Press Releases

09.16.19

Schiff Announces Over $250,000 in Department of Justice Funding for Glendale’s Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory (VRCL) in Glendale has been awarded $253,897 through the FY19 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ). This funding will help the lab increase capacity and more quickly process DNA evidence, including sexual assault kits. The DNA Lab serves Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, and the surrounding communities. "The Verdugo Regiona… Continue Reading


09.09.19

Schiff Introduces Legislation to Address Shortage of Affordable Housing Options

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced the introduction of the Affordable Housing Incentive Act to address the severe shortage of affordable housing options, particularly in cities with competitive real estate markets. Specifically, this bill would create tax incentives for property owners who sell to public housing agencies, thereby increasing the stock of affordable housing options. "In a nation as prosperous as America, families and individuals should not struggle to put… Continue Reading


08.30.19

Schiff, Jayapal Introduce Resolution to Support Global Breastfeeding Education, Protection and Promotion

Washington, D.C.- Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) introduced a resolution recognizing the scientifically proven health and economic benefits of breastfeeding for babies and parents, and the importance of global education campaigns to inform parents about their options and best practices. "Every parent has the right to choose how to feed their baby, but many parents face heightened barriers to breastfeeding, including less flexible working conditions," said Rep. Schiff… Continue Reading


08.16.19

Schiff Introduces Legislation to Create a Federal Domestic Terrorism Crime

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced legislation - The Confronting the Threat of Domestic Terrorism Act - that would create a federal domestic terrorism crime. It would cover, among other things, terrorist acts by domestic actors without links to foreign organizations; and thus ensure that attacks like the one in El Paso, the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, and the Emanuel African Episcopal Church in … Continue Reading


07.25.19

Schiff Introduces Food for Thought Act to Address Food Insecurity on Community College Campuses

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Food for Thought Act, which would create a demonstration program to make grants available to community colleges so they can provide free meals to food-insecure students. The program would be administered by the Food and Nutrition Service (FNS) within the United States Department of Agriculture. "Community colleges play an essential role in providing a first class education and giving all Americans the tools to succeed," said Rep. S… Continue Reading


07.24.19

Chairman Schiff Opening Statement at House Intelligence Committee Hearing with Special Counsel Robert Mueller

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered the following statement during the Committee's hearing, "Former Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller, III on the Investigation into Russian Interference in the 2016 Presidential Election". Below are the remarks, as prepared: At the outset and on behalf of my colleagues, I want to thank you, Special Counsel Mueller, for a lifetime of service to the country. Your repor… Continue Reading


07.17.19

Schiff, Watson Coleman Introduce PrEP Access and Coverage Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) introduced the PrEP Access and Coverage Act to expand access to and insurance coverage of Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP), the proven HIV prevention drug. The bill would create a grant program to fund uninsured patients' access to this critical medication, and would cover services related to treatment. Senator Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced the companion legislation in the Senate. "The advent of PrEP, a drug wh… Continue Reading


07.16.19

House Passes Schiff, Chabot Resolution Highlighting Importance of Press Freedom

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the House of Representatives passed a resolution highlighting the importance of press freedom and condemning attacks against journalists. The bipartisan resolution, introduced by Schiff and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, recognizes threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world, the importance of a free and independent press to the health of democrac… Continue Reading


07.15.19

Schiff Presses Facebook, Google and Twitter for Policies on Deepfakes Ahead of 2020 Election

Washington, D.C.-Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, wrote to the chief executive officers of Facebook, Google, and Twitter asking how they plan to address realistic fake videos and images generated using machine learning, often referred to as "deepfakes," and related false content on their platforms ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections. "As we look ahead to the 2020 election, I am gravely concerned the experience of 2016 may have just b… Continue Reading


07.12.19

House Passes Schiff Amendment to Broadcast Guantanamo Bay Proceedings

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the House of Representatives passed his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) specifically authorizing military commission judges at Guantanamo Bay to order proceedings to be broadcast via the Internet. Currently, military commission proceedings, including high profile cases against individuals involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, can only be viewed by traveling to Guantanamo Bay or at highly limited closed c… Continue Reading


07.12.19

House Passes Schiff Amendment to Add Names of “The Lost 74” to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that the House of Representatives has passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) instructing the Department of Defense to add the names of 74 sailors who lost their lives on the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. "The Lost 74 died aboard the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War, and today the House took an important step to ensure their s… Continue Reading


07.09.19

After Major CA Earthquakes, Schiff Urges Congress to Continue to Invest in Early Earthquake Warning System

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a statement calling for strong funding to the West Coast earthquake early warning system (EEW), also known as ShakeAlert. The House passed a funding bill in June which provides $19 million for continued development and expansion of the ShakeAlert West Coast earthquake early warning system and $6.7 million in infrastructure funding for capital costs: "Over the July 4 weekend, California experienced its two strongest earthquakes in 20 yea… Continue Reading


06.25.19

Schiff Applauds Passage of Appropriations Bill to Fund Major Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a statement in response to the passage of an appropriations bill with funding for space exploration, earth science research, and early earthquake warning systems: "Scientific research, advances, and discoveries have the potential to expand understanding of our planet and the universe beyond it, and to make life better and safer for all who inhabit it," said Rep. Schiff. "I am pleased that the House prioritized critical investments today… Continue Reading


06.20.19

Schiff Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Prohibition on Political Campaigns Solicitation or Receipt of Foreign Assistance

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced the Prohibiting Foreign Election Assistance Act, which would clarify and strengthen the prohibition on political campaigns soliciting, accepting, or receiving foreign assistance. Schiff's bill was drafted in response to analysis in Special Counsel Mueller's report describing his decision to decline to prosecute Trump campaign officials for criminal campaign finance vi… Continue Reading


06.18.19

Schiff, Sherman Ask Government Accountability Office to Investigate Noise Impacts of FAA’s New Flight Routes

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), and 27 other Members of Congress asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has handled aviation noise impacts while implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) in major metropolitan areas, including near the Hollywood Burbank Airport. "We would like the GAO to review how the FAA measures aircraft noise, how it e… Continue Reading


06.13.19

Schiff Offers Amendment to Ban Use of Glyphosate in Los Angeles River

Washington, D.C. - Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) again offered an amendment to prohibit the Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from using the herbicide glyphosate to manage vegetation in the Los Angeles River. There is a significant body of evidence linking glyphosate exposure to health problems. In 2015, the World Health Organization found that it was "probably carcinogenic" for humans, and California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has warned … Continue Reading


06.13.19

Chairman Schiff Statement: Trump Comments are “Green Light” to Russia and Other Foreign Powers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, release a statement in response to President Trump's statement that he would accept assistance from a foreign power: "President Trump's statement that he would accept assistance from a foreign power is a green light to Russia and other foreign powers that he welcomes their help in his reelection campaign. It's a dereliction of his duty as Commander in Chief, but comes as little surprise from a Pres… Continue Reading


06.11.19

Schiff, Blumenthal, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Give Gun Victims Their Day in Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reintroduced the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act to ensure that the gun industry, including manufacturers, sellers and interest groups, is not shielded from liability when it acts with negligence and disregard for public safety. The bill would repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), effectively giving victims of gun violence their day in court. The legislation is … Continue Reading


05.23.19

Schiff Applauds Funding for Space Exploration and Earth Science in House Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a statement in response to increased funding for space exploration and earth science in the FY2020 Commerce Justice Science Appropriations Bill. "American leadership in space exploration has been a key driver of our economic growth in the past century, including the development of many of our high-tech and emerging industries. As the representative for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, I have seen first-hand the impact that investment i… Continue Reading


05.17.19

Chairman Schiff Statement on Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released a statement on the threat posed by Iran: "Iran is a thoroughly malign actor, a cause of deep instability in the region, a profound contributor to the violence and misery in Yemen, and one of the most dangerous regimes in the world. Through the IRGC and its proxies, it is also a state sponsor of terror. The threat it poses is real. "Given the degree to which the President has mischaracteri… Continue Reading

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