Press Releases

03.22.18

Schiff Urges FAA to Review Airplane Noise Surrounding Burbank Airport

Washington D.C. - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell, urging the FAA to review the impacts of NextGen air traffic control technology on the community surrounding the Hollywood Burbank Airport. "Airplane noise is not new to the Burbank area, but residents are concerned that NextGen flight path changes may have exacerbated the problem," Rep. Schiff said. "I'm asking for an authoritative study from the FAA to d… Continue Reading


03.19.18

Reps. Schiff, Roybal-Allard, Gomez and 10 L.A. Congressional Members Urge Funding for Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), and Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) were joined by 10 colleagues from the Los Angeles Area Congressional Delegation in sending a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide at least $121 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fiscal Year 2019 for preconstruction engineering and design projects across the nation, including one related to the Los Angeles River. "The City of Los Angeles has … Continue Reading


03.16.18

Reps. Schiff, DelBene, DeFazio and 44 Colleagues Urge Increased Funding to Build Out Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) were joined by 44 Members of Congress - primarily from California, Washington, and Oregon - in sending a letter to the Appropriations Committee urging them to increase the federal funding level to $16.1 million in the Fiscal Year 2019 to fully build out and maintain an earthquake early warning system on the West Coast. A limited earthquake early warning system developed by Caltech, UC Berkeley, Unive… Continue Reading


03.09.18

Rep. Schiff Submits Statement to Congressional Record Honoring Victims of Sumgait Pogrom

Washington, DC - Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Vice-Chair of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, submitted a statement to the Congressional Record honoring the lives of those lost in the pogrom thirty years ago. Schiff's full statement is below: "Mr. Speaker, I rise to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the pogrom against the Armenian residents of the town of Sumgait, Azerbaijan. On February 27 1988, and for three days following, Azerbaijani mobs assaulted and killed Armenians. The v… Continue Reading


02.27.18

Bipartisan Schiff, Bilirakis “Heart Futures Reauthorization Act” Passes House

Washington D.C. - Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act, introduced by Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), which supports critical research, education and awareness for congenital heart disease (CHD). CHD is the most common birth defect and the leading cause of infant mortality. This bill raises awareness of the continuing impact congenital heart defects have throughout patients' lifespans, promotes more research… Continue Reading


01.29.18

Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus Statement of Support for Pakistani Radio Mashaal

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Freedom of the Press Caucus, released the following statement: "As co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, we are deeply concerned by the recent decision of Pakistan's Ministry of Interior to shut down Radio Mashaal, a public service broadcaster that provides alternatives to extremist propaganda in tribal regions along the Afghan border. "Radio Mashaal's correspondents provi… Continue Reading


01.22.18

Schiff Urges U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Stop Using Roundup in the Los Angeles River

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) sent a letter to Colonel Kirk E. Gibbs urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to end the use of glyphosate (Roundup) as part of its Los Angeles District vegetation management plan in the Los Angeles River. "Over the past year I have heard from numerous constituents and community organizations with concerns over public safety given the USACE's use of glyphosate in the Los Angeles River," Schiff wrote in the letter. "Local and state ag… Continue Reading


01.18.18

Rep. Schiff Statement on FEMA Individual Assistance for California Wildfires

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), released the following statement regarding FEMA's decision to grant individual assistance for the California wildfires: "FEMA recently announced that individual assistance is now available for residents in Los Angeles County who were affected by the wildfires in December and the mudslides in January," Rep. Schiff said. "This is a most welcome step by the Administration. "In addition, loans are available for businesses and homeowners throug… Continue Reading


12.21.17

Freedom of Press Caucus Urges Secretary Tillerson to Pressure Burma to Release Two Reuters Journalists

Washington, D.C. - Reps. Adam Schiff (CA-28) and Steve Chabot (OH-01), today along with six other colleagues from the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson requesting that the State Department urge Burma to drop all charges and immediately release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who could face up to 14 years in prison for their investigative journalism. Their reporting has extensively focused on the Rakhine State's refuge… Continue Reading


12.04.17

Freedom of the Press Caucus Condemns Russia’s Designation of Foreign Media as “Foreign Agents”

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Freedom of the Press Caucus, released the following statement: "President Putin has signed legislation that would empower the government to designate foreign media organizations as 'foreign agents' and place even more restrictions on them. This law further threatens what little remains of free and independent journalism in Russia. Having systematically suppressed the independent press through attacks a… Continue Reading


12.01.17

Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Flynn Plea

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "The significance of today's plea deal by former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, in which he pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the Special Counsel, cannot be overstated. The Statement of the Offense included important new details, including that Flynn was directed by a senior transition official to contact Russian offic… Continue Reading


10.31.17

Thirty-Four Members of Congress Urge Administration to Support Robust Funding for Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, D.C. - Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (CA-28), Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Peter DeFazio (OR-04), along with 31 Members of Congress, wrote a letter to the Office of Management and Budget Director, Mick Mulvaney, strongly urging the Trump Administration to include funding in the Fiscal Year 2019 Budget for the continued development and operation of the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System (EEW). "To follow through on the funding made by the federal government, as well as growi… Continue Reading


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

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