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|Per diem =  
 
|Per diem =  
 
|Pension =  
 
|Pension =  
|Last election = [[California's 28th congressional district elections, 2012|November 6, 2012]]
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|Last election = [[California's 28th Congressional District elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Cost per vote 2012 = $5.74
 
|Appointed =  
 
|Appointed =  
 
|Appointed by =  
 
|Appointed by =  
 
|First elected = November 7, 2000
 
|First elected = November 7, 2000
 
|Term limits = N/A
 
|Term limits = N/A
|Next election = [[California's 28th congressional district elections, 2014|November 4, 2014]]
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|Next primary =
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|Next election =
 
|Campaign $ = 12,506,115
 
|Campaign $ = 12,506,115
 
|Prior office = [[California State Senate]]
 
|Prior office = [[California State Senate]]
|Prior office years = 1996-2000
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|Prior office years = 1996-2001
 
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|Birthday = June 22, 1960
 
|Birthday = June 22, 1960
 
|Place of birth = Framingham, Massachusetts
 
|Place of birth = Framingham, Massachusetts
|Net worth = $1,024,016
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|Net worth = $1,119,013
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
|Profession = Attorney
 
|Religion = Jewish
 
|Religion = Jewish
 
|Personal website =  
 
|Personal website =  
}}{{tnr}}'''Adam Bennett Schiff''' (b. June 22, 1960) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 28th congressional district]]. Schiff was first elected to the House in 2000.  
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}}{{tnr}}'''Adam Bennett Schiff''' (b. June 22, 1960, in Framingham, [[Massachusetts|MA]]) is a [[Democratic]] member of the [[U.S. House]] representing [[California's 28th Congressional District]]. Schiff was first elected to the House in 2000.  
 
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Schiff most recently won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 28th congressional district elections, 2012|28th District]].  He defeated [[Phil Jennerjahn]] (R) in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref name="cnnr">[http://www.cnn.com/election/2012/results/state/CA/house ''CNN'' "California Districts Race - 2012 Election Center"]</ref> He was displaced from [[California's 29th congressional district elections, 2012|district 29]] by redistricting.<ref>[http://www.cadem.org/admin/miscdocs/files/OFFICIAL-CALIFORNIA-DEMOCRATIC-PARTY-Endorsement-Results1.pdf ''California Democratic Party'' "Official California Democratic Party Endorsements," Accessed March 4, 2012]</ref>
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Prior to his career in the [[U.S. House]], Schiff served in the [[California State Senate]] from 1996 to 2001.
 
Prior to his career in the [[U.S. House]], Schiff served in the [[California State Senate]] from 1996 to 2001.
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Schiff won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He and [[Steve Stokes]] (I) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014. Schiff went on to defeat Stokes in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name=huffpost14>[http://elections.huffingtonpost.com/2014/results ''The Huffington Post'', "Election 2014," November 4, 2014]</ref>
  
 
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==Biography==
 
==Biography==
Schiff was born in Framingham, [[Massachusetts]]. He earned a B.A. from Stanford University in 1982, and his J.D. from Harvard University in 1985.<ref>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=s001150 ''Biographical Director of the United States Congress'' "Adam Schiff," Accessed November 6, 2011]</ref>
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Schiff was born in Framingham, [[Massachusetts]]. He earned a B.A. from Stanford University in 1982 and his J.D. from Harvard University in 1985.<ref name=bioguide>[http://bioguide.congress.gov/scripts/biodisplay.pl?index=s001150 ''Biographical Directory of the United States Congress'', "Adam Schiff," accessed November 6, 2011]</ref>
  
 
==Career==
 
==Career==
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Below is an abbreviated outline of Schiff's academic, professional and political career:<ref name=bioguide/>
 
*1996-2001: [[California State Senate]]
 
*1996-2001: [[California State Senate]]
*2001-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[California's 29th congressional district]]
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*2001-Present: [[U.S. House of Representatives]], [[California's 29th Congressional District]]
  
 
Outside of political life, Schiff worked as an attorney.
 
Outside of political life, Schiff worked as an attorney.
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===U.S. House===
 
===U.S. House===
 
====2013-2014====
 
====2013-2014====
Schiff serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com - Roll Call,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://schiff.house.gov/press-releases/rep-schiff-sworn-into-congress-to-represent-newly-drawn-28th-congressional-district/ ''Congressman Adam Schiff,'' "Press release: Rep. Schiff Sworn Into Congress to Represent Newly Drawn 28th Congressional District ," January 3, 2013]</ref>
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Schiff serves on the following committees:<ref>[http://media.cq.com/pub/committees/ ''CQ.com - Roll Call,'' "House Committee Rosters for the 113th Congress," accessed January 18, 2013]</ref><ref>[http://schiff.house.gov/press-releases/rep-schiff-sworn-into-congress-to-represent-newly-drawn-28th-congressional-district/ ''Congressman Adam Schiff,'' "Press release: Rep. Schiff Sworn Into Congress to Represent Newly Drawn 28th Congressional District," January 3, 2013]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|House Appropriations Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|House Appropriations Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science
 
**Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science
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====2011-2012====
 
====2011-2012====
Schiff served on the following committees:<ref>[http://schiff.house.gov/committee-assignments/ ''Congressman Adam Schiff, Representing California's 29th District'' "Committee Assignments"]</ref>
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Schiff served on the following committees:<ref>[http://schiff.house.gov/committee-assignments/ ''Congressman Adam Schiff, Representing California's 29th District'', "Committee Assignments," accessed August 1, 2011]</ref>
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|House Appropriations Committee]]
 
*[[United States House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations|House Appropriations Committee]]
 
**Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
 
**Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies
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**Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence ''Ranking Member''
 
**Subcommittee on Technical and Tactical Intelligence ''Ranking Member''
  
==Issues==
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==Key votes==
===Specific votes===
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===113th Congress===
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===National security===
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====NDAA====
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{{Nay vote}} Schiff voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45512#.UjdO8j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1960 - National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====DHS Appropriations====
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{{Nay vote}} Schiff voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44545#.UjdO9j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 2217 - DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014 - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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====CISPA (2013)====
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{{Nay vote}} Schiff voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/43791#.UjdO-j9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 624 - CISPA (2013) - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Economy===
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====Farm bill====
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{{House Farm Bill Dem No|Name=Schiff}}
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====2014 Budget====
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{{House Budget 2014 Dem Yes|Name=Schiff}}
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====Government shutdown====
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:: ''See also: [[United States budget debate, 2013]]''
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On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref> At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. [[Harry Reid]] rejected the call to conference.<ref>[http://www.buzzfeed.com/katenocera/government-shutdown-how-we-got-here?bffb ''Buzzfeed'', "Government Shutdown: How We Got Here," accessed October 1, 2013]</ref> Schiff voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll504.xml ''Clerk of the U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 504," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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{{Yea vote}} The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the [[United States Senate|Senate]]. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by [[United States Senate|Senate Democrats]] was to require income verification for [[Obamacare]] subsidies.<ref>[http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/house-effort-to-end-fiscal-crisis-collapses-leaving-senate-to-forge-last-minute-solution/2013/10/16/1e8bb150-364d-11e3-be86-6aeaa439845b_story_1.html ''The Washington Post'', "Reid, McConnell propose bipartisan Senate bill to end shutdown, extend borrowing," accessed October 16, 2013]</ref> The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from [[Republican]] members. Schiff voted for HR 2775.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2013/roll550.xml ''U.S. House'', "Final vote results for Roll Call 550," accessed October 31, 2013]</ref>
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====Federal Pay Adjustment Act====
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{{Nay vote}} Schiff voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/42596#.UjdQCD9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Immigration===
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====Morton Memos Prohibition====
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{{Nay vote}} Schiff voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.<ref>[http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/bdquery/z?d113:hamdt136: ''The Library of Congress'', "H.AMDT.136," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref> The vote largely followed party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/44693#.UjdQYz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Healthcare===
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====Healthcare Reform Rules====
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{{Nay vote}} Schiff voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45799#.UjdQtz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "H Amdt 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Social issues===
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====Abortion====
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{{Nay vote}} Schiff voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.<ref>[https://votesmart.org/bill/votes/45098#.UjdRJz9-q1c ''Project Vote Smart'', "HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act - Voting Record," accessed September 16, 2013]</ref>
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===Previous congressional sessions===
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
 
====Fiscal Cliff====
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{{Yea vote}}
Schiff voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 172 Democrats that voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257/167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'' "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff" Accessed January 4, 2013.]</ref>
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Schiff voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels.  He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.<ref>[http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2012/roll659.xml ''U.S. House'', "Roll Call Vote on the Fiscal Cliff," accessed January 4, 2013]</ref>
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==Issues==
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===On The Issues Vote Match===
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[[File:s060_010.gif|right|290px|thumb|Adam Schiff's Vote Match results from ''On The Issues''.]]
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:: ''See also: [[On The Issues Vote Match]]''
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''On The Issues'' conducts a [http://www.ontheissues.org/Quiz/Quiz2012.asp?quiz=Pres2012 VoteMatch] analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Schiff is a '''Populist-Leaning Liberal.''' Schiff received a score of 63 percent on social issues and 14 percent on economic issues.<ref name="ontheissues"/>
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{{Ontheissues vote quiz|Name=Schiff|Date=2014|Ref=<ref name="ontheissues">[http://House.OnTheIssues.org/CA/Adam_Schiff.htm ''On The Issues'', "Adam Schiff Vote Match," accessed June 19, 2014]</ref>
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|Abortion= Strongly Favors
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|Hiring= Strongly Favors
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|Marriage= Strongly Favors
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|God= Strongly Opposes
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|ObamaCare=Strongly Favors
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|Social Security= Opposes
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|School Choice= Strongly Opposes
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|Animals=Strongly Opposes
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|Crime= Opposes
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|Guns= Strongly Opposes
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|Taxes=Favors
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|Citizenship=Strongly Favors
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|Free Trade= Favors
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|United Nations=Opposes
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|Military=Neutral
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|Campaign Funds= Strongly Favors
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|Iran=Opposes
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|Energy=Strongly Favors
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|Marijuana=Opposes
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|Stimulus=Strongly Favors
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==Elections==
 
==Elections==
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===2014===
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:: ''See also: [[California's 28th Congressional District elections, 2014]]''
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Schiff won [[U.S. Congress elections, 2014|re-election]] to the [[U.S. House elections, 2014|U.S. House]] in 2014. He and [[Steve Stokes]] (I) advanced past the [[blanket primary]] on June 3, 2014, defeating [[Sal Genovese]] (D). Schiff went on to defeat Stokes in the general election on November 4, 2014.<ref name=huffpost14/><ref name=caprimary14>[http://elections.nytimes.com/2014/results/primaries/california ''The New York Times'', "California Primary Results," May 3, 2014]</ref>
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===2012===
 
===2012===
:: ''See also: [[California's 28th congressional district elections, 2012]]''
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:: ''See also: [[California's 28th Congressional District elections, 2012]]''
  
Schiff won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 28th congressional district elections, 2012|28th District]].<ref name="cnnr"/> He was displaced from [[California's 29th congressional district elections, 2012|district 29]] by redistricting.  He and [[Phil Jennerjahn]] (R) advanced past the June 5, 2012, [[blanket primary]], defeating [[Jonathan Ryan Kalbfeld]] (D), [[Massie Munroe]] (D), [[Sal Genovese]] (D), [[Garen Mailyan]] (R), and [[Jenny Worman]] (R).  Schiff went on to defeat Jennerjahn in the November 6, 2012, general election.<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/2012-elections/june-primary/pdf/june-2012-candidates-list.pdf California Secretary of State, Official candidate list]</ref><ref>[http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-congress/district/all/ Unofficial election results]</ref>
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Schiff won re-election in the [[U.S. Congress elections, 2012|2012 election]] for the [[U.S. House elections, 2012|U.S. House]], representing [[United States House of Representatives elections in California, 2012|California's]] [[California's 28th Congressional District elections, 2012|28th District]].<ref name="cnnr"/> He was displaced from [[California's 29th Congressional District elections, 2012|district 29]] by redistricting.  He and [[Phil Jennerjahn]] (R) advanced past the [[blanket primary]] on June 5, 2012, defeating [[Jonathan Ryan Kalbfeld]] (D), [[Massie Munroe]] (D), [[Sal Genovese]] (D), [[Garen Mailyan]] (R) and [[Jenny Worman]] (R).  Schiff went on to defeat Jennerjahn in the general election on November 6, 2012.<ref>[http://www.sos.ca.gov/elections/statewide-elections/2012-primary/june-2012-candidates-list.pdf ''California Secretary of State'', "Official primary candidate list," accessed March 13, 2014]</ref><ref>[http://vote.sos.ca.gov/returns/us-congress/district/all/ ''California Secretary of State,'' "Unofficial election results," November 6, 2012] ''([[dead link]])''</ref>
  
 
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==Campaign donors==
 
==Campaign donors==
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===Fundraising events===
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The below chart from ''Find The Best'' tracks the fundraising events Schiff attends.
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===Comprehensive donor history===
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
{{Comprehensive donor history
 
|Name=Schiff
 
|Name=Schiff
 
|year=2000
 
|year=2000
 
|Editdate=March 22, 2013
 
|Editdate=March 22, 2013
|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00009585&type=I ''Open Secrets'' "Career Fundraising for Adam Schiff," Accessed March 22, 2013]</ref>
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|link=<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/elections.php?cycle=Career&cid=N00009585&type=I ''Open Secrets'', "Career Fundraising for Adam Schiff," accessed March 22, 2013]</ref>
 
|party=Democratic
 
|party=Democratic
 
|totalraised2012=1333321
 
|totalraised2012=1333321
 
|result2012=Won
 
|result2012=Won
|office2012=US House (California, [[California's 28th congressional district{{!}}District 28]])
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|office2012=US House (California, [[California's 28th Congressional District{{!}}District 28]])
 
|totalraised2010=1378951
 
|totalraised2010=1378951
 
|result2010=Won
 
|result2010=Won
|office2010=US House (California, [[California's 29th congressional district{{!}}District 29]])
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|office2010=US House (California, [[California's 29th Congressional District{{!}}District 29]])
 
|totalraised2008=1190021
 
|totalraised2008=1190021
 
|result2008=Won
 
|result2008=Won
|office2008=US House (California, [[California's 29th congressional district{{!}}District 29]])
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|office2008=US House (California, [[California's 29th Congressional District{{!}}District 29]])
 
|totalraised2006=1200905
 
|totalraised2006=1200905
 
|result2006=Won
 
|result2006=Won
|office2006=US House (California, [[California's 29th congressional district{{!}}District 29]])
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|office2006=US House (California, [[California's 29th Congressional District{{!}}District 29]])
 
|totalraised2004=1488304
 
|totalraised2004=1488304
 
|result2004=Won
 
|result2004=Won
|office2004=US House (California, [[California's 29th congressional district{{!}}District 29]])
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|office2004=US House (California, [[California's 29th Congressional District{{!}}District 29]])
 
|totalraised2002=1253899
 
|totalraised2002=1253899
 
|result2002=Won
 
|result2002=Won
|office2002=US House (California, [[California's 29th congressional district{{!}}District 29]])
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|office2002=US House (California, [[California's 29th Congressional District{{!}}District 29]])
 
|totalraised2000=4660714
 
|totalraised2000=4660714
 
|result2000=Won
 
|result2000=Won
|office2000=US House (California, [[California's 27th congressional district{{!}}District 27]])
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===2014===
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Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the [[Federal Election Commission]] during the [[United States Congress elections, 2014|2014 elections season]]. Below are Schiff's reports.<ref>[http://query.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/cancomsrs/?_12+H0CA27085 ''Federal Election Commission'', "Adam Schiff Summary Report," accessed July 23, 2013]</ref>
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{{Adam Schiff 2014 FEC}}
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===2012===
 
===2012===
[[File:Adam Schiff Donors 2012.JPG|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Schiff's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]
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Schiff won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Schiff's campaign committee raised a total of $1,333,321 and spent $1,082,976.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00009585&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'', "Adam Schiff 2012 Election Cycle," accessed February 20, 2013]</ref> This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/news/2013/06/2012-overview.html ''Open Secrets'', "Election 2012: The Big Picture Shows Record Cost of Winning a Seat in Congress," accessed June 19, 2013]</ref>
Schiff won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2012. During that election cycle, Schiff's campaign committee raised a total of $1,333,321 and spent $1,082,976.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cid=N00009585&cycle=2012 ''Open Secrets'' "Adam Schiff 2012 Election Cycle," Accessed February 20, 2013]</ref>
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====Cost per vote====
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Schiff spent $5.74 per vote received in 2012.
  
 
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{{Collapsible donor graphic|Content=[[File:Adam Schiff Donors 2012.JPG|left|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Schiff's campaign funds before the 2012 election.]]}}
  
 
===2010===
 
===2010===
[[File:Adam Schiff 2010 Donors.JPG‎‎|right|375px|thumb|Breakdown of the source of Schiff's campaign funds before the 2010 election.]]
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Schiff won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Schiff's campaign committee raised a total of $1,378,951 and spent $1,222,795.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00009585&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'', "Adam Schiff 2010 Election Cycle," accessed November 6, 2011]</ref>
Schiff won re-election to the [[U.S. House]] in 2010. During that election cycle, Schiff's campaign committee raised a total of $1,378,951 and spent $1,222,795.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=2010&type=I&cid=N00009585&newMem=N ''Open Secrets'' "Adam Schiff 2010 Election Cycle," Accessed November 6, 2011]</ref>
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His top 5 contributors between 2009-2010 were:
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His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:
 
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==Personal Gain Index==
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::''See also: [[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''<br>
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The '''[[Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)]]''' is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the [[United States Congress|U.S. Congress]] have prospered during their tenure as public servants. <br>
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*[[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Donation Concentration Metric]]
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*[[The K-Street Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The K-Street Metric]]
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*[[The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)|The Stock Oversight and Trades Metric]]
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===PGI: Change in net worth===
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:: ''See also: [[Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index)]] and [[Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
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Based on [[Household net worth (Member of Congress)|congressional financial disclosure forms]] and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Schiff's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $568,026 and $1,670,000. That averages to '''$1,119,013''', which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Schiff ranked as the 198th most wealthy representative in 2012.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00009585&year=2012 ''OpenSecrets'', "Adam Schiff (D-Calif), 2012," accessed February 18, 2014]</ref> Between 2004 and 2012, Schiff's calculated net worth<ref>This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).</ref> decreased by an average of 1 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.<ref>This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.</ref>
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===PGI: Donation Concentration Metric===
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:: ''See also: [[The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)]]''
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Filings required by the [[Federal Election Commission]] report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by ''OpenSecrets.org'', Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Schiff received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the ''Lawyers/Law Firms'' industry.
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From 1999-2014, '''25.02 percent of Schiff's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.'''<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/politicians/summary.php?cycle=Career&type=I&cid=N00009585&newMem=N ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Rep. Adam Schiff," accessed September 22, 2014]</ref>
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Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by ''GovTrack'', Schiff is a "[[GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking|moderate Democratic leader]]" as of June 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/adam_schiff/400361 ''Gov Track'' "Adam Schiff," Accessed June 7 2013]</ref>  
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===Like-minded colleagues===
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===Lifetime voting record===
 
===Lifetime voting record===
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Schiff missed 110 of 8,657 roll call votes from January 2001 to March 2013. This amounts to 1.3%, which is better than the median of 2.2% among current congressional representatives as of March 2013.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/adam_schiff/400361 ''GovTrack,'' "Adam Schiff," Accessed April 2, 2013]</ref>
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According to the website ''GovTrack,'' Schiff missed 123 of 9,640 roll call votes from January 2001 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.3 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.<ref>[http://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/adam_schiff/400361 ''GovTrack'', "Adam Schiff," accessed July 21, 2014]</ref>
  
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
===Congressional staff salaries===
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
 
::''See also: [[Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives]]''
The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schiff paid his congressional staff a total of $927,182 in 2011.  He ranked 39th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic Representative Staff Salaries and he ranked 175th overall of the lowest paid Representative Staff Salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[California]] ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/463/Rep_Adam_Bennett_Schiff.html LegiStorm "Adam Schiff"]</ref>
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The website ''Legistorm'' compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schiff paid his congressional staff a total of $927,182 in 2011.  He ranked 39th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 175th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011.  Overall, [[California]] ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average [[U.S. House of Representatives]] congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.<ref>[http://www.legistorm.com/member/463/Rep_Adam_Bennett_Schiff.html ''LegiStorm'', "Adam Schiff," accessed August 21, 2012]</ref>
 
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Schiff's net worth as of 2011 was estimated between $503,033 and $1,545,000. That averages to $1,024,016, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2011 of $5,107,874. His average net worth decreased by 2.66% from 2010.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00009585&year=2011 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Schiff, (D-Cali), 2011"]</ref>
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Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by ''OpenSecrets.org - The Center for Responsive Politics'', Schiff's net worth as of 2010 was estimated between $544,032 and $1,560,000. That averages to $1,052,016, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic Representatives in 2010 of $4,465,875.<ref>[http://www.opensecrets.org/pfds/CIDsummary.php?CID=N00009585&year=2010 ''OpenSecrets.org'', "Schiff, (D-Cali), 2010"]</ref>
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===National Journal vote ratings===
 
===National Journal vote ratings===
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[National Journal vote ratings]]''
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Schiff ranked 90th in the liberal rankings in 2013.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2013-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2013 Congressional Vote Ratings," accessed July 18, 2014]</ref>
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====2012====
 
====2012====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Schiff ranked 94th in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal,'' "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013]</ref>
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Schiff ranked 94th in the liberal rankings in 2012.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/2012-vote-ratings ''National Journal'', "2012 Congressional Vote Ratings," February 21, 2013]</ref>
  
 
====2011====
 
====2011====
Each year ''National Journal'' publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of congress voted in the previous year.  Schiff ranked 132nd in the liberal rankings.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal,'' "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," February 23, 2012]</ref>
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Schiff ranked 132nd in the liberal rankings in 2011.<ref>[http://www.nationaljournal.com/voteratings2011/searchable-vote-ratings-tables-house-20120223 ''National Journal'', "Searchable Vote Ratings Tables: House," accessed February 23, 2012]</ref>
  
 
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Adam Schiff
Adam Schiff.jpg
U.S. House, California, District 28
Incumbent
In office
2001-Present
Term ends
January 3, 2015
Years in position 13
PartyDemocratic
PredecessorHenry Waxman (D)
Compensation
Base salary$174,000/year
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Cost per vote$5.74 in 2012
First electedNovember 7, 2000
Campaign $$12,506,115
Term limitsN/A
Prior offices
California State Senate
1996-2001
Education
Bachelor'sStanford University
J.D.Harvard University
Personal
BirthdayJune 22, 1960
Place of birthFramingham, Massachusetts
ProfessionAttorney
Net worth$1,119,013
ReligionJewish
Websites
Office website
Campaign website
Adam Bennett Schiff (b. June 22, 1960, in Framingham, MA) is a Democratic member of the U.S. House representing California's 28th Congressional District. Schiff was first elected to the House in 2000.

Prior to his career in the U.S. House, Schiff served in the California State Senate from 1996 to 2001.

Schiff won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He and Steve Stokes (I) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014. Schiff went on to defeat Stokes in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1]

Based on analysis of multiple outside rankings, Schiff is an average Democratic member of Congress, meaning he will vote with the Democratic Party on the majority of bills.

Biography

Schiff was born in Framingham, Massachusetts. He earned a B.A. from Stanford University in 1982 and his J.D. from Harvard University in 1985.[2]

Career

Below is an abbreviated outline of Schiff's academic, professional and political career:[2]

Outside of political life, Schiff worked as an attorney.

Committee assignments

U.S. House

2013-2014

Schiff serves on the following committees:[3][4]

2011-2012

Schiff served on the following committees:[5]

Key votes

113th Congress

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The 113th Congress has had 55 out of 5,401 introduced bills enacted into law (1 percent) as of November 30, 2013. Comparatively, the 112th Congress had 1.14 percent of introduced bills enacted into law in the first session.[6] For more information pertaining to Schiff's voting record in the 113th Congress, please see the below sections.[7]

National security

NDAA

Nay3.png Schiff voted against HR 1960 - the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014. The bill passed the House on June 14, 2013, with a vote of 315 - 108. Both parties were somewhat divided on the vote.[8]

DHS Appropriations

Nay3.png Schiff voted against HR 2217 - the DHS Appropriations Act (2014) Act of 2014. The bill passed the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 245 - 182 that was largely along party lines.[9]

CISPA (2013)

Nay3.png Schiff voted against HR 624 - the CISPA (2013). The bill passed the House on April 18, 2013, with a vote of 288 - 127. The bill permitted federal intelligence agencies to share cybersecurity intelligence and information with private entities and utilities. The bill was largely supported by Republicans, but divided the Democratic Party.[10]

Economy

Farm bill

Nay3.png On January 29, 2014, the U.S. House approved the Federal Agriculture Reform and Risk Management Act of 2013, H.R. 2642, known as the Farm Bill.[11] The bill passed by a vote of 251-166. The nearly 1,000-page bill provides for the reform and continuation of agricultural and other programs of the Department of Agriculture through 2018. The $1 trillion bill expanded crop insurance for farmers by $7 billion over the next decade and created new subsidies for rice and peanut growers that would kick in when prices drop.[12][13] However, cuts to the food stamp program cut an average of $90 per month for 1.7 million people in 15 states.[13] Schiff voted with 102 other Democratic representatives against the bill.

2014 Budget

Yea3.png On January 15, 2014, the Republican-run House approved H.R. 3547, a $1.1 trillion spending bill to fund the government through September 30, 2014.[14][15] The House voted 359-67 for the 1,582 page bill, with 64 Republicans and three Democrats voting against the bill.[15] The omnibus package included 12 annual spending bills to fund federal operations.[16] It included a 1 percent increase in the paychecks of federal workers and military personnel, a $1 billion increase in Head Start funding for early childhood education, reduced funding to the Internal Revenue Service and the Environmental Protection Agency and protected the Affordable Care Act from any drastic cuts. Schiff joined with the majority of the Democratic party and voted in favor of the bill.[14][15]

Government shutdown

See also: United States budget debate, 2013

Nay3.png On September 30, 2013, the House passed a final stopgap spending bill before the shutdown went into effect. The bill included a one-year delay of the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and would have also stripped the bill of federal subsidies for congressional members and staff. It passed through the House with a vote of 228-201.[17] At 1 a.m. on October 1, 2013, one hour after the shutdown officially began, the House voted to move forward with going to a conference. In short order, Sen. Harry Reid rejected the call to conference.[18] Schiff voted against the stopgap spending bill that would have delayed the individual mandate.[19]

Yea3.png The shutdown ended on October 16, 2013, when the House took a vote on HR 2775 after it was approved by the Senate. The bill to reopen the government lifted the $16.7 trillion debt limit and funded the government through January 15, 2014. Federal employees also received retroactive pay for the shutdown period. The only concession made by Senate Democrats was to require income verification for Obamacare subsidies.[20] The House passed the legislation shortly after the Senate, by a vote of 285-144, with all 144 votes against the legislation coming from Republican members. Schiff voted for HR 2775.[21]

Federal Pay Adjustment Act

Nay3.png Schiff voted against HR 273 - Eliminates the 2013 Statutory Pay Adjustment for Federal Employees. The bill passed the House on February 15, 2013, with a vote of 261 - 154. The bill called for a stop to a 0.5 percent pay increase for all federal workers from taking effect, saving the federal government $11 billion over 10 years.[22]

Immigration


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Morton Memos Prohibition

Nay3.png Schiff voted against House Amendment 136 - Prohibits the Enforcement of the Immigration Executive Order. The amendment was adopted by the House on June 6, 2013, with a vote of 224 - 201. The purpose of the amendment as stated on the official text is to "prohibit the use of funds to finalize, implement, administer, or enforce the Morton Memos." These memos would have granted administrative amnesty to certain illegal aliens residing in the United States.[23] The vote largely followed party lines.[24]

Healthcare

Healthcare Reform Rules

Nay3.png Schiff voted against House Amendment 450 - Requires Congressional Approval for Any Rules Under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. The amendment was adopted by the House on August 2, 2013, with a vote of 227-185. The amendment requires that all changes to the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act be approved by Congress before taking effect. The vote was largely along party lines.[25]

Social issues

Abortion

Nay3.png Schiff voted against HR 1797 - Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act. The resolution passed the House on June 18, 2013, with a vote of 228 - 196 that largely followed party lines. The purpose of the bill was to ban abortions that would take place 20 or more weeks after fertilization.[26]

Previous congressional sessions

Fiscal Cliff

Yea3.png Schiff voted for the fiscal cliff compromise bill, which made permanent most of the Bush tax cuts originally passed in 2001 and 2003 while also raising tax rates on the highest income levels. He was one of 172 Democrats who voted in favor of the bill. The bill was passed in the House by a 257 - 167 vote on January 1, 2013.[27]

Issues

On The Issues Vote Match

Adam Schiff's Vote Match results from On The Issues.
See also: On The Issues Vote Match

On The Issues conducts a VoteMatch analysis of elected officials based on 20 issue areas. Rather than relying on incumbents to complete the quiz themselves, the VoteMatch analysis is conducted using voting records, statements to the media, debate transcripts or citations from books authored by or about the candidate. Based on the results of the quiz, Schiff is a Populist-Leaning Liberal. Schiff received a score of 63 percent on social issues and 14 percent on economic issues.[28]

On The Issues organization logo.

The table below contains the results of analysis compiled by staff at On The Issues.

On The Issues Vote Quiz[29]
Economic Issues Social Issues
Issue Stance Issue Stance
Legally require hiring women & minorities Strongly Favors Abortion is a woman's unrestricted right Strongly Favors
Expand ObamaCare Strongly Favors Comfortable with same-sex marriage Strongly Favors
Vouchers for school choice Strongly Opposes Keep God in the public sphere Strongly Opposes
Absolute right to gun ownership Strongly Opposes Human needs over animal rights Strongly Opposes
Higher taxes on the wealthy Favors Stricter punishment reduces crime Opposes
Support & expand free trade Favors Pathway to citizenship for illegal aliens Strongly Favors
Stricter limits on political campaign funds Strongly Favors Maintain US sovereignty from UN Opposes
Prioritize green energy Strongly Favors Expand the military Neutral
Stimulus better than market-led recovery Strongly Favors Stay out of Iran Opposes
Privatize Social Security Opposes Never legalize marijuana Opposes
Note: Information last updated: 2014.[28]

Elections

2014

See also: California's 28th Congressional District elections, 2014

Schiff won re-election to the U.S. House in 2014. He and Steve Stokes (I) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Sal Genovese (D). Schiff went on to defeat Stokes in the general election on November 4, 2014.[1][30]

U.S. House, California District 28 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Schiff Incumbent 76.5% 91,996
     Independent Steve Stokes 23.5% 28,268
Total Votes 120,264
Source: California Secretary of State
U.S. House, California District 28 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Schiff Incumbent 74.5% 46,004
     Independent Green check mark transparent.pngSteve Stokes 17.9% 11,078
     Democratic Sal Genovese 7.5% 4,643
Total Votes 61,725
Source: California Secretary of State

2012

See also: California's 28th Congressional District elections, 2012

Schiff won re-election in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing California's 28th District.[31] He was displaced from district 29 by redistricting. He and Phil Jennerjahn (R) advanced past the blanket primary on June 5, 2012, defeating Jonathan Ryan Kalbfeld (D), Massie Munroe (D), Sal Genovese (D), Garen Mailyan (R) and Jenny Worman (R). Schiff went on to defeat Jennerjahn in the general election on November 6, 2012.[32][33]

U.S. House, California District 28 General Election, 2012
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Schiff Incumbent 76.5% 188,703
     Republican Phil Jennerjahn 23.5% 58,008
Total Votes 246,711
Source: California Secretary of State "Official Election Results, 2012 General Election"
U.S. House, California District 28 Open Primary, 2012
Candidate Vote % Votes
Green check mark transparent.pngAdam Schiff (D) Incumbent 59% 42,797
Green check mark transparent.pngPhil Jennerjahn (R) 17.4% 12,633
Jenny Worman (R) 8.2% 5,978
Garen Mailyan (R) 5.2% 3,749
Sal Genovese (D) 3.9% 2,829
Massie Munroe (D) 3.4% 2,437
Jonathan Ryan Kalbfeld (D) 2.9% 2,119
Total Votes 72,542

Full history


Campaign donors

Fundraising events

The below chart from Find The Best tracks the fundraising events Schiff attends.


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.


Comprehensive donor history

Comprehensive donor information for Schiff is available dating back to 2000. Based on available campaign finance records, Schiff raised a total of $12,506,115 during that time period. This information was last updated on March 22, 2013.[40]

Adam Schiff's Campaign Contribution History
Year Office Result Contributions
2012 US House (California, District 28) Won $1,333,321
2010 US House (California, District 29) Won $1,378,951
2008 US House (California, District 29) Won $1,190,021
2006 US House (California, District 29) Won $1,200,905
2004 US House (California, District 29) Won $1,488,304
2002 US House (California, District 29) Won $1,253,899
2000 US House (California, District 27) Won $4,660,714
Grand Total Raised $12,506,115


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2014

Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Schiff's reports.[41]

Adam Schiff (2014) Campaign Finance Reports
ReportDate FiledBeginning BalanceTotal Contributions
for Reporting Period
ExpendituresCash on Hand
April Quarterly[42]April 15, 2013$2,059,330.24$53,833.56$(95,228.80)$2,017,935.00
July Quarterly[43]July 15, 2013$2,017,935.00$130,945.24$(100,984.79)$2,047,895.45
October Quarterly[44]October 15, 2013$2,047,895.45$85,344.66$(105,867.10)$2,027,373.01
Year-End[45]January 31, 2014$2,027,373$155,561$(139,751)$2,043,183
April Quarterly[46]April 15, 2014$2,043,183$95,714$(121,532)$2,017,365
Pre-Primary[47]May 22, 2014$2,017,365$32,954$(51,094)$1,999,225
July Quarterly[48]July 15, 2014$1,999,225$84,335$(41,034)$2,042,527
October Quarterly[49]October 15, 2014$2,042,527$136,358$(117,969)$2,060,915
Running totals
$775,045.46$(773,460.69)

2012

Schiff won re-election to the U.S. House in 2012. During that election cycle, Schiff's campaign committee raised a total of $1,333,321 and spent $1,082,976.[50] This is less than the average $1.5 million spent by House winners in 2012.[51]

Cost per vote

Schiff spent $5.74 per vote received in 2012.


2010

Schiff won re-election to the U.S. House in 2010. During that election cycle, Schiff's campaign committee raised a total of $1,378,951 and spent $1,222,795.[52]

His top five contributors between 2009-2010 were:


Personal Gain Index

Congressional Personal Gain Index graphic.png
See also: Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress)

The Personal Gain Index (U.S. Congress) is a four-part measurement that illustrates the extent to which members of the U.S. Congress have prospered during their tenure as public servants.
It consists of four different metrics:

PGI: Change in net worth

See also: Changes in Net Worth of U.S. Senators and Representatives (Personal Gain Index) and Net worth of United States Senators and Representatives
Net Worth Metric graphic.png

Based on congressional financial disclosure forms and calculations made available by OpenSecrets.org, Schiff's net worth as of 2012 was estimated between $568,026 and $1,670,000. That averages to $1,119,013, which is lower than the average net worth of Democratic representatives in 2012 of $5,700,168.36. Schiff ranked as the 198th most wealthy representative in 2012.[53] Between 2004 and 2012, Schiff's calculated net worth[54] decreased by an average of 1 percent per year. Between 2004 and 2012, the average annual percentage increase for a member of Congress was 15.4 percent.[55]

Adam Schiff Yearly Net Worth
YearAverage Net Worth
2004$1,203,895
2012$1,119,013
Growth from 2004 to 2012:-7%
Average annual growth:-1%[56]
Comparatively, the American citizen experienced a median yearly decline in net worth of -0.94%.[57]
The data used to calculate changes in net worth may include changes resulting from assets gained through marriage, inheritance, changes in family estates and/or trusts, changes in family business ownership and many other variables unrelated to a member's behavior in Congress.

PGI: Donation Concentration Metric

See also: The Donation Concentration Metric (U.S. Congress Personal Gain Index)

Filings required by the Federal Election Commission report on the industries that give to each candidate. Using campaign filings and information calculated by OpenSecrets.org, Ballotpedia calculated the percentage of donations by industry received by each incumbent over the course of his or her career (or 1989 and later, if elected prior to 1988). Schiff received the most donations from individuals and PACs employed by the Lawyers/Law Firms industry.

From 1999-2014, 25.02 percent of Schiff's career contributions came from the top five industries as listed below.[58]

Donation Concentration Metric graphic.png
Adam Schiff Campaign Contributions
Total Raised $13,198,383
Total Spent $11,131,261
Top five industries that contributed to campaign committee
Lawyers/Law Firms$1,291,555
TV/Movies/Music$618,075
Retired$525,213
Health Professionals$464,691
Building Trade Unions$403,300
% total in top industry9.79%
% total in top two industries14.47%
% total in top five industries25.02%

Analysis

Ideology and leadership

See also: GovTrack's Political Spectrum & Legislative Leadership ranking

Based on an analysis of bill sponsorship by GovTrack, Schiff is a "rank-and-file Democrat" as of July 2014. In June 2013, Schiff was rated as a "moderate Democratic leader."[59]

Like-minded colleagues

The website OpenCongress tracks the voting records of each member to determine with whom he or she votes most and least often. The results include a member from each party.[60]

Schiff most often votes with:

Schiff least often votes with:


Source: This graphic was generated by Find The Best.

Lifetime voting record

See also: Lifetime voting records of United States Senators and Representatives

According to the website GovTrack, Schiff missed 123 of 9,640 roll call votes from January 2001 to July 2014. This amounts to 1.3 percent, which is better than the median of 2.5 percent among current congressional representatives as of July 2014.[61]

Congressional staff salaries

See also: Staff salaries of United States Senators and Representatives

The website Legistorm compiles staff salary information for members of Congress. Schiff paid his congressional staff a total of $927,182 in 2011. He ranked 39th on the list of the lowest paid Democratic representative staff salaries and ranked 175th overall of the lowest paid representative staff salaries in 2011. Overall, California ranked 5th in average salary for representative staff. The average U.S. House of Representatives congressional staff was paid $954,912.20 in fiscal year 2011.[62]

National Journal vote ratings

See also: National Journal vote ratings

Each year National Journal publishes an analysis of how liberally or conservatively each member of Congress voted in the previous year. Click the link above for the full ratings of all members of Congress.

2013

Schiff ranked 90th in the liberal rankings in 2013.[63]

2012

Schiff ranked 94th in the liberal rankings in 2012.[64]

2011

Schiff ranked 132nd in the liberal rankings in 2011.[65]

Voting with party

The website OpenCongress tracks how often members of Congress vote with the majority of the chamber caucus.

2014

Schiff voted with the Democratic Party 95.9 percent of the time, which ranked 7th among the 204 House Democratic members as of July 2014.[66]

2013

Schiff voted with the Democratic Party 98.2 percent of the time, which ranked 5th among the 201 House Democratic members as of June 2013.[67]

Personal

Schiff and his wife, Eve, have two children.

Recent news

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See also

External links

References

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  54. This figure represents the total percentage growth from either 2004 (if the member entered office in 2004 or earlier) or their first year in office (as noted in the chart below).
  55. This number was found by dividing each member's total net worth growth percentage by the number of years included in the calculation.
  56. This figure represents the total percentage growth divided by the number of years for which there are net worth figures for each member.
  57. This figure was calculated using median asset data from the Census Bureau. Please see the Congressional Net Worth data for Ballotpedia spreadsheet for more information on this calculation.
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  67. OpenCongress, "Voting With Party," accessed July 2014
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Henry Waxman
U.S. House of Representatives - California
2001-Present
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