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September 20, 2023

WATCH: Adam Schiff Reacts to Republican Attacks on the Justice Department on MSNBC’s Deadline: White House

Washington D.C. — Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joined MSNBC’s Deadline: White House with Nicolle Wallace to react to House Republicans' attacking Attorney General Merrick Garland during today’s Judiciary Committee hearing and using the committee for former President Donald Trump’s legal defense.  Watch the full interview here. Key Excerpts: On the fact-free arguments by the GOP in defense of Donald Trump:  [...] I couldn't help escape the conclusion that the alternate fact … Continue Reading

September 20, 2023

WATCH: Rep. Schiff Slams Republicans for Using House Judiciary Hearing with AG Merrick Garland As Trump Legal Defense

Washington, D.C. — Today, as Attorney General Merrick Garland testified in front of the House Judiciary Committee, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) called out the GOP for using the committee as a legal defense for Donald Trump.  Watch the full video of Rep. Schiff’s remarks HERE. Key Excerpts: On the clear political motives of Jim Jordan’s attacks on the Department of Justice: [...] “Mr. Jordan hopes to camouflage his assault on the rule of law by falsely claiming that Donald Trump is … Continue Reading

September 19, 2023

Rep. Schiff Joins Rep. Johnson to Introduce Supreme Court Justice Term Limit Measure to Restore Balance, Legitimacy for SCOTUS

Washington, DC - Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joined Representative Hank Johnson (D-Ga.) to introduce the Supreme Court Tenure Establishment and Retirement Modernization (TERM) Act, which would set term limits for Supreme Court justices while establishing a process for Supreme Court appointments. Under the TERM Act, a new justice would take the bench every two years and spend 18 years in active service, while preserving constitutional protections for judicial independence in … Continue Reading

September 19, 2023

Reps. Schiff, Stansbury, and Colleagues Introduce The Rail Workers and Community Safety Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joined Representatives Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.), Jamaal Bowman (D-N.Y.), Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), Donald Norcross (D-N.J.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.), and Sylvia Garcia (D-Texas) to introduce The Rail Workers and Community Safety Act at a press conference on Capitol Hill. “Over the past year, we've seen over a thousand train derailments, including the tragic incident in East Palestine, Ohio, which devastated a community and … Continue Reading

September 19, 2023

Rep. Schiff and Armenian Congressional Caucus Co-Chairs React to Unprovoked Attacks on Artsakh

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and the Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, Representatives Gus M. Bilirakis (D-Fla.), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), and David G. Valadao (D-Calif.), released the following joint statement in the wake of Azerbaijan’s unprovoked attacks on Artsakh earlier today. “The Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues has warned for months that Azerbaijan was implementing a genocidal campaign against the Armenian people … Continue Reading

September 19, 2023

Statement: Rep. Schiff on Importance of Protecting Voting Rights on National Voter Registration Day

Washington, D.C. — Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) released the following statement to mark National Voter Registration Day and the reintroduction of the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, which would protect the right to vote by restoring and modernizing the protections of the Voting Rights Act of 1965. “On National Voter Registration Day, we must redouble our commitment to ensure that voters - regardless of their income, skin color, religion, disability, or sexual … Continue Reading

September 14, 2023

Rep. Schiff Introduces Bill to Reduce Airport Noise with Nighttime Curfew

Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced the Valley-Wide Noise Relief Act, permitting airports to implement partial or total mandatory nighttime curfews to minimize airport noise. “Residents living under flight paths and near airport terminals shouldn't have to endure sleep-disruptive noise from late night and early morning air traffic,” said Rep. Schiff. “The Valley-Wide Noise Relief Act would implement nighttime curfews and ensure residents aren't disturbed at … Continue Reading

September 14, 2023

Schiff, Over 110 House, Senate Leaders Introduce Bill to Extend Child Care Funding as Funding Cliff Looms

Democrats saved the child care sector from collapse during the pandemic with vital stabilization funding—which helped 220,000 providers stay afloat and serve as many as 10 million kids—but with funding set to expire September 30, the child care sector may once again be pushed to the brink, with potentially dire consequences for families and our economy. The Child Care Stabilization Act would extend vital stabilization funding to prevent a potential crisis for families and our economy by … Continue Reading

September 14, 2023

Schiff Announces $3.9 Million Grant for L.A. County Public Works

Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced a $3.9 million federal grant which will be awarded to the Los Angeles County Public Works to upgrade and expand recycling infrastructure and waste management systems. These funds, which were made possible through the Solid Waste Infrastructure for Recycling (SWIFR) Program established by the historic Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, will support the designing and construction of a facility that processes organic waste through … Continue Reading

September 13, 2023

Rep. Adam Schiff Urges Veterans to Take Advantage of Special VA Health Care Open Enrollment Window

Washington, DC —  With an important deadline swiftly approaching, Congressman Adam Schiff is urging post-9/11 combat veterans who were discharged 10 or more years ago to enroll in a one-year special health care enrollment period at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) established under the Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics (PACT) Act. "Post-9/11 combat veterans have sacrificed so much for our nation, and it's our duty to ensure they receive the care and support they need," said Rep. … Continue Reading

September 12, 2023

WATCH: Adam Schiff Slams McCarthy for Sham Biden Impeachment Inquiry on CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer

Washington, DC — Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), joined CNN’s The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer to discuss House Republicans’ effort to launch a sham impeachment inquiry into President Biden, and how House Speaker Kevin McCarthy is desperately bowing to extreme elements in his party to keep the Speaker’s gavel in his power.  Watch the full interview here. Key Excerpts: On why Kevin McCarthy is launching this impeachment inquiry: [...] It's based on the weakness of Kevin … Continue Reading

September 12, 2023

Statement for the Record: Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Hearing on the situation in Artsakh

Washington, DC - Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), submitted the following statement for the record to the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission in relation to its September 6 hearing “Nagorno-Karabakh: Update”:  “Since the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission last convened a hearing on “Safeguarding the People of Nagorno-Karabakh” on June 21, the crisis has deteriorated significantly. I thank co-Chairs Rep. Smith and Rep. McGovern for continuing to shine a light on human rights violations and … Continue Reading

September 07, 2023

Rep. Schiff Responds to Antisemitic Comments by Palestinian Authority President

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), released the following statement in response to comments by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas: “Palestinian Authority President Abbas’s recent antisemitic comments that so blatantly and egregiously distorted the truth of the Holocaust are shocking and unacceptable. Claiming that Jewish people are not the victims of antisemitism, and denying the racist underpinnings of the Holocaust while repeating common antisemitic … Continue Reading

September 05, 2023

Rep. Schiff Calls on Dept. of Education to Investigate Claims of Sex-Based Harassment and Clarify Title IX Exemptions

Washington, DC — Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Mark Takano (D-Calif.), Joquin Castro (D-Texas), and Veronica Escobar (D-Texas) led a letter to Secretary of Education Miguel A. Cardona and Office for Civil Rights Assistant Secretary Catherine Lhamon regarding concerns over Baylor University’s request for a Title IX exemption that may shield them from Title IX’s regulations of prohibiting sexual harassment against LGBTQI+ students.  The letter urges the Department to provide … Continue Reading

August 24, 2023

ICYMI: Rep. Schiff Joins Pan Armenian Council of Western USA to Speak on the Humanitarian Crisis in Artsakh

Burbank, CA — Yesterday, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) spoke at a press conference hosted by the Pan Armenian Council of Western USA (PAC WUSA). This conference launched a 24-hour nationwide hunger strike to demonstrate unity with the 120,000 residents of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) facing a dire humanitarian crisis caused by Azerbaijan’s ongoing illegal blockade of the Lachin Corridor, the only road connecting Armenia and Artsakh.  Joining Schiff were … Continue Reading

August 15, 2023

ICYMI: Rep. Adam Schiff Visits San Diego, Tours U.S Mexico Border and Discusses Border and Environmental Issues With Local Leaders

Burbank, CA — Yesterday, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) toured the U.S.-Mexico border, ending his visit with a roundtable discussion in San Diego. This discussion focused on border issues in the San Diego area, including the immigration and environmental concerns at the southern border, and how he is advocating for climate action and immigration reform in Congress. Joining Congressman Schiff were key community figures, including Mayor of Imperial Beach, Paloma Aguirre; the Executive … Continue Reading

August 14, 2023

Rep. Schiff Urges President Biden to Intervene in Artsakh Crisis

Burbank, CA — Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) sent a letter to President Biden urging him to address the ongoing situation in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) as Azerbaijan continues to launch attacks and administer a blockade of the Lachin Corridor, creating a human rights crisis in the region.  This letter is a follow-up to a previous letter of a similar request sent in June of this year – in which Rep. Schiff had urged the President to address the ongoing situation. This … Continue Reading

August 10, 2023

Reps. Schiff, Peters Introduce Bill to Tackle Affordable Housing Shortage

Washington, DC —Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), joined by Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.), introduced the Affordable and Homeless Housing Incentives Act to help tackle the affordable housing shortage in California and across the nation. The bill would offer a tax incentive to those who sell their property to nonprofits or public agencies for the purpose of creating affordable housing. According to a 2021 National Association of Realtors (NAR) report, there's been a shortage of over … Continue Reading

August 09, 2023

Rep. Schiff Statement on Ongoing Situation in Armenia and Artsakh

Burbank, CA — Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) released the following statement regarding the ongoing crisis in Armenia and Artsakh:   “I stand with the people of Armenia, Artsakh, and the Armenian-American community – not only my constituents but those around the world. I hear and see your pain over the inhumane situation your brothers and sisters are facing.   From condemning ceasefire violations, to advocating for the release of Armenian prisoners of war, … Continue Reading

August 08, 2023

Reps. Schiff, Titus, and Mast Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Assist Pet Owners During Disasters

Washington, DC — Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced theProviding Essential Temporary Shelter Assistance For Emergencies (PETSAFE) Act with Reps. Dina Titus (D-Nev.) and Brian Mast (R-Fla.).  ThebipartisanPETSAFE Actwould establish a pilot grant program for mobile pet shelters for use during emergencies and major disasters —helping pet owners temporarily shelter their pets during evacuations, providing transportation to safe locations, and … Continue Reading

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