Schiff, Khanna Send Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Inclusion of Mask-Related Provisions in Upcoming COVID-19 Legislation

Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership asking for the inclusion of mask-related provisions in an upcoming health and economic legislative package responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the letter calls on Congress to provide for the mass distribution of free facial coverings to all Americans, funding for a Public Service Announcement campaign encouraging mask usage, and research into mask efficacy and optimal design. "As sta… Continue Reading


Schiff Secures Funding for Major Priorities in House Appropriations Bill

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released a statement in response to House passage of an appropriations bill with funding for Schiff priorities including the early earthquake warning system, rental assistance and affordable housing, space exploration, earth science research, and next steps for a "cap park" across Highway 101 in Hollywood. "The House has prioritized critical investments to make life better and safer for Americans at home, and to increase our understanding of our planet and th… Continue Reading


Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Send Letter to Library of Congress Urging Historically Accurate Characterization of Armenian Genocide

Today, the Co-Chairs of the Armenian Caucus, Reps. Adam Schiff (CA-28), Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Gus Bilirakis (FL-14), sent a letter to Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, urging the Library of Congress to reconsider its decision to decline changing the subject heading for the Armenian Genocide from "Armenian massacres, 1915-1923" to "Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923" and to standardize the use of the term, "Armenian Genocide" across other Library products and… Continue Reading


House Passes Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act and Frank E. Evans Act in Bipartisan NDAA

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) applauded the passage of The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act and The Frank E. Evans Act, as amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Both amendments passed with bipartisan support. The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). Schiff first introduced this legislation in 2017, and Senators Dianne… Continue Reading


Schiff, Chu Introduce Legislation to Ensure Unemployment Relief For Independent Workers With Mixed Income Types

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) introduced the Mixed Earner Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act to ensure that workers who earn a mix of traditional (W-2) and independent (e.g. 1099) employment income are able to fully access the unemployment assistance provided in the CARES Act. "For many workers, the relief provided by the CARES Act is making a crucial difference in helping make ends meet during this unprecedented period of disruption. Yet due to the nature… 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