Press Releases


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


Schiff Secures Funding for Major Priorities in House Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released a statement in response to House passage of an appropriations bill with funding for Schiff priorities including the early earthquake warning system, rental assistance and affordable housing, space exploration, earth science research, and next steps for a "cap park" across Highway 101 in Hollywood. "The House has prioritized critical investments to make life better and safer for Americans at home, and to increase our understanding o… Continue Reading


Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Send Letter to Library of Congress Urging Historically Accurate Characterization of Armenian Genocide

Washington D.C. - Today, the Co-Chairs of the Armenian Caucus, Reps. Adam Schiff (CA-28), Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Gus Bilirakis (FL-14), sent a letter to Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, urging the Library of Congress to reconsider its decision to decline changing the subject heading for the Armenian Genocide from "Armenian massacres, 1915-1923" to "Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923" and to standardize the use of the term, "Armenian Genocide" across other Li… Continue Reading


House Passes Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act and Frank E. Evans Act in Bipartisan NDAA

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) applauded the passage of The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act and The Frank E. Evans Act, as amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Both amendments passed with bipartisan support. The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). Schiff first introduced this legislation in 2017, a… Continue Reading


Schiff, Chu Introduce Legislation to Ensure Unemployment Relief For Independent Workers With Mixed Income Types

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) introduced the Mixed Earner Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act to ensure that workers who earn a mix of traditional (W-2) and independent (e.g. 1099) employment income are able to fully access the unemployment assistance provided in the CARES Act. "For many workers, the relief provided by the CARES Act is making a crucial difference in helping make ends meet during this unprecedented period of disruption. Yet… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff to Host Two Telephone Town Halls in July to Discuss Coronavirus Response

Washington, DC - Over the next two weeks, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host two telephone town halls to discuss the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic and unemployment crisis facing families, and how we can ensure the safety of students come Fall. Schiff will also discuss issues such as unemployment benefits, support for small businesses, and how his office can assist constituents. Schiff has previously hosted several telephone town halls throughout the year. "Fami… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on Azerbaijani Ceasefire Violations on Armenian Border

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a statement following a series of clashes on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border: "I am very concerned by the recent provocative and destabilizing actions taken by Azerbaijan in recent days along the Armenian border, including the shelling of Armenian soldiers. These acts risk the lives of soldiers and civilians, and raise the danger of a spiraling conflict that could be devastating to the region, particularly in the midst of a global pandemi… Continue Reading


Schiff, Raskin, Engel, Colleagues Send Letter to Appropriations Subcommittee to Bolster Oversight of U.S. Agency for Global Media

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MA), together with Reps. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Ami Bera (D-CA), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), David Trone (D-MD), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) and Dean Phillips (D-MN) sent a letter to State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee Chairwoman Nita Lowey and Ranking Member Hal Rodgers in advance of the Subcommittee's FY2021 Markup Meeting, scheduled … Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Legislation to Provide Free Cloth Masks to Americans to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

Washington DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Masks Work Act to provide free cloth masks via United States mail to any American who requests one, as well as authorize a public service announcement campaign and further research into mask efficacy to reduce the spread of COVID-19. "As many states, including California, experience a worrying climb in COVID-19 infection rates, it's time to take seriously one of the most effective interventions we have - masks and face coverings. Sim… Continue Reading


Schiff Sends Letter to Saudi Arabian Ambassador Regarding Welfare of Detained Women’s Rights Activist Loujain al-Hathloul

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff sent a letter to Her Royal Highness Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States, regarding the deeply alarming and dangerous continued detention of women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul amidst a global pandemic that has taken the lives of many Saudis and Americans alike. "Ms. al-Hathloul has been detained without trial since May 2018. Her trial has been repeatedly dela… Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Bill to Prevent Misuse of Military in Domestic Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced legislation to amend and strengthen the Posse Comitatus Act to prevent the U.S. military from being used inappropriately in domestic law enforcement functions. This legislation, known as the Strengthening the Posse Comitatus Act of 2020, comes after the Trump Administration pre-positioned active duty military units from the U.S. Army to respond to national protests against police brutality in the United States and considered deploying … Continue Reading

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