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11.01.2019

Schiff, Schumer Send Letter to DOJ on Failure to Implement Legislation to Protect Children and Vulnerable Populations

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding the Department of Justice's (DOJ) failure to implement the Child Protection Improvements Act (CPIA), by the March 2019 deadline required by law. "We are troubled by the delay, and the fact that the Department has missed the date mandated by CPIA to begin operation of this program by an egregious eight months. It is imperative that a public comme… Continue Reading

10.29.2019

Rep. Schiff Applauds Passage of Resolution to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Vice Chair of the Armenian-American Caucus, offered a statement in response to the passage of H.Res. 296, a resolution to recognize and commemorate the Armenian Genocide: "Today, the House decisively voted to commemorate the Armenian Genocide. In so doing, the House declared that it will no longer be party to the cause of genocide denial. This is a vote I have fought for 19 years to make possible, and one that tens of thousands of my Armenian American constituent… Continue Reading

10.29.2019

Rep. Schiff Floor Speech on Resolution to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Vice Chair of the Armenian-American Caucus, spoke on the House Floor in support of H.Res. 296, a resolution he introduced with Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) to recognize and commemorate the Armenian Genocide. "We cannot pick and choose which crimes against humanity are convenient to speak about," Rep. Schiff said. "We cannot cloak our support for human rights in euphemisms. We cannot be cowed into silence by a foreign power." Rep. Schiff's full remarks as prepared f… Continue Reading

10.24.2019

Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Applauds Vote to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Today, the leadership of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), released the following statement regarding the announcement that H.Res. 296, Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide, has been scheduled for a floor vote next week. "As the leadership of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, we are very pleased that H.Res. 296, a reso… Continue Reading

10.24.2019

Schiff Applauds House Floor Vote to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement regarding the announcement that H.Res. 296, Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide, has been scheduled for a floor vote next week. "Next week, the House will vote on H.Res. 296, the Armenian Genocide Resolution. This is a moment that has been years in the making, and I'm grateful for the tireless advocacy of so many who insisted that the United States must never be a party to genocide denial. In my years o… Continue Reading

02.11.2017

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

09.07.2016

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

09.05.2016

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

08.30.2016

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

08.26.2016

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