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Rep. Adam Schiff

Representative for California’s 28th District

pronounced A-dum // shif

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.

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.

Photo of Rep. Adam Schiff [D-CA28]

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.

Analysis

Legislative Metrics

Read our 2018 Report Card for Schiff.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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 Mar 21, 2019. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Adam Schiff sits on the following committees:

Enacted Legislation

Schiff was the primary sponsor of 11 bills that were enacted. The most recent include:

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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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Schiff sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (21%) Health (17%) Armed Forces and National Security (17%) Government Operations and Politics (12%) Social Welfare (8%) Animals (8%) Crime and Law Enforcement (8%) Law (8%)

Recent Bills

Some of Schiff’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Schiff’s Vote Vote Description
Yea S. 3277: Space Frontier Act of 2018
Dec 21, 2018. Failed 239/137.
Yea H.R. 6157: Department of Defense and Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations Act, 2019 and Continuing Appropriations Act, 2019
Sep 26, 2018. Passed 361/61.
H.R. 6157 provides $674.6 billion in total discretionary budget authority for the Department of Defense for fiscal year (FY) 2019. The bill provides $606.5 billion for the Department of Defense base budget, which is an increase of $17.1 billion above FY18 levels, and $68.1 billion ...
Yea H.R. 6199: Restoring Access to Medication Act of 2018
Jul 25, 2018. Passed 277/142.
H.R. 6199 provides relief from the Affordable Care Act tax on over-the-counter medications and modernizes health savings accounts (HSAs). A section-by-section of the bill is below: Sec 1. Short Title; Table of Contents Sec. 2. First Dollar Coverage Flexibility for High Deductible Health Plans Health ...
Nay H.R. 1039: Probation Officer Protection Act of 2017
May 19, 2017. Passed 229/177.
H.R. 1039 amends the federal criminal code to authorize a probation officer to arrest a person, without warrant, if there is probable cause to believe that person forcibly assaulted or obstructed a probation officer while performing their official duties. The bill also would direct the ...
Yea H.R. 115: Thin Blue Line Act
May 18, 2017. Passed 271/143.
Shootings of police officers have been on the rise recently. Law enforcement fatalities caused by firearms increased 56 percent last year, to their highest level in the past five years. And so far this year, they’re up another 9 percent. A new bill called the ...
No H.J.Res. 43: Providing for congressional disapproval under chapter 8 of title 5, United States Code, of the final rule submitted by Secretary of Health and Human Services relating ...
Feb 16, 2017. Passed 230/188.
Joe Biden never got the opportunity to break a single 50-50 Senate tie in eight years as vice president. Mike Pence has already broken two. One from last month has since become law: a measure allowing states to withhold federal Planned Parenthood funding. (The other ...
Yea H.R. 2262: SPACE Act of 2015
May 21, 2015. Passed 284/133.
The United States Government updated US commercial space legislation in 2015 with the passage of the Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act, sometimes referred to at the Spurring Private Aerospace Competitiveness and Entrepreneurship (SPACE) Act of 2015.The update to US law explicitly allows US citizens to ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
Yea H.Res. 425 (112th): Providing for consideration of the Senate amendment to the bill (H.R. 2832) to extend the Generalized System ...
Oct 11, 2011. Passed 281/128.
No H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant legislative change to the U.S. patent system since the ...

Missed Votes

From Jan 2001 to Mar 2019, Schiff missed 150 of 12,433 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.0% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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