Schiff is the representative for California’s 28th congressional district (view map) and is a Democrat. He has served since Jan 3, 2013. Schiff is next up for reelection in 2020 and serves until Jan 3, 2021 unless re-elected.
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.
Read our 2019 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 Aug 7, 2020. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Adam Schiff sits on the following committees:
Schiff was the primary sponsor of 12 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:
- H.R. 3494: Damon Paul Nelson and Matthew Young Pollard Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020
- 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 ...
Does 12 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:
Health (22%) Armed Forces and National Security (16%) Crime and Law Enforcement (14%) International Affairs (14%) Government Operations and Politics (14%) Law (8%) Public Lands and Natural Resources (8%) Animals (5%)
Some of Schiff’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 7856: Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2021
- H.R. 7694: Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act
- H.R. 7691: To amend subtitle A of title II of division A of the CARES ...
- H.R. 7317: Masks Work Act of 2020
- H.R. 7297: Strengthening the Posse Comitatus Act of 2020
- H.R. 7225: The Global Pandemic NIE Act of 2020
- H.Res. 989: Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that blood donation policies in ...
From Jan 2001 to Jul 2020, Schiff missed 153 of 13,186 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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