Adam Schiff voted for the 2019 NDAA, which gave in to Trump's demands for an enormous 11% increase in military spending over two years.
“The Pentagon has been able to rely on Schiff to vote for military spending increases throughout his career. And he has rarely done anything contrary to the interests of the military-industrial complex.” - Norman Solomon, Truthdig
Adam Schiff was a vocal supporter of Saudi Arabia's air strikes on Yemen in 2015, which has extended into today's ongoing conflict.
He joined then-House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and the late Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) in praising the air strikes, saying it was "the right decision" for the U.S. to support the bombing by Saudi Arabia.
Adam Schiff supported the botched military intervention in Libya in 2011.
"There is no evidence or reason to believe that Qaddafi had planned or intended to perpetrate a killing campaign."
"Before NATO’s intervention, Libya’s civil war was on the verge of ending, at the cost of barely 1,000 lives. Since then, however, Libya has suffered at least 10,000 additional deaths from conflict. In other words, NATO’s intervention appears to have increased the violent death toll more than tenfold."
"By helping overthrow Qaddafi, the United States undercut its own nuclear nonproliferation objectives."
— Alan J Kuperman, Professor of International Relations, University of Texas
Adam Schiff voted for the FISA Amendments Act of 2008, a pro-surveillance measure sponsored by Congressional Republicans.
The American Civil Liberties Union strongly opposed the measure, describing it as "an unconstitutional bill that would significantly modify the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. It grants sweeping new monitoring powers to the government with little court oversight, and ensures the dismissal of all pending cases against telecommunication companies."
Adam Schiff was one of the 81 House Democrats who voted to authorize the U.S. invasion of Iraq that began in March 2003.
He was in the minority of Democrats siding with George Bush and Dick Cheney "over the broad consensus of Middle East experts, international legal scholars, independent arms control analysts and others who warned that an invasion of Iraq was unnecessary, illegal, and would be utterly disastrous".
“Contrary to the wishes of the majority of his liberal California constituents, Schiff effectively renounced the UN Charter and the Nuremberg Principles by voting to authorize it and lied about Iraq having ‘weapons of mass destruction.’ In doing so, he contributed to the deaths of 4,500 young Americans and close to 1 million Iraqis and others, wasted $2 trillion of our tax dollars, helped destabilized the region, and helped inflict enormous environmental damage, including a huge carbon footprint.”
— Stephen Zunes, International Affairs Scholar.
Adam Schiff voted for the original Authorization for Use of Military Force in 2001, green-lighting war in Afghanistan and all other aspects of the “war on terror” since.
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Parsons Corp. is a military contractor that has donated over $100,000 to Adam Schiff's campaigns since he's been in Washington D.C.
The company has been awarded over 800 contracts by the Department of Defense since 2008, totaling >$2.2 billion. Just since 2020, Parsons has received 92 DOD contracts, totaling >$380 million.
Parsons benefited directly from Schiff's support for the Iraq War, becoming one of the biggest reconstruction contractors in the country. The company "won a $900 million contract for security and justice, a $500 million contract for renovating public buildings, medical facilities and housing, a $1.5 billion contract for construction and engineering work, and was part of a $1.8 billion infrastructure deal."
Parsons also benefited directly from the intervention in Libya in 2015. After the Libyan government was toppled, the Pentagon hired Parsons to assist with the disposal of the country's chemical weapons.
In 2013, Raytheon held a private fundraiser for Adam Schiff, featuring a concert by Beyoncé.
In 2013, airship manufacturer Igor Pasternak held a private fundraiser for Adam Schiff. Pasternak later went on to work at Ukraine's defense ministry.