam Schiff was briefed by the CIA on the agency assessment, and stated afterward that Trump was being dishonest about the CIA findings.

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Adam Schiff was interviewed after the hearing by reporters and called the testimony "enormously powerful".

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In 2000, Adam Schiff challenged Republican incumbent Jim Rogan in what was then the 27th district.

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Adam Schiff became only the second Democrat to represent this district since its creation in 1913.

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Adam Schiff's district became even more Democratic after the 2010 census, when it was renumbered the 28th and pushed into Los Angeles itself.

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In 2010, Adam Schiff defeated Tea Party–backed Republican John Colbert for a sixth term.

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In 2018, Adam Schiff initially competed in the primary with Democratic challenger Kim Gruenenfelder.

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In 2020, Schiff faced a crowded primary, which included Republican attorney Eric Early and Democratic drag queen Maebe A Girl.

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In January 2022, Adam Schiff announced he would run for reelection in the new 30th district.

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Adam Schiff has participated in multiple endurance challenges, including triathlons and marathons.

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Adam Schiff was the only U S representative to participate in the inaugural Washington, D C, triathlon in 2010 and has since participated in other races in Philadelphia, New York City, and Malibu.

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New Yorker reported in 2018 that "Adam Schiff has been writing screenplays on the side for years", including a murder mystery, a post-Holocaust story, and a spy drama.

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In October 2021, Adam Schiff published Midnight in Washington: How We Almost Lost Our Democracy and Still Could, a book recounting the effects of the Trump presidency.

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