Press Releases

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


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

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