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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


Schiff-Wilson Bill Restricting Tourist Travel to North Korea Passes Committee

Washington, DC - Today, the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific marked up and reported the North Korea Travel Control Act (H.R. 2372), introduced by Rep. Schiff and Rep. Joe Wilson (R-SC), to the full committee. This bill would instruct the Secretary of State to restrict the use of U.S. passports for travel to North Korea when the primary purpose is tourism, and require all travelers to notify the State Department of their travel and seek prior approval. This latest action… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff on Trump’s Transgender Military Ban: "Ugly and Wrong"

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Vice Chair of the LGBT Equality Caucus, released the following statement: "In February, President Trump made an unequivocal promise to the LGBT community to maintain existing federal non-discrimination protections. With his announcement this morning, Trump has reneged on his promise to the American people by disallowing transgender people to serve 'in any capacity' in the U.S. military. Simply put, Trump's anti-transgender pronouncement is u… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Reported Implementation of Travel Restrictions to North Korea by State Department

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the sponsor of the bipartisan North Korea Travel Control Act released the following statement: "I am pleased it appears the State Department will be implementing travel restrictions prohibiting US citizens from using their passports to visit North Korea. After the horrific treatment of Otto Warmbier, only the latest American detained by the regime, limiting US travel is unfortunately sensible and necessary. I introduced the bipartisan North Korea… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and increase regulation of campaign contributions and spending. In 2010, the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision struck down decades of restrictions on corporate campaign spending and allowed corporations to spend unlimited funds to run campaign advertisements. "The Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United overturned decades of legal precedent," Schiff said. "The regulator… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Sends Letter of Concern to U.S. Forest Service over Contract Changes to Firefighting Helicopters

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), sent a letter to U.S. Forest Service Chief Tom Tidwell expressing concern over the decision by the Forest Service to change six Type 1 firefighting helicopters from "exclusive use" contracts to "call when needed" contracts, including a helicopter based in Lancaster, CA. "As we enter peak fire season in Southern California, I would like to know the implications of this decision on readiness and speed of response in the event of a fire, since … Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Reintroduces Legislation to Reform Residential Treatment Programs Nationwide

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) reintroduced the Stop Child Abuse in Residential Programs for Teens Act (SCARPTA), a bill to hold residential treatment programs accountable to a set of minimum health and safety standards, including strong anti-discrimination protections for LBGT youth and youth with mental illness. The bill will also crack down on offenders who attempt to move abusive facilities across state lines by requiring all states to improve their licensing and oversight p… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Sends Letter Urging Department of Education to Continue Grant Preference for Promise Zones

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), sent a letter to Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos urging the Department to continue giving competitive preference priority to Promise Zone communities in the Fiscal Year 2017 (FY17) Promise Neighborhood competition, and other Department of Education programs where preference for Promise Zones is given. "Thanks to its Promise Zone designation, the Los Angeles Promise Zone has been able to invest $290 million in federal funding fr… Continue Reading


Schiff-Wilson Bill Restricting Tourist Travel to North Korea Will Move Forward in House

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Joe Wilson (R-SC) announced that they had received a commitment from House Foreign Affairs Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) to mark up their bipartisan North Korea Travel Control Act, which would require the Treasury Department to issue regulations requiring a license for travel to, from, and within North Korea by American citizens, and ban tourist travel by Americans. This new action in the House comes after Otto Warmbier, a college student who was i… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff, Colleagues Send Letter to State Senate Urging Passage of Bill Divesting Public Pensions from Turkish Government

Washington, DC - This week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and nine of his Congressional colleagues from California sent a letter to California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin De León in support of California Assembly Bill 1597, which would divest California's public pension funds from investment vehicles that are owned, controlled, or managed by the Turkish government. "California has acted in the past to prohibit new investments by its pension funds in sectors that are inimical … Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Speaks Against Violent Assault on Peaceful Protestors by Erdogan’s Thugs

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) spoke on the House floor about the full-fledged assault by professional thugs against peaceful protestors outside the Turkish Ambassador's residence last month in Northwest Washington, DC. "We will not allow Turkey to beat innocent protestors on the streets of our nation's capital," Rep. Schiff said. "We will continue to pursue justice, and to make clear that America will always stand up for the right of peaceful and free expression." The pr… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces Appointment of Local Students to U.S. Service Academies

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that eight students from California's 28th District have been appointed to the U.S. Service Academies Class of 2021. This is the highest ever number of students to receive appointments from Schiff's district. The eight impressive appointees come from a diverse set of backgrounds and include five women and three men. "Each student appointed to a Service Academy this year demonstrated excellence in academics and extracurricular activiti… Continue Reading


Reps. Schiff, DeFazio, DelBene Send Letter to POTUS Criticizing Elimination of West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System

Pasadena, CA - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) sent a letter to President Trump expressing grave concern that the White House eliminated funding for the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system in its Fiscal Year 2018 budget request. "Thanks to federal funding and a sizeable contribution from the state of California last year, the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system is on track to be available to the public on a limited basis next year," t… Continue Reading


Schiff, Wilson Introduce Bipartisan North Korea Travel Control Act

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, Congressmen Adam Schiff (CA-28) and Joe Wilson (SC-02) introduced the bipartisan North Korea Travel Control Act, which would require the Treasury Department to issue regulations requiring a license for transactions related to travel to, from, and within North Korea by American citizens. It also provides that no licenses may be issued for tourist travel. "In recent years, there has been an increase in tourist travel to the DPRK by citizens of Western countries, including… Continue Reading


Schiff, Bishop Praise House Passage of Bipartisan Child Protection Improvements Act

WASHINGTON D.C. - On Monday evening, Congressmen Adam Schiff (CA-28) Mike Bishop's (MI-08) bipartisan Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017 (CPIA), H.R. 695, passed the House by voice vote. CPIA ensures youth-serving organizations in every state can access FBI background checks for prospective staff and volunteers. "When parents send their children to after-school programs, sports camps, or for mentoring, they should be able to trust that their children are in good hands," Rep. Schiff said.… Continue Reading


Reps. Schiff and Marino Introduce Bipartisan Vaccines Save Lives Resolution

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) introduced the bipartisan Vaccines Save Lives resolution (H. Res. 327), recognizing the importance of vaccines and immunizations in the United States. The resolution sends a message of unequivocal Congressional support for vaccines and urges parents, in consultation with their health care provider, to follow scientific evidence and the consensus of medical experts in favor of timely vaccination for the well-being of thei… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces Winners of the Congressional Art Competition

BURBANK, CA - Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) hosted the annual 28th District Congressional Art Competition and Forum at Van De Kamp Hall in Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge. During the exhibit, attended by more than 200 students, teachers and parents, Schiff announced that Mimi Suh's mixed media piece "Building Blocks" had won first place and will be included in the nationwide Congressional Arts Competition: An Artistic Discovery, in Washington, D.C. Her artwork will be d… Continue Reading


Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on Passage of TrumpCare

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after voting no on the American Health Care Act, which would dismantle the Affordable Care Act: "Today I voted no on the American Health Care Act, or TrumpCare. This ill-considered bill would reduce the number of insured Americans by at least 24 million, eliminate essential health benefits, increase costs for older Americans and women, and deny care for countless Americans with a preexisting condition. And all of … Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Introduces Authorization for Use of Military Force Against ISIS, al Qaeda and the Taliban – “Congress Must Debate and Vote on Any New War”

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS, al Qaeda, and the Taliban. He was joined by nine of his Democratic colleagues. The Authorization introduced by Rep. Schiff would sunset the 2001 AUMF and 2002 AUMF immediately and replace them with a single authorization for the use of force against al-Qaeda, ISIS and the Taliban. The resolution… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces Annual 2017 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 Thursday, May 11, 2017. 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, 54 students from 24 schools located in the 28th… Continue Reading

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