Schiff Announces Inclusion of $20 Million for Local Priorities in Transportation and Infrastructure Investment Legislation

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the inclusion of nearly $20 million for local priorities in a transportation and infrastructure package, the INVEST in America Act, introduced this week. The investments would be shared across seven projects from Glendale to West Hollywood and resulted from Schiff's advocacy to ensure Los Angeles transportation and infrastructure saw significant funding support in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure legislation. "… Continue Reading


Schiff, Chabot Statement on American Journalists Detained in Burma

Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, issued the following statement: "It is unconscionable that the Burmese military continues to detain Danny Fenster without access to United States legal representation and in a notoriously brutal compound known for holding political prisoners. His arrest is an intolerable assault against a free and fair press and must elicit a firm response from all those who supp… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on the Senate January 6 Commission Vote

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after Republicans in the Senate failed to support a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: "The decision by Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to attempt to bury the truth and hide their complicity, along with that of Donald Trump, in the January 6 assault is the height of cowardice and callousness. "Democrats worked across th… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on Recent Attacks Against Press Freedoms

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, issued the following statement on the detainment of Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich and jailing of Uzbek journalist Otabek Sattoriy: "A free and independent press is essential for a free society, and the past week has provided additional and disturbing examples of the lengths to which some will go to silence individual journalists. On Sun… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on January 6 Commission Vote

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement on the passage of the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act: "The January 6 insurrection was a brutal assault on our Capitol and our democracy. To prevent another such act of domestic terrorism, we need to fully understand and thoroughly account for that day. While a commission is the bare minimum in our efforts to u… 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