Schiff, Watson Coleman Introduce PrEP Access and Coverage Act

Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) introduced the PrEP Access and Coverage Act to expand access to and insurance coverage of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), the proven HIV prevention drug. The bill would create a grant program to fund uninsured patients' access to this critical medication, and would cover services related to treatment. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the companion legislation in the Senate. "The advent of PrEP, a drug which dramatically re… Continue Reading


House Passes Schiff, Chabot Resolution Highlighting Importance of Press Freedom

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the House of Representatives passed a resolution highlighting the importance of press freedom and condemning attacks against journalists. The bipartisan resolution, introduced by Schiff and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, recognizes threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world, the importance of a free and independent press to the health of democracy, and reaffirms fr… Continue Reading


Schiff Presses Facebook, Google and Twitter for Policies on Deepfakes Ahead of 2020 Election

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, wrote to the chief executive officers of Facebook, Google, and Twitter asking how they plan to address realistic fake videos and images generated using machine learning, often referred to as "deepfakes," and related false content on their platforms ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections. "As we look ahead to the 2020 election, I am gravely concerned the experience of 2016 may have just been the prologue,… Continue Reading


House Passes Schiff Amendment to Broadcast Guantanamo Bay Proceedings

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the House of Representatives passed his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) specifically authorizing military commission judges at Guantanamo Bay to order proceedings to be broadcast via the Internet. Currently, military commission proceedings, including high profile cases against individuals involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, can only be viewed by traveling to Guantanamo Bay or at highly limited closed circuit television s… Continue Reading


House Passes Schiff Amendment to Add Names of “The Lost 74” to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that the House of Representatives has passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) instructing the Department of Defense to add the names of 74 sailors who lost their lives on the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. "The Lost 74 died aboard the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War, and today the House took an important step to ensure their sacrifice is not f… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff on MSNBC's Rachel Maddow Show: If Reports True, General Flynn Should Resign

On Friday, February 10, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) appeared on MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show to discuss the very serious allegations made against General Michael Flynn that he communicated with the Russian Ambassador before Trump took office about U.S. sanctions policy. Schiff also discussed the House Intelligence Committee investigation into Russian hacking.… Continue Reading


Is Moscow meddling in the presidential election? (USA Today)

Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, and state election offices in Arizona and Illinois can be traced to the Russian government itself or hackers sanctioned by it. But the president this week declined to threaten Moscow, or even directly declare it responsible. "We've had problems with cyber-intrusions from Russia in the past, from other countries in the past," Obama said after meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin during the G20 conference in China. But he didn't suggest r… Continue Reading


U.S. investigating potential covert Russian plan to disrupt November elections (Washington Post)

U.S. intelligence and law enforcement agencies are investigating what they see as a broad covert Russian operation in the United States to sow public distrust in the upcoming presidential election and in U.S. political institutions, intelligence and congressional officials said. The aim is to understand the scope and intent of the Russian campaign, which incorporates ­cyber-tools to hack systems used in the political process, enhancing Russia's ability to spread disinformation. The eff… Continue Reading


Key Islamic State official killed in Syria, group says (Los Angeles Times)

Lone wolves and Islamic State's most lethally trained operatives alike heeded his words -- and turned them into bloody deeds. Abu Muhammad Adnani, whose death was announced Tuesday by the extremist group, was a chief architect of its war against the West. He exhorted European-born fighters to commit attacks on home ground rather than joining the fight in Syria and Iraq - and pointed the way for those with no ties to the group to embrace "martyrdom" on its behalf. Adnani was killed while ov… Continue Reading


Climate Change and Its Impact on California Wildfires (Crescenta Valley Weekly)

The summer months in California bring with them a devastating but familiar threat - fire. This season is unfortunately no different as six active fires continue to burn across the state. That number would be even higher were it not for the swift and effective response from firefighters throughout California working to protect people, their homes and our natural resources. With nearly one hundred homes destroyed, in addition to historic landmarks in the area, the Blue Cut Fire was a particular… Continue Reading