Press Releases

03.20.17

Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Schiff Opening Statement During Hearing on Russian Active Measures

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered the following statement during the Committee's open hearing on Russian active measures during the 2016 election. Below is his statement (as prepared): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to thank Director Comey and Admiral Rogers for appearing before us today as the committee holds this first open hearing into the interference campaign waged against our 2016 Presi… Continue Reading


03.17.17

Rep. Schiff Reintroduces ORCA Act to Phase Out Display of Captive Killer Whales

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement (ORCA) Act. This legislation, first introduced last Congress, would phase out the captivity of orcas so that their display ends with this generation. Specifically, it would prohibit the breeding, the taking or wild capture, and the import or export of orcas for the purposes of public display. This legislation will also allow for the orderly phasing out of the display of this species, giving o… Continue Reading


03.17.17

Members of the U.S. Congress Call to Drop Criminal Charges Against Crimean Journalist Mykola Semena

Washington, DC - Today, Members of the U.S. Congress called on Prosecutor General Oleg Kamshylov to drop all charges against Crimean journalist Mykola Semena, who was charged after writing an article expressing the view that the Crimea should be returned to Ukraine. The letter sent late Friday was signed by Reps. Adam Schiff, Brendan Boyle, Gerry Connolly, Marcy Kaptur, William Keating, Sandy Levin, Bill Pascrell, Mark Pocan, John Shimkus, and Louise Slaughter. The full letter, linked here, is… Continue Reading


03.02.17

Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Calls on Sessions to Step Down, Special Prosecutor Appointed

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee, released the following statement: "After reviewing Attorney General Session's testimony during his confirmation hearing and his statements this afternoon, I have come to the reluctant conclusion that the Attorney General should step down. As a Senator, Mr. Sessions demanded complete and truthful testimony by those appearing before him for confirmation, and I do not believe he met his o… Continue Reading


02.14.17

Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Resignation of Michael Flynn

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "General Flynn's decision to step down as National Security Advisor was all but ordained the day he misled the country about his secret talks with the Russian Ambassador. In fact, Flynn was always a poor choice for National Security Advisor, a role in which you need to be a consensus builder, and possess sobriety and steady judgment. It… Continue Reading


01.27.17

Rep Schiff Statement on Trump Executive Order Targeting Muslim Refugees

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the house Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "We are a nation founded on religious liberty whose doors have always been open to those fleeing persecution and seeking a better life. Donald Trump's executive order today establishes a religious test for those coming from certain Muslim countries. It would turn away women and children fleeing violence unless they worship in the righ… Continue Reading


01.24.17

Rep. Schiff Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Children From Predators by Requiring Criminal Background Checks

Washington, DC - Every year, thousands of youth recreation programs are a vulnerable target for child predators who hope to gain access to their next victims under the guise of seeking employment or volunteer opportunities. In as many as 34 states, child-serving organizations do not have reliable access to both state and national FBI fingerprint-based background checks - the gold standard for criminal background checks - because access to the FBI system is often limited, unreasonably time-consum… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Rep. Schiff Will Attend Both Inauguration and Women’s March in DC

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement: "On Friday, I will be attending the Inauguration and on Saturday I will march with constituents who traveled to DC for the Women's March. I want to share my thoughts on these upcoming events, even though I know many of you may disagree with my decision. "This is the first time I've ever truly considered not attending an Inauguration, both because of a foreign adversarial power's role in Donald Trump's elec… Continue Reading


01.03.17

Rep. Adam Schiff Sworn Into Congress for New Term Representing California's 28th Congressional District

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was sworn into Congress for his ninth term to serve California's 28th Congressional District. Schiff also announced that he will continue to serve as Ranking Member of the powerful House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and will be on leave from House Appropriations Committee this term. "As we enter the 115th Congress, our nation remains deeply divided, but over the next two years we have the opportunity - not as Democrats or Repub… Continue Reading


12.02.16

Rep. Schiff Heralds Bipartisan Legislation Passed in House to End Clawback of National Guard Bonuses, Pay Back Servicemembers

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after a measure that included in the National Defense Authorization Act to permanently halt efforts to claw back reenlistment bonuses and benefits paid to California National Guard soldiers a decade ago was passed with broad bipartisan support in the House: "The bipartisan legislation we passed today should give Guard members the confidenc… Continue Reading


11.30.16

Schiff, Feinstein, Boxer Announce Protections for California National Guard Bonuses Included in NDAA

Washington-Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Representative Adam Schiff (all D-Calif.) announced that a measure was included in the National Defense Authorization Act to permanently halt efforts to claw back reenlistment bonuses and benefits paid to California National Guard soldiers a decade ago. This provision mirrors legislation that the members of Congress introduced earlier in this month to require the Pentagon to suspend all collection efforts and establish a streamlined pr… Continue Reading


10.24.16

Rep. Schiff Calls on California National Guard to Halt Efforts to Seek Repayment of Enlistment Bonuses, Is Drafting Legislation

Los Angeles, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) called on the California National Guard and the Pentagon to immediately halt efforts to obtain repayment of enlistment bonuses, student loan payments, and other payments granted incorrectly to members of the California Guard. In a letter to Adjutant General of the California National Guard David Baldwin, Schiff pushed the Guard to immediately halt these efforts saying that "seeking reimbursement for these funds when they were accepted in good fai… Continue Reading


08.26.16

Rep. Schiff Calls on FDA to Address Lack of Competition for Epinephrine in Pharmaceutical Industry

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the regulatory agency to address the recent shocking price increase of the epinephrine medication by the Mylan Corporation. After a meeting with Elizabeth Isabella and her husband Ed, Burbank constituents who are parents to two children susceptible to anaphylaxis, Rep. Schiff witnessed first-hand the burden that this type of drug price increase places on an average American famil… Continue Reading


06.28.16

Rep. Schiff Blasts Republican Benghazi Report

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a Member of the Benghazi Select Committee and Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after Republicans released their partisan report on the tragic attack in Benghazi: "After seven million taxpayer dollars and two years, the Republican Benghazi report fails to alter the core conclusions of the eight other investigations that went before. In an eight hundred page report which attem… Continue Reading


06.27.16

Rep. Schiff Statement On Benghazi Committee Democrats Issuing Report and Releasing Interview Transcripts

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a member of the Benghazi Select Committee and Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after Democrats on the Benghazi Committee issued a 339-page report entitled, "Honoring Courage, Improving Security, and Fighting the Political Exploitation of a Tragedy" and also all of the unclassified interview transcripts in their possession so the American people can read them for themselves: … Continue Reading


06.16.16

Rep. Schiff Calls on Administration to Create Alert System When Those Previously Under Terror Investigation Purchase Weapons

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to President Obama urging the Administration take a small step to help prevent future attacks like the Orlando massacre. Schiff encourages the Administration to consider providing F.B.I. agents with the discretion to place a tag on someone who had been under a terror investigation that would generate a hit when they go to purchase a weapon. Schiff also reiter… Continue Reading


06.14.16

Rep. Schiff and Senator Boxer Introduce Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act in Congress

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) announced they will be introducing the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act. This landmark legislation would add more than 193,000 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 Susannas, the Verdugos and on to the San Gabriel Mountains. In 2008, Congressman Schiff passed the Rim of th… Continue Reading


05.13.16

Rep. Schiff Applauds Governor Brown’s Inclusion of Funds for Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) praised Governor Brown for including $10 million in his revised budget to support the implementation of the Earthquake Early Warning system in California. "I am very pleased by Governor Brown's decision to request $10 million in state funding for the Earthquake Early Warning system, and I look forward to additional details as to how this funding will accelerate the deployment of a robust early warning system. The federal government has provided su… Continue Reading


05.12.16

House Passes Rep. Schiff Amendment to Opioid Legislation to Study Creation of National Database to Prevent “Doctor Shopping”

Washington, DC - This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to help combat the opioid crisis, H.R. 4641, which would create an Interagency Taskforce to update and clarify guidelines for pain management. It would convene the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and … Continue Reading


04.20.16

Rep. Schiff Delivers Open Letter to President Obama on House Floor on the Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution in Congress, spoke on the House Floor and delivered an open letter to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, urging him to recognize the Armenian Genocide in his final year in office in advance of the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The commemoration of the genocide will take place on Sunday, April 24. Watch the speech, or read the text below (as delive… Continue Reading

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