Press Releases

01.07.15

Rep. Schiff Statement on Attack Against Charlie Hebdo in France

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and chair of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, released the following statement: "Today's murderous assault on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris has left a dozen people dead and touched off a manhunt for the terrorists, who escaped in a car and are still at large. I join with the French people in mourning their dead and hope for the quick capture of the murderers who perpetrated … Continue Reading


01.06.15

Rep. 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 eighth term to serve California's 28th Congressional District. Schiff also announced that he will continue to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. "Over the next two years, we have the opportunity - both Democrats and Republicans - to work together to accomplish some much-needed goals," said Schiff. "We need to modernize our nation's crumblin… Continue Reading


12.19.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on Sony Hacking

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement: "The North Korean government's outrageous act of cyberterrorism against Sony demands a forceful response and I hope that President Obama will ensure that Kim Jong Un and his regime are held to account for an act of economic and political aggression against the United States. I applaud the work of the Intelligence Community and the FBI for their work in tracing … Continue Reading


12.15.14

Senator Feinstein and Congressman Schiff Announce Major Federal Funding for West Coast Early Warning System

Pasadena, CA - Today, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that Congress has included $5 million in FY 2015 funding bill, also known as the CROmnibus, for a West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System, the first time Congress has ever provided funding specifically for the 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 … Continue Reading


12.10.14

Congress Significantly Ups Funding For Planetary Science in Omnibus Appropriations Package Set to Pass This Week

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations package, also known as the CRomnibus, significantly upped funding for planetary science programs, as well as supporting the full range of NASA priorities in both robotic and human spaceflight. Not only will Cassini, Curiosity and other existing missions be funded through next year, but the Mars 2020 rover and a Europa mission are set on a course that should result in a sample caching mission to Mar… Continue Reading


12.09.14

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on Release of the Interrogation and Detention Report

Washington, DC Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement following Senator Dianne Feinstein's declassification and release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's executive summary of the interrogation and detention report: "Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its long awaited report on the use of enhanced interrogation procedures by the CIA during the last decade - it was important that they do so. Am… Continue Reading


12.04.14

Defense Authorization Bill Urges Pentagon and Secretary Hagel to Put Names of "Lost 74" on Vietnam Wall

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that a provision urging the Pentagon and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to add the names of 74 sailors lost on the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War to the Vietnam Wall was included in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed in the House of Representatives today and is expected to be voted on in the Senate next week. A similar amendment was passed by the House in their version of the annual defense autho… Continue Reading


12.01.14

Rep. Schiff Heralds President Obama Decision to Fund Body Cameras

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former federal prosecutor who recently urged the Department of Justice to help fund local police departments' purchase of small body-worn cameras in order to increase transparency, decrease tensions between police and community members, and create a record of events, released the following statement after President Obama announced the Administration would provide $75 million in funding for this program: "The President's announcement that he wil… Continue Reading


11.25.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on Extension of Negotiations with Iran

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement: "Yesterday's announcement that no agreement had been reached between the P5+1 and Iran on a permanent deal to dismantle Iran's nuclear program came as little surprise, but the failure to arrive at even a framework for a final agreement casts serious doubt on whether Iran is ready to make the kind of concess… Continue Reading


11.14.14

Metrolink Releases Health Risk Assessment of Taylor Yards Emissions Affecting Elysian Valley and Cypress Park Residents

Los Angeles, CA - Today, Metrolink released their long-awaited report on a health risk assessment of their Taylor Yards facility in the Elysian Valley. For years, residents have expressed concern about the impact of Metrolink trains on their health, given that the trains idle for long periods of time in the yard emitting Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM). According to the EPA, DPM, even in small exposures, can cause eye, nose, throat and lung irritation, as well as cause nausea and exacerbate ast… Continue Reading


11.07.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on Decision to Delay ISIS Authorization Vote Until 2015

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and author of legislation providing a limited and narrow authorization for use of military force against ISIL, released the following statement following the bipartisan lunch at the White House in which it was reported that Speaker Boehner said that Congress should not vote on authorization during the lame duck session, and instead wait until the new Congressional session in 2015: "Congress should neve… Continue Reading


11.05.14

Rep. Schiff Calls for Debate and Vote on ISIS War Authorization During Lame Duck in Letter to Speaker Boehner

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and author of legislation providing a limited and narrow authorization for use of military force against ISIL, sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner calling on him to schedule a debate and vote on a new war authorization against ISIS during the lame duck session after the midterm election. During his press conference today, President Obama called for Congress to approve a new authorization… Continue Reading


10.28.14

Schiff, Feinstein and Boxer Urge White House to Fully Fund Earthquake Early Warning System

Burbank, CA - This week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), along with Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), urged President Obama and the White House's Office of Management and Budget, to provide the highest possible funding level for earthquake hazards programs in their 2015 budget request - most specifically, additional funding for an earthquake early warning system being developed by scientists in Southern California and along the West Coast. Over the past several years, som… Continue Reading


10.15.14

Rep. Schiff Announces White House Will Display Armenian Orphan Rug in November

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the White House will be displaying the Armenian Orphan Rug, also known as the Ghazir Rug, as part of an exhibit at the White House Visitors Center. The exhibit - entitled "Thank you to the United States: Three Gifts to Presidents in Gratitude for American Generosity Abroad" - will showcase the Ghazir rug, as well as the Sèvres vase, given to President Herbert Hoover in appreciation for feeding children in post-World War I Fra… Continue Reading


09.23.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on U.S. Military Strikes Against ISIL and Khorasan Group in Syria

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after the President ordered strikes against ISIL and the Khorasan group in Syria last night: "Last night's airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria represent a significant expansion of the Administration's efforts to degrade and ultimately defeat this new terrorist 'state.' The participation of Arab forces is especially important, not only to… Continue Reading


09.22.14

Rep. Schiff Hails FAA Decision to Institute a Comprehensive Complaint System for Helicopter Noise Across Los Angeles County

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) applauded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) announcement that they would take an important role in helping to stem disruptive helicopter noise plaguing residents across Los Angeles County. The FAA indicated over the weekend that they would establish a comprehensive complaint system for helicopter noise operations - the first step necessary to gather data about the extent of the problem and remedies, identify problem helicopter operato… Continue Reading


09.19.14

Rep. Schiff and 29 Members Urge Department of Justice to Fund Body-Worn Cameras for Local Police Departments

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and 29 Members sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to help fund local police departments' purchase of small body-worn cameras in order to increase transparency, decrease tensions between police and community members, and create a record of events. Schiff, who is a member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee and former Assistant U.S. Attorney, stated: "As the investigation into … Continue Reading


09.17.14

Rep. Adam Schiff Votes For The Plan to Arm the Moderate Syrian Opposition Forces

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Intelligence Committee and author of legislation providing a limited and narrow authorization for use of military force against ISIL, voted for the President's funding request to train and equip the moderate Syrian opposition forces. He spoke earlier on the House Floor about the decision to support the resolution, and released this statement after the vote: "This afternoon I cast my vote to approve the President's fund… Continue Reading


09.15.14

Rep. Schiff Introduces Authorization for Use of Military Force Against ISIL, Sunsetting After 18 Months

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Intelligence Committee, introduced an authorization for use of military force against ISIL, meeting Congress' constitutional imperative in declaring war. First, the authorization would give temporary, tailored authority for the combat ongoing against ISIL in Iraq, and for strikes against ISIL targets in Syria. And second, the measure would harmonize the legal authorities under which the President is authorized to take … Continue Reading


09.11.14

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on President's Address Tonight on ISIS and Syria

Washington, DC -Tonight, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after the President addressed the nation about his strategy to degrade and destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria: "President Obama made a solid case for American action, in concert with our allies and regional partners, to degrade and destroy ISIL. He set out the threat that ISIL poses to the United States, what it will take to meet that threat and the outline of our strate… Continue Reading

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