Press Releases

May 15, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church

“It is horrifying to be grieving yet another tragic shooting in just 72 hours – another weekend in America defined by senseless violence. Tonight, my heart is with the congregants of Geneva Presbyterian Church and the entire Laguna Woods community as they mourn and pray for their loved ones. My heart is also with those in Buffalo, in Milwaukee, and every community torn apart by gun violence. “The details of what happened at Geneva Presbyterian are still coming in, but we do … Continue Reading

May 11, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

"Every day journalists take extraordinary risks to bring us the news, especially those with the courage to report from regions of conflict. Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American journalist with Al Jazeera, was a talented, valued member of the press, and her death is terrible tragedy. The Israeli military must conduct a thorough and objective investigation into Abu Akleh's death, and be transparent about its findings. "My prayers are with her family, with her colleague, Ali Al-Samudi, who … Continue Reading

May 11, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Senate Failure to Pass Women’s Health Protection Act

“Last week, a draft opinion by the Supreme Court's conservative majority revealed a partisan court is poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, effectively outlawing abortion in more than half the country and opening the door to a nationwide ban. The opinion threatens reproductive health care and freedom for millions of women, and directly contradicts the sworn testimony of justices who, during their confirmation hearings, indicated under oath that they would uphold the precedent set forth by … Continue Reading

May 10, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Congressional Workers’ Right to Organize

“Congressional staff are some of the most dedicated, selfless, and talented individuals I have ever met. We could not do our jobs for our constituents without them and their labors. But for too long, their commitment to serving the American people has been taken for granted, resulting in high turnover and a workforce that does not always reflect the full diversity of America. “That's why I'm proud to support a resolution to recognize congressional workers' right to organize. Every … Continue Reading

May 09, 2022

Schiff, Armenian Caucus Request Critical Funding for Armenia and Artsakh in Foreign Affairs Spending Bill

Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Vice-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues joined Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), Gus M. Bilirakis (R-Fla.), and Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and 60 Members of Congress in requesting robust humanitarian and economic assistance for Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh – also known as Artsakh – through the FY2023 State and Foreign Relations funding legislation. “Beginning on September 27, 2020, and over the course of … Continue Reading

May 03, 2022

Congressman Schiff, Senator Booker Introduce Legislation to Boost Teacher Compensation

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Representatives John Larson (D-Conn.), Mark Takano (D-Calif.), and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) to introduce legislation to boost teacher compensation and diversify the teaching workforce. The bill, called the Respect, Advancement, and Increasing Support for Educators Act, would provide educators with a minimum of $1,000 in refundable tax credits annually, with some teachers earning as much as … Continue Reading

May 03, 2022

Congressman Schiff Announces Winners of 2022 Congressional Art Competition

Last night, during a virtual ceremony, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the winners of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. This year, the competition received 99 entries from students at 17 different schools. “California's 28th District is home to some of the most creative minds in the country, and the submissions we received for this year's Congressional Art Competition prove it,” said Schiff. “Every piece of artwork we received was remarkable, but the … Continue Reading

May 03, 2022

Schiff, Chabot Introduce Resolution on World Press Freedom Day Condemning Threats Against Journalists

Today, Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, marked World Press Freedom Day by introducing a resolution highlighting the importance of an independent press to a healthy democracy, condemning threats against members of the media, and reaffirming the United States’ commitment to promoting and defending freedom of the press at home and around the world. “A free and independent press is the … Continue Reading

May 01, 2022

Congressman Schiff Statement on Meeting with President Zelenskyy, Ukrainian Leaders in Kyiv

“Last night, I was proud to meet with President Zelenskyy in Kyiv, as part of a congressional delegation led by Speaker Pelosi. During our three-hour discussion, we reviewed the military, economic, and humanitarian assistance needed to help Ukraine. I was particularly focused on making sure that Ukraine is getting the intelligence support from our agencies to defeat Russian forces. “We came to Ukraine with a singular purpose: to reinforce America’s ironclad commitment to … Continue Reading

April 28, 2022

Congressman Schiff on the Passage of the Ukraine Democracy Defense Lend-Lease Act

“Vladimir Putin's unprovoked war against Ukraine grows deadlier by the day, with thousands of Ukrainian civilians killed or injured and many more displaced by the senseless violence. To date, Congress has delivered $13.6 billion in humanitarian, military, and economic aid to Ukraine. And this aid has been put to good use, allowing the Ukrainians to fend the Russians off for more than two months. Yet we can do more to bring an end to the suffering – and we must. “Today, … Continue Reading

April 26, 2022

Schiff Lauds Introduction of Health Equity and Accountability Act

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) joined Congresswoman Robin Kelly (D-Ill.) and members of the Congressional Black Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus in introducing the Health Equity and Accountability Act, a comprehensive legislative package to eliminate the obstacles to health access that bar equitable care. Schiff is an original co-sponsor of the legislation, which includes large portions of two of his signature health policy … Continue Reading

April 24, 2022

Congressman Schiff on the Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

“One hundred and seven years ago, the Ottoman Empire undertook a systematic effort to destroy the Armenian people – ultimately murdering one and a half million innocent men, women, and children in what became the first genocide of the 20th century. “Despite the overwhelming evidence of this methodical mass killing, to this day, Turkey continues to deny the genocide ever happened. But today, we speak with one voice: “We will not forget. We will never … Continue Reading

April 07, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of $55 Billion Restaurant and Small Business Relief Funding

“America is moving beyond the pandemic and has reopened for business. But still, thousands of small businesses like restaurants, arts and entertainment venues, and more are struggling to recover from the worst of the economic toll of COVID-19. This much-needed relief will help eligible entrepreneurs stay afloat as life returns to normal, bring back staff to help meet rising demand, and ensure the people and places we love most continue to grow and thrive in our communities. I will never … Continue Reading

April 06, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Scavino, Navarro House Contempt Vote

“Dan Scavino and Peter Navarro were both close aides to President Trump and were intimately involved in efforts to overturn the 2020 election. They were called before our committee because they have firsthand information that would help Congress and the American people understand how the tragedy of January 6 came about. “While we hoped Mr. Scavino and Mr. Navarro would join the hundreds of other witnesses who have done their civic duty and assisted our investigation, instead they … Continue Reading

March 29, 2022

Schiff, Members of Congress Urge Authorization of California National Guard to Expand Humanitarian Response to Ukraine

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and 10 bipartisan members of the California delegation and the Congressional Ukrainian Caucus delivered a letter to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, calling on the departments to grant needed authorities to the California National Guard to expand its support for humanitarian response efforts in Ukraine. “In the face of Russia’s indiscriminate attacks, a humanitarian and refugee crisis not seen in … Continue Reading

March 26, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Efforts to Provide Californians Relief from High Gas Prices

“Los Angeles County residents and our neighbors are facing a whopping $6 per gallon average price for gasoline. This is the harsh reality for millions of Californians who rely on their vehicles every single day to get to work, to get their children to school, their loved ones to the doctor or the grocery store, and much more. Governor Newsom’s proposal to send direct payments to vehicle owners and to make other transportation options free will provide an immediate dose of … Continue Reading

March 24, 2022

Congressman Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision, and once again allow for reasonable restrictions on corporate campaign contributions and other spending. In 2010, the Supreme Court ruled in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission that corporations and special interest groups could spend nearly unlimited funds on election campaigns. In the decade since, outside groups spent more than $4.4 … Continue Reading

March 24, 2022

Congressman Schiff, 61 Members of Congress Urge Biden Administration to Prioritize, Welcome More Ukrainian Refugees to the United States

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joined a bipartisan group of 61 Members of Congress in a letter to President Biden urging him to build on the humanitarian efforts already underway to help Ukrainians by allowing for the expedited resettlement of Ukrainian refugees in the United States. Among other recommendations, the Members urge the Administration to raise the cap on refugees allowed into the United States for Fiscal Year 2022 if it is necessary to accommodate Ukrainian refugees, … Continue Reading

March 23, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Passing of Secretary of State Madeleine Albright

"Secretary Albright was one of the fiercest, most dedicated champions of democratic values and human rights our nation has known. A refugee who came to America by way of Czechoslovakia, she knew intimately the necessity of our fight to bring freedom and dignity to people around the world. And on top of it all, she was a compassionate leader who was a mentor and inspiration to public servants everywhere.   "It’s been a true honor to get to know her and listen to her over the … Continue Reading

March 17, 2022

Schiff, Chabot on Deaths of Journalists in Ukraine

“As Russia's assault on Ukraine continues, an increasingly-frustrated Vladimir Putin is attempting to silence those who might expose the cruelty and extraordinary senselessness of his war. He has effectively criminalized accurate reporting on the war in Russia, even prohibiting the use of the word “war” to describe the war. “In just three short weeks, Putin's war has also led to the deaths of four journalists, including two Americans: Brent Renaud and Pierre … Continue Reading

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