Press Releases

05.12.21

Schiff Statement on House Republicans’ Vote to Remove Rep. Cheney from Leadership

Washington, DC -Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) released the following statement after House Republicans removed Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her leadership position: "In deposing Liz Cheney today, the Republican Party further united behind the belief that fidelity to the former president is more important than fidelity to the Constitution or our democracy and that the Big Lie is more important than truth. "The Republicans' decision to blindly support Trump, and punish thos… Continue Reading


05.11.21

Rep. Schiff Statement on Violence in Jerusalem

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the following statement on the violence in Jerusalem: "Tuesday's horrendous and indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas threaten civilian lives and safety. They must stop. I fully support Israel's right to self-defense, and we must continue to bolster Israel's Iron Dome capability." "I am also deeply saddened by and mourn the loss of Palestinian lives, including nine children and civilians. We must strive for peace and the assurance … Continue Reading


05.03.21

Schiff, Chabot Statement on World Press Freedom Day

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, issued the following statement in honor of World Press Freedom day: "A free and independent press is essential to a free and open society, and every day, journalists around the world put their lives on the line to report from war zones and countries with some of the most repressive regimes. In so doing, they play an indispensable role in exposing … Continue Reading


04.24.21

Rep. Schiff Statement on Armenian Genocide Recognition

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the following statement after President Joseph R. Biden officially recognized the Armenian Genocide: "For Armenian-Americans and everyone who believes in human rights and the truth, today marks an historic milestone: President Biden has defied Turkish threats and recognized the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians for what it was - the first genocide of the 20th Century. In so doing, he has cast aside decades of shameful silence and half-tr… Continue Reading


04.22.21

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 - can be held accountable when it acts with negligence and disregard for public safety. The bill would repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), allowing victims of gun violence to pursue justice in court. During a Rose Garden e… Continue Reading


04.21.21

Over 100 Bipartisan Members Urge President Biden to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - 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), along with over 100 Congressional colleagues, sent a letter to President Joseph R. Biden urging him to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide in his statement on April 24, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. "On April 24, the world will mark the 106th annivers… Continue Reading


04.20.21

Rep. Schiff Delivers Open Letter to President Biden: Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) spoke on the House Floor to deliver an open letter to President Joseph R. Biden, calling on him to keep his campaign promise to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide. Watch his floor speech here, or read his remarks below: As prepared for delivery: An open letter to President Joseph R. Biden: Mr. President, in just five days, the world will mark the 106th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, the systemic murder and disp… Continue Reading


04.08.21

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


04.01.21

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


03.17.21

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


03.16.21

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


03.06.21

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


02.26.21

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


02.16.21

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


02.08.21

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


02.04.21

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


02.01.21

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


01.29.21

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


01.22.21

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


01.20.21

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

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