Press Releases

December 06, 2022

Schiff, Trahan Respond to Meta Oversight Board's Recommendation to Overhaul Cross-Check Program

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-Mass.) issued the following statement after Meta's Oversight Board recommended sweeping reforms to the Cross-Check, or XCheck, program used on Facebook and Instagram: “Under Meta's Cross-Check program, millions of 'elite' users have been permitted to violate community standards with impunity, using their platforms to spread dangerous hate, conspiracies, and misinformation. In January, we delivered a letter to … Continue Reading

December 06, 2022

Congressman Schiff Calls for Extension of the Expanded Child Tax Credit by Year’s End

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer urging the House to extend the expanded Child Tax Credit – which has the ability to lift millions of California’s most economically-marginalized children out of poverty – before Republicans take control of the House in January. The Child Tax Credit’s monthly payments are used by millions of families in California and across the country to pay for … Continue Reading

November 30, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Legislation to Prevent Railroad Work Stoppage

“America's railroad industry is the lifeblood of our economy. Many of the goods and services we rely on come by train – and those trains are powered by workers. For too long, railroad workers have toiled without a contract that ensures fair wages, good benefits, and a secure working environment. Railroad unions have been working diligently to secure an agreement to that end, and it is clear that the railroad companies – not their workers – are to blame for this impasse. … Continue Reading

November 29, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Senate Passage of Respect for Marriage Act

“Today, Congress took definitive steps to reassure the American people that our rights are inalienable, and that the freedom to marry whomever you love is the irrevocable law of the land. That millions of LGBTQ+ and interracial couples across the country have had to fear otherwise, in 2022, is tragic, and it speaks to the perilous moment we are in, with a partisan and reactionary court determined to roll back the clock on so many of the freedoms our nation holds dear. “Now that … Continue Reading

November 17, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Speaker Nancy Pelosi

“Nancy Pelosi is, without a doubt, the greatest Speaker in our history. With the narrowest of margins, she steered some of the most consequential legislation in a generation through Congress – expanding health care for millions, rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure, guiding us through a terrible pandemic and so much more. Her legacy as a legislator will forever define our era, and has improved the life of every American. “As a fellow Californian, I have been fortunate to … Continue Reading

November 03, 2022

Schiff Announces New Jobs, Cost Savings, and Economic Growth in CA-28 and Throughout California

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced that legislation passed by Congressional Democrats since President Biden took office has driven significant economic growth for workers and families in California’s 28th district and across the state. The country still needs to tackle high rates of inflation – a global challenge – but the job growth has been unprecedented. According to a new report by the Joint Economic Committee, that growth has spurred tens of thousands … Continue Reading

October 28, 2022

Schiff Introduces Bill to Name Glendale Post Office for Paul Ignatius, Former U.S. Navy Secretary

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced legislation to pay tribute to former U.S. Navy Secretary Paul Ignatius – son of one of the first Armenian families to settle in Glendale, and at one point, the highest-ranking Armenian American in the U.S. government – by naming the Glendale post office at 6444 San Fernando Road in his honor. “Paul is a true son of the American Dream – born to Armenian immigrants who escaped horrific persecution overseas, he has … Continue Reading

October 27, 2022

Schiff, Trahan Request Briefing from TikTok Ahead of Midterms on Strategy to Combat Election Disinformation

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-Mass.) requested a briefing from TikTok on its strategy to curb misinformation, disinformation, and the potential incitement of violence on the platform ahead of the 2022 and 2024 U.S. elections. In a letter to TikTok CEO Shou Zi Chew, Schiff and Trahan stressed their concerns about TikTok’s ability to regulate disinformation as a video-only platform, its commitment to proactively removing disinformation content … Continue Reading

October 25, 2022

Schiff, Durbin Demand Google and YouTube Crack Down on Dangerous Incel Content

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), Chair of the Senate Judiciary Committee, urged the CEOs of Alphabet and YouTube to take new, aggressive actions to limit the spread of extreme and harmful incel content on their platforms. Incels, or “involuntary celibates,” are individuals – typically young men – who express extreme hatred of women and women’s equality, and believe women should be subjugated by men. According to a … Continue Reading

October 19, 2022

Congressman Schiff Urges FCC to Expand Access to Affordable Laptops, Computers, and Tablets for Low-Income Households

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) sent a letter to the FCC calling for aggressive action to increase access to affordable laptops, computers, and tablets – in addition to high-speed internet access – so more low-income households can take advantage of a new federal government program that subsidizes high-speed internet. In December 2021, the Federal Communications Commission launched the Affordable Connectivity Program, which provides low-income households with a monthly … Continue Reading

October 10, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Racist and Hateful Statements by L.A. City Leaders

“The blatantly racist language used by members of the Los Angeles City Council is disgusting and unconscionable. There is no excuse or justification that can lessen the pain it has caused. And knowing this language was used about a young child makes this situation even more heartbreaking and tragic. My thoughts are with Councilmember Bonin and his family. “Sadly, this ugly and cynical conversation will only confirm the public’s distrust of city leadership. We must redouble … Continue Reading

September 30, 2022

Schiff, McCollum Introduce Khashoggi Act to Protect Journalists

Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Congresswoman Betty McCollum (D-Minn.) released the following statements today after introducing the Jamal Khashoggi Protection for Dissidents and Journalists Act of 2022: “Jamal Khashoggi dedicated his life to exposing corruption, injustice, and brutality – the very forces that tragically cut his life short, when he was killed by Saudi agents seeking to silence his voice and diminish the power of the free press,” Schiff … Continue Reading

September 30, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of Short-Term Government Funding Legislation

“House Democrats just passed a short-term government funding package that includes new inflation relief for low-income families, new disaster relief for communities reeling from natural and manmade catastrophes, and new assistance for Ukraine as it continues to beat back Putin’s bloody invasion. Once again, our party is delivering for the people – from lower costs to safer communities – as well as championing America’s highest ideals of democracy and … Continue Reading

September 29, 2022

Congressman Schiff Introduces Legislation to End Iran’s Human Rights Violations Against Political Prisoners

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced the Support for Iranian Political Prisoners Act, legislation demanding Iran end its human rights violations and immediately release all arbitrarily detained individuals – including peaceful protestors, political prisoners, and prisoners of conscience. “The deaths of Mahsa Amini, Hadis Najafi, and more than 50 protestors this month in Iran are, tragically, only the most recent example of how Iran systematically retaliates and … Continue Reading

September 28, 2022

Armenian Caucus Chairs Introduce Resolution Condemning Azerbaijan Atrocities and Violations of Geneva Conventions

Today, Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Co-Chairs Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Congresswoman Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), Congressman Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), and Congresswoman Anna Eshoo (D-Calif.) introduced a resolution condemning the atrocities and violations of the Geneva Conventions committed by Azerbaijan against Armenian servicemembers and civilians. “For the past two years, Azerbaijan President Aliyev has perpetrated a devastating war against the people of Armenia and … Continue Reading

September 27, 2022

Schiff, Jayapal, Pressley Urge Biden Administration to Expand Access to Gender-Affirming Travel Documents and Services for LGBTQI+ Individuals

Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.), and 16 Members of Congress sent a letter to the U.S. Departments of State and Homeland Security, encouraging them to make the “X” gender marker available for all U.S. passport applications and Trusted Travelers programs – affirming the right of all Americans, regardless of gender identity, to work, study, and travel abroad with full dignity and respect. In March 2022, the … Continue Reading

September 27, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Two-Year Anniversary of the Six-Week War in Artsakh

“On September 27, 2020, over the course of six weeks, Azerbaijan and Turkey brutally attacked the people of Artsakh – murdering scores of innocent civilians, displacing tens of thousands more, and creating a mass humanitarian disaster that has devastated countless Armenian families abroad and here in the United States. The war was perpetrated by a bloodthirsty dictator in Baku who chose to answer domestic discontent by making war against a peaceful neighbor. “Today we mark … Continue Reading

September 23, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Republican’s Extremist Agenda

“The Republican Party put forward this week an extreme agenda for the country that would make it less safe, less prosperous, and less free for all. “Republicans are now officially united around a nationwide abortion ban. Around dismantling Social Security and Medicare as we know it. Around raising prescription drug prices – after Democrats just successfully slashed them, and saved seniors and our government billions in the process. And around making it harder and more … Continue Reading

September 21, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of the Presidential Election Reform Act

“Over the past year, the bipartisan January 6 Committee has conducted a thorough and nonpartisan investigation into the multiple lines of effort by President Trump and his allies to overturn the 2020 election. We have interviewed hundreds of witnesses and received thousands of documents while pursuing a singular goal: to expose the facts of this assault on our democracy, and ensure that underlying vulnerabilities in our democracy – vulnerabilities that could be exploited in a … Continue Reading

September 21, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Armenian Independence Day

“On this Armenian Independence Day, I stand in solidarity with the Armenian people – the survivors of the first genocide of the 20th century – during this extraordinarily painful and precarious time. Last week’s unprovoked attacks by Azerbaijan were yet another direct assault on Armenia’s sovereignty, and an appalling escalation of the Azeri violence that has devastated the Armenian people over the past two years. My heart breaks for those whose families and loved … Continue Reading

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