Adam Schiff entered Congress as a member of the conservative Blue Dog Caucus. He served six terms (2001-2013) as a Blue Dog.
Schiff left the Blue Dog caucus after more than a decade and joined the centrist, corporate-friendly New Democrats Coalition.
In February of 2023, Adam Schiff applied for membership with the Congressional Progressive Caucus shortly after launching his campaign for U.S. Senate, but his voting record doesn't reflect progressive values.
The following month, Schiff withdrew his application to the CPC after pushback from caucus members.
Stephen Zunes, University of San Francisco
Adam Schiff was one of only 10 Democrats to vote against an amendment that would have instructed Congress to alter the tax code to include a more progressive rate structure and eliminate tax breaks that ship jobs overseas.
Adam Schiff voted to change the Generations Invigorating Volunteerism and Education Act "to make it illegal for people engaged in national service like AmeriCorps or United Service Organizations (USO) from assisting or promoting union organizing, including even participating in the Constitutional right to protest. "
Adam Schiff voted for an amendment to remove a clause that prohibits employers from conditioning employment on a person being married or being eligible to be married.
Adam Schiff was one of only 11 Democrats to vote for an amendment to allow the president to prevent union organizing for department employees.
Adam Schiff voted with Republicans against an amendment introduced by Bernie Sanders that would have penalized companies for offshoring American jobs.
Adam Schiff voted for the United States-Korea Free Trade Agreement Implementation Act.
Adam Schiff voted for the United States-Panama Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act.
Adam Schiff voted for the United States-Peru Trade Promotion Agreement Implementation Act.