Schiff Introduces Veterans Crisis Response Corps Act

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Veterans Crisis Response Corps Act to establish a new independent federal agency, "VetCorps," with the mission of matching veterans with a desire and ability to serve with crisis response events, hazard mitigation, infrastructure construction and improvement, and other projects at home and abroad. "This bill will help keep our commitment to veterans by providing training, employment opportunities, and a new way to serve for millions who served our c… Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Legislation Requiring Disclosure of Executive Branch Spending at Trump-Owned Businesses

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and ten other Members of Congress introduced the Disclosing Official Spending at Presidential Businesses Act. This legislation would require that the head of each executive agency submit a report to the Director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) detailing any official expenses at any privately held company that is owned, either in whole or in part, by the president, or a trust controlled by the president. The Director must then publish this information on OG… Continue Reading


Schiff, Knight Request Natural Resources Committee Schedule Hearing for Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve the Rim of the Valley

Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA28) and Steve Knight (R-CA25) sent a letter to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop and Ranking Member Raul Grijalva urging the Committee to schedule a hearing on the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act (H.R. 4086). This bipartisan legislation would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). The Rim of the Valley stretches from the Simi Hills and Santa Susana… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces Winners of the Congressional Art Competition

Burbank, CA - Last night, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) hosted the annual 28th Congressional District Art Competition Forum and Exhibit in Van De Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge. During the exhibit, attended by more than 200 students, teachers and parents, Schiff announced that Jennifer Bae's acrylic painting "Have a Slice" won first place and will be included in the nationwide Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery, in Washington, D.C. Her artwork will … Continue Reading


On World Press Freedom Day: Schiff, Chabot Announce Resolution Highlighting Vital Need For Press Freedom

As journalists around the world continue to face persecution, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, announced they plan to introduce a resolution highlighting the importance of press freedom and condemning attacks against journalists. The bipartisan resolution recognizes the dangers that reporters face and reaffirms freedom of the press as a priority for the U.S. government. In 1993, the United Nations Pr… Continue Reading


Is Moscow meddling in the presidential election? (USA Today)

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and state election offices in Arizona and Illinois can be traced to the Russian government itself or hackers sanctioned by it. But the president this week declined to threaten Moscow, or even directly declare it responsible. "We've had problems with cyber-intrusions from Russia in the past, from other countries in the past," Obama said after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 conference in China. But he didn't suggest r… Continue Reading


U.S. investigating potential covert Russian plan to disrupt November elections (Washington Post)

U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and in U.S. political institutions, intelligence and congressional officials said. The aim is to understand the scope and intent of the Russian campaign, which incorporates ­cyber-tools to hack systems used in the political process, enhancing Russia's ability to spread disinformation. The eff… Continue Reading


Key Islamic State official killed in Syria, group says (Los Angeles Times)

Lone wolves and Islamic State's most lethally trained operatives alike heeded his words -- and turned them into bloody deeds. Abu Muhammad Adnani, whose death was announced Tuesday by the extremist group, was a chief architect of its war against the West. He exhorted European-born fighters to commit attacks on home ground rather than joining the fight in Syria and Iraq - and pointed the way for those with no ties to the group to embrace "martyrdom" on its behalf. Adnani was killed while ov… Continue Reading


Climate Change and Its Impact on California Wildfires (Crescenta Valley Weekly)

The summer months in California bring with them a devastating but familiar threat - fire. This season is unfortunately no different as six active fires continue to burn across the state. That number would be even higher were it not for the swift and effective response from firefighters throughout California working to protect people, their homes and our natural resources. With nearly one hundred homes destroyed, in addition to historic landmarks in the area, the Blue Cut Fire was a particular… Continue Reading


Gun violence discussed at townhall sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Burbank (LA Daily News)

Loren Lieb remembers the summer day gun violence changed her family's life. It was Aug. 10, 1999, when Buford Furrow walked in to the North Valley Jewish Community Center in Granada Hills and opened fire. Five people were injured, including Lieb's son. The gunman later killed a postal worker. "You send your children to camp and you expect them to come home with a scratched knee or sunburn. You don't expect them to be shot," Lieb said as she spoke to a crowd gathered for a townhall on gun v… Continue Reading