WASHINGTON—Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) met with more than 80 eighth grade students from the Holy Martyrs Ferrahian Middle School and Rose and Alex Pilibos Armenian Middle School who were visiting the nation’s capital.
During their half-hour meeting with Congressman Schiff on the steps of the Capitol, the students had an opportunity to ask Schiff about his positions on various issues that affect the community. Many of students of both schools live in the 29th Congressional District, represented by Schiff.
“It was wonderful to meet with such a great group of young and engaged students,” said Schiff. “It’s an honor to work and advance issues important to the Armenian community. And the students I met with this week asked me some great questions about the Armenian Genocide resolution and other measures I’m pursuing for the community. It was a privilege to speak with them, and I hope they all had a memorable visit to our nation’s Capitol.”
During the meeting, students asked Schiff about his role as the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Resolution, about Genocide insurance claims, taxes, and even the Congressman’s travel to and from the district. After the meeting, Schiff’s office also arranged for the students to have a tour of the Capitol and view proceedings from the Senate and House Galleries while Congress was in session.