Press Releases

01.17.20

Rep. Schiff Announces Nominations of Local Students to U.S. Service Academies

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the nomination of seventeen students from the 28th Congressional District to U.S. service academies for the class of 2024. "Each of these students has a stellar resume of accomplishments, participated in a variety of extracurricular activities and sports, and demonstrated academic excellence, which make them outstanding nominees for this great honor," said Rep. Schiff. "This group of students has a commitment to serving our countr… Continue Reading


01.16.20

Schiff Statement on GAO Decision that Trump Broke the Law

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead House Manager for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump, issued the following statement: "Today's decision by the Government Accountability Office that President Trump broke the law when he withheld hundreds of millions of dollars of vital military aid to Ukraine demonstrates once again that the President violated his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed as he put his personal and poli… Continue Reading


01.15.20

Schiff Statement on Being Named Lead House Impeachment Manager

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House Managers for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump: "I am humbled by the responsibility of serving as the lead House Manager in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump, and thank Speaker Pelosi for the trust she has place in me and our team. It is a solemn res… Continue Reading


01.07.20

Rep. Schiff Statement on Facebook’s Deepfake Policy

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released a statement in response to Facebook's announcement of their policy to combat deepfakes and other forms of manipulated media on their platform: "As we enter 2020, the problem of disinformation, and how it can spread rapidly on social media, is a central and continuing national security concern, and a real threat to the health of our democracy. "For more than a year, I'v… Continue Reading


12.18.19

Chairman Schiff Delivers Floor Speech on Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered a floor speech on the articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. Remarks as prepared are below: Floor Statement of Chairman Adam B. Schiff House of Representatives Vote on Articles of Impeachment against President Donald John Trump December 18, 2019 I thank my colleague, Chairman Nadler. I thank him for the extraordinary job that he has … Continue Reading


12.17.19

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, vaccine awareness, housing affordability and gun violence research and prevention: "The homelessness crisis is affecting cities across the nation, and I am very pleased that the funding bill includes an additional 2 billion dollars for rental assistance programs," said Rep. Adam Schiff. "The Administration's proposed cuts to programs me… Continue Reading


11.20.19

Schiff Applauds Important Legislative Step for Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) applauded an important step towards the passage of his legislation, the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act, when it was reported by the Natural Resources Committee. By reporting the bill, the Natural Resources Committee sends it to the House floor for further consideration. "I am thrilled that the Natural Resources Committee today passed my Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act out of committee, an important step on the path … Continue Reading


11.15.19

Chairman Schiff Releases Opening Statement for Open Hearing With Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch

Washington, DC - Today, Chairman Adam Schiff released his opening statement for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's open hearing with Former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump. Full statement below as prepared: In April 2019 the United States Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch - was in Kyiv when she was called by a senior State Department official and told to get on the next plane back to Washi… Continue Reading


11.13.19

Chairman Schiff Releases Opening Statement for First Open Hearing

Washington, DC - Today, Chairman Adam Schiff released his opening statement for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence's first open hearing as part of the impeachment inquiry into President Donald J. Trump. Full statement below as prepared: In 2014, Russia invaded a United States ally, Ukraine, to reverse that nation's embrace of the West, and to fulfill Vladimir Putin's desire to rebuild a Russian empire. In the following years, thirteen thousand Ukrainians died as they battled … Continue Reading


11.01.19

Schiff, Schumer Send Letter to DOJ on Failure to Implement Legislation to Protect Children and Vulnerable Populations

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) sent a letter to Attorney General William Barr and FBI Director Christopher Wray regarding the Department of Justice's (DOJ) failure to implement the Child Protection Improvements Act (CPIA), by the March 2019 deadline required by law. "We are troubled by the delay, and the fact that the Department has missed the date mandated by CPIA to begin operation of this program by an egregious eight months. It is imperative … Continue Reading


10.29.19

Rep. Schiff Applauds Passage of Resolution to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Vice Chair of the Armenian-American Caucus, offered a statement in response to the passage of H.Res. 296, a resolution to recognize and commemorate the Armenian Genocide: "Today, the House decisively voted to commemorate the Armenian Genocide. In so doing, the House declared that it will no longer be party to the cause of genocide denial. This is a vote I have fought for 19 years to make possible, and one that tens of thousands of my Armenian A… Continue Reading


10.29.19

Rep. Schiff Floor Speech on Resolution to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Vice Chair of the Armenian-American Caucus, spoke on the House Floor in support of H.Res. 296, a resolution he introduced with Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL) to recognize and commemorate the Armenian Genocide. "We cannot pick and choose which crimes against humanity are convenient to speak about," Rep. Schiff said. "We cannot cloak our support for human rights in euphemisms. We cannot be cowed into silence by a foreign power." Rep. Schiff's full re… Continue Reading


10.24.19

Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Applauds Vote to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, the leadership of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Rep. Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Rep. Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Rep. Peter King (R-NY), and Rep. Jackie Speier (D-CA), released the following statement regarding the announcement that H.Res. 296, Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide, has been scheduled for a floor vote next week. "As the leadership of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, we are very pleased that … Continue Reading


10.24.19

Schiff Applauds House Floor Vote to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement regarding the announcement that H.Res. 296, Affirming the United States record on the Armenian Genocide, has been scheduled for a floor vote next week. "Next week, the House will vote on H.Res. 296, the Armenian Genocide Resolution. This is a moment that has been years in the making, and I'm grateful for the tireless advocacy of so many who insisted that the United States must never be a party to genocide den… Continue Reading


10.17.19

Schiff Applauds Statewide Expansion of Earthquake Early Warning System

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the following statement in response to the announcement that the Early Earthquake Warning System (EEW) is now available to the general public statewide: "This is a victory for public safety and earthquake preparedness. As Californians know all too well, it's not a question of if a major earthquake will strike, but when - and a few seconds of advance warning can mean the difference between life and death," said Rep. Schiff. "We've com… Continue Reading


10.17.19

Schiff Statement on Passing of Chairman Elijah Cummings

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: "I'm beyond devastated at the loss of my friend and colleague, Elijah Cummings. My thoughts are with his wife, Maya, his children, his family, his friends, his dedicated staff, and the whole city of Baltimore as we all mourn the loss of this giant of a man. "Elijah was the heart and soul of our caucus, a dignified leader with a voice that could move mountains. He was often the first to call to offer a kind wo… Continue Reading


10.07.19

Schiff Statement on the Trump Administration’s Syria Policy Announcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's decision to withdraw American troops from Northern Syria: "The President's impulsive behavior has once again put our troops in Syria, British and French allied forces, our Kurdish partners, and our hard won gains against ISIS at great risk. Rather than advancing a diplomatic approach to consolidate progress and deescalate tensions in Northern Syria, the unilateral announc… Continue Reading


10.02.19

Schiff, Chabot Joint Statement on the One-Year Anniversary of the Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Freedom of the Press Caucus, released the following statement on the one year anniversary of the murder of Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi inside the Saudi consulate in Istanbul: "One year has passed since the brutal murder of Washington Post columnist and U.S. resident Jamal Khashoggi. Jamal's assassination is an extreme example of the rising tide of violence and in… Continue Reading


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

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