Press Releases

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


04.08.16

Rep. Schiff Provides Detailed Map of National Park Service’s Recommendation for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Expansion

On February 16, 2016, the National Park Service released its final recommendation on the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resources Study, which examined the possibility of expanding the boundary of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor, which can be viewed here. This recommendation is not binding and as Rep. Schiff moves forward with drafting legislation to expand the SMMNRA boundary, he is providing a more detailed map for the pub… Continue Reading


04.07.16

Rep. Schiff Announces 2016 Congressional App Challenge Winners

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the winners of the annual congressional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic competition, the Congressional App Challenge, for the 28th Congressional District. The competition aims to foster an early interest and engagement in STEM education and technology by challenging students to develop an application ("app"). Justin Park, from Crescenta Valley High School won first place for his app, Digit, - to help mass-pro… Continue Reading


04.05.16

Nearly 80 Members of Congress Urge Census Bureau to Expand Data Collection by Census Bureau on LGBT Individuals

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), along with 76 other Members of Congress sent a bipartisan to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) urging the Committee to include report language in its Fiscal Year 2017 bill that expresses support for expanded data collection by the Census Bureau on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. In the letter the Members write: "Desp… Continue Reading


04.02.16

Rep. Schiff Statement on Azerbaijan's Military Assault Against Nagorno Karabakh

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "I am deeply disturbed by and condemn this terrible new escalation in Azerbaijan's aggression against Nagorno Karabakh in the form of a significant military assault which killed 18 Armenian soldiers and at least one civilian -- a young boy. That this attack comes just hours after Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev returned from meetings… Continue Reading


03.28.16

Rep. Schiff Announces Annual 2016 Student Art Competition 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 students' artwork from the 28th Congressional District, on Sunday, April 10, 2016. The Congressional Art Competition receives submissions from all across the country. The winner from each Congressional District has their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. This year, 53 students from 22 schools located in the 28th… Continue Reading


03.24.16

Rep. Schiff, Rep. DelBene and 39 Members Urge Increased Funding to Construct Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) were joined by 39 colleagues in Congress - primarily from California, Washington, and Oregon - in sending a letter to the Appropriations Committee urging them to increase federal funding level to $16.1 million in the Fiscal Year 2016 to fully build and maintain an earthquake early warning system on the West Coast. Schiff first secured $5 million in funding for the system in FY15 and Congress increased funding to $8.2 mill… Continue Reading


03.23.16

Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff – Trump and Cruz Comments on Muslims and Torture Appalling, Dangerous to National Security

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "Some of the statements from presidential candidates in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Brussels have been, quite simply, appalling and dangerous to our national security. "Torture is immoral and illegal. It is also a great way to get people to say anything to make the pain stop, and send authorities chasing false leads. Comments … Continue Reading


03.17.16

Rep. Schiff Applauds SeaWorld Decision to Phase Out Orca Captive Breeding Program

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), author of the ORCA Act which would phase out the captivity of orcas so that their display ends with this generation by prohibiting the breeding, the wild capture, and the import or export of orcas for the purposes of public display, released the following statement after SeaWorld's announcement: "SeaWorld's decision to end captive breeding and make no additional wild captures in the future, means that the current generation of captive Orcas in th… Continue Reading


03.07.16

Rep. Schiff Statement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued the following statement: When I announced my opposition to Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) legislation last year, I made it clear that for any trade deal to earn my support, I must be confident that it will address the already historic and growing income inequality in America -- not make matters worse. I have always accepted the premise that expanded trade, if fair, would increase our economic growth. But if that increased prosperity accru… Continue Reading


03.02.16

Reps. Schiff and Brownley to Host Town Halls to Discuss Legislation to Expand and Preserve Rim of the Valley Corridor

Los Angeles, CA - On Tuesday, March 8, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host a town hall event in Los Angeles, and another town hall along with Rep. Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village) in Oak Park on Wednesday, March 9. The town halls will allow constituents, advocates and homeowners to discuss the final report on the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resources Study which examined the possibility of expanding the boundary of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) to include… Continue Reading


02.16.16

Rep. Schiff Applauds Park Service Releasing Final Rim of the Valley Report – Recommends Adding 170,000 Acres to Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area

Washington, DC - Today, the National Park Service (NPS) released its final report on the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resources Study, which examined the possibility of expanding the boundary of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor. The report recommends a significant expansion of the existing recreation area, and has been delivered to Congress and the public. After legislation sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) passed i… Continue Reading


02.11.16

Momentum Builds as Rep. Schiff Announces $8.2 Million for West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System Included in President’s Budget

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that President Obama included $8.2 million for the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system in his Fiscal Year 2017 budget released this week, a significant increase from last year's budget - a $5 million request - and further recognition of the importance of the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System. The Earthquake Early Warning system is being developed by Caltech, UC-Berkeley and the University of Washington in conjunction … Continue Reading


02.02.16

Rep. Schiff Applauds White House Announcement of New Resources and Support for Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), who helped last year to secure $8.2 million in the FY 2016 funding bill specifically designated for a West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System and $5 million the previous year, released the following statement before the start of the White House Earthquake Resilience Summit which he will participate in: "The West Coast is due for another earthquake, and the question is not if, but when, the next big one will hit," said Schiff. "When it does, it… Continue Reading


01.27.16

Schiff and Blumenthal 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) 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


01.15.16

Rep. Schiff Seeks Nominations for 2016 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 the communities of the 28th Congressional District. Rep. Schiff invites nominations from anyone residing in the district, which 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 Hi… Continue Reading


12.22.15

Rep. Schiff Announces Extension of Lautenberg Amendment for Iranian Religious Minorities Fleeing Persecution Included in Omnibus

Washington, D.C. - Congress included a one-year extension of a program to assist Iranian religious minorities fleeing persecution in the FY 2016 omnibus spending bill as the result of a bipartisan effort led by Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Trent Franks (R-AZ). The bill was signed into law by President Obama this week. Commonly referred to as the "Lautenberg Amendment," the provision extends a program established by the State Department and the government of Austria to provide a safe… Continue Reading


12.17.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Announces Major Funding Increase for West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System of $8.2 Million

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank, CA) announced that Congress has included $8.2 million in the FY 2016 funding bill specifically designated for a West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System. The $8.2 million is a substantial increase over what the President requested in his budget and is a great victory for California and the West Coast. Congress included funds allocated for the system in a spending bill for the first time last year at $5 million. The Earthquake Early… Continue Reading


12.07.15

Rep. Schiff Announces Annual Congressional Student STEM Challenge

Burbank, CA -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the start of the annual congressional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic competition, the Congressional App Challenge, for the 28th Congressional District. The competition aims to foster an early interest and engagement in STEM education and technology by 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… Continue Reading


12.03.15

Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on San Bernardino Mass Shooting

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement: "This morning, I was briefed by the FBI on the investigation into the mass shooting in San Bernardino. They are conducting a thorough investigation into the suspects to determine the motive for this attack and whether there is any connection to a terrorist organization or evidence of domestic radicalization. At this point it is too early to… Continue Reading

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