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What is the House of Representatives?

The Lower Chamber of Congress

The United States constitution established a bicameral congress, consisting of two bodies the House of Representatives and the Senate. The House of Representatives is based on population. No state has fewer than one, California has fifty-three. You must be at least 25 years old, a citizen for 7 years, and a resident of the state you hope to represent. There are currently 435 members

The House's major powers are to impeach the President and other federal officials, decide Presidential Elections if no candidate receives a majority of electoral college votes, and the power of the purse (ability to tac and spend money). Representatives also make and pass laws, serve on committees, and deal with the ins and outs of legislation. They are intended to be a voice for the people.

Representatives are elected to 2 year terms and there is no limit on the number of terms they may serve. On even-numbered years when there isn't a presidential election, an election is held for one-third of the Senate and the entire House.

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Adam Schiff

Representative of California's 28th District

Due to staff working from home because of COVID19, the office of Adam Schiff provides two phone numbers to contact:

(818) 450-2900 or (202) 225-4176 

Burbank Office:

245 E. Olive Avenue, #200

Burbank, California 91502

P: (818) 450-2900

P: (323) 315-5555

F: (818) 450-2928

DC Office:

2269 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, DC 20515

P: (202) 225-4176

F: (202) 225-5828

Hollywood Office: 

5500 Hollywood Blvd, Suite #416

Los Angeles, CA 90028

P: (323) 315-5555

Adam Schiff was born in Massachusetts to a Jewish family, and moved to California when he was 12. He got his undergraduate degree in political science at Stanford, and then got his law degree at Harvard Law. He served with the U.S. attorney’s office in Los Angeles for 6 years and was a federal prosecutor, most notably prosecuting an FBI agent who was convicted of espionage for the soviet union. He previously served as the Democratic State Senator for California District 21 where he chaired the senate judiciary committee, senate select committee on juvenile justice, and the joint committee on the arts. He has served in the California House of Representatives since 2001, serving the 27th, 28th, and 29th Districts. He currently serves as the representative for the 28th district of California in the House of Representatives, a position he has maintained since 2013. As a congressman, he serves as vice chair of the LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, and is the chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. Among the many other things he has done in this position, he introduced a bill to create a commission to review the U.S. government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic, he wrote legislation for the Gold Line, and he was part of the group leading the initiative to get congress to acknowledge the Armenian genocide. He is a public supporter of equal rights, science, and wearing a mask. Schiff is devoted to the causes of his constituents, being a historically outspoken advocate for what the people tell him they want. In addition to politics, Adam is vegan, runs triathlons and marathons, and writes screenplays on the side. He lives with his wife Eve and their children Alexa and Elijah.

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How Adam Schiff Can Help You !

We elect our representatives so they can serve as our advocates! 

Congressional offices are constantly working to advocate for local issues and are happy to listen to your questions and ideas. While they often cannot solve your problem immediately, they can help bring attention to the issue and expedite a solution. Staff workers are here to help you with issues both big and small that involve the the Federal Government so do not hesitate to reach out!

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Next Election

November 5th, 2024

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