Press Releases


Schiff Applauds Funding for Space Exploration and Earth Science in House Appropriations Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a statement in response to increased funding for space exploration and earth science in the FY2020 Commerce Justice Science Appropriations Bill. "American leadership in space exploration has been a key driver of our economic growth in the past century, including the development of many of our high-tech and emerging industries. As the representative for NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, I have seen first-hand the impact that investment i… Continue Reading


Chairman Schiff Statement on Iran

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released a statement on the threat posed by Iran: "Iran is a thoroughly malign actor, a cause of deep instability in the region, a profound contributor to the violence and misery in Yemen, and one of the most dangerous regimes in the world. Through the IRGC and its proxies, it is also a state sponsor of terror. The threat it poses is real. "Given the degree to which the President has mischaracteri… Continue Reading


Schiff, Engel, and Smith Demand Briefing and Documents on Arms Control, Verification, and Compliance Report

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Eliot Engel (D-NY), and Adam Smith (D-WA), the Chairs of the House Intelligence, Foreign Affairs, and Armed Services Committees respectively, sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo raising serious concerns over the abuse of classification and politicization of intelligence regarding Iran and other countries in the State Department's 2019 Report on Adherence to and Compliance with Arms Control, Nonproliferation, and Disarmament Agreemen… Continue Reading


Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues Joint Statement Regarding the U.S.-Armenia Strategic Dialogue

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, the co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Peter King (R-NY) and Frank Pallone Jr. (D-NJ), released the following statement in response to the first U.S.-Armenia Strategic Dialogue. "As co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, we are pleased by the outcome of the first U.S.-Armenia Strategic Dialogue which was successfully completed last week. The Strategic Dialogu… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Introduces Constitutional Amendment to Overturn Citizens United

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United and increase regulation of campaign contributions and spending. In 2010, the Supreme Court's Citizens United decision struck down decades of restrictions on corporate campaign spending and allowed corporations to spend unlimited funds to run campaign advertisements. "The Supreme Court's decision in Citizens United overturned decades of legal precedent and has enabled billions in d… Continue Reading


Schiff, Chabot Introduce Resolution Highlighting Importance of Press Freedom

WASHINGTON, D.C. -Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, introduced a resolution highlighting the importance of press freedom and condemning attacks against journalists. In honor of World Press Freedom Day this Friday, the bipartisan resolution recognizes threats to freedom of the press and expression around the world, the importance of a free and independent press to the health of democracy, and reaffirms f… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on Venezuela

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a statement on Venezuela: "I am following the developments in Venezuela with great concern, as the standoff appears to be reaching a potentially critical point. Nicolás Maduro's autocratic rule has been a humanitarian disaster for the people of Venezuela, and I stand with the opposition in calling for free and fair elections and the restoration of democracy. Maduro must refrain from escalating the situation through violence which… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement in Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Los Angeles, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale), Vice Chair of the Armenian-American Caucus, released a statement in recognition of the Armenian Genocide: "104 years ago, the Ottoman Empire murdered 1.5 million Armenians in the first genocide of the 20th century. That is a stark and terrible fact, one on which there is no debate. The facts of the genocide were recorded in real time by our diplomats who watched the slaughter in horror. "It is shameful that presidents from both parties, i… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces Appointment of Local Students to U.S. Service Academies

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that eight students from California's 28th District have been offered appointments to the U.S. Service Academies Class of 2023. "The students appointed to our Service Academies each year exhibit excellence not only in their academic and extracurricular pursuits, but also in their commitment to serving our country," Schiff said. "These students will receive a rigorous academic and physically demanding education and many will become the … Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Addresses Burbank Students During Gun Violence Walkout

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) addressed the students and faculty of John Burroughs High School during their Students Against Gun Violence Walkout to highlight the need for common-sense gun safety reform. "Across America, students and families have responded to the tragedy of gun violence with strength, resolve, and a clear message to Congress - enough is enough." Rep. Schiff said. "It was an honor to join the students and faculty of John Burroughs High School in Burbank toda… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Honors 2019 Women of the Year

Los Angeles, CA - On Tuesday, April 16th, at a luncheon in Echo Park, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored 13 inspiring women from communities in the 28th Congressional District - Atwater Village, Burbank, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glendale, Hollywood, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Los Feliz, Pasadena, Silver Lake, Sunland-Tujunga, and West Hollywood. "Today, I met with remarkable women from my district who have all worked tirelessly to make our communities a better place," said Rep. Sch… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces Winners of the 2019 Congressional Art Competition

Burbank, CA - 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 last night. During the exhibit, attended by more than 250 students, teachers and parents, Schiff announced that Bryanna Phimphachanh's pencil and colored pencil artwork "Gen Z" won first place and will be included in the nationwide Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery, in Washington, D.C. … Continue Reading


Schiff, Bilirakis Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (CA-28) and Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) introduced legislation to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The Resolution recognizes the genocide against the Armenian people by the Ottoman Empire, rejects efforts to enlist the U.S. Government in denial of genocide, and encourages education about the Armenian Genocide, as well as the unprecedented relief efforts undertaken by the United States in the aftermath of the Armenian Genocide… Continue Reading


Reps. Schiff, DelBene, DeFazio and 45 Colleagues Urge Increased Funding to Build Out Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA) and Peter DeFazio (D-OR) were joined by 45 Members of Congress - primarily from California, Washington, and Oregon - in sending a letter to the Appropriations Committee urging them to increase the federal funding level to $18.6 million in the Fiscal Year 2020 to fully build out and maintain an earthquake early warning system on the West Coast. A limited earthquake early warning system developed by Caltech, UC Berkeley, Unive… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces 2019 Student Art Competition with Online Voting for “People’s Choice” Winner

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that he will host the annual Congressional Art Competition Forum & Exhibit for the 28th District, featuring students' artwork from the 28th Congressional District on Monday, April 15, 2019. The Congressional Art Competition receives submissions from all across the country. The winner from each Congressional District has their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. This year, 47 students from 23 schools participated in t… Continue Reading


Schiff Testifies Before House Natural Resources Committee on Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) testified in front of the House Natural Resources Committee on the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act. "Preservation of the open space in our communities is not only good for our environment and ecosystems, but it is beneficial for the health and wellbeing of residents of all ages," Schiff said. "The Rim of the Valley corridor is an area of striking natural beauty, and I feel strongly we must do whatever we can to preserve that bea… Continue Reading


Schiff, Roybal-Allard, Gomez, and 12 LA Congressional Members Urge Funding for Los Angeles River Restoration

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (CA-28), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), and Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) were joined by 12 colleagues from the Los Angeles area in sending a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide strong funding for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for Fiscal Year 2020. These funds, including $130 million for preconstruction investigations and $2.6 billion for construction, will help Congress support the Corps' important ongoing civil works projects across … Continue Reading


Schiff, Feinstein, Harris Introduce Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris (both D-CA) announced the introduction of the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act. This landmark 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 and Santa Susanas to the Verdugos and on to the San Gabriel Mountains. "The Rim of the Valley … Continue Reading


Schiff Receives Official Responses from Google, Facebook Regarding Anti-Vaccine Misinformation

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released written responses he received from Google and Facebook regarding addressing anti-vaccine misinformation on their respective platforms. "We have put a lot of effort into curbing misinformation in our products - from better Search ranking algorithms, to improving our ability to surface authoritative content, to tougher policies against monetization of harmful or dangerous content. Under YouTube's Advertiser-Friendly Content Guidelines, we a… Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Legislation to Prevent Abuse of Presidential Pardons

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Abuse of the Pardon Prevention Act, legislation to prevent this President or any other from abusing the pardon power for their own personal benefit or to obstruct justice. The legislation would require that if the President pardons someone in connection with an investigation in which the President or one of his family members is a target, subject, or witness, the evidence against the recipient of the pardon would be provided to Congr… Continue Reading

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