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04.25.2017

Rep. Schiff Announces Annual 2017 Student Art Competition with Online Voting for “People’s Choice” Winner

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that he will host the annual Congressional Art Competition Forum & Exhibit for the 28th District, featuring students' artwork from the 28th Congressional District, on Thursday, May 11, 2017. The Congressional Art Competition receives submissions from all across the country. The winner from each Congressional District has their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. This year, 54 students from 24 schools located in the 28th… Continue Reading

04.25.2017

Congressman Schiff Honors 2017 Women of the Year

Los Angeles, CA- On Saturday, April 22, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored the 2017 Women of the Year at a luncheon in Echo Park. These inspiring women come from communities in the 28th Congressional District -West Hollywood, Burbank, Pasadena, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Los Feliz, Sunland/Tujunga, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta. This recognition is made each year during Women's History Month. "This remarkable group of women demonstrate the truth of the ma… Continue Reading

04.25.2017

Congressman Adam Schiff and Senator Tim Kaine Send Letter to President Trump Asking for Legal Basis of Syria Strike

Yesterday, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, sent a letter to President Trump asking that he detail the legal basis for the strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria on April 6th, which has yet to be provided to Congress and the American people. Schiff and Kaine stated that a full understanding of the domestic and international legal… Continue Reading

04.24.2017

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on Yom HaShoah

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: "Today marks Yom HaShoah, the annual day of remembrance and mourning for the six million Jews and the millions of others who perished in the Holocaust. "On this day, we solemnly remember the lives lost, and rededicate ourselves to combatting the hatred and bigotry that gave rise to such dehumanization and horror. We also pay tribute to those who survived the Holocaust, many of whom are alive today because of the courage of avera… Continue Reading

04.24.2017

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on Failure of President Trump to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), sponsor of the bipartisan resolution to recognize the Armenian genocide, released the following statement in response to President Trump's failure to recognize the Armenian genocide: "Today, we received another disappointing statement from yet another President, refusing to acknowledge the murder of 1.5 million Armenians from 1915-1923 for what it was -- a genocide. President Trump now joins a long line of both Republican and Democratic Presidents unwilling to co… Continue Reading

09.07.2016

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

09.05.2016

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

08.30.2016

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

08.26.2016

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

08.23.2016

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