Press Releases

05.15.20

Schiff Sends Letter Urging Advertising Associations to Address Policies that Block Online Advertisements Next to Coronavirus-Related Content

Washington D.C. - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) sent a letter to the CEOs of major advertising trade associations this week asking them to encourage their members to lift or alter their policies that restrict advertisements from appearing online with articles focusing on the coronavirus and the pandemic to help support news media companies and to keep the population informed and safe. "At this moment in our nation's history, access to timely information has perhaps never been more critical an… Continue Reading


05.11.20

Schiff, Chu Seek Unemployment Relief For Independent Workers With Mixed Income Types

Washington D.C. - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy last week urging that future coronavirus response legislation ensure that independent workers with multiple types of income are able to access the same unemployment assistance that the CARES Act provides to those with more traditional employment arrangements. "Due to the sporadic and unpredictable nature of work in film, television, theater… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Schiff, Thompson, Murphy Urge House Leadership to Include Coronavirus Response Commission Provision in Upcoming Relief Legislation

Washington D.C. - Today, Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Co-Chair of the House Blue Dog Coalition, sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy requesting inclusion of language in upcoming relief legislation establishing an independent bipartisan commission to examine the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. "We … Continue Reading


05.07.20

Rep. Schiff Applauds Local News Relief Funding for The Eastsider

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) applauded local news relief funding awarded to The Eastsider, a neighborhood news blog, through the Facebook Journalism Project. The Eastsider received $94,858 in relief grants to help continue serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. "I am deeply worried about the loss of local papers all over the country in communities large and small. It has been going on for years, but the sudden onset of the coronavirus pandemic has only acc… Continue Reading


04.30.20

Schiff Urges Google, YouTube, Twitter to Inform Users Who Interact With Coronavirus Misinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, sent letters asking Sundar Pichai, Susan Wojcicki and Jack Dorsey, the Chief Executive Officers of Alphabet, YouTube and Twitter, respectively, to proactively inform users who engage with harmful coronavirus-related misinformation before it can be removed and to direct them to authoritative, medically accurate resources. "Though the best protection is removing or downgrading harmful content … Continue Reading


04.24.20

Rep. Schiff Statement in Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale), Vice Chair of the Armenian-American Caucus, released the following statement commemorating the 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children who were murdered during the Armenian Genocide from 1915 to 1923. This year marks the first Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day since the House passed Schiff's legislation, House Resolution 296, to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide. Schiff led this bipartisan effort, along with the Armenian-Ameri… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Rep. Schiff Statement After Supporting Critical COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) took two important votes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schiff voted to create a House Select Committee dedicated to overseeing the trillions in relief spending Congress has authorized to respond to the pandemic and the associated economic crash. Schiff also supported an additional $480 billion in relief spending for small businesses, hospitals and testing to supplement the two trillion dollars allocated through the CARES Act in March. "Ame… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Rep. Schiff Honors 2020 Women of the Year

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored 15 inspiring women from communities in the 28th Congressional District - Atwater Village, Burbank, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glendale, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Los Feliz, Montrose, Pasadena, Silver Lake, Tujunga, and West Hollywood. "Every year in March, in honor of Women's History Month, my office hosts an event to honor our district's Women of the Year," said Rep. Adam Schiff. "Unfortunately, … Continue Reading


04.17.20

Rep. Schiff Urges Federal Reserve to Include Nonprofits in Main Street Lending Program

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman urging the Fed to include nonprofits as eligible to receive loans from the Main Street Lending Program. "Like businesses, many larger nonprofits have seen existing revenue streams severely cut at a time when the need for charitable services is growing, and are faced with difficult choices about cutting services or laying off employees," Schiff wrote in the letter. Nonprofits with fewer than 500 employees … Continue Reading


04.17.20

Congressman Schiff Statement on Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and Valley Sun

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement after the Los Angeles Times decided to shut down three local newspapers: "I was saddened to learn of the decision by the Los Angeles Times to shut down the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and Valley Sun. These are institutions that have served our community for decades, and have chronicled and guided our way forward for as long as many of us can remember. "I have read these papers for decades and had the … Continue Reading


04.10.20

Schiff Presses California Labor Agency to Open Application for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to California Labor Secretary Julie A. Su urging the Employment Development Department (EDD) to prioritize making the application for the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program publicly available as soon as possible. This federally funded program provides compensation to unemployed workers who are not eligible for regular state benefits-including self-employed, freelance, gig, and contract workers-but EDD has not begun ac… Continue Reading


04.10.20

Schiff, Feinstein, Harris Introduce Legislation to Establish Bipartisan Coronavirus Commission to Examine U.S. Response

Washington, DC - Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced legislation in the House that would establish a bipartisan commission to provide a full accounting of the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic, just as similar commissions have been established after other great national tragedies. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala D. Harris (both D-CA) plan to introduce companion legislation in the Senate. The commission would conduct a rigorous and comprehensive review of the cor… Continue Reading


04.06.20

Statement from Freedom of the Press Caucus Co-Chairs Schiff and Chabot on Commutation of Sentences for Those Convicted of Murdering Daniel Pearl

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH), the co-chairs of the Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, released the following statement on the decision by a Pakistani appeals court's commutation of sentences of four men for convicted of murdering journalist Daniel Pearl: "It is deeply disturbing that a Pakistani appeals court recently commuted the sentences of four men convicted of brutally murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002, a decisio… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Schiff Calls for 9/11-Style Commission to Examine Coronavirus Response and Begins Circulating Draft Bill

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, circulated a discussion draft of legislation to establish a bipartisan commission to provide a full accounting of the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The commission will examine U.S. government preparedness in advance of this pandemic, the Federal government's response to it, and provide recommendations to improve our ability to respond to and recover from future… Continue Reading


03.27.20

Rep. Schiff Floor Speech in Support of Relief Package for American Workers, Families and Small Businesses

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivered a speech on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The speech, as delivered, is below: "My fellow citizens, let no one doubt that this is a difficult and dangerous effort on which we have set out. No one can foresee precisely what course it will take or what costs or casualties will be incurred. Many months of sacrifice and self-discipline lie ahead - month… Continue Reading


03.26.20

Rep. Schiff Statement in Support of Relief Package for American Workers, Families and Small Businesses

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement in support of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. "Our nation is facing a health and economic crisis unlike any we have faced in our history. We have the fastest growing rate of coronavirus cases in the world, affecting every state in the country, and a rapidly accelerating increase in fatalities. And today, we see clearly the full economic havoc wreaked by this virus, with new unemploy… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Information for Constituents Traveling Overseas

On March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a new advisory that asks U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the coronavirus. U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad are encouraged to arrange for immediate commercial travel to return home to the United States. We understand this is a difficult time, and we assembled some information below that we hope our constituents will find helpful. Should you have any questions, my team stands ready to assist. How to Contact the Loc… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Rep. Schiff Leads Letter Urging Relief for Entertainment Industry Professionals

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Members of Congress from Los Angeles and other entertainment hot-zones around the country sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging relief for freelance and contract workers in the entertainment industry who have lost work because of coronavirus-related cancellations or postponements. "The unique freelance nature of work in film, television, theater, and live music means that a large numb… Continue Reading


03.15.20

Rep. Schiff’s Former Staff Member Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that a former staff member tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member left the office ten days ago. "We have received notice that a former staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result we consulted with the House Attending physician and will be acting on their recommendations. Medical professionals believe that my former staff member likely contracted the virus after leaving the office, but we will still be taking addi… Continue Reading


03.10.20

Freedom of the Press Caucus Co-Chairs Condemn Sentencing of Vietnamese Journalist Truong Duy Nhat

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 conviction of Radio Free Asia blogger Truong Duy Nhat in Vietnam: "As co-chairs of the bipartisan Freedom of the Press Caucus, we are deeply concerned by yesterday's conviction of journalist Truong Duy Nhat in Vietnam. Mr. Nhat is a weekly contributor to Radio Free Asia and has been held in pretrial detention in Vietnam for ov… Continue Reading

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