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Schiff supports stopping Iran

Political Landscape

March 11, 2006

Rep. Adam Schiff, a Democrat who represents Glendale and Burbank, has come out in support of the United Nations Security Council's efforts to stop Iran's nuclear weapons program.

Schiff sent a letter last week to permanent members of the council thanking them for their response to Iran's continuing nuclear activities.

The letter also included shared concern's of Iran's nuclear weapons program, and urged the security council to establish consequences for non-compliance.

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The Security Council needs to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons, Schiff said.

The United Nations Security Council will be reviewing a report later this month which documents Iran's nuclear capabilities.

Schiff-supported child safety bill passes

The House passed H.R. 4472, the Children's Safety and Violent Crime Reduction Act on Wednesday.

The bill includes provisions from several measures that have already seen action by the House, including the Children's Safety Act to get tough on sex offenders, a court protection bill, and a bill to stop gang activity.

Schiff's measures in the bill include: lifetime electronic monitoring for released sex offenders, especially for repeat offenders; improved technology training for law enforcement to stop Internet crime against children; court protection grants to states and localities to help protect our courtrooms; and strengthened U.S. Marshals protection to stop violence against court personnel.

Schiff, Feinstein introduce tunnel bill

Schiff joined U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Jon Kyl and Rep. David Dreier to introduce legislation in the House and Senate criminalizing the construction or financing of cross-border tunnels at the Mexican border.

The effort to secure America's borders was prompted by the recent discovery of a 2,400-foot tunnel equipped with sophisticated draining, lighting and pulley systems stretching from Tijuana, Mexico to San Diego.

Schiff called the tunnel a "wake-up call" for legislators.

Forty of these passages built by drug cartels, and simpler, short "gopher holes," have been uncovered by United States border officials since Sept. 11, 2001, Schiff said.

Antonovich urges audit spending

Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich is asking that the county's Department of Health Services' bioterrorism preparedness program be audited to ensure spending is related to bioterrorism efforts.

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