Press Releases

September 21, 2021

Congressman Schiff on the Need to Prevent A Government Shutdown

"A shutdown would be absolutely catastrophic for millions of families struggling to get back on their feet and make ends meet due to the ongoing pandemic. "This continuing resolution will allow us to further our work making historic investments in infrastructure, climate action, communities, and families, while also meeting the time-sensitive needs facing our country, from supporting those devastated by recent natural disasters to helping resettle our Afghan allies and partners. It will also … Continue Reading

September 21, 2021

House Unanimously Passes Schiff, Nunes, and Meeks’ HAVANA Act to Support Victims of Anomalous Health Incidents

Today, Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, applauded the passage of the Helping American Victims Afflicted by Neurological Attacks Act of 2021, or the HAVANA Act. The bill will grant additional authority to the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency and the Secretary of State to provide disability benefits to Americans afflicted by the anomalous health incidents in Havana, Cuba and around the world. The bill, introduced by … Continue Reading

September 21, 2021

Congressman Schiff on the 30th Anniversary of Armenian Independence Day

"Today, I join with my Armenian-American constituents and Armenians around the world to mark the 30th anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia. "The road to independence has not been easy, but time and time again, Armenians have proven that they are survivors. Having persevered through war and genocide, the Armenian people have emerged from these terrors united to secure a better future for their families and people. In the United States, Armenian-Americans continue to … Continue Reading

September 21, 2021

House Democrats Introduce the Protecting Our Democracy Act to Restore, Strengthen, and Protect Our Democracy

Today, House Democrats introduced the Protecting Our Democracy Act - a sweeping package of reforms that will strengthen America's democratic institutions against future presidents, regardless of political party, who seek to abuse the power of their office for corrupt purposes. The comprehensive proposals - many of which have been supported by both Democrats and Republicans in the past - will restore the government's system of checks and balances, strengthen accountability and transparency, … Continue Reading

September 11, 2021

Congressman Schiff on the 20th Anniversary of the September 11 Terrorist Attacks

"Twenty years later, the memory of September 11, 2001 is indelible, as is the fear and anguish our nation experienced in the deadliest attack in our history. "Through the horrors of that day, the character of our fellow Americans was revealed. In the passengers and crew aboard United Flight 93 who laid down their lives in order to save countless others. In the first responders in New York and the Pentagon who ran into burning buildings to bring people out. In the thousands of volunteers who … Continue Reading

September 08, 2021

American Rescue Plan Could Significantly Lower Costs, Expand Health Care Coverage for Thousands of Angelenos in California’s 28th District

The American Rescue Plan could lower health care costs for tens of thousands of individuals in California's 28th District, a report commissioned by Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has found, including slashing health care costs by $2,400 for eligible individuals and families. The report, released today, said that by reducing premium contributions and expanding access to premium tax credits, the district's uninsured rate could drop by 39% if the estimated 33,000 individuals in the district … Continue Reading

August 27, 2021

25 Members of California Congressional Delegation: The Golden State Will Welcome Afghan Refugees

Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Eric Swalwell (D-Calif.), and Ted Lieu (D-Calif.), along with 22 additional Members of the California Congressional Delegation, delivered a letter to President Joseph Biden affirming California's readiness to house Afghan refugees and Special Immigrant Visa recipients who have been successfully evacuated from the country. "As concerned Members of the California congressional delegation, we write to express our urgent concern for the safe … Continue Reading

August 24, 2021

Schiff Statement on House Passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

"The right to vote is the right from which all others flow. And today, the House has taken a monumental step forward to ensure every American can exercise their fundamental right to vote with the passage of the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Named for a civil rights icon and eternal champion of our democracy, this legislation would honor John Lewis's legacy by empowering Congress to intervene when state and local officials enact discriminatory voter suppression laws and ensure that … Continue Reading

August 24, 2021

Schiff Statement on House Adoption of Historic Budget Framework

"This is a once-in-a-generation moment. The budget framework just passed by the House will provide for transformative investments in America, and help us build a more fair and just economy, lifting millions of families out of poverty, fulfilling the promise of the American dream for immigrants who've made this country their home, investing in education, childcare, and broadband, and creating good-paying green jobs. "Today, we kept our country moving forward after a brutal pandemic, and we are … Continue Reading

August 24, 2021

Schiff Statement on Extension of FireGuard Program

"Ensuring that state and local firefighters have the most sophisticated technology available to combat wildfires and keep our communities safe is absolutely critical as California is facing more dangerous and extreme wildfire seasons with each passing year. Earlier this month, we pressed the Department of Defense to extend states' access to the FireGuard program, and I am pleased that the Department has agreed to extend the program for an additional year. "Fireguard helps our communities to … Continue Reading

August 18, 2021

Congressman Schiff and Chabot: U.S. Must Safeguard Journalists, Media During Afghan Withdrawal

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, sent a letter to President Joe Biden saying the United States must offer safe passage and transport out of Afghanistan for journalists and media staff at risk of violence or death under Taliban rule. A copy of the letter can be found here, and full text is below. Dear President Biden, We believe it is critically important that the … Continue Reading

August 16, 2021

California Members of Congress, Senators Urge Department of Defense to Continue Supporting State and Local Efforts to Combat Wildfires

Washington, D.C. - Today, California Democrats Congressman Adam Schiff, Senators Dianne Feinstein and Alex Padilla, and Reps. Salud Carbajal and Jimmy Panetta, along with 27 members of Congress, sent a letter to U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin calling for the Department to immediately extend of the Defense Department's FireGuard program - an invaluable resource for state and local firefighters responding to wildfires across the nation. The FireGuard program plays a critical role in … Continue Reading

August 15, 2021

Chairman Schiff Statement on Afghanistan

"America went to war in Afghanistan after September 11 to kill the mastermind of that deadly assault and reduce the threat of another attack on our soil. In this we were successful, but it came at a great cost to our brave service members and their families. We owe them a debt we can never repay. "It is heartbreaking to watch the precipitous fall of the Afghan government after so many Americans sacrificed for two decades in an attempt to build a different future for the Afghan people. After … Continue Reading

August 11, 2021

Schiff on Senate Approval of Infrastructure and Reconciliation Packages

Burbank, CA - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after the Senate passed a bipartisan infrastructure package and approved a $3.5 trillion budget resolution, which would expand the social safety net and make sweeping investments in combatting the climate crisis: "We find ourselves with a once-in-a-generation opportunity for the United States - a chance to invest in stronger, more modern roads, schools, hospitals, bridges, water supplies, broadband, energy … Continue Reading

August 05, 2021

Seventy-Five Members of Congress Call for Immediate Closure of Guantanamo Bay

Burbank, CA - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Congressman David Price (D-NC), and Congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), along with more than 70 members of Congress, delivered a letter to President Biden calling for the immediate closure of the prison at Naval Station Guantanamo Bay. Closing the facility has been a long stated goal for the U.S. government. During his 2008 campaign, former President Obama promised to permanently close the prison at Guantanamo Bay. However, at the … Continue Reading

August 03, 2021

Schiff Honors Women of the Year from 28th Congressional District

Burbank, CA - On Sunday, August 1, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored inspiring women from communities in California's 28th Congressional District. "Every year, we honor women across the 28th Congressional District who make a positive impact on the lives of their neighbors and improve and enrich our community," said Rep. Schiff. "Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, we have witnessed the unimaginable burden shouldered by women as essential and frontline workers, health care personnel, … Continue Reading

July 15, 2021

Schiff Secures $950,000 for Armenian-American Museum in Upcoming Government Funding Legislation

Glendale, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), the Vice Chair of the House Armenian Caucus, announced that the fiscal year 2022 federal government funding legislation will include $950,000 in funding to support construction and development of the Armenian American Museum and Cultural Center of California in downtown Glendale. "Armenian-Americans are an essential part of the very fabric of our nation - enriching our customs, traditions, and communities. Their story is an American story, … Continue Reading

July 13, 2021

Schiff Secures More Than $7 Million for Critical Community Projects in Upcoming Government Funding Legislation

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that more than $7.7 million for community projects he championed will be included in the fiscal year 2022 federal government funding legislation. When passed through Congress, the funding will support ten local health, housing, education, and cultural programs throughout the 28th District. "It is an honor to fight for our community and the resources needed to bring lasting benefits to the people of California's 28th Congressional … Continue Reading

July 01, 2021

Schiff Secures $20 Million in Funding for Local Priorities in House Transportation and Infrastructure Investment Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) voted in support of the INVEST in America Act, which includes nearly $20 million for local priorities shared across seven projects from Glendale to West Hollywood. "Every day, I'll continue fighting to make sure that California and our community receive the resources they need to thrive and invest in the future," said Schiff. "The House passage of the INVEST in America Act is a critical step toward enhancing the safety, sustainability, … Continue Reading

July 01, 2021

Schiff Statement on the Select Committee to Investigate January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement after being named to the Select Committee to Investigate January 6 Attack on the U.S. Capitol: "I am grateful to Speaker Pelosi for her leadership in establishing the Select Committee to investigate the January 6 insurrection, and for the trust she has placed in me and my fellow committee members. Under Chairman Bennie Thompson, it will … Continue Reading

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