Press Releases

11.07.13

Rep. Schiff, California Representatives Urge White House to Fully Fund Earth Quake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), joined by Representatives Judy Chu (CA-27), Jackie Speier (CA-14), Sam Farr (CA-20), Tony Cardenas (CA-29), Julia Brownley (CA-26), Barbara Lee (CA-13), Mike Honda (CA-17), Alan Lowenthal (CA-47), Lois Capps (CA-24), Raul Ruiz (CA-36), Zoe Lofgren (CA-19), Anna Eshoo (CA-18), Scott Peters (CA-52) and Earl Blumenauer (OR-3), urged the White House's Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Sylvia Mathews Burwell, to provide the highest … Continue Reading


10.30.13

Rep. Schiff Highlights New Report on Immunity Shield Enjoyed by Gun Manufacturers and Dealers

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former federal prosecutor who has introduced legislation to ensure that the victims of gun violence are allowed to have their day in court and that the gun industry - manufacturers, sellers and interest groups - is not shielded from liability when it acts with negligence and disregard for public safety, highlighted a new report by the Educational Fund to Stop Gun Violence titled "Justice Denied: The Case Against Gun Industry Immunity." This repo… Continue Reading


10.29.13

Members of Los Angeles Delegation to FAA – Complete Actions of Helicopter Noise Report

Washington, DC - Today, Representatives Adam Schiff, Henry Waxman, Brad Sherman, Karen Bass, Janice Hahn, Tony Cardenas and Alan Lowenthal, and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer sent a letter to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Michael Huerta, to request that the agency release its schedule for completing the next steps identified in the FAA's Report on the Los Angeles Helicopter Noise Initiative. At a field hearing hosted by Rep. Schiff in June, the FAA promise… Continue Reading


10.24.13

Rep. Schiff to Postal Service – Don't Proceed With Relocation of WeHo San Vicente Post Office

West Hollywood, CA -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) called on U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to cancel plans for the relocation of retail operations at the West Hollywood Branch Post Office on San Vicente Boulevard. In a letter to the USPS, Schiff expressed his concern that relocation to the proposed site will not adequately compensate for closure of retail services at the existing San Vicente site and will pose a tremendous inconvenience to the city's residents.Schiff is a supporter of a large… Continue Reading


10.22.13

Rep. Schiff Currently Accepting Applications for Service Academy Nominations

Burbank, CA - Each year, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) nominates students from the 28th Congressional District for appointment to one of the four United States service academies which require a Congressional nomination. With these appointments, students are provided a free college education at a nationally-recognized academic institution, while preparing for an officer's commission in our nation's armed forces. Nominations are required for all but the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, to which appointmen… Continue Reading


10.16.13

Rep. Adam Schiff – "Long Nightmare is Coming to an End, Need Fundamental Change in How Congress Operates to Make Sure It doesn't Happen Again"

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), a member of the Appropriations Committee, released the following statement after he voted for legislation to re-open the government and raise the debt ceiling:"Now that this divisive and economically destructive ordeal is coming to an end, we need to change how Congress operates so we put an end to these recurrent man-made crises. We cannot allow a small group of members to hold the government and the nation's credit hostage to an unrelat… Continue Reading


10.15.13

Rep. Adam Schiff – "Debt Ceiling Must Be Raised By Thursday, Default is Not an Option"

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement about the immediate need to raise the debt ceiling - the statutory limit of borrowing that must be raised if federal government is to have the capacity to pay its past bills, such as bond holders, Social Security recipients, our military and veterans and other programs:"As if closing the government down wasn't bad enough, the House Majority is now flirting with additional disaster by risking default on our debt… Continue Reading


10.11.13

Rep. Schiff Statement on Capture of Pakistani Taliban Commander

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement on the capture of Latif Mehsud, a senior leader of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan:"The capture of Latif Mehsud, a leader of the Tehrik-e-Taliban Pakistan, is good news and another blow to those engaged in terrorizing innocent civilians. As a top commander of TTP and close ally of Hakimullah Mehsud, he can provide vital intelligence on the operations of this murderou… Continue Reading


10.09.13

Rep. Schiff – Grieving Military Families Should Not Be Affected by Government Shutdown

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement announcing he would vote to reactivate halted payments to grieving families of fallen servicemen and women, who typically receive a $100,000 death gratuity, monetary reimbursement for funeral expenses and other expenses associated with the death of a loved one:"It is yet another stain on this destructive shutdown that it has been allowed to affect grieving members of our military families who have lost loved on… Continue Reading


10.07.13

Rep. Schiff – Al-Libi Should be Tried in Civilian Court

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement in response to the capture of Al Qaeda terrorist Abu Anas al-Libi, and the need to try him in civilian court:"The weekend capture of Abu Anas al-Libi was a blow to the remnants of core al Qaeda, and a potential intelligence gold mine. I applaud the military and civilian personnel who executed the mission, and the President for making this gutsy call."Media reports ind… Continue Reading


10.03.13

Rep. Schiff Floor Speech on Impact of Government Shutdown on Intelligence Community

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a member of both the Intelligence Committee and Appropriations Committee, spoke about the harmful effects that the government shutdown has had on the Intelligence Community, and urged the House Majority to pass a clean funding bill with no extraneous riders:"As we approach the end of the first week of the GOP shutdown, I want to highlight the impact it is having on just on sector of our government - the intelligence community. As DNI Clapper and N… Continue Reading


10.01.13

Rep. Schiff Statement – Congress Must Pass a Clean Funding Bill, Enough is Enough

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after the House refused to pass a clean continuing resolution, clean of any riders defunding or changing Obamacare:"Tonight, the House Majority failed to fulfill one of Congress' most basic obligations - to pay the bills on time and keep the lights on. It's my hope that in the coming hours and days, cooler heads within the House Republican Conference will prevail, and we will be able to pass a clean bill to fund the … Continue Reading


09.30.13

Rep. Schiff Report: Impact of a Government Shutdown on Southern California Families and Economy

Washington, DC - If the government fails to pass a continuing resolution by midnight tonight (September 30th), the federal government must shut down. In a shutdown, elements of the federal government that need to be funded by Congress each year in order to operate must close. Some government functions continue during a shutdown, such as active duty military, programs written into permanent law, postal service and air traffic control.Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank): "Congressional Republicans have… Continue Reading


09.27.13

Rep. Schiff: Support Alternative 20 in Los Angeles River Study

Angeles, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement supporting Alternative 20 in the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Study and encouraged constituents to weigh in during the 45 day comment period and join a rally planned for tomorrow at Marsh Street Nature Park:"Since 2010, when I worked with Congresswoman Lucille Roybal-Allard to designate the L.A. River as part of the Department of the Interior's 'America's Great Outdoors' program - the Army Corps of Engi… Continue Reading


09.25.13

Rep. Schiff: Administration Must Act Now to Extend Humanitarian Parole for Syrian Refugees

Washington, DC - Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Frank Wolf (R-VA) wrote nearly six months ago to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Janet Napolitano urging her to use her authority to extend humanitarian parole - which would provide a temporary visa for those in an emergency situation - to the estimated six thousand Syrian nationals with approved immigrant petitions. This would allow Syrians who have been waiting for a visa to reunite with their family members in the United States wi… Continue Reading


09.20.13

Schiff Statement on the Two Year Anniversary of the End of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" Policy

WASHINGTON, DC- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff released the following statement on the two year anniversary of the end of the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy:"In the two years since the military brought the 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy to an end, we have made tremendous strides towards full equality for all LGBT Americans. I have proudly supported these efforts and will continue to fight for justice and equal treatment under the law, as there is still work t… Continue Reading


09.20.13

Rep. Schiff Statement on Armenian Independence Day

Washington DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the 22nd anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia:"I am so pleased to join with the vibrant Armenian community that I represent and proudly say 'Oorakh Angakhootyan Or,' as we recognize the 22nd anniversary of the independence of the Republic of Armenia."The road to independence has not been easy, but time has proven that Armenians are survivors in the truest sense of the word-survivors of foreig… Continue Reading


09.20.13

Rep. Schiff Introduces Legislation to Reform FISA Court and Allow Independent, Public Interest Advocate

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, introduced legislation, the Ensuring Adversarial Process in the FISA Court Act. This legislation would allow non-governmental attorneys to participate before the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court (FISC) as "Public Interest Advocates" in significant constitutional cases and reviews of major surveillance programs. "By allowing a public interest advocate to participate in certain cases and adv… Continue Reading


09.17.13

Rep. Schiff – New Grant for Burbank Will Allow Police Department to Hire Three New Officers

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) had awarded the City of Burbank Police Department $375,000 to create three new officer positions. This is part of a statewide effort totaling nearly $20 million to 39 departments throughout the state of California, aimed at creating 105 law enforcement positions. The COPS Hiring Program offers grants to state, local and tribal law enforcement age… Continue Reading


09.16.13

Reps. Schiff and Cárdenas to Host Service Academy Night in Tujunga for Interested High School Students

Tujunga, CA -On Thursday, September 26, Reps. Adam Schiff and Tony Cárdenas will host a Service Academy Night for high school students interested in applying for admission to one of our nation's service academies - the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, the Air Force Academy at Colorado Springs, the Naval Academy at Annapolis, the Coast Guard Academy at New London and the Merchant Marine Academy at Kings Point. At the event students and parents will be able to learn about the applicati… Continue Reading

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