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Representative Adam Schiff

Key Coastal Communities:
West Hollywood, Pasadena
Permanent Select on Intelligence
House Oceans Caucus, House Coastal Caucus

“Every day, our planet is endangered by actions that damage the earth for future generations. I’m proud of the work that I’ve done in Congress to address many of the problems identified by Ocean Champions, chiefly climate change and establishing a national oceans policy. We have a responsibility to be good stewards of the earth, and I take that responsibility very seriously.”


Leadership: Congressman Schiff sees global warming and ocean acidification not as “imminent crises,” but rather as already present and in need of decisive action. As a result, he is a steadfast supporter of clean energy development and continues to fight to keep the renewable energy industry growing in America by supporting tax credits and loan guarantees for renewable energy research and development at the Department of Energy that will provide new avenues to affordable and homegrown green energy. Congressman Schiff strongly opposes opening up the California coast to drilling and has consistently voted against legislation that would allow drilling off the coast of California and make drilling safety regulations weaker than even before the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf Coast.

Restoring the Los Angeles River has long been one of Congressman Schiff’s priorities, and he has worked extensively with the City of Los Angeles and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers urging them to develop a plan to revitalize the Los Angeles River. Rehabilitating the Los Angeles River would allow for a continuous, functioning ecosystem along the river corridor that could support birds, mammals and fish.  Congressman Schiff also believes that wilderness lands, including the Southern California foothills, are treasures that we must continually work to preserve for our children and our children’s children to enjoy. To that end, he has supported many efforts to preserve wilderness lands across the country.

Congressman Schiff is committed to managing our oceans and fisheries in a sustainable manner. He has opposed efforts to defund the National Ocean Policy, which creates a framework for interagency coordination on ocean activities. Since his first election in 2000, Congressman Schiff has developed a strong track record of leadership and support for ocean issues.

Representative Schiff sponsored:

  • H.R. 4086 (Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act)
  • H.R. 1584 (Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement Act of 2017)

Representative Schiff cosponsored:

  • H.R. 4647 (Recovering America’s Wildlife Act)
  • H.R. 4525 (Living Shorelines Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 4518 (Bears Ears National Monument Expansion Act)
  • H.R. 4072 (Central Coast Heritage Protection Act)
  • H.R. 3186 (Every Kid Outdoors Act)
  • H.R. 3039 (San Gabriel Mountains Forever Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2323 (San Gabriel Mountains Foothills and Rivers Protection Act 2017)
  • H.R. 2272 (COAST Anti-Drilling Act 2017)
  • H.R. 2158 (Atlantic Seismic Airgun Protection Act 2017)
  • H.R. 2044 (America’s Red Rock Wilderness Act 2017)
  • H.R. 2012 (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 2000 (CLEANER Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1969 (Safe Hydration is an American Right in Energy Development Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1889 (Udall-Eisenhower Arctic Wilderness Act)
  • H.R. 1784 (Stop Arctic Ocean Drilling Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 1456 (Shark Fin Sales Elimination Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 731 (California Clean Coast Act)
  • H.R. 502 (To permanently reauthorize the Land and Water Conservation Fund 2017)
  • H.R. 227 (Multinational Species Conservation Funds Reauthorization Act)
  • H.R. 169 (West Coast Ocean Protection Act of 2017)
  • H.R. 3526 (CECIL Act)
  • H.R. 2804 (SAFE Act)
  • H.R. 1548 (BREATHE Act)
  • H.R. 1482 (Fracturing Responsibility and Awareness of Chemicals Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1321 (Microbead-Free Waters Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 1276 (Coastal State Climate Change Planning Act)
  • H.R. 1027 (Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 756 (Streamlining Energy Efficiency for Schools Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 508 (SUPER Act of 2015)
  • H.R. 394 (Prevention of Escapement of Genetically Altered Salmon in the United States Act)
  • H.R. 5271 (Healthy Climate and Family Security Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 4426 (Clean Energy Victory Bond Act of 2014)
  • H.R. 3870 (Superfund Reinvestment Act)
  • H.R. 1837 (Clean Water Protection Act of 2011, of 2013)
  • H.R. 1677 (Yosemite National Park Boundary Expansion Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 1171 (Marine Debris Act Reauthorization Amendments of 2012)
  • H.R. 765 (Water Infrastructure Resiliency and Sustainability Act of 2013)
  • H.R. 69 (Antigua Convention Implementing Act of 2011, of 2013)
  • H.R. 4231 (Gas Rebate Act of 2012)
  • H.R. 1802 (Sustainable Water Infrastructure Investment Act of 2011)
  • H.R. 192 (Gulf of Farallones and Cordell Bank National Marine Sanctuaries Boundary Act of 2011)