Since his election in 2000, Congressman Adam Schiff has worked to bring about transformational, progressive change, to make the economy work for everyone and address poverty, to make healthcare universal, to confront the urgent crisis of climate change and protect our environment, to bring about gun safety, and to address inequality. Adam is a leader in Congress on efforts to protect our democracy, our national security, and the right to vote for all Americans.
Adam currently represents the 28th Congressional District, which includes all or part of the cities of Glendale, Burbank, Pasadena, La Cañada-Flintridge, and West Hollywood, and the communities La Crescenta, Atwater Village, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Hollywood, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Montrose, Sunland, Tujunga, Elysian Valley, Franklin Hills, Verdugo City and Griffith Park. Adam also serves as the Chairman of the powerful House Intelligence Committee.
Over the last four years, Adam Schiff was on the front lines of the struggle to protect and preserve our democracy and uphold the rule of law. Schiff is the lead author of landmark reforms to prevent future abuses of executive power and build back our democracy better, including the Protecting Our Democracy Act. Adam also led the first House impeachment inquiry and served as the Lead Impeachment Manager during the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump.
Adam is a progressive leader in the Congress, fighting for universal healthcare for all by co-sponsoring Medicare for All, working to combat the existential crisis of climate change and support the Green New Deal, and fighting to end the era of big money in politics by sponsoring a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United. Adam has also led efforts to end the forever wars, and restore the constitutional power to declare war to the Congress.
Throughout his time in Congress, Adam has worked to strengthen our nation’s security, and rebalance our foreign policy to emphasize human rights, the promotion of democracy, and nuclear nonproliferation. Adam has led efforts to recognize the Armenian Genocide, and work closely with the Armenian community here at home. Schiff, as a former federal prosecutor, has also been a proven leader in Congress to improve public safety, promote criminal justice reform, and end gun violence.
In addition to his leadership on the Intelligence Committee, Adam is on leave from the Appropriations Committee, and previously served on the Judiciary and Foreign Affairs Committees. Adam is the founder of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press and Congressional Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus, Vice-chair of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, and a Vice-chair of the House LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus.
Before he served in Congress, Adam worked as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles, and as a California State Senator representing many of the same areas he serves now in Congress. A graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School, he and his wife Eve ( yes, it’s true – Adam and Eve – and yes, they’ve heard all the jokes!) have 2 children, Alexa and Elijah.
If you want to know more about Schiff’s legislative activities, please visit his official congressional website at schiff.house.gov.