Press Releases

11.05.14

Rep. Schiff Calls for Debate and Vote on ISIS War Authorization During Lame Duck in Letter to Speaker Boehner

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and author of legislation providing a limited and narrow authorization for use of military force against ISIL, sent a letter to Speaker of the House John Boehner calling on him to schedule a debate and vote on a new war authorization against ISIS during the lame duck session after the midterm election. During his press conference today, President Obama called for Congress to approve a new authorization… Continue Reading


10.28.14

Schiff, Feinstein and Boxer Urge White House to Fully Fund Earthquake Early Warning System

Burbank, CA - This week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), along with Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA), urged President Obama and the White House's Office of Management and Budget, to provide the highest possible funding level for earthquake hazards programs in their 2015 budget request - most specifically, additional funding for an earthquake early warning system being developed by scientists in Southern California and along the West Coast. Over the past several years, som… Continue Reading


10.15.14

Rep. Schiff Announces White House Will Display Armenian Orphan Rug in November

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the White House will be displaying the Armenian Orphan Rug, also known as the Ghazir Rug, as part of an exhibit at the White House Visitors Center. The exhibit - entitled "Thank you to the United States: Three Gifts to Presidents in Gratitude for American Generosity Abroad" - will showcase the Ghazir rug, as well as the Sèvres vase, given to President Herbert Hoover in appreciation for feeding children in post-World War I Fra… Continue Reading


09.23.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on U.S. Military Strikes Against ISIL and Khorasan Group in Syria

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after the President ordered strikes against ISIL and the Khorasan group in Syria last night: "Last night's airstrikes against ISIL targets in Syria represent a significant expansion of the Administration's efforts to degrade and ultimately defeat this new terrorist 'state.' The participation of Arab forces is especially important, not only to… Continue Reading


09.22.14

Rep. Schiff Hails FAA Decision to Institute a Comprehensive Complaint System for Helicopter Noise Across Los Angeles County

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) applauded the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) announcement that they would take an important role in helping to stem disruptive helicopter noise plaguing residents across Los Angeles County. The FAA indicated over the weekend that they would establish a comprehensive complaint system for helicopter noise operations - the first step necessary to gather data about the extent of the problem and remedies, identify problem helicopter operato… Continue Reading


09.19.14

Rep. Schiff and 29 Members Urge Department of Justice to Fund Body-Worn Cameras for Local Police Departments

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and 29 Members sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to help fund local police departments' purchase of small body-worn cameras in order to increase transparency, decrease tensions between police and community members, and create a record of events. Schiff, who is a member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee and former Assistant U.S. Attorney, stated: "As the investigation into … Continue Reading


09.17.14

Rep. Adam Schiff Votes For The Plan to Arm the Moderate Syrian Opposition Forces

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Intelligence Committee and author of legislation providing a limited and narrow authorization for use of military force against ISIL, voted for the President's funding request to train and equip the moderate Syrian opposition forces. He spoke earlier on the House Floor about the decision to support the resolution, and released this statement after the vote: "This afternoon I cast my vote to approve the President's fund… Continue Reading


09.15.14

Rep. Schiff Introduces Authorization for Use of Military Force Against ISIL, Sunsetting After 18 Months

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Intelligence Committee, introduced an authorization for use of military force against ISIL, meeting Congress' constitutional imperative in declaring war. First, the authorization would give temporary, tailored authority for the combat ongoing against ISIL in Iraq, and for strikes against ISIL targets in Syria. And second, the measure would harmonize the legal authorities under which the President is authorized to take … Continue Reading


09.11.14

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on President's Address Tonight on ISIS and Syria

Washington, DC -Tonight, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement after the President addressed the nation about his strategy to degrade and destroy ISIS in Iraq and Syria: "President Obama made a solid case for American action, in concert with our allies and regional partners, to degrade and destroy ISIL. He set out the threat that ISIL poses to the United States, what it will take to meet that threat and the outline of our strate… Continue Reading


09.09.14

Rep. Schiff – President Should Seek Authorization for Any Continued Use of Force in Iraq or Syria from Congress

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and author of legislation to sunset the post-9/11 authorization for use of military force, released the following statement: "The threat posed ISIS is very real and must be confronted. The President was right to act in Iraq last month to protect American personnel, prevent a humanitarian crisis, and push back jihadists from continuing their campaign of mass slaughter. However, if the President intends… Continue Reading


09.05.14

Rep. Adam Schiff Responds to New Benghazi Allegations

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and member of the Select Committee on Benghazi, released the following statement: "These so-called new allegations were examined in detail by both the House and Senate Intelligence Committees, which concluded that there was no 'stand down' order. Instead, we found that our personnel acted heroically and appropriately in trying to secure local assistance and avoid ambush. Nor did we find any evidence th… Continue Reading


08.27.14

Rep. Schiff Urges Department of Justice to Fund Body-Worn Cameras for Local Police Departments

Los Angeles, CA -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that he is circulating a letter to his colleagues which will be sent to Attorney General Eric Holder urging the Department of Justice to help fund local police departments' purchase of small body-worn cameras in order to increase transparency, decrease tensions between police and community members, and create a record of events. Schiff, who is a member of the Commerce, Justice and Science Appropriations Subcommittee and former Assistant… Continue Reading


08.19.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on Beheading of American Journalist, Latest Act of Barbarity by ISIL

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and chair of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, released the following statement in the wake of the reported beheading of photojournalist James Wright Foley by ISIL: "The apparent beheading of photojournalist James Foley adds to the appalling parade of horrors perpetrated by ISIL. Seldom is the descriptor "evil" applied with perfect accuracy as it is with this monstrous group that glor… Continue Reading


08.08.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on President's Authorization of Limited Strikes Against ISIL in Iraq

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement:"I support the President's authorization of limited actions against ISIL to protect our personnel in Erbil, and the airdrop of humanitarian assistance to save thousands of Iraqi civilians who are stranded on a mountain top and face certain death if they are taken by ISIL. America cannot stand by while our people are threatened by an army of terrorists or a poten… Continue Reading


07.31.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on Intelligence Committee Vote to Send Benghazi Report for Declassification

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and Member of the Benghazi Select Committee, released the following statement after the Intelligence Committee voted to approve its investigative report on the Benghazi attack, which will now go through classification review for public release:"The Intelligence Committee report adds to the body of investigative work now completed by numerous committees in Congress, and reaches the same noncontroversial… Continue Reading


07.29.14

Rep. Schiff Leads California Democratic Congressional Delegation in Calling on State Legislature to Reauthorize and Enhance California Film Tax Credit

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) led an effort by 28 members of the California Democratic Delegation urging the leaders of the California State Senate and Assembly, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg and Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins, to reauthorize and enhance the California film tax credit during the 2014 legislative session. California's film tax credit will expire in 2015. Recently, the bodies' own Office of the Legislative Analyst found that only 52 percent of f… Continue Reading


07.21.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on President Signing Executive Order Banning Discrimination Against LGBT Workers

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), vice chair of the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus (Equality Caucus), released the following statement after President signed an executive order prohibiting federal contractors and agencies from discriminating against employees on the bases of sexual orientation and gender identity:"With Republicans still unwilling to bring up the Employment Non-Discrimination Act in the House - despite bipartisan support during passage in the Senate - the Presid… Continue Reading


07.15.14

Rep. Schiff Secures $5 Million in Appropriations Bill to Deploy Full West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that the Appropriations Committee has included $5 million in funding in the Fiscal Year 2015 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for the Earthquake Early Warning System, the first time Congress has ever provided funding specifically for the system. Earlier this year, Schiff led a group of 25 Members from California, Washington and Oregon in organizing a request that the committee fund an early earthquake warning system. A li… Continue Reading


07.10.14

Reps. Schiff and Polis Secure $20 Million in Additional Funding in Appropriations Bill for Cutting-Edge Energy Program

Washington, DC -Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jared Polis (D-CO) passed an amendment to the Energy and Water Appropriations bill which would boost funding for the Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) by $20 million, to a total of $300 million a year. Started in 2009, ARPA-E is a revolutionary program that advances high-potential, high-impact energy technologies, leveraging federal funds to generate additional private sector investment. Schiff offered similar amendments in 20… Continue Reading


07.10.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on Release of Benghazi Transcripts by Armed Services Committee

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and a member of the Benghazi Select Committee, released the following statement following the publication of transcripts of the depositions of military commanders during the House Armed Services Committee's investigation into the Benghazi attacks:"The Armed Services Committee did a thorough investigation into the question of whether military assets were available to rescue Ambassador Stevens and t… Continue Reading

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