A Sustaining Member lunch discussion with Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee. Please note: this discussion is off-the-record.
Representative Adam Schiff will provide an update on Washington, with a focus on foreign and national security policy and the new Democratic House Majority. Schiff represents California’s 28th Congressional District, which includes two dozen cities and neighborhoods in LA County including Burbank, Hollywood, Glendale, Pasadena, and more.
Throughout his tenure in Congress, Schiff has been a leader on national security and foreign policy efforts in Congress and has pushed for a broader strategy that emphasizes diplomacy, intelligence reform, and efforts to stabilize countries that are at risk of becoming future failed states and havens for terrorists. He has advanced efforts to ensure the safety of all Americans by addressing nuclear proliferation. He has also been an outspoken leader in the effort to sunset the 2001 Authorization to Use Military Force, which he believes no longer applies to the current struggle against ISIL and the diffuse franchises of al Qaeda scattered around the world. Schiff also founded the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press in May 2006, a bipartisan caucus that is co-chaired by Schiff and aims to advance press freedom around the world by creating a forum to combat and condemn media censorship and the persecution of journalists. Schiff is also the author of the Daniel Pearl Freedom of the Press Act, signed into law by President Obama on May 17, 2010.
He co-authored the Patriot Act in 2001 and championed reform of that act after Edward Snowden revealed the National Security Agency’s bulk collection of Americans’ metadata. Schiff now serves as chair of the House Intelligence Committee, which oversees the nation’s intelligence agencies including components of the departments of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, State, and Energy.
Representative Adam Schiff, Chairman, House Intelligence Committee, U.S. House of Representatives
Adam Schiff is the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and represents California's 28th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. Read more.