Press Releases

10.18.17

Rep. Schiff and Senator Feinstein Introduce Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced the introduction of the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act. This landmark 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 Susanas to the Verdugos and on to the San Gabriel Mountains. "The Rim of the Valley is the critical bridge bet… Continue Reading


10.13.17

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

Washington, DC - 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 modera… Continue Reading


10.05.17

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

Washington, DC - 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).… Continue Reading


09.06.17

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

Washington, DC - 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 suppor… Continue Reading


09.05.17

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

Washington, DC - 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 t… Continue Reading


08.30.17

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

Washington, DC - 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 … Continue Reading


08.30.17

Rep. Schiff Introduces Amendment to Prohibit Expenditure of Secret Service Funds to Businesses Owned by First Family

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced he will be introducing an amendment to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act that would prohibit the payment of Secret Service funds to entities owned or operated by the President or his immediate family. According to USA Today, the President and his family's frequent visits to locations owned by the Trump Organization have put an unprecedented strain on the Secret Service's budget and manpow… Continue Reading


08.28.17

Rep. Schiff Introduces Amendment to Protect DREAMers

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced he will be introducing an amendment to the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act that would prohibit any funds to be used for the deportation of individuals granted deferred action under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, the "DREAMers." Since the creation of DACA, more than 750,000 young undocumented immigrants have been granted work permits and deportation relief. Approx… Continue Reading


07.27.17

Schiff-Wilson Bill Restricting Tourist Travel to North Korea Passes Committee

Washington, DC - Today, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific marked up and reported the North Korea Travel Control Act (H.R. 2372), introduced by Rep. Schiff and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), to the full committee. This bill would instruct the Secretary of State to restrict the use of U.S. passports for travel to North Korea when the primary purpose is tourism, and require all travelers to notify the State Department of their travel and seek prior approval. This latest action… Continue Reading


07.26.17

Rep. Schiff on Trump’s Transgender Military Ban: "Ugly and Wrong"

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement: "In February, President Trump made an unequivocal promise to the LGBT community to maintain existing federal non-discrimination protections. With his announcement this morning, Trump has reneged on his promise to the American people by disallowing transgender people to serve 'in any capacity' in the U.S. military. Simply put, Trump's anti-transgender pronouncement is u… Continue Reading


07.21.17

Rep. Schiff Statement on Reported Implementation of Travel Restrictions to North Korea by State Department

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the sponsor of the bipartisan North Korea Travel Control Act released the following statement: "I am pleased it appears the State Department will be implementing travel restrictions prohibiting US citizens from using their passports to visit North Korea. After the horrific treatment of Otto Warmbier, only the latest American detained by the regime, limiting US travel is unfortunately sensible and necessary. I introduced the bipartisan North Korea… Continue Reading


07.20.17

Rep. Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and increase regulation of campaign contributions and spending. In 2010, the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision struck down decades of restrictions on corporate campaign spending and allowed corporations to spend unlimited funds to run campaign advertisements. "The Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United overturned decades of legal precedent," Schiff said. "The regulator… Continue Reading


06.30.17

Rep. Schiff Sends Letter of Concern to U.S. Forest Service over Contract Changes to Firefighting Helicopters

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell expressing concern over the decision by the Forest Service to change six Type 1 firefighting helicopters from "exclusive use" contracts to "call when needed" contracts, including a helicopter based in Lancaster, CA. "As we enter peak fire season in Southern California, I would like to know the implications of this decision on readiness and speed of response in the event of a fire, since … Continue Reading


06.22.17

Rep. Schiff Reintroduces Legislation to Reform Residential Treatment Programs Nationwide

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) reintroduced the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act (SCARPTA), a bill to hold residential treatment programs accountable to a set of minimum health and safety standards, including strong anti-discrimination protections for LBGT youth and youth with mental illness. The bill will also crack down on offenders who attempt to move abusive facilities across state lines by requiring all states to improve their licensing and oversight p… Continue Reading


06.22.17

Rep. Schiff Sends Letter Urging Department of Education to Continue Grant Preference for Promise Zones

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging the Department to continue giving competitive preference priority to Promise Zone communities in the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Promise Neighborhood competition, and other Department of Education programs where preference for Promise Zones is given. "Thanks to its Promise Zone designation, the Los Angeles Promise Zone has been able to invest $290 million in federal funding fr… Continue Reading


06.22.17

Schiff-Wilson Bill Restricting Tourist Travel to North Korea Will Move Forward in House

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) announced that they had received a commitment from House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) to mark up their bipartisan North Korea Travel Control Act, which would require the Treasury Department to issue regulations requiring a license for travel to, from, and within North Korea by American citizens, and ban tourist travel by Americans. This new action in the House comes after Otto Warmbier, a college student who was i… Continue Reading


06.21.17

Rep. Schiff, Colleagues Send Letter to State Senate Urging Passage of Bill Divesting Public Pensions from Turkish Government

Washington, DC - This week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and nine of his Congressional colleagues from California sent a letter to California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin De León in support of California Assembly Bill 1597, which would divest California's public pension funds from investment vehicles that are owned, controlled, or managed by the Turkish government. "California has acted in the past to prohibit new investments by its pension funds in sectors that are inimical … Continue Reading


06.07.17

Rep. Schiff Speaks Against Violent Assault on Peaceful Protestors by Erdogan’s Thugs

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) spoke on the House floor about the full-fledged assault by professional thugs against peaceful protestors outside the Turkish Ambassador's residence last month in Northwest Washington, DC. "We will not allow Turkey to beat innocent protestors on the streets of our nation's capital," Rep. Schiff said. "We will continue to pursue justice, and to make clear that America will always stand up for the right of peaceful and free expression." The pr… Continue Reading


06.02.17

Rep. Schiff Announces Appointment of Local Students to U.S. Service Academies

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that eight students from California's 28th District have been appointed to the U.S. Service Academies Class of 2021. This is the highest ever number of students to receive appointments from Schiff's district. The eight impressive appointees come from a diverse set of backgrounds and include five women and three men. "Each student appointed to a Service Academy this year demonstrated excellence in academics and extracurricular activiti… Continue Reading


06.01.17

Reps. Schiff, DeFazio, DelBene Send Letter to POTUS Criticizing Elimination of West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System

Pasadena, CA - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) sent a letter to President Trump expressing grave concern that the White House eliminated funding for the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system in its Fiscal Year 2018 budget request. "Thanks to federal funding and a sizeable contribution from the state of California last year, the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system is on track to be available to the public on a limited basis next year," t… Continue Reading

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