Press Releases

04.20.15

Rep. Schiff Announces Annual Art Competition for High School Students with Online Voting for “People’s Choice” Winner

Washington, DC - 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 28th Congressional District, on Sunday, April 26, 2015. 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. In addition, for the last few years, Rep. … Continue Reading


04.14.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Reacts to Release of National Park Service Rim of the Valley Draft Report

Schiff Will Host Town Hall To Discuss Draft Report on April 27 in La Cañada Flintridge Washington, DC - Today, the National Park Service (NPS) released its draft report on the Rim of the Valley Study, which examined the possibility of expanding the boundary of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) to include the Rim of the Valley. The draft report recommends a significant expansion of the existing recreation area and now awaits public comment. After legislation spons… Continue Reading


04.02.15

Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Iran Negotiations

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement: "While important details still need to be worked out, the framework agreement between Iran and the P5+1 indicates that a negotiated resolution of Iran's nuclear program may be possible. While I reserve judgment on whether a final deal will materialize or would enjoy my support, enough progress has been made to warrant the additional time … Continue Reading


04.01.15

Rep. Schiff to Read Names of Some of the 1.5 Million Armenians Lost in the Genocide, During Special Order Hour on House Floor

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that on April 22nd, for an entire hour on the House Floor, he will read the names of a small fraction of the 1.5 million people killed during the Armenian Genocide. Congressman Schiff invites the descendants of Genocide victims -- in his district and around the nation -- to submit the names of family members who were killed for inclusion in his speech and in the Congressional Record. "In a single hour, I will only be able to read the nam… Continue Reading


04.01.15

Schiff, Feinstein, Boxer Applaud FAA Helicopter Noise Complaint System, Urge Further Action to Provide Relief to Homeowners

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) applauded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for launching a dedicated helicopter noise complaint system for the Los Angeles County. This system will allow Los Angeles residents to call a local telephone number to file a complaint, as well as submit a noise complaint on a website dedicated to Los Angeles helicopter noise. Feinstein and Schiff, with the support of Los Angeles … Continue Reading


03.26.15

Rep. Schiff Statement on Need for New ISIS AUMF – "No Further Excuse for Delay"

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) and author of legislation providing a limited and narrow authorization for use of military force against ISIL, released the following statement today after the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on the need for a new ISIS AUMF: "For months, many Members of Congress clamored for President Obama to take the first step and send a draft AUMF up to the Hill -… Continue Reading


03.24.15

Building on Last Year's Success, More Than Thirty Members of Congress Call for $16.1 Million in Funding for West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and thirty-five Members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington wrote to the House Appropriations Committee urging them to fully fund an Earthquake Early Warning system. A limited system developed by Caltech, UC-Berkeley and University of Washington, in conjunction with the United State Geological Survey (USGS), has already been deployed and has proven that the early warning technology is sound. Schiff's letter requests additional … Continue Reading


03.23.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Honors 2015 Women of the Year

Los Angeles, CA- On Friday, March 20, at a luncheon in Echo Park, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored a group of inspiring women from communities in the 28th Congressional District -West Hollywood, Burbank, Pasadena, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Los Feliz, Sunland Tujunga (no hyphen), Glendale, Atwater Village, La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta. This recognition is made each year during Women's History Month. "It was wonderful to meet with this group of remarkable women, … Continue Reading


03.18.15

Over Forty House Members Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Robert Dold (R-IL), Adam Schiff (D-CA), David Valadao (R-CA), and Frank Pallone (D-NJ), along with 40 other Members of the House of Representatives introduced the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution. This bipartisan resolution calls upon the President to work toward equitable, constructive, and durable Armenian-Turkish relations based upon the Republic of Turkey's full acknowledgement of the facts and ongoing consequences of the Armenian Genocide. The r… Continue Reading


03.03.15

Rep. Schiff Statement on Speech by Prime Minister Netanyahu to Congress

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "This morning, Prime Minister Netanyahu laid out the concerns held by many Israelis about a possible agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. Given the behavior of the Iranian regime and its threats to wipe Israel off the map, these concerns deserve our serious consideration. We must approach negotiations with Iran with our eyes wide … Continue Reading


03.02.15

Rep. Schiff Statement on Attending Netanyahu Address Tomorrow

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "I plan on attending the speech by Prime Minister Netanyahu, but not without serious reservations. Speaker Boehner should never have extended the invitation in the manner that he did - without consulting the White House - or at the time that he did, in the middle of an Israeli election. I also do not believe that the House Floor should b… Continue Reading


02.13.15

Over 90 Bipartisan Members of Congress Introduce "Vaccines Save Lives" House Resolution

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Charlie Dent (R-PA), Thomas Marino (R-PA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the bipartisan "Vaccines Save Lives" House Resolution with over 90 other Members of Congress. In the wake of the latest outbreak of measles in the United States, there has been a debate in the country over the safety of vaccines and whether parents should get their children vaccinated. The resolution is intended to highlight the public and global health achievements of v… Continue Reading


02.11.15

Rep. Schiff Statement on President Sending Draft Authorization to Hill

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) and author of legislation providing a limited and narrow authorization for use of military force against ISIL, released the following statement: "The Administration's engagement with Congress on a new authorization for use of military force against ISIL has been enormously beneficial and should jumpstart Congressional action. With the receipt of specific language fr… Continue Reading


02.04.15

Feinstein, Schiff Announce Major New Funding for West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System in President's Budget

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that President Obama had included $5 million for the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system in his Fiscal Year 2016 budget released this week. This is the first time that the President has requested a specific funding amount in his budget, thereby recognizing the importance of the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System. The Earthquake Early Warning system is being developed by Caltech,… Continue Reading


01.28.15

Rep. Schiff Announces Staffing Changes in Personal Office and Hires at House Intelligence Committee

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced staffing changes in his personal office and new hires for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). Michael Bahar will join the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as staff director, and Timothy Bergreen will join as deputy staff director. Replacing Bergreen as Chief of Staff in the Congressman's personal office is Jeff Lowenstein, who currently serves as Legislative Director and Deputy Chief of Staff. Pa… Continue Reading


01.28.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Introducing Narrowly-Tailored Authorization for Use of Military Force Against ISIL

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), announced he is introducing a narrowly-tailored authorization for use of military force against ISIL. The bill, similar to one he introduced last year, is designed to give the President authority to carry on the military campaign he began almost six months ago and provides Congress an opportunity to debate and vote on the war against ISIL in Iraq and Syria, a goal … Continue Reading


01.26.15

Rep. Schiff Announces 2015 Nominations to U.S. Service Academies

Burbank, CA -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that he has nominated eleven students from the 28th Congressional District to U.S. service academies for the class of 2019. Four of the five United States service academies require a Congressional nomination in order to receive an appointment. "Each one of these students has compiled an outstanding resume of accomplishments, excelled in extracurricular activities and sports, and demonstrated excellence in academics," said Rep. Schiff. … Continue Reading


01.21.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on President's State of the Union Address

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), released the following statement in reaction to the President's State of the Union address this evening before Congress: "Tonight, the President laid out his vision for an improved economy and help for the middle class. While our economy is far better than it was in the midst of the Great Recession, we still have a long way to go - and by addressing wage stagnatio… Continue Reading


01.15.15

Rep. Adam Schiff – High Speed Rail Should Not Run Through Angeles National Forest

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) expressed opposition to the California High-Speed Rail (HSR) Authority's plan to study running the high-speed rail through the Angeles National Forest. The original route from Palmdale to Burbank proposed by the Authority bypassed the Angeles National Forest altogether and ran alongside California State Route 14. This is strongly preferable to the new proposal to tunnel through the forest, which wasn't even under consideration prior to this su… Continue Reading


01.08.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Tapped as Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was named by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi as the new Ranking Member, or top Democrat, of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). The Committee oversees the activities of the Intelligence Community. "I feel very honored to have been named as Ranking Member of the Intelligence Committee and I am deeply grateful for the trust placed in me by Leader Pelosi and the Democratic Caucus. The Committee has one of the most important a… Continue Reading

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