Press Releases

11.12.20

Reps. Schiff, Speier, Pallone Write to President Elect Biden on Azerbaijani Attack on Nagorno Karabakh

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Frank Pallone (D-NJ), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden regarding the crisis in Nagorno Karabakh, or Artsakh, where a war launched by Azerbaijan, supported by Turkey and foreign mercenaries, has caused a mass humanitarian disaster. The letter asks that the President-elect prepare to act after his inauguration to reorient our policy in the region in resp… Continue Reading


11.10.20

Congressional Armenian Caucus Statement on the Nagorno Karabakh Peace Deal

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, issued the following statement: "As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, we offer our deepest condolences to the people of Armenia and Artsakh. They bravely defended their homeland against Azerbaijan and Turkish-backed foreign mercenaries, facing devastating drone attacks, and enduring atrocities com… Continue Reading


11.07.20

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on Election of President-Elect Joe Biden

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued the following statement: "It is now clear that, after all of the votes are counted, on January 20, 2021, we will have a new President and Vice President, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. "Our fellow citizens came out in historic numbers and voted to decide the direction of this country. They did so peacefully and safely in the midst in a once-in-a-century pandemic. That is how democracy should work. "Joe Biden's story is an American story, a … Continue Reading


10.21.20

Reps. Schiff, Gomez, and Sánchez and Reps. Castor and Crist Make Dodgers-Rays World Series Wager

Washington, D.C. - As the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays prepare to face-off in Game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series tonight, Los Angeles area representatives Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), and Linda Sánchez (D-CA) made a friendly wager with Tampa Bay representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Charlie Crist (D-FL) on the outcome of the World Series. If Los Angeles wins, the Tampa Bay representatives will wear Dodgers masks on the House Floor whe… Continue Reading


10.21.20

Reps. Schiff, Pallone, Bilirakis, Speier and Titus Announce Library of Congress Will Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Dina Titus (D-NV) announced that the Library of Congress will recognize the Armenian Genocide by amending the catalog entry which previously referred to the Armenian "massacre." This decision from Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress was announced after bipartisan letters to the Library and a formal request for a subject heading change initiated by the University of C… Continue Reading


10.20.20

Schiff Introduces Legislation to Protect Journalists from Human Rights Abuses

Washington DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Jamal Khashoggi Press Freedom Accountability Act to ensure that the United States holds accountable those who commit extrajudicial killings and other gross violations of human rights against journalists. This legislation would prohibit U.S. foreign assistance to government entities and levy targeted sanctions against individuals that perpetrate gross human rights violation against journalists, and would require the Department of Stat… Continue Reading


10.15.20

Schiff Announces Over $375,000 in Funding Coming to Glendale’s Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory (VRCL), which serves Glendale, Pasadena and Burbank and the surrounding communities, was awarded $376,102 through the FY20 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ). This critical funding will help the lab increase capacity and more quickly process DNA evidence, including sexual assault kits. "There is no doubt that the Verdug… Continue Reading


10.08.20

Rep. Schiff Statement on Continuing Azerbaijani Attacks on Artsakh

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), released the following statement: "This morning I spoke to Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan, Armenia's representative to the United States, about the continuing conflict in Artsakh. We discussed Azerbaijan's ongoing military campaign, aided and abetted by Turkey and the foreign fighters it is bringing in from Syria, and which has killed hundreds and displaced up to half of the civilian population of Artsakh. We also discussed Azerbaijan's delib… Continue Reading


10.02.20

Rep. Schiff Introduces Bill to Support Children with Disabilities During COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) introduced the Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act, to ensure schools and educators have the resources they need to support children with disabilities and continue compliance with federal disability education laws, despite the challenges caused by the pandemic. This legislation would provide critical funding to assist schools in their mission to fully support students with disabilities with… Continue Reading


10.01.20

Schiff, Pallone, Speier and 46 Bipartisan Members Urge Secretary of State to Help Reduce Tensions Between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and Jackie Speier (D-CA), and a bipartisan group of 46 Members of the House, wrote to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, expressing concern with the escalating conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The Members noted that Azerbaijan's attack on Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) has cost the lives of civilians and soldiers on both sides, and raised the danger of a broader regional conflict particularly due to Turkey's involvement… Continue Reading


09.29.20

Schiff Introduces Legislation Addressing Systemic Racism and Inequality in Health Care by Treating It as a Civil Rights Issue

Washington DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Equal Heath Care for All Act, to begin to address the systemic racism and inequality endemic to our health care system by - for the first time - treating equitable care as a civil rights issue. This legislation would establish a legal definition of "inequitable health care," and create a formal structure to enforce the standard. It would establish a regulatory process to investigate complaints from patients, create a private right of… Continue Reading


09.29.20

Schiff Applauds Inclusion of Unemployment Relief For Independent Workers With Mixed Income Types in Updated Heroes Act

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement after House Democrats unveiled an updated version of the Heroes Act, which for the first time provides assistance to "mixed earners" who were previously left out of relief legislation: "The newly released relief package demonstrates House Democrats commitment to getting the American people and small businesses the help they need. "I am pleased that as part of this package, we have included a provision to help… Continue Reading


09.23.20

House Democrats Introduce Landmark Reforms Package, the Protecting Our Democracy Act

Washington, DC - Today, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, House Democrats introduced the Protecting Our Democracy Act - a landmark reforms package that will prevent future presidential abuses, restore our system of checks and balances, strengthen accountability and transparency, and protect our elections. Earlier this year, Speaker Pelosi directed Committee chairs to write a package of sweeping reforms to ensure that no president can abuse the powers of their office, as Trump has done. The resu… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Reps. Schiff and Gomez Urge USPS to Investigate Reports of Mail Dumping in Glendale, CA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) sent a letter to United States Postal Service Inspector Patricia Armstrong, the Inspector in Charge for the Los Angeles Division at U.S. Postal Inspection Service, urging a full investigation into two separate incidences of unopened USPS mail and packages being improperly discarded in a parking lot and alleyway in Glendale, CA. It has been reported this action was taken by USPS contractors. "This matter is of gr… Continue Reading


09.09.20

Statement from Freedom of the Press Caucus Co-Chairs Schiff and Chabot Condemning Press Restrictions in Belarus Amid Post-Election Protests

Washington, D.C. - Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, released the following statement: "We are deeply concerned by the recent decision of Belarusian authorities to strip the accreditations of journalists covering widespread protests in Belarus in response to disputed election results. "Press credentials are necessary for journalists to provide accurate, impartial information to the public. Halting the … Continue Reading


08.22.20

Schiff Votes to Save the U.S. Postal Service and Right to Vote from Assaults by Trump Administration

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) voted yes on H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act, a critical bill to save the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the right to vote from the Trump Administration's ongoing assaults. The bill passed the House by a vote of 257-150. "Every day, millions of Americans rely on the USPS - to receive medications, conduct business, stay in contact, and, beginning in just a few weeks, vote by mail. That's why I just voted to protect the USPS from dam… Continue Reading


08.18.20

Schiff, Friedman Highlight Impact of Mail Delays at Local Post Office Event

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) hosted an event at the Bob Hope Post Office in Downtown Burbank to highlight how cuts in service instituted by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy are significantly delaying mail delivery and negatively impacting constituents, including veterans and local small business owners. Darcel Cole, a retired letter carrier, shared how real people are harmed by Trump's sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS… Continue Reading


08.14.20

Schiff Introduces Resolution in Support of World Mask Week

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced a resolution in support of designating August 7-August 14, 2020 as World Mask Week and encouraging all Americans to wear appropriate face coverings to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pandemic Action Network are partnering with more than 40 organizations to host World Mask Week in an effort to increase the use of face coverings across the globe. "Study after study has… Continue Reading


08.14.20

Rep. Schiff Statement on Agreement Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: "The agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to begin a process to normalize diplomatic relations is a welcome development that builds on long-standing bipartisan diplomatic efforts toward ensuring a secure, prosperous Israel, living peacefully among its neighbors. I am also pleased that the announcement has been accompanied by a suspension of plans by Israel to unilaterally annex portions of the Wes… Continue Reading


08.04.20

Schiff, Khanna Send Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Inclusion of Mask-Related Provisions in Upcoming COVID-19 Legislation

Washington D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership asking for the inclusion of mask-related provisions in an upcoming health and economic legislative package responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the letter calls on Congress to provide for the mass distribution of free facial coverings to all Americans, funding for a Public Service Announcement campaign encouraging mask usage, and research into mask efficacy and optima… Continue Reading

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