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Adam Schiff

California's 29th Congressional District

Congressman Adam B. Schiff represents California's 29th Congressional District, including the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, Glendale, Griffith Park, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena, and Temple City.

In 2007, Schiff was appointed to be a member of the House Appropriations Committee and was named to three subcommittees – the Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies Subcommittee, the State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee, and the Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee.  Prior to working on the Appropriations Committee, Schiff served on the House International Relations Committee for six years.

Schiff, a former federal prosecutor, is a leader on efforts to combat intellectual property theft and the piracy of copyrighted materials.  He is a co-chair of the Congressional International Anti-Piracy Caucus, a bipartisan group of House and Senate lawmakers dedicated to working with America’s international trade partners to secure the enactment of strong copyright laws and the vigilant enforcement of those laws.

Prior to serving in the House of Representatives, Congressman Schiff completed a four-year term as State Senator for California's 21st State Senate District, chairing the Senate Judiciary Committee, the Senate Select Committee on Juvenile Justice and the Joint Committee on the Arts.  He led legislative efforts to guarantee up-to-date textbooks in the classroom, overhaul child support, and pass a patient's bill of rights.  Before serving in the Legislature, Schiff served with the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles for six years, most notably prosecuting the first FBI agent ever to be indicted for espionage. Adam Schiff is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.