Schiff, Roybal-Allard, Gomez Applaud Significant Funding for Los Angeles River Restoration Project

Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (CA-28), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), and Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) applauded the first significant federal funding for the LA River Restoration Project, which will revitalize more than 700 acres of open space along a broad stretch of the Los Angeles River from Griffith Park to downtown Los Angeles. "The funding announced by the Army Corps of Engineers this week marks an important milestone in the decades-long effort to restore the Los Angeles River to its original natural … Continue Reading


House Passes Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) applauded the landmark, bipartisan passage of The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act, which would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis with 231 Yeas and 183 Nays. Schiff first introduced this legislation in 2017, and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris introduced companion legislation in the Senate. It rece… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces Nominations of Local Students to U.S. Service Academies

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the nomination of seventeen students from the 28th Congressional District to U.S. service academies for the class of 2024. "Each of these students has a stellar resume of accomplishments, participated in a variety of extracurricular activities and sports, and demonstrated academic excellence, which make them outstanding nominees for this great honor," said Rep. Schiff. "This group of students has a commitment to serving our country, and I am proud t… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on GAO Decision that Trump Broke the Law

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead House Manager for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump, issued the following statement: "Today's decision by the Government Accountability Office that President Trump broke the law when he withheld hundreds of millions of dollars of vital military aid to Ukraine demonstrates once again that the President violated his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed as he put his personal and political interests a… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on Being Named Lead House Impeachment Manager

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House Managers for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump: "I am humbled by the responsibility of serving as the lead House Manager in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump, and thank Speaker Pelosi for the trust she has place in me and our team. It is a solemn responsibility and one… 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