Rancho Santa Fe resident Jamie Carr hosted a "Cocktail Reception and Conversation" with Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Dec. 3 at her residence in Fairbanks Ranch. Schiff is a ranking member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence oversees the nation's intelligence agencies, including the Department of Defense, Homeland Security, Justice, State and Energy. As the top Democrat on the House Intelligence committee, he is a member of the gang of eight -leaders from the House and Senate who receive high-level classified briefings that facilitate the protection of the nation from global threats. First elected in 2000, Schiff is the co-founder of the Democratic Study Group on National Security, and the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press. Visit adamschiff.com or (601) 870-7290.