Press Releases

03.04.14

Rep. Schiff – President Obama's Budget an Improvement for Planetary Science But Still Insufficient, Greater Investment Needed for Mars, Europa

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), a member of the Appropriations Committee's Commerce, Justice and Science Subcommittee, released the following statement after the President's budget included $1.28 billion for planetary science, an amount he called better, but still insufficient to maintain America's leadership:"The budget proposal for planetary science is significantly better than in past years, but is still far below the levels approved by Congress and isn't sufficient to … Continue Reading


02.28.14

Rep. Schiff on Ukraine – Congress Stands Ready to Impose Substantial Costs on Russia for Violations on Ukrainian Sovereignty

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, issued the following statement after President Obama briefed the nation on developments in Ukraine warning Russia that "there will be costs" to Russian intervention in Ukraine:"I applaud President Obama's strong statement of solidarity with the Ukrainian people, and his warning against any Russian violation of Ukraine's… Continue Reading


02.18.14

Rep. Schiff To Host Capitol Hill Event Honoring America's Relief Efforts To Victims of Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - On March 3, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution (H.Res.227), will host a Capitol Hill event honoring America's relief efforts to the victims of the Armenian Genocide, a campaign that helped launch a century of unparalleled U.S. leadership in meeting humanitarian needs around the world. This event will serve to educate Capitol Hill lawmakers, staff and the community about America's efforts to help Armenians after they… Continue Reading


02.18.14

Rep. Schiff Announces First Annual Congressional Student STEM Challenge – Students To Build App

Burbank, CA -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the launch the first annual congressional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic competition, the House Student App Challenge, for the 28th Congressional District. The theme for the first year of the competition is Computer Science; challenging students to develop an application ("app").Established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013, this competition is part of a nationwide event that invites high school stu… Continue Reading


02.11.14

Schiff, Homeowners to FAA on Helicopter Noise – Your Timeline is Not Good Enough

Washington, DC - Almost six months after Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and other Los Angeles area lawmakers, including Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), sent a letter asking for a timeline to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)'s Los Angeles Helicopter Noise Initiative, the agency finally responded to the Los Angeles lawmakers (letter can be found here). This comes on the heels of legislation passed last month requiring the FAA to act within the year to reduce helic… Continue Reading


02.07.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on FISA Court Approval of Limits on NSA Telephone Metadata Program

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance (FISA) Court approved President Obama's request to require National Security Agency (NSA) officials obtain a court order first and limit the number of "hops":"The announcement that the FISA Court has agreed to a motion to modify the telephone metadata program is an important step on the road to reform, and consistent with the … Continue Reading


02.06.14

Rep. Schiff Announces 2013-2014 Nominations to U.S. Service Academies

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that he has nominated fourteen students from the 28th Congressional District for appointments to U.S. service academies for the class of 2018. Four of the five United States service academies require a Congressional nomination in order to receive an appointment."Each one of these students has compiled an outstanding resume of accomplishments, excelled in extracurricular activities and sports, and demonstrated excellence in academics,… Continue Reading


01.30.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on Retirement of Rep. Henry Waxman

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement following Rep. Henry Waxman's announcement that he will retire at the end of this term in Congress:"Henry Waxman will go down as one of the giants of Congress - smart, strategically savvy, dogged at oversight and a power to be reckoned with - his hand can be seen in almost every domestic achievement of the last few decades. Along with the departure of Howard Berman last year, California and indeed the whol… Continue Reading


01.29.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on President's State of the Union Address

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after the President concluded his State of the Union Address before Congress:"Tonight, the President challenged Congress to join him in an effort to reinvigorate the American Dream by expanding opportunity and prosperity for all our citizens. While he took action today raising the minimum wage to over $10 for federal contractors, it's up to Congress to raise it for the millions of other workers, and ensure that every… Continue Reading


01.29.14

Rep. Schiff Calls on Secretary Kerry to Make Addressing Comfort Women a Diplomatic Priority for State Department in Discussions with Japan

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Bill Pascrell (D-NJ) and Scott Garrett (R-NJ) sent a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging him to address issues related to the comfort women with the government of Japan. Earlier this month, the Fiscal Year 2014 State, Foreign Operations, and Related Appropriations Bill, which was signed into law as part of the omnibus appropriations bill, made a similar appeal. In the letter, the Representatives write: "As you are aware, it is est… Continue Reading


01.29.14

Rep. Schiff Solicits Nominations for Annual Woman of the Year Award

Burbank, CA -Every March, in recognition of Women's History Month, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honors outstanding women from his district. The 28th Congressional District includes the cities and communities of Atwater Village, Burbank, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glendale, Griffith Park, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Los Feliz, Montrose, Pasadena, Shadow Hills, Silver Lake, Sunland, Tujunga and West Hollywood."Recipients of the 'Woman of … Continue Reading


01.28.14

Rep. Schiff Floor Speech Previewing the State of the Union: President and Congress Must Address Inequality Gap

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) previewed the President's State of the Union address on the House Floor, urging his colleagues and the President to take up the challenge of the growing inequality gap, first by extending emergency unemployment insurance for those still looking for work, and raising the minimum wage:"We should never seek to punish success or, as some describe it, 'soak the rich,' but we must take steps to address the problem of growing inequality, both in the s… Continue Reading


01.28.14

Rep. Schiff Floor Speech Previewing the State of the Union: President and Congress Must Address Inequality Gap

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) previewed the President's State of the Union address on the House Floor, urging his colleagues and the President to take up the challenge of the growing inequality gap, first by extending emergency unemployment insurance for those still looking for work, and raising the minimum wage:"We should never seek to punish success or, as some describe it, 'soak the rich,' but we must take steps to address the problem of growing inequality, both in the s… Continue Reading


01.23.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on PCLOB Report Urging End of Metadata Program: "Spells Final End of Government's Bulk Collection"

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board released a report calling for an end to the NSA's program of bulk collection of phone metadata:"The report from the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board spells the final end of the government's bulk collection of telephone metadata. Not only does the report raise serious questions about the stat… Continue Reading


01.17.14

Rep. Schiff Applauds Decision to End Bulk Collection and Require Prior Court Approval, Ready to Work In Congress on Bipartisan Basis to Implement Reforms and Go Farther

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and sponsor of several pieces of legislation to reform the National Security Agency (NSA), released the following statement after the President laid out his principles for reforming the intelligence community in light of privacy concerns:"Today, President Obama articulated the fundamental principles at stake in the debate over how to reform our surveillance programs, and how we should balance security … Continue Reading


01.15.14

Rep. Schiff Passes Landmark Legislation to Reduce Helicopter Noise in Los Angeles

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a year-long spending package, which included a provision directing the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and FAA to address helicopter noise in Los Angeles County skies. Residents of the Los Angeles region have been plagued for decades by frequent and disruptive helicopter noise, and despite persistent efforts to work on a collaborative basis with stakeholde… Continue Reading


01.15.14

Rep. Schiff to Host Town Hall to Discuss the Rim of the Valley Next Wednesday

La Cañada Flintridge, CA -On Wednesday, January 22 at 6 pm, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a town hall meeting at the Crescenta-Cañada YMCA to discuss the future of the Rim of the Valley. The National Park Service has already provided a recommendation to Congress to create a San Gabriel unit of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area, and legislation will likely be introduced in the near future to act upon it. Because some of the San Gabriel area overlaps with … Continue Reading


01.14.14

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on Funding for Planetary Science in Omnibus Spending Bill

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), released the following statement after the Appropriations Committee posted language for the omnibus spending bill late last night:"I am pleased that the spending bill contains strong funding for the continued development of the Mars 2020 rover and for a mission to Jupiter and its moon Europa. I hope that this will dissuade the Administration from putting forward a 2015 budget that again seeks to cut funding for NASA's pathbreaking exploration of o… Continue Reading


01.14.14

Rep. Schiff and Senator Feinstein Announce Helicopter Noise Reduction Legislation Included in Omnibus Appropriations Bill

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) announced that the omnibus appropriations bill - which will fund the government for the next year - includes a provision directing the Secretary of the Department of Transportation and FAA to address helicopter noise Los Angeles County skies. Residents of the Los Angeles region have been plagued for decades by frequent and disruptive helicopter noise, and despite persistent efforts to work on a collaborative… Continue Reading


01.14.14

Rep. Schiff Introduces Legislation to Restructure NSA Telephone Metadata Program

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, introduced the Telephone Metadata Reform Act, which would restructure the telephone metadata program by specifically removing call records from the types of information the Government can obtain under Section 215 of the PATRIOT Act. Instead, records would be obtained on a case by case basis from the telephone companies subject to approval by the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Schiff's propo… Continue Reading

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