Press Releases

03.13.19

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

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 … Continue Reading


03.07.19

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

Washington, DC - 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 a… Continue Reading


03.07.19

Schiff Introduces Legislation to Prevent Abuse of Presidential Pardons

Washington, DC - 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 Congr… Continue Reading


03.05.19

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

Washington, DC - 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 … Continue Reading


03.01.19

Schiff Sends Letter to Amazon CEO Regarding Anti-Vaccine Misinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - 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 al… Continue Reading


02.27.19

Schiff Submits Statement to Congressional Record Honoring Victims of Sumgait Pogrom

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Vice-Chair of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, submitted a statement to the Congressional Record honoring the lives of those lost in the pogrom thirty-one years ago. The full statement is below: "Madame Speaker, I rise to commemorate the 31st anniversary of the pogrom against the Armenian residents of the town of Sumgait, Azerbaijan. On February 27 1988, and for three days following, Azerbaijani mobs assaulted and killed Armenians. The violen… Continue Reading


02.14.19

Chairman Schiff Statement on Trump Reportedly Declaring a National Emergency

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement: "It's been reported that President Trump will sign bipartisan legislation passed by Congress to deal with border security, but take the extra-constitutional step of declaring a national emergency, in order to build the wall that, he repeatedly promised, Mexico would pay for. If he takes this unlawful step, the President will be claiming sweeping authority that do… Continue Reading


02.14.19

Schiff Sends Letter to Google, Facebook Regarding Anti-Vaccine Misinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), sent a letter to Sundar Pichai and Mark Zuckerberg, the Chief Executive Officers of Google and Facebook, respectively, to express concern that the company's platforms including YouTube, Facebook and Instagram, are surfacing and recommending information that discourages parents from vaccinating their children, contributing to declining vaccination rates which could reverse progress made in tackling vaccine-preventable diseases. "As a Member of C… Continue Reading


02.11.19

Schiff Statement on Anti-Semitic Comments Made by Rep. Ilhan Omar

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), released a statement following anti-Semitic comments made by Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN): "I was deeply dismayed to see Rep. Ilhan Omar's comments on Twitter yesterday, in which she echoed long-standing anti-Semitic tropes about Jews obtaining influence through money. Anti-Semitism has no place in the halls of Congress or civil society, and it's incumbent upon all of us in leadership positions to speak respectfully and thoughtfully, even about issue… Continue Reading


02.01.19

Chairman Schiff Statement on Trump Administration Withdrawal from INF Treaty

Los Angeles, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released a statement in response to the Trump Administration's announcement that the United States with withdraw from the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty: "For many years, the Russian Federation has violated the Intermediate Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty, an historic pact concluded by Mikhail Gorbachev and Ronald Reagan. These violations were knowing and deliberate, and call for a … Continue Reading


01.24.19

Schiff Statement on Venezuela

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement on Venezuela: "Nicolas Maduro's disastrous and dictatorial rule has devastated the economy and society of Venezuela. Without hope for change through the ballot box following an election that lacked legitimacy, the people of Venezuela are voting with their feet, fleeing the nation in the millions. Recognizing the leader of the National Assembly, Juan Guaido, as the ri… Continue Reading


01.04.19

Rep. Adam Schiff Sworn into 116th Congress for New Term Representing California's 28th Congressional District

Washington, DC - On Thursday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was sworn into Congress for his tenth term, serving California's 28th Congressional District. "I am deeply grateful for the opportunity to continue to represent California's 28th in Washington for the next two years. A great deal of work lies ahead of us, but I am motivated by the trust my constituents have placed in me to advance their priorities in our nation's capitol." said Schiff. "Our first task is to re-open the government and … Continue Reading


12.11.18

Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus Recognizes TIME Magazine’s 2018 Person of the Year

Washington DC - Today, the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), released a joint statement in recognition of TIME Magazine's 2018 Person of the Year: "At least 52 journalists have been murdered in 2018. This year TIME Magazine honors reporters who fought to preserve freedom of thought. Their courage, and ultimate sacrifice, must never be forgotten. We must continue to support Guardians around the world and our nation'… Continue Reading


12.07.18

Thirty-Four Members of Congress Urge Administration to Support Robust Funding for Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, D.C. - Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Derek Kilmer (D-WA) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR), along with 31 Members of Congress, wrote a letter to the Office of Management and Budget Director, Mick Mulvaney, strongly urging the Trump Administration to include funding in the Fiscal Year 2020 Budget for the continued development and operation of the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System (EEW). "To follow through on the funding made by the federal government, as well as growing … Continue Reading


12.06.18

Schiff Sends Letter to DHHS Expressing Concern Over Waived Background Checks at Teen Migrant Camp

Washington DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Alex Azar expressing deep concern that the Office of Refugee Resettlement has not required FBI fingerprint background checks for all individuals caring for migrant children at the influx care facility in Tornillo, Texas. This facility is already providing care to 1,800 children, and may grow further in coming months. "The failure to require FBI background checks for emplo… Continue Reading


10.28.18

Schiff Statement on Shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement: "I join the Jewish community, my community, in expressing my horror at the mass murder at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, my condolences, and my gratitude to those who responded. We pray for the full recovery of those injured and for solace for the families of those who were lost. "America is a great and beautiful country filled with magnificent peopl… Continue Reading


10.23.18

Schiff and Kennedy Place Friendly Wager on Dodgers-Red Sox World Series — Sushi vs. Shellfish

Washington, DC - As the Los Angeles Dodgers and Boston Red Sox prepare to face-off at Fenway Park in Boston tonight, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) today announced that they placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the series. The winner of the bet, along with the staff of both offices, will be treated to a seafood dinner from the loser's state: sushi from California or shellfish from Massachusetts. Schiff represents the areas bordering Dodger Stadium, while Kennedy represe… Continue Reading


10.12.18

Schiff-Chabot Joint Statement on the Disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi

Washington, D.C.- Today, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Co-Chairs of the Freedom of the Press Caucus, released the following statement on the disappearance of Jamal Khashoggi, a renowned journalist who has been a critic of the Saudi regime: "The disappearance of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi is deeply concerning, and the reports that he was murdered are outrageous. If Mr. Khashoggi is indeed dead, and all evidence points to his death inside the Saudi c… Continue Reading


09.27.18

Schiff Introduces See the Board Act

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) introduced the See the Board Act, a bill to authorize the Department of Health and Human Services to make grants available for entities that provide vision services for students in underserved communities to purchase portable or mobile optometry equipment and to pay for operational costs, including direct health care or service delivery costs. "Thousands of kids across the nation need glasses, but because they have never received an eye exa… Continue Reading


09.13.18

Schiff, Murphy and Curbelo Request DNI Assess National Security Threats of “Deep Fakes”

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats asking the Intelligence Community (IC) to assess the national security threats posed by "deep fake" technology. Deep fakes are realistic digital forgeries of videos, images, or audio created with cutting-edge machine learning techniques. They could be used by malicious actors to falsely portray people saying or doing things… Continue Reading

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