Press Releases


Rep. Schiff Statement on Biden Executive Actions to Prevent Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced executive actions aimed at preventing gun violence: "These actions from President Biden are a critical first step in addressing the epidemic of gun violence that America has faced for too long. 2021 is already shaping up to be one of the deadliest years for gun violence on record. In just 98 days, we've lost over 11,000 people to gun violence, another 8,000 have been injured… Continue Reading


Schiff, Maloney Introduce Resolution Highlighting Need for Nondiscriminatory and Equitable Blood Donation Guidelines

Washington D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Katherine Clark (D-MA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Chris Pappas (D-NH), and Ritchie Torres (D-NY) introduced a resolution highlighting the urgent need for nondiscriminatory and equitable blood and blood product donation policies in the United States. The resolution underscores that policies governing blood and blood product donatio… Continue Reading


Schiff Highlights Critical Funding for Local Schools in American Rescue Plan

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) highlighted emergency funding in the American Rescue Plan that will help local elementary and secondary schools reopen safely for in-person learning and address the long-term impacts of the pandemic on students' education and well-being. A summary of the purposes for which these funds may be used can be found here. Additional funding is provided to higher education institutions, to child care providers to help keep their doors open and reduc… Continue Reading


Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Resolution Urging Azerbaijan to Release All Prisoners of War and Captured Civilians

Washington D.C. - Today, the bipartisan co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), David G. Valadao (R-CA), and Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced a resolution calling on Azerbaijan to immediately release all prisoners of war (POWs) and civilians currently detained in the aftermath of the 2020 war in Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh. The resolution was cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 31 M… Continue Reading


Congressional Leaders Applaud Biden Administration’s Commitment to Ending Endless Wars, Call for Congressional Action

Washington, D.C. - Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Gregory Meeks (D-NY) and Anthony Brown (D-MD) applauded the Biden Administration's recent support for reining in executive war power. The lawmakers, who urged Biden on his first full day in office to take action on repealing the AUMF, released the following joint statement: "We welcome the president's renewed commitment to ending endless wars and taking outdated authorizations off the books.… Continue Reading


House Passes Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) applauded the landmark passage of The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act, which would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis as part of The Protecting America's Wilderness and Public Lands Act. "I am thrilled that the House of Representatives has passed the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Ac… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Second Impeachment Trial of Donald J. Trump

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: "Early this week, and at the outset of the trial, my brilliant colleague and the lead House manager, Jamie Raskin, quoted from a Capitol Police officer who defended the Congress against the violent mob and failed insurrection on January 6th. After watching marauders with confederate flags and Auschwitz T-Shirts who hurled racial epithets at him, he asked, plaintively, 'Is this America?' "A majority of the Sena… Continue Reading


Reps. Schiff, Bernice Johnson Introduce Bill to Support Children with Disabilities During COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) announced the introduction of 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 wit… Continue Reading


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 State… Continue Reading


Schiff, Khanna, Sanders, Schatz Send Bicameral Letter to President Biden Encouraging Distribution and Increased Supply of High Quality Masks

Washington D.C. - Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Brian Schatz (D-HI) sent a letter to President Biden asking the administration to prioritize educating Americans about higher quality masks and explore options to make them readily and freely available through the U.S. Postal Service, in addition to encouraging or even mandating mask wearing. "We are encouraged by your declaration of a '100 Day Masking Challenge,' asking Ameri… Continue Reading


Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus Co-Chairs Schiff and Chabot Denounce Pakistan's Release of Men Accused of Murdering U.S. Journalist Daniel Pearl

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 a statement following the acquittal and ordered release of Ahmad Omar Saeed Sheikh and three other men for their alleged role in the 2002 plot to kidnap and murder U.S. journalist Daniel Pearl: "We are alarmed and aghast at the Pakistan Supreme Court's decision to release Omar Sheik and others involved in the kidnapping and brutal murder of… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Xinjiang Genocide Designation

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a statement following the U.S. State Department's decision to formally designate the atrocities in Xinjiang as a "genocide." Over the past four years, China's leaders have perpetrated a campaign to forcibly eliminate the rich cultural heritage of Uyghurs and other ethnic Muslim minorities in the Xinjiang region and elsewhere. "The United States must speak plainly and clearly about genocide and crimes against humanity, whether it has occu… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Inauguration of President Joseph R. Biden

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: "Today marked a new beginning. For a nation that never got to celebrate the new year, this was New Year's day. Listening to President Biden's inaugural address, I couldn't help but feel optimistic about the future, about our nation's endless ability to remake itself, to renew itself, to press on with hope for the future no matter how difficult the past. "And I was struck by how wise a choice the country had made … Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge Winners

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the 28th District's winners of the annual Congressional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic competition, the Congressional App Challenge. The competition aims to foster an early interest and engagement in STEM education and technology by challenging students to develop a mobile or web application. Joshua Martinez and William Amran from John Burroughs High School won first place for their app Phone Down, which h… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Nominates Local Students to U.S. Service Academics

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the nomination of seven students from the 28th Congressional District to U.S. service academies for the class of 2025. "In reviewing each of these students' applications, I was amazed by their strong records of accomplishment in areas ranging from community service to academics to athletics," said Rep. Schiff. "Their demonstrated commitment to make our community a better place, and their dedication to our country make each of them… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff During Impeachment Debate – “Let Us Say Enough”

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered remarks on the House Floor during the debate over the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Watch the remarks here, or read below: "One week ago, the President incited an insurrection against Congress to prevent the peaceful transition of power. "It was the most dangerous moment for our democracy in a century. "Today, we invoke the remedy the Founders provided … Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Impeachment

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: "On Wednesday morning, the Vice President and Congress gathered in Joint Session to count the votes of the electors and certify the results as part of the historic process laid out in our Constitution to formalize the results of a presidential election. While we were performing our duties, the President of the United States, in an unconscionable act of sedition and insurrection, incited a violent mob to attack the… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the statement below following the insurrection at the United States Capitol: "Now that the dust has settled, all too literally, on the events at the Capitol on Wednesday, I wanted to share a few thoughts on what it was like to be there, what it means to the country, and where we go from here. For the many of us that were present in Congress during 9/11, it brought back a flood of painful memories, but this time, the damage to our country … Continue Reading


Adam Schiff Sworn In For New Term in the 117th Congress

Washington, DC - On Sunday, January 3, 2021, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was sworn in to the 117th Congress by Speaker Nancy Pelosi for his eleventh term, serving California's 28th Congressional District. This year, due to COVID restrictions, Members were sworn in as small groups on the House Floor. Schiff will continue representing the 28th District in Congress, including all or parts of Atwater Village, Burbank, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glendale, Griffith Park, Hollywood, H… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on the Passing of Richard Bates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the following statement: "I am devastated to learn of the sudden passing of my friend, Richard Bates. I got to know Richard during his years representing Disney where he was an executive for 30 years. Richard was larger than life - a wonderful personality, witty, generous, and absolutely brilliant. I will miss being on the receiving end of a call from Richard, our dinners out with friends, and our outings to movies or Red Sox games. My de… Continue Reading

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