Press Releases

January 19, 2022

Congressman Schiff Awarded State Order for Strengthening Ties Between U.S. and Armenia

Today, on the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the United States and the Republic of Armenia, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was among those awarded the State Order for his role in strengthening ties between the two countries. “Working on behalf of my Armenian American constituents and deepening the partnership between our communities at home and abroad is one of my most important missions in Congress, and it is remarkable how far we have come … Continue Reading

January 13, 2022

Congressman Schiff on President Biden Announcement of a Billion COVID-19 Rapid Tests

“The unprecedented spread of the Omicron variant has made it clear that we have entered a challenging new phase of this pandemic - one that requires a public health response that evolves to meet the severity and urgency of the moment. An additional 500 million COVID-19 rapid tests, alongside the 500 million already promised, will be critically important as we continue to vaccinate the country and combat the virus. I applaud President Biden for urgently bringing these rapid tests into our … Continue Reading

January 13, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of the Freedom to Vote: John R. Lewis Act

“The right to vote is the foundation of our democracy, the right upon which all others rest. Using the Big Lie of massive fraud in the last election, Republicans have been ushering in a new generation of Jim Crow laws around the country designed to make it harder for people of color to vote. Equally insidious, they are passing state laws to allow partisan bodies to overturn the results of the next presidential election. “Today, House Democrats renewed our ongoing fight to preserve … Continue Reading

January 10, 2022

Schiff, Sanders, Khanna Urge President Biden to Take Further Steps to Comprehensively and Equitably Expand Access to COVID-19 Rapid Testing

Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), Congressman Ro Khanna (D-CA), and more than 40 members of the House and Senate sent a letter to President Joe Biden on Sunday, calling on his administration to build on its current efforts to expand access to COVID-19 testing by substantially increasing the supply of rapid tests and removing financial and logistical barriers to access for the duration of the pandemic. These measures would ensure the United States is mobilizing a … Continue Reading

January 06, 2022

Congressman Schiff on the Anniversary of the January 6 Insurrection

“One year ago, insurrectionists stormed the Capitol in an attempt to overturn the results of a free and fair presidential election and stop the peaceful transfer of power. They mercilessly beat police officers. One officer would lose his life. Others took their own lives in the traumatic aftermath. “But in the face of such horrific violence, these brave officers held the line. Thanks to their valiance and patriotism, we returned to our citadel of democracy to certify the election … Continue Reading

January 05, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Attorney General Garland’s Remarks on January 6

“Today, Attorney General Merrick Garland gave an important and eloquent speech in defense of our democracy, and the Justice Department’s central role in its protection. As an American, and as a former Assistant United States Attorney, it gave me great pride to again witness how integrity has been restored to the leadership of the Department. “Garland outlined the many threats to our democracy, from efforts to undermine confidence in our elections to attempts to … Continue Reading

December 21, 2021

Congressman Schiff Announces Winners of 2021 Congressional App Challenge

Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has announced three Angeleno students as the winners of the 2021 Congressional App Challenge for their work in promoting sustainability, community service, and mental health. Established by the U.S. House of Representatives in 2013 to promote STEM and computer-based skills, the Congressional App Challenge is open to all middle and high school students who live in or attend school in California’s 28th Congressional District. “California’s … Continue Reading

December 15, 2021

Wyden, Schiff, Meeks and Maloney Lead House and Senate Democrats in Calling for Magnitsky Act Sanctions Against Companies That Enable Human Rights Abuses

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Senator Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) delivered a letter to the Biden administration, calling for sanctions against four mercenary hacking corporations under the Global Magnitsky Act for enabling human rights violations by authoritarian regimes.  “We write to urge you to implement Global Magnitsky sanctions for technology companies that have enabled human rights abuses, including … Continue Reading

December 13, 2021

Congressman Schiff on Meadows Contempt Referral

“Last week, Mark Meadows abruptly informed the January 6 Select Committee that he would not cooperate further with our investigation, choosing instead to hide behind broad and unsound claims of immunity and privilege. Why Mr. Meadows has chosen to forgo his legal and moral obligation to comply with our investigation is difficult to fathom, especially in light of his public efforts to promote and sell a book in which he repeatedly discloses details about the facts and circumstances … Continue Reading

December 13, 2021

Congressman Schiff Hosts Press Conference on Infrastructure Investments and Benefits for L.A. County Residents

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) hosted a press conference to highlight the historic investments of the Congressional bipartisan infrastructure bill – including for roads, bridges, highways, public transit, and passenger rail – and how they will improve the lives of Los Angeles County residents. “In Los Angeles County, decades of lagging infrastructure investment has resulted in crumbling roads and highways, aging and incomplete rail systems, and many challenges … Continue Reading

December 09, 2021

House Passes Schiff-Championed Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen, Protect Our Democracy

Today, the House passed the Protecting Our Democracy Act on a bipartisan basis – a comprehensive package of reforms that will strengthen America’s democratic institutions against future presidents who could seek to abuse the power of their office for corrupt purposes. The proposals – many of which have been supported by both Democrats and Republicans in the past – will restore the federal government’s system of checks and balances, strengthen accountability and … Continue Reading

December 07, 2021

Congressman Schiff on Raising the Debt Ceiling

“Playing fast and loose with the full faith and credit of the United States would cost millions of people their life savings and their livelihoods. Tonight's vote paves the way for Congress to increase the debt limit, allowing us to keep our promises to seniors and veterans who rely on their Social Security and pension benefits. It allows us to continue the most significant reduction of child poverty in American history. And it allows us to continue making headway in our economic … Continue Reading

December 07, 2021

Congressman Schiff on Passage of 2022 National Defense Authorization Act

“Our national security mission is only as strong as our support for the brave men and women who serve in the armed forces. This year’s National Defense Authorization Act will improve the quality of life for those who have answered the call of duty, boost America’s ability to fight the climate crisis, and make important investments in the current and future needs of our national security infrastructure.   “At the same time, our national security efforts must live … Continue Reading

December 07, 2021

Congressman Schiff on Biden-Putin Call

"It's clear that President Biden delivered a strong and clear message today to President Putin regarding Russia’s belligerent behavior along the Ukrainian border. For far too long, the Kremlin has acted with impunity on the world stage – from cyber-attacks, to election meddling, to its illegal annexation of Crimea – and it is important that the President of the United States stand firm against its continued aggression. In unison with our allies, we must forcefully convey to … Continue Reading

December 02, 2021

Congressman Schiff on Passage of Continuing Resolution

“Today, the House acted to avert a calamitous and needless government shutdown. This continuing resolution will guarantee that we make good on our promises to struggling workers, families, veterans, and seniors. And it will allow this Congress to remain wholly focused on passing critical legislation like the Build Back Better Act which will cut costs for child care and health care and benefit every single family in America.   "I urge the Senate to swiftly pass this legislation so … Continue Reading

December 01, 2021

Congressman Schiff on Clark Contempt Vote

“The January 6 Select Committee has voted unanimously and in bipartisan fashion to move forward a criminal contempt of Congress against Jeffery Clark. Mr. Clark has direct knowledge of former President Donald Trump’s efforts to politicize the Department of Justice following the November election and prevent the peaceful transfer of power. Clark reportedly discussed efforts to enlist the Justice Department in a plan to slow the appointment of electors in Georgia and other states and … Continue Reading

December 01, 2021

Schiff, Smith Introduce Bill to Expand Access to Lifesaving HIV Prevention Drugs

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Senator Tina Smith (D-Minn.) introduced legislation that will expand access to lifesaving HIV prevention medications. The PrEP Access and Coverage Act of 2021 addresses the underutilization of HIV prevention drugs – known as PrEP (Pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (Post-exposure prophylaxis) – in high-risk communities by ensuring these medications and any associated costs are covered by health insurance. The … Continue Reading

November 19, 2021

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of the Build Back Better Act

“Today, House Democrats delivered solutions to help support working families across America as they face the pains of an economy recovering from a global pandemic. “The Build Back Better Act will dramatically lower everyday costs that burden families like childcare, housing, health care, and prescription drugs. It will make high-quality preschool universal, and lift millions of children out of poverty. It will bring clean energy to households across America and fight the … Continue Reading

November 17, 2021

Schiff, Hayes Introduce See the Board Act to Equitably Expand Free Vision Care in Schools

Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) introduced the See the Board Act, legislation to help millions of students access optometry care at no cost to their families, bringing life-changing mobile vision services to schools in both rural and urban communities and helping ensure children have the opportunity to succeed in the classroom. Due to inequitable access to vision care, it is estimated that more than two million students nationwide go to school each day … Continue Reading

November 16, 2021

Congressman Schiff on Azerbaijani Attacks on Armenia

"I am deeply disturbed by today's reports of Azerbaijani forces attacking Armenian soldiers at the border, including the reported murder or illegal detainment of more than two dozen Armenian soldiers. This unprovoked attack is in direct violation of Azerbaijan and Armenia's ceasefire agreement, and a grave reminder that the United States must be doing everything we can to deter Azerbaijan's ongoing aggression. "I urge the State Department to act immediately to use every diplomatic channel and … Continue Reading

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