Thursday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement after voting to pass a Continuing Resolution to fund the government through March 2013:
“Today, we passed a Continuing Resolution to keep the government’s doors open through the beginning of next year. This represents no victory, and the most that can be said is that it will avoid another potential government shutdown.
“I strongly believe that Congress should stay in session through the fall and work until we resolve the looming financial issues that will come due at the end of the year. More than that, we should pass critical legislation now that would help small businesses, incentivize manufacturing at home and make key investments in infrastructure to get our economy moving again. This is a far higher priority than returning home to campaign.
“The economic and financial challenges we face are not insurmountable. We continue to have all the wonderful attributes that made America great — a talented and industrious people, abundant natural resources, great climate and splendid values and ideals. But at the moment, we have a serious governance problem, and it will take both parties working together to solve some of the large challenges we face. Only then, can we ensure another generation of American leadership in the world.”
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former federal prosecutor, issued the following statement after the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold the Attorney General in contempt:
“The Committee has taken the deeply ill-considered step of voting to hold the Attorney General in contempt. Given the Attorney General’s willingness to provide a wide range of documents not generally made available to Congress – such as internal deliberations over communicating with a co-equal branch of government – it is hard to escape the conclusion that the Committee is more interested in a fight with the Attorney General than getting the information it seeks.
“The use of Congress’s contempt power should be jealously guarded and only used with the most scrupulous care, otherwise it becomes nothing more than a rhetorical tool of partisan warfare and a paper tiger. I urge the House Leadership to step back from this needless and destructive process, and join the Attorney General at the negotiating table so this issue can be resolved in a timely way. The Fast and Furious investigation, which had its origin in a legitimate need to get to the bottom of a botched ‘gun walking’ operation has lost its way, and is now accomplishing nothing but doing damage to the institution of Congress.”
Bob Frutos issued the following statement Saturday…
Bob Frutos, Chair of the Burbank Police Commission, entered the race for Burbank City Council to participate in his civic duty as a contributor to the betterment of the City and its residents. After a much contested primary election, the voters of Burbank selected Bob and Emily Gabel-Luddy to enter into a runoff election for the privilege of serving the residents of Burbank.
The April 12th runoff election proved to be a contested race as both candidates worked hard to communicate their vision for leadership as future city councilpersons. In the end, the diligence of both campaigns managed to provide the city with the closest race seen in Burbank. And after the margin favored candidate Emily Gabel-Luddy, Bob contacted her to congratulate her in a well run race. Bob also indicated to her that he places his support and disposition to her 110% as our next city council member.
Bob’s interest will now be to ensure the success of the council in continuing to serve the residents of the city of Burbank. “This is the first time I run for public office, and it has been a privilege to have received such warm support from many old and new friends from our great city.” Bob further stated, “I will do everything in my power to help move the City forward. Emily will be a great council person for Burbank and I want her to know that I will be a contributor to her tenure as she engages in realizing her vision to make Burbank a city we can all be proud of.”
After the ballots were counted Tuesday night, candidate Robert Frutos sent out the following message:
“I certainly respect the will of the Burbank voters. Because the
election is yet to be certified, I will await the final results.”