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Adam Schiff
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California’s 28th district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 3, 2013
Preceded by Howard Berman
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California’s 29th district
In office
January 3, 2003 â€“ January 3, 2013
Preceded by Henry Waxman
Succeeded by Tony Cárdenas
Member of the U.S. House of Representatives
from California’s 27th district
In office
January 3, 2001 â€“ January 3, 2003
Preceded by James Rogan
Succeeded by Brad Sherman
Personal details
Born Adam Bennett Schiff
(1960-06-22) June 22, 1960 (age 56)
Framingham, Massachusetts, U.S.
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Eve Schiff
Children 2
Education Stanford University (BA)
Harvard University (JD)

The legacy of the Armenian Genocide is woven into the fabric of America.
But it is equally incontrovertible that if our intelligence gathering process is seriously flawed, we had better find out and find out fast if we are to avoid another Sept. 11.
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We will not let terrorists change our way of life; we will not live in fear; and we will not undermine the civil liberties that characterize our Democracy.
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Unless action is taken soon – unless we can display the same vision of that earlier period – we will lose the treasure of California's open space and environmental beauty.
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At the very top state institutions, like UCLA, Berkeley and the University of Texas, however, the trend of downward minority enrollment remains persistent and discouraging.
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Each year on the anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr.'s birth, America has the opportunity to reflect on our nation's progress towards the realization of his dream.
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Unquestionably, the world is better off without Saddam.
Much has changed since the end of the Cold War that augurs well for the survival of our nation.
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Although every step must be taken to protect against a chemical or biological attack in America, our nation would survive the use of those weapons as we did when anthrax was mailed to our Capitol and other targets.
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If giving points to some students to achieve greater diversity is a quota system in violation of the Constitution, how can the awarding of points to the children of a less diverse alumni be upheld?
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Notwithstanding these setbacks, the dream of a beautiful American orchestra goes on, and I share Dr. King's faith that each year we move inexorably closer to a magnificent opening night.
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The war in Iraq has been extremely divisive here at home, and has also divided the world community.
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While our country has made great strides in breaking down the barriers which for so long denied equal opportunity to all Americans, we are not yet the beautiful symphony of brotherhood of Dr. King's dream.
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And in this community, as in all others, the Golden Rule still applies – we must be act toward other nations as we would have them act towards America.
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Neither the University of Michigan nor its law school uses a quota system.
But even race-neutral policies and recruitment efforts designed to achieve greater diversity are, in the end, not race neutral.
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America has a critical role to play as the most powerful member of the world community.
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In fact, the converse is true: At a time when the United States has been called on for a level of moral leadership, vision and inspiration not seen since World War II, we cannot afford to dissemble about crimes against humanity.
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It is now conventional wisdom that Americans do not care why we went to war in Iraq, that it is enough that the world is better off without Saddam Hussein.
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Our failure to find weapons of mass destruction in Iraq thus far has been deeply troubling, and our intelligence-gathering process needs thorough and unbiased investigation.
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Democracies are poor breeding grounds for terrorism and war.
The prompt assimilation of that intelligence will be essential if we are to avoid another September 11th.
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Some argue that recognition of the genocide has become even more problematic now, when the world is at war with terrorism and the United States cannot afford to offend the sensibility of our Turkish ally.
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The new century has brought on its own terrible dangers, which although not reaching the apocalyptic potential of the Cold War, still have the capacity to shake our world.
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Americans are blessed with great plenty; we are a generous people and we have a moral obligation to assist those who are suffering from poverty, disease, war and famine.
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An America that inspires hope in its ideals must complement an America that inspires awe in its strength.
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We must either reduce the number of our engagements or increase the number of our troops.
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So let us call genocide, genocide. Let us not minimize the deliberate murder of 1.5 million people. Let us have a moral victory that can shine as a light to all nations.
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