Press Releases


Rep. Schiff: Not Extending Unemployment Insurance Would Put a Lump of Coal into Families' Stockings This Holiday Season

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a member of the Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after a budget agreement was reached between Sen. Patty Murray and Rep. Paul Ryan last night, and urged Congress to extend unemployment insurance before leaving town for the holidays:"I appreciate the work that the budget negotiators have done to replace the sequester with a more rational budget process, and I will be evaluating the specifics to determine whether it is some… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Deal Reached With Iran on Nuclear Weapon Development

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement:"The agreement reached today between the world powers and Iran is a positive step forward in the diplomatic effort to roll back Iran's nuclear program. This interim deal, which provides limited and reversible relief from sanctions for a six month period, requires Iran to eliminate its stockpile of uranium enriched to 20 percent, and freezes its 3.5 percent st… Continue Reading


Rep. Adam Schiff Offers Amendments in Intelligence Committee Markup to Increase Transparency on U.S. Drone Use

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, offered two amendments to the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014 during a markup of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence that would increase the transparency and accountability of the use of drones. The first amendment would have required an annual report of both combatant and non-combatant deaths and injuries by drone strikes. The second would require the preparation… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff to Administration – Armenian Orphan Rug is a Cherished Symbol of Armenian Resilience, A Symbol Worthy of the Smithsonian

Washington DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) called on the Obama Administration to allow exhibition of the "Armenian Orphan Rug" at the Smithsonian Museum. The rug, woven by orphans of the Armenian Genocide in 1920, was presented to President Calvin Coolidge in 1925 as thanks for U.S. assistance during the genocide. The rug - which has been in storage at the White House for decades - was supposed to be released for exhibition in a Smithsonian event for the launch of Hagop Martin Deranian's new… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff, California Representatives Urge White House to Fully Fund Earth Quake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), joined by Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Sam Farr (CA-20), Tony Cardenas (CA-29), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Mike Honda (CA-17), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Lois Capps (CA-24), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Scott Peters (CA-52) and Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), urged the White House's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to provide the highest … Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Highlights New Report on Immunity Shield Enjoyed by Gun Manufacturers and Dealers

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former federal prosecutor who has introduced legislation 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, highlighted a new report by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence titled "Justice Denied: The Case Against Gun Industry Immunity." This repo… Continue Reading


Members of Los Angeles Delegation to FAA – Complete Actions of Helicopter Noise Report

Washington, DC - Today, Representatives Adam Schiff, Henry Waxman, Brad Sherman, Karen Bass, Janice Hahn, Tony Cardenas and Alan Lowenthal, and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta, to request that the agency release its schedule for completing the next steps identified in the FAA's Report on the Los Angeles Helicopter Noise Initiative. At a field hearing hosted by Rep. Schiff in June, the FAA promise… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff to Postal Service – Don't Proceed With Relocation of WeHo San Vicente Post Office

West Hollywood, CA -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to cancel plans for the relocation of retail operations at the West Hollywood Branch Post Office on San Vicente Boulevard. In a letter to the USPS, Schiff expressed his concern that relocation to the proposed site will not adequately compensate for closure of retail services at the existing San Vicente site and will pose a tremendous inconvenience to the city's residents.Schiff is a supporter of a large… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Currently Accepting Applications for Service Academy Nominations

Burbank, CA - Each year, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) nominates students from the 28th Congressional District for appointment to one of the four United States service academies which require a Congressional nomination. With these appointments, students are provided a free college education at a nationally-recognized academic institution, while preparing for an officer's commission in our nation's armed forces. Nominations are required for all but the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, to which appointmen… Continue Reading


Rep. Adam Schiff – "Long Nightmare is Coming to an End, Need Fundamental Change in How Congress Operates to Make Sure It doesn't Happen Again"

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), a member of the Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after he voted for legislation to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling:"Now that this divisive and economically destructive ordeal is coming to an end, we need to change how Congress operates so we put an end to these recurrent man-made crises. We cannot allow a small group of members to hold the government and the nation's credit hostage to an unrelat… Continue Reading


Rep. Adam Schiff – "Debt Ceiling Must Be Raised By Thursday, Default is Not an Option"

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement about the immediate need to raise the debt ceiling - the statutory limit of borrowing that must be raised if federal government is to have the capacity to pay its past bills, such as bond holders, Social Security recipients, our military and veterans and other programs:"As if closing the government down wasn't bad enough, the House Majority is now flirting with additional disaster by risking default on our debt… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Capture of Pakistani Taliban Commander

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement on the capture of Latif Mehsud, a senior leader of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan:"The capture of Latif Mehsud, a leader of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, is good news and another blow to those engaged in terrorizing innocent civilians. As a top commander of TTP and close ally of Hakimullah Mehsud, he can provide vital intelligence on the operations of this murderou… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff – Grieving Military Families Should Not Be Affected by Government Shutdown

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement announcing he would vote to reactivate halted payments to grieving families of fallen servicemen and women, who typically receive a $100,000 death gratuity, monetary reimbursement for funeral expenses and other expenses associated with the death of a loved one:"It is yet another stain on this destructive shutdown that it has been allowed to affect grieving members of our military families who have lost loved on… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff – Al-Libi Should be Tried in Civilian Court

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement in response to the capture of Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Anas al-Libi, and the need to try him in civilian court:"The weekend capture of Abu Anas al-Libi was a blow to the remnants of core al Qaeda, and a potential intelligence gold mine. I applaud the military and civilian personnel who executed the mission, and the President for making this gutsy call."Media reports ind… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Floor Speech on Impact of Government Shutdown on Intelligence Community

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a member of both the Intelligence Committee and Appropriations Committee, spoke about the harmful effects that the government shutdown has had on the Intelligence Community, and urged the House Majority to pass a clean funding bill with no extraneous riders:"As we approach the end of the first week of the GOP shutdown, I want to highlight the impact it is having on just on sector of our government - the intelligence community. As DNI Clapper and N… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement – Congress Must Pass a Clean Funding Bill, Enough is Enough

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after the House refused to pass a clean continuing resolution, clean of any riders defunding or changing Obamacare:"Tonight, the House Majority failed to fulfill one of Congress' most basic obligations - to pay the bills on time and keep the lights on. It's my hope that in the coming hours and days, cooler heads within the House Republican Conference will prevail, and we will be able to pass a clean bill to fund the … Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Report: Impact of a Government Shutdown on Southern California Families and Economy

Washington, DC - If the government fails to pass a continuing resolution by midnight tonight (September 30th), the federal government must shut down. In a shutdown, elements of the federal government that need to be funded by Congress each year in order to operate must close. Some government functions continue during a shutdown, such as active duty military, programs written into permanent law, postal service and air traffic control.Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank): "Congressional Republicans have… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff: Support Alternative 20 in Los Angeles River Study

Angeles, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement supporting Alternative 20 in the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Study and encouraged constituents to weigh in during the 45 day comment period and join a rally planned for tomorrow at Marsh Street Nature Park:"Since 2010, when I worked with Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard to designate the L.A. River as part of the Department of the Interior's 'America's Great Outdoors' program - the Army Corps of Engi… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff: Administration Must Act Now to Extend Humanitarian Parole for Syrian Refugees

Washington, DC - Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) wrote nearly six months ago to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano urging her to use her authority to extend humanitarian parole - which would provide a temporary visa for those in an emergency situation - to the estimated six thousand Syrian nationals with approved immigrant petitions. This would allow Syrians who have been waiting for a visa to reunite with their family members in the United States wi… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on the Two Year Anniversary of the End of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff released the following statement on the two year anniversary of the end of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy:"In the two years since the military brought the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy to an end, we have made tremendous strides towards full equality for all LGBT Americans. I have proudly supported these efforts and will continue to fight for justice and equal treatment under the law, as there is still work t… Continue Reading

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