Press Releases


Schiff Statement on Canceled North Korea Summit

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement: "While it is regrettable that we are back to comparing the size of our nuclear arsenals, the decision to call off the summit was the necessary result of a poor negotiating strategy in which the President made it all too clear to North Korea that he needed the summit more than the North Korean dictator. This put the United States in a weak bargaining position in… Continue Reading


House Passes Schiff Amendment Requiring Legal Basis for Syria Strikes To Be Turned Over to Congress

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, announced that the House has passed his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) requiring the Department of Defense to submit a report to Congress detailing the legal basis for the strikes carried out by the United States against Syrian regime targets in 2017 and 2018. "By articulating a legal basis for military action, as well as laying out a strategic vision for such action… Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Veterans Crisis Response Corps Act

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Veterans Crisis Response Corps Act to establish a new independent federal agency, "VetCorps," with the mission of matching veterans with a desire and ability to serve with crisis response events, hazard mitigation, infrastructure construction and improvement, and other projects at home and abroad. "This bill will help keep our commitment to veterans by providing training, employment opportunities, and a new way to serve for million… Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Legislation Requiring Disclosure of Executive Branch Spending at Trump-Owned Businesses

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and ten other Members of Congress introduced the Disclosing Official Spending at Presidential Businesses Act. This legislation would require that the head of each executive agency submit a report to the Director of the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) detailing any official expenses at any privately held company that is owned, either in whole or in part, by the president, or a trust controlled by the president. The Director must then publish this … Continue Reading


Schiff, Knight Request Natural Resources Committee Schedule Hearing for Bipartisan Legislation to Preserve the Rim of the Valley

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA28) and Steve Knight (R-CA25) sent a letter to House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Rob Bishop and Ranking Member Raul Grijalva urging the Committee to schedule a hearing on the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act (H.R. 4086). This bipartisan 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… Continue Reading


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

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