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03.13.2019

Schiff, Feinstein, Harris Introduce Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-CA) announced the introduction of the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act. This landmark legislation would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). The Rim of the Valley stretches from the Simi Hills and Santa Susanas to the Verdugos and on to the San Gabriel Mountains. "The Rim of the Valley is the critical bri… Continue Reading

03.07.2019

Schiff Receives Official Responses from Google, Facebook Regarding Anti-Vaccine Misinformation

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released written responses he received from Google and Facebook regarding addressing anti-vaccine misinformation on their respective platforms. "We have put a lot of effort into curbing misinformation in our products - from better Search ranking algorithms, to improving our ability to surface authoritative content, to tougher policies against monetization of harmful or dangerous content. Under YouTube's Advertiser-Friendly Content Guidelines, we are and have been … Continue Reading

03.07.2019

Schiff Introduces Legislation to Prevent Abuse of Presidential Pardons

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act, legislation to prevent this President or any other from abusing the pardon power for their own personal benefit or to obstruct justice. The legislation would require that if the President pardons someone in connection with an investigation in which the President or one of his family members is a target, subject, or witness, the evidence against the recipient of the pardon would be provided to Congress by the Depart… Continue Reading

03.05.2019

Reps. Schiff, Burgess Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Recognizing the Importance of Vaccines

Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Michael Burgess, MD, (R-TX) introduced the bipartisan Vaccines Save Lives Resolution, recognizing the importance of vaccines and immunizations in the United States. The resolution, if passed, will send a message of unequivocal Congressional support for vaccines and urges parents, in consultation with their health care provider, to follow scientific evidence and the consensus of medical experts in favor of timely vaccinations for the well-being of the… Continue Reading

03.01.2019

Schiff Sends Letter to Amazon CEO Regarding Anti-Vaccine Misinformation

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to Jeff Bezos, the Chief Executive Officer of Amazon, to express concern that Amazon is surfacing and recommending products and content that discourage parents from vaccinating their children, a direct threat to public health, and reversing progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases. "As the largest online marketplace in the world, Amazon is in a unique position to shape consumption," Schiff wrote in the letter. "The algorithms which powe… 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