Press Releases


Rep. Schiff Announces Winners of the Congressional Art Competition

Burbank, CA - Last night, 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. During the exhibit, attended by more than 200 students, teachers and parents, Schiff announced that Jennifer Bae's acrylic painting "Have a Slice" won first place and will be included in the nationwide Congressional Art Competition: An Artistic Discovery, in Washington, D.C. Her artwork will … Continue Reading


On World Press Freedom Day: Schiff, Chabot Announce Resolution Highlighting Vital Need For Press Freedom

Washington, D.C. - As journalists around the world continue to face persecution, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH), the co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, announced they plan to introduce a resolution highlighting the importance of press freedom and condemning attacks against journalists. The bipartisan resolution recognizes the dangers that reporters face and reaffirms freedom of the press as a priority for the U.S. government. In 1993, th… Continue Reading


House Passes Schiff Drone Amendment to FAA Reauthorization

Washington D.C. - Today, the House of Representatives passed an amendment introduced by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) that addresses the increase in unmanned aircrafts, or drones, entering restricted airspace such as airports or above forest fires. The amendment, which was unanimously approved by House, requires the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) program that utilizes remote detection and identification technologies to identify unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) that are not in compliance wit… Continue Reading


Schiff, Kaine Send Letter to President Asking for Legal Basis of Syria Strikes in 2017 and 2018

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Foreign Relations Committees, sent a letter to President Trump requesting he detail the legal basis for the U.S. military strikes on April 13, 2018 against the Syrian regime's chemical weapons facilities. This letter follows up on their request in 2017 asking the President to detail the legal basis for the strike against Syr… Continue Reading


Rep. 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 recipient of the pardon would be provided by the Depar… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces Annual 2018 Student Art Competition with Online Voting for “People’s Choice” Winner

Burbank, CA - 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 Thursday, May 3, 2018. 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, 43 students from 19 schools located in the 28th D… Continue Reading


Rep. Adam Schiff Honors 2018 Women of the Year

Los Angeles, CA - On Thursday, April 5th, at a luncheon in Echo Park, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored a group of inspiring women from communities in the 28th Congressional District - Atwater Village, Burbank, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glendale, Hollywood Hills, La Canada Flintridge, La Crescenta, Los Feliz, Pasadena, Silver Lake, Kagel Canyon, Sunland, and West Hollywood. "Today, I met with thirteen remarkable women who have all worked tirelessly to make our communities a better place. It… Continue Reading


Schiff, Bishop Applaud Signing of Bipartisan Child Protection Improvements Act

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Mike Bishop (R-MI) applauded the final passage and signing of the bipartisan Child Protection Improvements Act (CPIA). CPIA ensures youth-serving organizations in every state can access FBI background checks for prospective staff and volunteers. "When parents send their children to after-school programs, sports camps, or for mentoring, they should be able to trust that their children are in good hands," Rep. Schiff said. "An FBI backgr… Continue Reading


Schiff Helps Secure Over $20 Million in Funding for Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that a record-level $22.9 million in funding for a West Coast earthquake early warning system (EEW), also known as ShakeAlert, was included in the FY2018 omnibus spending bill which just passed the House. Schiff has led the Congressional effort to secure funding for EEW technology since 2014. "The omnibus includes record-level funding for a West Coast earthquake early warning system. If signed into law, the additional funds will si… Continue Reading


Schiff Urges FAA to Review Airplane Noise Surrounding Burbank Airport

Washington D.C. - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) has sent a letter to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Acting Administrator Daniel Elwell, urging the FAA to review the impacts of NextGen air traffic control technology on the community surrounding the Hollywood Burbank Airport. "Airplane noise is not new to the Burbank area, but residents are concerned that NextGen flight path changes may have exacerbated the problem," Rep. Schiff said. "I'm asking for an authoritative study from the FAA to d… Continue Reading


Reps. Schiff, Roybal-Allard, Gomez and 10 L.A. Congressional Members Urge Funding for Los Angeles River Ecosystem Restoration

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-40), and Rep. Jimmy Gomez (CA-34) were joined by 10 colleagues from the Los Angeles Area Congressional Delegation in sending a letter urging the House Appropriations Committee to provide at least $121 million to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fiscal Year 2019 for preconstruction engineering and design projects across the nation, including one related to the Los Angeles River. "The City of Los Angeles has … Continue Reading


Reps. Schiff, DelBene, DeFazio and 44 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 44 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 $16.1 million in the Fiscal Year 2019 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 Submits Statement to Congressional Record Honoring Victims of Sumgait Pogrom

Washington, DC - Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Vice-Chair of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, submitted a statement to the Congressional Record honoring the lives of those lost in the pogrom thirty years ago. Schiff's full statement is below: "Mr. Speaker, I rise to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the pogrom against the Armenian residents of the town of Sumgait, Azerbaijan. On February 27 1988, and for three days following, Azerbaijani mobs assaulted and killed Armenians. The v… Continue Reading


Bipartisan Schiff, Bilirakis “Heart Futures Reauthorization Act” Passes House

Washington D.C. - Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Congenital Heart Futures Reauthorization Act, introduced by Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), which supports critical research, education and awareness for congenital heart disease (CHD). CHD is the most common birth defect and the leading cause of infant mortality. This bill raises awareness of the continuing impact congenital heart defects have throughout patients' lifespans, promotes more research… Continue Reading


Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus Statement of Support for Pakistani Radio Mashaal

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Freedom of the Press Caucus, released the following statement: "As co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, we are deeply concerned by the recent decision of Pakistan's Ministry of Interior to shut down Radio Mashaal, a public service broadcaster that provides alternatives to extremist propaganda in tribal regions along the Afghan border. "Radio Mashaal's correspondents provi… Continue Reading


Schiff Urges U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to Stop Using Roundup in the Los Angeles River

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) sent a letter to Colonel Kirk E. Gibbs urging the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to end the use of glyphosate (Roundup) as part of its Los Angeles District vegetation management plan in the Los Angeles River. "Over the past year I have heard from numerous constituents and community organizations with concerns over public safety given the USACE's use of glyphosate in the Los Angeles River," Schiff wrote in the letter. "Local and state ag… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on FEMA Individual Assistance for California Wildfires

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), released the following statement regarding FEMA's decision to grant individual assistance for the California wildfires: "FEMA recently announced that individual assistance is now available for residents in Los Angeles County who were affected by the wildfires in December and the mudslides in January," Rep. Schiff said. "This is a most welcome step by the Administration. "In addition, loans are available for businesses and homeowners throug… Continue Reading


Freedom of Press Caucus Urges Secretary Tillerson to Pressure Burma to Release Two Reuters Journalists

Washington, D.C. - Reps. Adam Schiff (CA-28) and Steve Chabot (OH-01), today along with six other colleagues from the bipartisan Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, wrote to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson requesting that the State Department urge Burma to drop all charges and immediately release Reuters journalists Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, who could face up to 14 years in prison for their investigative journalism. Their reporting has extensively focused on the Rakhine State's refuge… Continue Reading


Freedom of the Press Caucus Condemns Russia’s Designation of Foreign Media as “Foreign Agents”

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Freedom of the Press Caucus, released the following statement: "President Putin has signed legislation that would empower the government to designate foreign media organizations as 'foreign agents' and place even more restrictions on them. This law further threatens what little remains of free and independent journalism in Russia. Having systematically suppressed the independent press through attacks a… Continue Reading


Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Flynn Plea

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "The significance of today's plea deal by former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, in which he pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate with the Special Counsel, cannot be overstated. The Statement of the Offense included important new details, including that Flynn was directed by a senior transition official to contact Russian offic… Continue Reading

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