Adam Bennett Schiff is an American lawyer, author, and politician serving as a U.S. representative from California since 2001. A member of the Democratic Party, Schiff was a member of the California State Senate from 1996 to 2000.
Born in Massachusetts, Schiff attended high school in the Bay Area and holds degrees from Stanford University and Harvard University. He began his career as a law clerk and assistant U.S. attorney in California. He served two terms in the California State Senate before being elected in 2000 to the U.S. House of Representatives, where he is serving his 12th term.
Schiff represents California's 30th congressional district, which is centered in the San Gabriel Valley east of Los Angeles and includes Pasadena, Glendale, Burbank, West Hollywood, and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Hollywood, Sunland-Tujunga, Edendale, Park La Brea, Hancock Park, and Echo Park. He is a candidate for the United States Senate in the 2024 election to succeed Dianne Feinstein.
Schiff chaired the House Intelligence Committee from 2019 to 2023 and was removed from it by Speaker Kevin McCarthy in 2023. He is on leave from the House Appropriations Committee, which he joined in 2007. He previously served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee.