Press Releases


Schiff, Murphy and Curbelo Request DNI Assess National Security Threats of “Deep Fakes”

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Stephanie Murphy (D-Fla.) and Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) sent a letter to Director of National Intelligence (DNI) Dan Coats asking the Intelligence Community (IC) to assess the national security threats posed by "deep fake" technology. Deep fakes are realistic digital forgeries of videos, images, or audio created with cutting-edge machine learning techniques. They could be used by malicious actors to falsely portray people saying or doing things… Continue Reading


Schiff Announces $150,000 in Department of Justice Funding Coming to Glendale’s Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory (VRCL) in Glendale has been awarded $150,000 through the FY18 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ). This funding will help the lab increase capacity and more quickly process DNA evidence, including sexual assault kits. The DNA Lab serves Glendale, Pasadena, Burbank, and the surrounding communities. "The Verdugo Regiona… Continue Reading


Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus Calls for Immediate Release of Ukrainian Journalist Held by Russia-backed Separatist Militants in Eastern Ukraine

WASHINGTON - U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), Co-Chairs of the Freedom of the Press Caucus, today released the following statement: "As co-chairs of the Congressional Press Freedom Caucus, we are deeply concerned by reports that Ukrainian journalist Stanislav Aseyev continues to be held by Russia-backed separatist militants of the self-proclaimed 'Donetsk People's Republic' (DNR) in eastern Ukraine since June 2017. Mr. Aseyev reported for various Ukrainian … Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Resolution Urging Trump Administration to Support Improved Infant Nutrition Through Breastfeeding Education and Protection

Washington, D.C.- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and fourteen other members introduced a resolution in the House laying out the overwhelming scientific case for breastfeeding where possible and appropriate, and urging that all women be educated about their options. This follows recent opposition by the United States to a resolution introduced by Ecuador in the United Nations World Health Assembly supporting breastfeeding science and proper education of women. The resolution introduced this… Continue Reading


Schiff Asks HHS for Update on Implementation of HIPAA Provisions Allowing Providers to Share Health Information with Families During Certain Crisis Situations

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and other members sent a bipartisan letter to Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Alex Azar requesting HHS provide an update on the implementation of the Compassionate Communication on HIPAA provisions authorized under the 21st Century Cures Act. Health care providers have broad ability to disclose limited protected health information to caregivers making good faith efforts to care for a family member with severe mental illness, based… Continue Reading


Schiff, Feinstein and Harris Urge FAA to Reconsider Plans to Terminate Support for Helicopter Noise Complaint System

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-Calif.) and other members of the Los Angeles delegation sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell urging the FAA to reconsider plans to terminate funding for the Los Angeles Automated Noise Complaint System. In the letter, Schiff, Feinstein and Harris ask the FAA to continue funding the system as well as make improvements to it in order to m… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on Visit to Facility Housing Children from Migrant Families

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement after touring a shelter facility in Fullerton, California that is housing children from migrant families that have been separated at the border: "These kids have everything but what they need - their parents. The staff is caring, the facilities were clean, but there is no way to make up for the trauma of a child being separated from their parent. Our top priority should be reuniting these kids with their paren… Continue Reading


Schiff, 94 Colleagues Demand House Appropriations Committee Reject Family Separations in Upcoming Funding Bills

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and 94 of his colleagues sent a letter to the House Appropriations Committee asking the committee to prevent any funds from being used by the Trump Administration to separate kids from their families entering the United States. "The President's June 20th Executive Order leaves many important issues unsettled, and Congress must still pass legislation ensuring we keep families together," Schiff and other Members wrote in the letter. "We urge you t… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Yemen

"The Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates-backed military offensive on the port city of Hudaydah - Yemen's remaining commercial and humanitarian lifeline - poses a grave risk of prolonging the conflict and deepening the world's worst man-made humanitarian catastrophe. Relief groups and human rights monitors in Yemen have repeatedly warned that such an operation may result in vicious and protracted fighting, devastating destruction, an immense number of casualties, and terrible humanitarian … Continue Reading


Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on North Korea

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "The summit between President Trump and Kim Jong Un carried the hopes of people around the world that there might be a peaceful means of achieving denuclearization of one of the world's most dangerous regimes. An objective assessment of the result reveals an unprecedented gain by the North Korean dictator that surely exceeded the North Korean… Continue Reading


Schiff Amendments to Stop Use of Glyphosate in Los Angeles River Blocked

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) expressed disappointment that the House Majority blocked two amendments he proposed that would have prohibited the Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from using glyphosate for vegetation management in the Los Angeles River. There is a significant body of evidence linking glyphosate exposure to health problems, and in 2015 the World Health Organization declared that it was "probably carcinogenic" for humans. California's… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on Recent Terror Attacks by Hamas and Humanitarian Crisis in Gaza

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement: "Over the last several weeks, we have seen a devastating new spike of violence between Israelis and Palestinians. Earlier this week, Hamas launched another round of rocket fire at Israel, striking civilian areas and endangering lives. These terrorist attacks are outrageous and unacceptable, and Israel appropriately defended itself with airstrikes against militan… Continue Reading


House Passes Schiff Amendment to Add Names of 74 Sailors to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that the House of Representatives has passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) instructing the Department of Defense to add the names of 74 sailors who lost their lives on the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. Schiff sponsored with Rep. Kevin Cramer (R-ND). "The Lost 74 of the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans died serving our country during the Vietnam W… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on Canceled North Korea Summit

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement: "While it is regrettable that we are back to comparing the size of our nuclear arsenals, the decision to call off the summit was the necessary result of a poor negotiating strategy in which the President made it all too clear to North Korea that he needed the summit more than the North Korean dictator. This put the United States in a weak bargaining position in… Continue Reading


House Passes Schiff Amendment Requiring Legal Basis for Syria Strikes To Be Turned Over to Congress

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, announced that the House has passed his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requiring the Department of Defense to submit a report to Congress detailing the legal basis for the strikes carried out by the United States against Syrian regime targets in 2017 and 2018. "By articulating a legal basis for military action, as well as laying out a strategic vision for such action… Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Veterans Crisis Response Corps Act

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Veterans Crisis Response Corps Act to establish a new independent federal agency, "VetCorps," with the mission of matching veterans with a desire and ability to serve with crisis response events, hazard mitigation, infrastructure construction and improvement, and other projects at home and abroad. "This bill will help keep our commitment to veterans by providing training, employment opportunities, and a new way to serve for million… Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Legislation Requiring Disclosure of Executive Branch Spending at Trump-Owned Businesses

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and ten other Members of Congress introduced the Disclosing Official Spending at Presidential Businesses Act. This legislation would require that the head of each executive agency submit a report to the Director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) detailing any official expenses at any privately held company that is owned, either in whole or in part, by the president, or a trust controlled by the president. The Director must then publish this … Continue Reading


Schiff, Knight Request Natural Resources Committee Schedule Hearing for Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve the Rim of the Valley

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA28) and Steve Knight (R-CA25) sent a letter to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop and Ranking Member Raul Grijalva urging the Committee to schedule a hearing on the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act (H.R. 4086). This bipartisan legislation would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). The Rim of the Valley stretches from the Simi Hills… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces Winners of the Congressional Art Competition

Burbank, CA - Last night, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) hosted the annual 28th Congressional District Art Competition Forum and Exhibit in Van De Kamp Hall at Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge. During the exhibit, attended by more than 200 students, teachers and parents, Schiff announced that Jennifer Bae's acrylic painting "Have a Slice" won first place and will be included in the nationwide Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery, in Washington, D.C. Her artwork will … Continue Reading


On World Press Freedom Day: Schiff, Chabot Announce Resolution Highlighting Vital Need For Press Freedom

Washington, D.C. - As journalists around the world continue to face persecution, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, announced they plan to introduce a resolution highlighting the importance of press freedom and condemning attacks against journalists. The bipartisan resolution recognizes the dangers that reporters face and reaffirms freedom of the press as a priority for the U.S. government. In 1993, th… Continue Reading

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