Schiff Statement on Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement: "I join the Jewish community, my community, in expressing my horror at the mass murder at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, my condolences, and my gratitude to those who responded. We pray for the full recovery of those injured and for solace for the families of those who were lost. "America is a great and beautiful country filled with magnificent people. Many of the ge… Continue Reading


Schiff and Kennedy Place Friendly Wager on Dodgers-Red Sox World Series — Sushi vs. Shellfish

As the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox prepare to face-off at Fenway Park in Boston tonight, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) today announced that they placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the series. The winner of the bet, along with the staff of both offices, will be treated to a seafood dinner from the loser's state: sushi from California or shellfish from Massachusetts. Schiff represents the areas bordering Dodger Stadium, while Kennedy represents the areas sur… Continue Reading


Schiff-Chabot Joint Statement on the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

Today, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Co-Chairs of the Freedom of the Press Caucus, released the following statement on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a renowned journalist who has been a critic of the Saudi regime: "The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is deeply concerning, and the reports that he was murdered are outrageous. If Mr. Khashoggi is indeed dead, and all evidence points to his death inside the Saudi consulate, this wil… Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces See the Board Act

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) introduced the See the Board Act, a bill to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants available for entities that provide vision services for students in underserved communities to purchase portable or mobile optometry equipment and to pay for operational costs, including direct health care or service delivery costs. "Thousands of kids across the nation need glasses, but because they have never received an eye exam, they struggle th… Continue Reading


Schiff, Murphy and Curbelo Request DNI Assess National Security Threats of “Deep Fakes”

Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats asking the Intelligence Community (IC) to assess the national security threats posed by "deep fake" technology. Deep fakes are realistic digital forgeries of videos, images, or audio created with cutting-edge machine learning techniques. They could be used by malicious actors to falsely portray people saying or doing things that never happe… 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