Press Releases

August 12, 2022

Chairman Schiff on Reports of Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago

“Attorney General Garland disclosed yesterday the Department of Justice made a motion to unseal parts of the search warrant that authorized the FBI to retrieve material from the former president’s residence, reportedly including classified information. “If reports are accurate and contained among these documents are some of the most highly classified information our government holds — information classified as Top Secret/Secure Compartmented Information — then it … Continue Reading

August 05, 2022

Schiff on Azerbaijani Attacks on Artsakh

“I am deeply disturbed by reports of casualties, including two Armenian soldiers, in Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh – the result of Azerbaijan’s direct violation of its ceasefire agreement with Armenia. This is hardly the first time Azerbaijan has attacked Armenian forces unprovoked, and unless the United States takes immediate action to hold the Aliyev regime accountable, it will not be the last. It is imperative the State Department use all of its diplomatic … Continue Reading

August 03, 2022

Schiff, Trahan Urge Meta to Continue Removing Dangerous COVID-19 Misinformation

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Facebook’s Oversight Board on COVID-19 Misinformation Policy urging the company not to scale back its efforts to remove false and dangerous content about the virus from Meta platforms. “While public health experts and scientists around the globe have made major strides in understanding, combatting, and building resiliency against Covid-19, the virus continues to pose a grave public … Continue Reading

August 01, 2022

Chairman Schiff on Death of al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

“I commend President Biden, our Intelligence Community, military, and all those who contributed to bringing Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, to justice. Ever since I was appointed to the House Intelligence Committee more than a decade ago, I made it a priority to focus on bringing the top leaders of al-Qaeda to justice, requesting frequent briefings on their location, even when the trail went cold. “It has long been clear that locating al-Zawahiri was one of the most … Continue Reading

August 01, 2022

Schiff Announces Burbank Airport Awarded Nearly $3 Million in Federal Infrastructure Funds

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that the Hollywood Burbank Airport has been awarded nearly $3 million in federal grants for infrastructure improvements from the bipartisan infrastructure package passed by Congress. The funds will go towards rehabilitating the taxiway and conducting a study to identify areas where the airport could undertake noise mitigation efforts for the surrounding community. “I was proud to support the Bipartisan Infrastructure package because … Continue Reading

July 29, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of Assault Weapons Ban Act

“From Uvalde to Newtown, Orlando to Buffalo, assault weapons with high-capacity magazines have been used to carry out some of the most horrific shootings in our history. These weapons of war are the favored firearms of mass shooters for a reason: They're designed to injure and kill as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. They have no place on our streets. Today, House Democrats took necessary action to break the continual cycle of trauma, violence, and bloodshed that's … Continue Reading

July 28, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of CHIPS & Science Act

“American ingenuity is second-to-none. Yet, for the last several years, we've been outstripped by foreign manufacturers who've invested billions of dollars in critical fields, while American investments have failed to keep up. Today, we are moving to close that gap. The CHIPS & Science Act will make investments in research, development, science, and manufacturing. It will ensure that essential goods – like the semiconductors that power everything from military equipment to … Continue Reading

July 26, 2022

Schiff, Feinstein, Huffman, and DelBene Introduce Legislation to End Future Capture and Breeding of Whales for Public Display

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Representatives Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) introduced the Strengthening Welfare in Marine Settings Act, legislation that would end the future capture and breeding of whales for public display. Studies have shown that certain cetaceans - specifically, orcas, beluga whales, pilot whales, and false killer whales - are cognitively, emotionally, and socially complex animals who cannot … Continue Reading

July 25, 2022

Congressman Schiff Tours Future Site of Thai Town Marketplace, Funded Through Federal Budget

On Monday, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) joined Thai Community Development Center leadership to announce the organization has received $1 million in federal funds to complete the Thai Town Marketplace – a public market and small business incubator in East Hollywood that will provide local entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase food, artisanship, and traditional products reflective of the diverse cultures of the area, and train them to launch their own small businesses. The … Continue Reading

July 21, 2022

House Approves $3.7 Million for Schiff-Backed L.A. Homeless Services Projects

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the House approved $3.7 million in funding for three homeless services projects in Hollywood and Glendale as part of a government funding package passed yesterday afternoon. The YWCA of Glendale and Pasadena, the Center in Hollywood, and the Hollywood Food Coalition are three of the fifteen critical housing, homelessness support, employment, public safety, public health, and education projects Schiff has requested nearly $15.4 million in … Continue Reading

July 21, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of Right to Contraception Act

“For years, right-wing activists and politicians have united behind a singular goal: to stack the Supreme Court with reactionaries who will prioritize a backward partisan agenda over all else. That plan bore fruit last month when the Court struck down Roe v. Wade, robbing millions of their fundamental right to reproductive freedom. But the Court's decision to overturn Roe may just be the beginning. As Justice Clarence Thomas indicated in his opinion in Dobbs v. Jackson, the Court is … Continue Reading

July 21, 2022

Schiff Bill to Repeal Gun Industry Liability Shield Passed Out of Committee

Last night, the House Judiciary Committee voted to advance Congressman Adam Schiff’s (D-Burbank) Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act, clearing the way for a vote on the House floor. Along with yesterday’s markup of the Assault Weapons Ban of 2021, this represents one of the most significant congressional acts in a decade on two of gun safety advocates’ top legislative priorities. Schiff’s Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act … Continue Reading

July 20, 2022

Schiff Urges Biden Administration to Step Up Monkeypox Virus Response

On Tuesday afternoon, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on the Biden administration to bolster its response to the spread of the monkeypox virus in the United States, amid reports that the U.S. does not currently have enough vaccines and health care providers do not have enough information and awareness to address rising cases. “The federal government is falling short of the response that is needed. The United States must apply the costly, devastating lessons learned throughout … Continue Reading

July 19, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of the Respect for Marriage Act

“Last month, the Supreme Court issued a devastating opinion striking down Roe v. Wade, overturning decades of precedent and setting off alarm bells for millions of LGBTQ+ individuals who now fear that the loss of even more of their rights may be next. As Justice Thomas made clear in his concurring opinion, overturning Roe is just the beginning for this reactionary court – and he name-checked the right to same-sex marriage as one of the next rights that could fall. “The … Continue Reading

July 15, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Vote to Codify Roe and Protect Abortion Access

“Today, the House – once again – voted to codify Roe v. Wade into law and protect abortion access nationwide. This is the most important bulwark against a partisan Supreme Court that has eviscerated the right to privacy and put at risk the health of millions of women. Codifying Roe would enshrine the right of individuals everywhere – whether they live in a red state or a blue state – to make their own reproductive care decisions and regain control of their health, … Continue Reading

July 14, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Passage of 2023 National Defense Authorization Act

“At a time when the global struggle between democracy and autocracy has reached its highest pitch in a generation, it has never been more important we invest in bolstering our national security, cementing America’s leadership on the global stage, and promoting our commitments to peace and freedom everywhere. This year’s national defense funding legislation puts those ideals front and center, and will ensure we continue to live up to them amid the rising threats to democratic … Continue Reading

July 13, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of Active Shooter Alert Act

“The threat of an active shooter has become one of every American’s worst and most warranted fears, and one we must now weigh every time we send our children to school, take our family to a concert or parade, or simply go about our daily lives. While there is still so much we must do to address gun violence – from banning assault weapons, to universal background checks, to cracking down on negligent gun manufacturers and dealers – this bill is a commonsense solution … Continue Reading

July 13, 2022

Schiff Amendments to Promote Human Rights, Press Freedoms, and Civil Liberties Included in National Defense Funding Legislation

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced eight amendments he authored focused on press freedom, human rights, and civil liberties will be up for a vote this week as part of the 2023 National Defense Authorization Act. “Vladimir Putin’s brutal war against Ukraine has underscored the threat to democracy around the world, even as we struggle to protect our own institutions. It has never been more important that we ensure we are living up to our commitments on human rights … Continue Reading

June 24, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of Bipartisan Safer Communities Act

“America’s gun violence epidemic is uniquely tragic and uniquely American – not just because of the countless lives lost, but because of the years that have passed without any meaningful action to stop it. Congress has always had the power to curb this senseless violence, but for too long, too many have been content to offer thoughts and prayers instead of action. “That inaction must end. After weeks of tough negotiations, the Senate has put forward a bipartisan gun … Continue Reading

June 24, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Supreme Court Decision to Strike Down Roe v. Wade

“The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade is a dangerous and divisive rollback of a half a century’s progress and legal protections. “This decision is also a betrayal of the commitments made by recent justices during their confirmation hearings, who indicated under oath they would uphold decades of legal precedent. It is a repudiation of some of our nation’s most cherished values, from the right to privacy to the right of everyone to make their own … Continue Reading

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