Press Releases

04.17.20

Congressman Schiff Statement on Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and Valley Sun

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement after the Los Angeles Times decided to shut down three local newspapers: "I was saddened to learn of the decision by the Los Angeles Times to shut down the Glendale News-Press, Burbank Leader and Valley Sun. These are institutions that have served our community for decades, and have chronicled and guided our way forward for as long as many of us can remember. "I have read these papers for decades and had the … Continue Reading


04.10.20

Schiff Presses California Labor Agency to Open Application for Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Program

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to California Labor Secretary Julie A. Su urging the Employment Development Department (EDD) to prioritize making the application for the new Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) program publicly available as soon as possible. This federally funded program provides compensation to unemployed workers who are not eligible for regular state benefits-including self-employed, freelance, gig, and contract workers-but EDD has not begun ac… Continue Reading


04.10.20

Schiff, Feinstein, Harris Introduce Legislation to Establish Bipartisan Coronavirus Commission to Examine U.S. Response

Washington, DC - Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced legislation in the House that would establish a bipartisan commission to provide a full accounting of the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic, just as similar commissions have been established after other great national tragedies. Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala D. Harris (both D-CA) plan to introduce companion legislation in the Senate. The commission would conduct a rigorous and comprehensive review of the cor… Continue Reading


04.06.20

Statement from Freedom of the Press Caucus Co-Chairs Schiff and Chabot on Commutation of Sentences for Those Convicted of Murdering Daniel Pearl

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH), the co-chairs of the Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, released the following statement on the decision by a Pakistani appeals court's commutation of sentences of four men for convicted of murdering journalist Daniel Pearl: "It is deeply disturbing that a Pakistani appeals court recently commuted the sentences of four men convicted of brutally murdering Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl in 2002, a decisio… Continue Reading


04.03.20

Schiff Calls for 9/11-Style Commission to Examine Coronavirus Response and Begins Circulating Draft Bill

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, circulated a discussion draft of legislation to establish a bipartisan commission to provide a full accounting of the country's response to the coronavirus pandemic. The commission will examine U.S. government preparedness in advance of this pandemic, the Federal government's response to it, and provide recommendations to improve our ability to respond to and recover from future… Continue Reading


03.27.20

Rep. Schiff Floor Speech in Support of Relief Package for American Workers, Families and Small Businesses

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) delivered a speech on the Floor of the House of Representatives in support of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. The speech, as delivered, is below: "My fellow citizens, let no one doubt that this is a difficult and dangerous effort on which we have set out. No one can foresee precisely what course it will take or what costs or casualties will be incurred. Many months of sacrifice and self-discipline lie ahead - month… Continue Reading


03.26.20

Rep. Schiff Statement in Support of Relief Package for American Workers, Families and Small Businesses

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement in support of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. "Our nation is facing a health and economic crisis unlike any we have faced in our history. We have the fastest growing rate of coronavirus cases in the world, affecting every state in the country, and a rapidly accelerating increase in fatalities. And today, we see clearly the full economic havoc wreaked by this virus, with new unemploy… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Information for Constituents Traveling Overseas

On March 19, the U.S. Department of State issued a new advisory that asks U.S. citizens to avoid all international travel due to the coronavirus. U.S. citizens traveling and residing abroad are encouraged to arrange for immediate commercial travel to return home to the United States. We understand this is a difficult time, and we assembled some information below that we hope our constituents will find helpful. Should you have any questions, my team stands ready to assist. How to Contact the Loc… Continue Reading


03.19.20

Rep. Schiff Leads Letter Urging Relief for Entertainment Industry Professionals

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Members of Congress from Los Angeles and other entertainment hot-zones around the country sent a letter to Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy urging relief for freelance and contract workers in the entertainment industry who have lost work because of coronavirus-related cancellations or postponements. "The unique freelance nature of work in film, television, theater, and live music means that a large numb… Continue Reading


03.15.20

Rep. Schiff’s Former Staff Member Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that a former staff member tested positive for COVID-19. That staff member left the office ten days ago. "We have received notice that a former staff member has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result we consulted with the House Attending physician and will be acting on their recommendations. Medical professionals believe that my former staff member likely contracted the virus after leaving the office, but we will still be taking addi… Continue Reading


03.10.20

Freedom of the Press Caucus Co-Chairs Condemn Sentencing of Vietnamese Journalist Truong Duy Nhat

WASHINGTON - Today, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Freedom of the Press Caucus, released the following statement on the conviction of Radio Free Asia blogger Truong Duy Nhat in Vietnam: "As co-chairs of the bipartisan Freedom of the Press Caucus, we are deeply concerned by yesterday's conviction of journalist Truong Duy Nhat in Vietnam. Mr. Nhat is a weekly contributor to Radio Free Asia and has been held in pretrial detention in Vietnam for ov… Continue Reading


02.28.20

Schiff Testifies Against Use of Glyphosate in Los Angeles River

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) testified before the House Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment in opposition to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' use of the herbicide glyphosate to manage vegetation in the Los Angeles River. Many state and local governments, including Los Angeles County, have limited or banned the chemical's use, and the State of California has added glyphosate to its Proposition 65 list of chemicals known to cause cancer. "I have heard fr… Continue Reading


02.27.20

Schiff Introduces Legislation to Address Shortage of Affordable Housing Options

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) introduced the Affordable and Homeless Housing Incentives Act, which would create new tax incentives for property owners who sell to nonprofits and public agencies that develop affordable housing or homeless shelters. This new legislation expands on the affordable housing bill he introduced in September to incentivize sales to public housing authorities, and would address the severe shortage of affordable housing options by extending that sa… Continue Reading


02.13.20

Schiff, Roybal-Allard, Gomez Applaud Significant Funding for Los Angeles River Restoration Project

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (CA-28), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), and Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) applauded the first significant federal funding for the LA River Restoration Project, which will revitalize more than 700 acres of open space along a broad stretch of the Los Angeles River from Griffith Park to downtown Los Angeles. "The funding announced by the Army Corps of Engineers this week marks an important milestone in the decades-long effort to restore the Los Angeles River to it… Continue Reading


02.12.20

House Passes Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) applauded the landmark, bipartisan passage of The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act, which would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). The bill passed the House on a bipartisan basis with 231 Yeas and 183 Nays. Schiff first introduced this legislation in 2017, and Senators Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris introduced companion legislation in t… Continue Reading


01.17.20

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

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the nomination of seventeen students from the 28th Congressional District to U.S. service academies for the class of 2024. "Each of these students has a stellar resume of accomplishments, participated in a variety of extracurricular activities and sports, and demonstrated academic excellence, which make them outstanding nominees for this great honor," said Rep. Schiff. "This group of students has a commitment to serving our countr… Continue Reading


01.16.20

Schiff Statement on GAO Decision that Trump Broke the Law

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead House Manager for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump, issued the following statement: "Today's decision by the Government Accountability Office that President Trump broke the law when he withheld hundreds of millions of dollars of vital military aid to Ukraine demonstrates once again that the President violated his constitutional duty to take care that the laws be faithfully executed as he put his personal and poli… Continue Reading


01.15.20

Schiff Statement on Being Named Lead House Impeachment Manager

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced the House Managers for the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump: "I am humbled by the responsibility of serving as the lead House Manager in the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald J. Trump, and thank Speaker Pelosi for the trust she has place in me and our team. It is a solemn res… Continue Reading


01.07.20

Rep. Schiff Statement on Facebook’s Deepfake Policy

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released a statement in response to Facebook's announcement of their policy to combat deepfakes and other forms of manipulated media on their platform: "As we enter 2020, the problem of disinformation, and how it can spread rapidly on social media, is a central and continuing national security concern, and a real threat to the health of our democracy. "For more than a year, I'v… Continue Reading


12.18.19

Chairman Schiff Delivers Floor Speech on Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald J. Trump

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered a floor speech on the articles of impeachment against President Donald J. Trump. Remarks as prepared are below: Floor Statement of Chairman Adam B. Schiff House of Representatives Vote on Articles of Impeachment against President Donald John Trump December 18, 2019 I thank my colleague, Chairman Nadler. I thank him for the extraordinary job that he has … Continue Reading

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