Press Releases

05.07.13

Reps. Adam Schiff and Judy Chu Introduce Legislation to Ensure Cities Can Qualify for Federal Disaster Relief After Major Storms

Washington, DC -Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Judy Chu (D-El Monte) introduced legislation that would fix the problems that Pasadena and other cities in the Southern California faced in qualifying for federal disaster relief from the devastating windstorms of November and December 2011. Currently, small and medium sized communities located in large states like California have a particularly difficult time reaching the state-wide and county-wide thresholds needed to qualify for federal… Continue Reading


05.06.13

Rep. Schiff Announces Annual Art Contest 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 high school students' artwork from the region, on Sunday, May 19. The Congressional Art Competition is an annual contest, with submissions from across the country. The winner from each Congressional District has their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. In addition, he has opened up the competition with a "People's… Continue Reading


05.03.13

Rep. Schiff Statement on World Press Freedom Day

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chair of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, released the following statement on the occasion of World Press Freedom Day:"For the past two decades, World Press Freedom Day has served to remind us of the vital importance of the freedom of the press to human rights, good governance and freedom. Every day, in countries with repressive regimes, overreaching governments or in war zones, journalists put their lives on the line to cover t… Continue Reading


04.30.13

Rep. Schiff Calls on Postal Service to Keep Glenoaks Post Office in Burbank Open

Reportedly, the USPS Plans to Close Location Within the Next Few MonthsBurbank, CA -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on U.S. Postal Service (USPS) Postmaster General Patrick Donahoe to keep the Glenoaks Post Office in Burbank open. There have been indications that the USPS was planning on closing this facility within the next few months. While the Postal Service has not made a final determination on closing the facility, it is clear that they are moving ahead with potential closures a… Continue Reading


04.28.13

Rep. Schiff Discusses Latest in Boston Marathon Bombing Case on CNN's State of the Union

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Intelligence Committee, appeared on CNN's State of the Union with Candy Crowley to discuss the latest in the Boston Marathon bombing case and the timing for reading the Miranda rights with Senator Dan Coats (R-IN). Some excerpts are below:"I think [law enforcement] properly invoked the public safety exception. But the other question is, when does he have to be presented before a magistrate? In this case, it seems that t… Continue Reading


04.24.13

Rep. Adam Schiff Gives Full Speech on House Floor in Armenian

Honors Victims of the Armenian GenocideWashington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide resolution in Congress, delivered his remarks in Armenian on the House Floor to honor the more than one and a half million Armenian men, women and children who were murdered by the Ottoman government. In a historic first in the Congress, Representative Schiff said in his Armenian address, "I speak to you from the floor of the House of Representatives in the langu… Continue Reading


04.20.13

Rep. Schiff: Administration Acting Properly in Boston Marathon Bombing Case, Should Resist Calls to Treat as Enemy Combatant

Burbank, CA -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former federal prosecutor and senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after calls to treat the Boston Marathon suspect as an enemy combatant:"Law enforcement is properly relying on the public safety exception to Miranda in the aftermath of the arrest of the second suspect to interrogate him and make sure there are no other bombs, plots or risks to the American people."The Administration should resist… Continue Reading


04.19.13

Rep. Schiff and Senator Feinstein Call on NASA to Not Gut Planetary Science

In Letter Joined by Senator Boxer and Rep. Culberson, Ask NASA Administrator to Keep Funding Levels for Programs Consistent with Structure Directed by CongressWashington, DC - Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) sent a letter to National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Administrator Charles Bolden calling on him to keep any operating plan for the fiscal year consistent with the funding levels and allocations directed to it by Congress earlier … Continue Reading


04.18.13

Rep. Schiff Statement on Voting Against Final Passage of CISPA

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after voting against final passage of CISPA on the House Floor:"Throughout the debate on CISPA, I have sought to ensure that the privacy of Americans was protected, a goal that can easily be accomplished while still allowing for increased sharing of cyber security information. And while progress has been made, the bill still lacks any requirement that private companies … Continue Reading


04.17.13

Rep. Schiff: Senate Failure to Pass Background Checks Amendment Is An Appalling Defeat for Common Sense and Gun Safety

Washington, DC - Today, after the Senate failed to pass a bipartisan agreement on background checks reached by Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV) and Pat Toomey (R-PA) by a vote of 54-46, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former federal prosecutor and outspoken advocate for gun safety legislation, issued the following statement:"What happened this afternoon in the Senate is an appalling defeat for common sense and gun safety. The victims of Newtown, of Aurora and other gun violence tragedies deserve a vote on… Continue Reading


04.17.13

Rep. Adam Schiff Calls on President Obama to Recognize Armenian Genocide on Anniversary Next Week

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide resolution in Congress, called on President Barack Obama to finally recognize the Armenian Genocide on April 24th. Each year, Obama has issued a statement marking the anniversary of the start of first genocide of the 20th Century, but has consistently failed to properly refer to this campaign of killing as a "genocide."In the letter to President Obama, Schiff states: "I urge you to acknowledge the Armenian… Continue Reading


04.09.13

Rep. Adam Schiff Opens Hollywood Satellite Office for Constituent Services

Hollywood, CA -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that he has opened a new satellite office in Hollywood, after relocating his primary district office from Pasadena to Burbank. This office will better allow Schiff and his district staff to meet with constituents in the southern and western portion of his district to discuss pending legislation and assist with federal casework issues such as Medicare, Social Security, the Veterans Administration and Immigration."In order to better serv… Continue Reading


04.04.13

Rep. Schiff Statement on Continued North Korean Provocations

Washington, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement on the continuing provocations by the North Korean government:"North Korea's escalating series of dangerously provocative statements and actions must come to an end. The international community has long witnessed North Korean leaders undertake to provoke its neighbors and the world in the hope of exacting food, fuel or other concessions at the bargaining table,… Continue Reading


03.28.13

Rep. Adam Schiff to Host Town Hall on Gun Violence in West Hollywood

West Hollywood, CA - On Wednesday, April 3rd at 6:30 pm, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will convene and moderate a town hall to discuss the causes of gun violence such as the horrendous shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, CT. The discussion will include federal legislation that has been proposed to put in place universal background checks for all gun sales, improve mental health treatment and the quality of records in the background check system, and other proposals being debated… Continue Reading


03.14.13

Momentum Builds for Rep. Schiff's Bill to Reduce Helicopter Traffic and Noise over Los Angeles Neighborhoods

Washington, DC -Momentum continues to build for legislation that Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) introduced last month to regulate helicopter traffic and noise in Los Angeles County. Several affected cities and local organizations have joined in support of the bill. The Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act (H.R. 456) would require the Federal Aviation Administration(FAA) to provide Los Angeles County residents relief from the noise caused by low-flying helicopters above residential n… Continue Reading


02.26.13

Rep. Schiff Urges Agreement on a Bipartisan, Balanced Plan to Avert Sequestration Cuts

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on the Speaker to help avert the dangerous across-the-board cuts that would result from sequestration, scheduled to kick in on March 1st. On Sunday night, the White House released a report laying out the direct cuts that would affect Californians. Schiff believes that Congress must take swift action on a balanced plan to stop these automatic spending cuts that would threaten our economy as well as a range of vital services for childre… Continue Reading


02.25.13

Rep. Schiff Congratulates Nagorno Karabakh on 25th Anniversary of National Liberation

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to the President of the Nagorno Karabakh Republic, Artsakh H.E. Bako Sahakian congratulating the people of Artsakh on the 25th anniversary of the National-Liberation Movement. In the letter, Rep. Schiff praises the Karabakh people's courage as they pursue freedom and self-determination in the face of unremitting threats by Azerbaijan.The full letter from Schiff is below:February 25, 2013H.E. Bako SahakianPresident of the Nagorno Karaba… Continue Reading


02.14.13

Rep. Schiff Reintroduces Constitutional Amendment Permitting Regulation of Campaign Spending

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) today reintroduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's ill-considered opinion in Citizens United, and other Supreme Court precedent, which have made it impossible to regulate the billions in campaign spending unleashed over the last two decades. The amendment also overturns the Supreme Court decision Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, which struck down an Arizona law that allowed public financin… Continue Reading


02.11.13

Rep. Schiff Applauds Action by Secretary Panetta to Extend Important Benefits to Same-Sex Spouses

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) applauded Department of Defense (DOD) Secretary Leon Panetta's decision to extend certain benefits to same-sex spouses. For a full list of benefits being extended, please click here."We need to make sure that all military families - including those with same-sex partners serving at home and overseas - are treated equally, and this is an important step,"said Rep. Schiff. "Secretary Panetta today added to his already-impressive legacy by taking admi… Continue Reading


02.06.13

Rep. Schiff and Los Angeles Area Members Make Recommendations on Rim of the Valley

Washington, DC -Today, the Los Angeles Congressional delegation led by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), sent a letter to the National Park Service (NPS) urging the agency, as part of their process of soliciting feedback on the Rim of the Valley Study, to both expand the boundary of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA), and focus on making the Rim of the Valley accessible to the public and helping its ecosystem long-term. After legislation sponsored by Schiff and Senator Dianne F… Continue Reading

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