Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on President Trump’s Decision to Decertify Iran Deal

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "When the Iran nuclear deal was voted on by Congress in 2015, I was cognizant that it was not a perfect agreement. I was particularly concerned about the eventual sunset of the limits on Iranian enrichment capacity. I was aware that while we could hope that the deal would signal a new opening to the West, strengthen the hand of the moderate faction in Ira… Continue Reading


Schiff, Blumenthal Re-Introduce Legislation to Give Gun Victims Their Day in Court and End Gun Industry’s Liability Shield

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) re-introduced legislation - the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act - to ensure that the victims of gun violence are allowed to have their day in court and that the gun industry - manufacturers, sellers and interest groups - is not shielded from liability when it acts with negligence and disregard for public safety. The bill would repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA). In 2005, Congr… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement After Republicans Block His Amendment to Protect DREAMers

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement after Republicans on the House Rules Committee voted against Schiff's amendment to defund any attempts to deport DREAMers after President Trump's decision to end DACA: "Less than twelve hours after President Trump announced he would end DACA, House Republicans last night blocked my amendment which would have defunded any effort to deport the DREAMers targeted by Trump's decision. Speaker Ryan has voiced support for DREAMers, b… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on President Trump’s Cruel Decision to End DACA

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: "The President's decision to end the DACA program is a cruel and arbitrary attack on DREAMers, designed to placate a narrow constituency and erase the legacy of his predecessor. There is nothing in the law or constitution that compels such a result. If the President supported protecting these young people and felt Congressional action was necessary, he could have urged Congress to act long before now, not pulled the rug out from t… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Introduces Amendment to Prohibit Funds for ‘Election Integrity’ Commission

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced he has introduced an amendment to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act that would prohibit funds from being used for the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. The Commission, created by a Presidential Executive Order in May, is tasked with investigating the prevalence of voter fraud in the 2016 election despite the fact that numerous studies have shown that in-person voter fraud is virtuall… 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