Thursday, December 22, 2005
Schiff Returns from Iraq
Delegation also stopped in Israel, Jordan, Kuwait and Germany
WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Adam Schiff will return later today from an official Congressional Delegation that made stops in Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Kuwait, and Germany. While in Iraq the delegation met with met with the Commander of the Multinational Security Transition Lt. General Martin Dempsey, Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jafaari, Ambassador Khalilzad, Iraqi members of parliament and U.S. troops. Congressman Schiff also hand-delivered hundreds of cards sent to our troops from community groups and students in our district.
"I was honored to spend time with the brave men and women of our armed forces," said Congressman Schiff. "Winning the war on terror and stabilizing the situation in Iraq are the predominant national security challenges facing the nation."
Schiff was joined by Rep. Tom Osborne, (R-NE), Rep. Bob Ney, (R -OH), Rep. Gene Green, (D-TX), Rep. John Boozman, (R-AR), and Rep. Charles Boustany, (R-LA).
Congressman Schiff is the co-founder of the Democratic Study Group on National Security and a member of both the House Judiciary and International Relations committees. He represents California's 29th Congressional District, which includes the communities of Alhambra, Altadena, Burbank, East Pasadena, East San Gabriel, Glendale, Monterey Park, Pasadena, San Gabriel, South Pasadena and Temple City.