He was previously the representative for California’s 29th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for California’s 27th congressional district as a Democrat from 2001 to 2002.
Oversight & Investigations
Russian Interference in the 2016 Election
In 2018 the House Intelligence Committee concluded there was no Russian interference in the 2016 election. Democrats, now in control of the House Intelligence Committee, believe that the investigation was incomplete. In July 2018 Senate Intelligence Committee concluded that Russia interfered in the 2016 election with the goal of helping Trump. Schiff is chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence which will investigate unanswered questions regarding Russia's interference in the 2016 election.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Schiff.
Schiff is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our liberal–conservative ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Schiff has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 6, 2015 to Dec 10, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Adam Schiff sits on the following committees:
Schiff was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 6014 (112th): Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2012
- H.R. 1975 (112th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 281 East Colorado Boulevard in Pasadena, California, as the “First Lieutenant Oliver Goodall Post Office ...
- H.R. 3714 (111th): Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act of 2009
- H.R. 730 (111th): Nuclear Forensics and Attribution Act
- H.R. 3133 (111th): Foreign Evidence Request Efficiency Act of 2009
- H.R. 347 (111th): To grant the congressional gold medal, collectively, to the 100th Infantry Battalion and the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, United States Army, in recognition of their dedicated service ...
- H.R. 5477 (110th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 120 South Del Mar Avenue in San Gabriel, California, as the “Chi Mui Post Office ...
Does 11 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Schiff sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
International Affairs (18%) Health (18%) Government Operations and Politics (18%) Armed Forces and National Security (12%) Crime and Law Enforcement (12%) Law (9%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (9%) Social Welfare (6%)
Some of Schiff’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.Res. 576: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives with respect to the whistleblower ...
- H.R. 4454: Disclosing Official Spending at Presidential Businesses Act
- H.R. 4239: Affordable Housing Incentives Act of 2019
- H.Res. 545: Supporting infant nutrition through improved breastfeeding practices.
- H.R. 4192: Confronting the Threat of Domestic Terrorism Act
- H.R. 4065: Food for Thought Act of 2019
- H.R. 3815: PrEP Access and Coverage Act
From Jan 2001 to Dec 2019, Schiff missed 153 of 12,982 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.2% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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