Press Releases

06.22.20

Schiff, Napolitano, Roybal-Allard, Gomez Seek Increased Army Corps Funding for Los Angeles River Restoration Project

Washington D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (CA-28), Grace Napolitano (CA-32), Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), and Jimmy Gomez (CA-34), sent a letter to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers requesting increased funding for the Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration Project and the Public-Private Partnership (P3) Pilot Program in the Corps' Fiscal Year 2021 Work Plan. "We respectfully request you include $3 million for preconstruction engineering and design work for the LA River project and $50 milli… Continue Reading


06.09.20

Scanlon, Schiff Introduce Resolution Denouncing Violence Against Press in the U.S.

WASHINGTON, DC - Today, Representatives Mary Gay Scanlon (D-PA) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced their resolution to protect journalists and reaffirm the centrality of press freedom in light of violations committed during recent protests in the wake of the killing of George Floyd. "A free press is the lifeblood of democracy and the media's role in covering recent protests calling for racial justice has been critical to holding the government, at all levels, accountable," said Rep. Scanlon. "Ass… Continue Reading


06.06.20

Rep. Schiff Offers Reflection on Racism in America

WASHINGTON, D.C. - In response to the murder of George Floyd and so many others at the hands of police, and the widespread uprising of protesters demanding an end to police brutality, Rep. Adam Schiff released the following statement: This is a most painful and difficult time in the life of our nation. For months, in cities and towns across America, a virus - COVID-19 - has literally robbed us of our breath. When infected, we may be brought low, made feverish and struggle to fill o… Continue Reading


06.04.20

Chairman Schiff Statement on Anniversary of Tiananmen Square Massacre

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "Thirty-one years ago, tanks rolled into Beijing's Tiananmen Square and troops opened fire on peaceful protestors, killing countless individuals, and extinguishing the dreams of millions more yearning for a better future. The Chinese Communist Party has yet to account for their murders, and continues to censor discussion and images of the trage… Continue Reading


06.01.20

Schiff Highlights Need for Nondiscriminatory Blood Donation Guidelines

Washington D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Carolyn Maloney (D-NY), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Chris Pappas (D-NH), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Barbara Lee (D-CA), Deb Haaland (D-NM), and Katherine Clark (D-MA) introduced a resolution underscoring the need for policies governing blood and blood product donation to be grounded in science and based on individual risk factors that do not unfairly single out any group of individuals so that all those who can safely donate are able to do so.… Continue Reading


05.28.20

Schiff Receives Responses from YouTube and Twitter Regarding Coronavirus Misinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released written responses he received from YouTube and Twitter regarding their actions to address coronavirus misinformation on their respective platforms. Schiff recently sent letters asking Sundar Pichai, Susan Wojcicki and Jack Dorsey, the Chief Executive Officers of Alphabet, YouTube and Twitter, respectively, to proactively inform users who engage with harmful coronavirus-related misinforma… Continue Reading


05.15.20

Schiff Sends Letter Urging Advertising Associations to Address Policies that Block Online Advertisements Next to Coronavirus-Related Content

Washington D.C. - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) sent a letter to the CEOs of major advertising trade associations this week asking them to encourage their members to lift or alter their policies that restrict advertisements from appearing online with articles focusing on the coronavirus and the pandemic to help support news media companies and to keep the population informed and safe. "At this moment in our nation's history, access to timely information has perhaps never been more critical an… Continue Reading


05.11.20

Schiff, Chu Seek Unemployment Relief For Independent Workers With Mixed Income Types

Washington D.C. - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) sent a letter to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy last week urging that future coronavirus response legislation ensure that independent workers with multiple types of income are able to access the same unemployment assistance that the CARES Act provides to those with more traditional employment arrangements. "Due to the sporadic and unpredictable nature of work in film, television, theater… Continue Reading


05.08.20

Schiff, Thompson, Murphy Urge House Leadership to Include Coronavirus Response Commission Provision in Upcoming Relief Legislation

Washington D.C. - Today, Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, Rep. Bennie G. Thompson (D-MS), Chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee and Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), Co-Chair of the House Blue Dog Coalition, sent a letter to Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy requesting inclusion of language in upcoming relief legislation establishing an independent bipartisan commission to examine the response to the novel coronavirus pandemic. "We … Continue Reading


05.07.20

Rep. Schiff Applauds Local News Relief Funding for The Eastsider

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) applauded local news relief funding awarded to The Eastsider, a neighborhood news blog, through the Facebook Journalism Project. The Eastsider received $94,858 in relief grants to help continue serving the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. "I am deeply worried about the loss of local papers all over the country in communities large and small. It has been going on for years, but the sudden onset of the coronavirus pandemic has only acc… Continue Reading


04.30.20

Schiff Urges Google, YouTube, Twitter to Inform Users Who Interact With Coronavirus Misinformation

WASHINGTON, D.C. - This week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, sent letters asking Sundar Pichai, Susan Wojcicki and Jack Dorsey, the Chief Executive Officers of Alphabet, YouTube and Twitter, respectively, to proactively inform users who engage with harmful coronavirus-related misinformation before it can be removed and to direct them to authoritative, medically accurate resources. "Though the best protection is removing or downgrading harmful content … Continue Reading


04.24.20

Rep. Schiff Statement in Recognition of the Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Glendale), Vice Chair of the Armenian-American Caucus, released the following statement commemorating the 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children who were murdered during the Armenian Genocide from 1915 to 1923. This year marks the first Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day since the House passed Schiff's legislation, House Resolution 296, to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide. Schiff led this bipartisan effort, along with the Armenian-Ameri… Continue Reading


04.23.20

Rep. Schiff Statement After Supporting Critical COVID-19 Relief Package

Washington DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) took two important votes related to the COVID-19 pandemic. Schiff voted to create a House Select Committee dedicated to overseeing the trillions in relief spending Congress has authorized to respond to the pandemic and the associated economic crash. Schiff also supported an additional $480 billion in relief spending for small businesses, hospitals and testing to supplement the two trillion dollars allocated through the CARES Act in March. "Ame… Continue Reading


04.17.20

Rep. Schiff Honors 2020 Women of the Year

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored 15 inspiring women from communities in the 28th Congressional District - Atwater Village, Burbank, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glendale, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Los Feliz, Montrose, Pasadena, Silver Lake, Tujunga, and West Hollywood. "Every year in March, in honor of Women's History Month, my office hosts an event to honor our district's Women of the Year," said Rep. Adam Schiff. "Unfortunately, … Continue Reading


04.17.20

Rep. Schiff Urges Federal Reserve to Include Nonprofits in Main Street Lending Program

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) sent a letter to Federal Reserve Chairman urging the Fed to include nonprofits as eligible to receive loans from the Main Street Lending Program. "Like businesses, many larger nonprofits have seen existing revenue streams severely cut at a time when the need for charitable services is growing, and are faced with difficult choices about cutting services or laying off employees," Schiff wrote in the letter. Nonprofits with fewer than 500 employees … Continue Reading


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

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