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Schiff, Khanna Send Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Inclusion of Mask-Related Provisions in Upcoming COVID-19 Legislation

Washington D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership asking for the inclusion of mask-related provisions in an upcoming health and economic legislative package responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the letter calls on Congress to provide for the mass distribution of free facial coverings to all Americans, funding for a Public Service Announcement campaign encouraging mask usage, and research into mask efficacy and optima… Continue Reading


Schiff Secures Funding for Major Priorities in House Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released a statement in response to House passage of an appropriations bill with funding for Schiff priorities including the early earthquake warning system, rental assistance and affordable housing, space exploration, earth science research, and next steps for a "cap park" across Highway 101 in Hollywood. "The House has prioritized critical investments to make life better and safer for Americans at home, and to increase our understanding o… Continue Reading


Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Send Letter to Library of Congress Urging Historically Accurate Characterization of Armenian Genocide

Washington D.C. - Today, the Co-Chairs of the Armenian Caucus, Reps. Adam Schiff (CA-28), Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Gus Bilirakis (FL-14), sent a letter to Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, urging the Library of Congress to reconsider its decision to decline changing the subject heading for the Armenian Genocide from "Armenian massacres, 1915-1923" to "Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923" and to standardize the use of the term, "Armenian Genocide" across other Li… Continue Reading


House Passes Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act and Frank E. Evans Act in Bipartisan NDAA

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) applauded the passage of The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act and The Frank E. Evans Act, as amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Both amendments passed with bipartisan support. The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). Schiff first introduced this legislation in 2017, a… Continue Reading


Schiff, Chu Introduce Legislation to Ensure Unemployment Relief For Independent Workers With Mixed Income Types

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) introduced the Mixed Earner Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act to ensure that workers who earn a mix of traditional (W-2) and independent (e.g. 1099) employment income are able to fully access the unemployment assistance provided in the CARES Act. "For many workers, the relief provided by the CARES Act is making a crucial difference in helping make ends meet during this unprecedented period of disruption. Yet… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff to Host Two Telephone Town Halls in July to Discuss Coronavirus Response

Washington, DC - Over the next two weeks, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host two telephone town halls to discuss the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic and unemployment crisis facing families, and how we can ensure the safety of students come Fall. Schiff will also discuss issues such as unemployment benefits, support for small businesses, and how his office can assist constituents. Schiff has previously hosted several telephone town halls throughout the year. "Fami… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on Azerbaijani Ceasefire Violations on Armenian Border

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a statement following a series of clashes on the Armenia-Azerbaijan border: "I am very concerned by the recent provocative and destabilizing actions taken by Azerbaijan in recent days along the Armenian border, including the shelling of Armenian soldiers. These acts risk the lives of soldiers and civilians, and raise the danger of a spiraling conflict that could be devastating to the region, particularly in the midst of a global pandemi… Continue Reading


Schiff, Raskin, Engel, Colleagues Send Letter to Appropriations Subcommittee to Bolster Oversight of U.S. Agency for Global Media

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MA), together with Reps. Eliot Engel (D-NY), Ted Deutch (D-FL), Joaquin Castro (D-TX), Ami Bera (D-CA), Brad Sherman (D-CA), Tom Malinowski (D-NJ), David Trone (D-MD), Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) and Dean Phillips (D-MN) sent a letter to State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Subcommittee Chairwoman Nita Lowey and Ranking Member Hal Rodgers in advance of the Subcommittee's FY2021 Markup Meeting, scheduled … Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Legislation to Provide Free Cloth Masks to Americans to Reduce Spread of COVID-19

Washington DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Masks Work Act to provide free cloth masks via United States mail to any American who requests one, as well as authorize a public service announcement campaign and further research into mask efficacy to reduce the spread of COVID-19. "As many states, including California, experience a worrying climb in COVID-19 infection rates, it's time to take seriously one of the most effective interventions we have - masks and face coverings. Sim… Continue Reading


Schiff Sends Letter to Saudi Arabian Ambassador Regarding Welfare of Detained Women’s Rights Activist Loujain al-Hathloul

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff sent a letter to Her Royal Highness Princess Reema bint Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia to the United States, regarding the deeply alarming and dangerous continued detention of women's rights activist Loujain al-Hathloul amidst a global pandemic that has taken the lives of many Saudis and Americans alike. "Ms. al-Hathloul has been detained without trial since May 2018. Her trial has been repeatedly dela… Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Bill to Prevent Misuse of Military in Domestic Law Enforcement

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced legislation to amend and strengthen the Posse Comitatus Act to prevent the U.S. military from being used inappropriately in domestic law enforcement functions. This legislation, known as the Strengthening the Posse Comitatus Act of 2020, comes after the Trump Administration pre-positioned active duty military units from the U.S. Army to respond to national protests against police brutality in the United States and considered deploying … Continue Reading


Schiff, Napolitano, Roybal-Allard, Gomez Seek Increased Army Corps Funding for Los Angeles River Restoration Project

Washington D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (CA-28), Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), and Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting increased funding for the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Project and the Public-Private Partnership (P3) Pilot Program in the Corps' Fiscal Year 2021 Work Plan. "We respectfully request you include $3 million for preconstruction engineering and design work for the LA River project and $50 milli… Continue Reading


Scanlon, Schiff Introduce Resolution Denouncing Violence Against Press in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced their resolution to protect journalists and reaffirm the centrality of press freedom in light of violations committed during recent protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. "A free press is the lifeblood of democracy and the media's role in covering recent protests calling for racial justice has been critical to holding the government, at all levels, accountable," said Rep. Scanlon. "Ass… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Offers Reflection on Racism in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to the murder of George Floyd and so many others at the hands of police, and the widespread uprising of protesters demanding an end to police brutality, Rep. Adam Schiff released the following statement: This is a most painful and difficult time in the life of our nation. For months, in cities and towns across America, a virus - COVID-19 - has literally robbed us of our breath. When infected, we may be brought low, made feverish and struggle to fill o… Continue Reading


Chairman Schiff Statement on Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "Thirty-one years ago, tanks rolled into Beijing's Tiananmen Square and troops opened fire on peaceful protestors, killing countless individuals, and extinguishing the dreams of millions more yearning for a better future. The Chinese Communist Party has yet to account for their murders, and continues to censor discussion and images of the trage… Continue Reading


Schiff Highlights Need for Nondiscriminatory Blood Donation Guidelines

Washington D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Chris Pappas (D-NH), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Deb Haaland (D-NM), and Katherine Clark (D-MA) introduced a resolution underscoring the need for policies governing blood and blood product donation to be grounded in science and based on individual risk factors that do not unfairly single out any group of individuals so that all those who can safely donate are able to do so.… Continue Reading


Schiff Receives Responses from YouTube and Twitter Regarding Coronavirus Misinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released written responses he received from YouTube and Twitter regarding their actions to address coronavirus misinformation on their respective platforms. Schiff recently 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 misinforma… Continue Reading


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


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


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

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