Rep. Schiff Statement on Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: "Today marked a new beginning. For a nation that never got to celebrate the new year, this was New Year's day. Listening to President Biden's inaugural address, I couldn't help but feel optimistic about the future, about our nation's endless ability to remake itself, to renew itself, to press on with hope for the future no matter how difficult the past. "And I was struck by how wise a choice the country had made in picking Joe Bi… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge Winners

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the 28th District's winners of the annual Congressional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic competition, the Congressional App Challenge. The competition aims to foster an early interest and engagement in STEM education and technology by challenging students to develop a mobile or web application. Joshua Martinez and William Amran from John Burroughs High School won first place for their app Phone Down, which helps users use th… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Nominates Local Students to U.S. Service Academics

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the nomination of seven students from the 28th Congressional District to U.S. service academies for the class of 2025. "In reviewing each of these students' applications, I was amazed by their strong records of accomplishment in areas ranging from community service to academics to athletics," said Rep. Schiff. "Their demonstrated commitment to make our community a better place, and their dedication to our country make each of them outstanding nomine… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff During Impeachment Debate – “Let Us Say Enough”

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered remarks on the House Floor during the debate over the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Watch the remarks here, or read below: "One week ago, the President incited an insurrection against Congress to prevent the peaceful transition of power. "It was the most dangerous moment for our democracy in a century. "Today, we invoke the remedy the Founders provided for just such a l… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Impeachment

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: "On Wednesday morning, the Vice President and Congress gathered in Joint Session to count the votes of the electors and certify the results as part of the historic process laid out in our Constitution to formalize the results of a presidential election. While we were performing our duties, the President of the United States, in an unconscionable act of sedition and insurrection, incited a violent mob to attack the Capitol. As a re… 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