Press Releases

07.15.19

Schiff Presses Facebook, Google and Twitter for Policies on Deepfakes Ahead of 2020 Election

Washington, D.C.-Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, wrote to the chief executive officers of Facebook, Google, and Twitter asking how they plan to address realistic fake videos and images generated using machine learning, often referred to as "deepfakes," and related false content on their platforms ahead of the 2020 U.S. elections. "As we look ahead to the 2020 election, I am gravely concerned the experience of 2016 may have just b… Continue Reading


07.12.19

House Passes Schiff Amendment to Broadcast Guantanamo Bay Proceedings

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the House of Representatives passed his amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) specifically authorizing military commission judges at Guantanamo Bay to order proceedings to be broadcast via the Internet. Currently, military commission proceedings, including high profile cases against individuals involved in planning the 9/11 attacks, can only be viewed by traveling to Guantanamo Bay or at highly limited closed c… Continue Reading


07.12.19

House Passes Schiff Amendment to Add Names of “The Lost 74” to Vietnam Veterans Memorial

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that the House of Representatives has passed an amendment to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) instructing the Department of Defense to add the names of 74 sailors who lost their lives on the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. "The Lost 74 died aboard the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War, and today the House took an important step to ensure their s… Continue Reading


07.09.19

After Major CA Earthquakes, Schiff Urges Congress to Continue to Invest in Early Earthquake Warning System

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a statement calling for strong funding to the West Coast earthquake early warning system (EEW), also known as ShakeAlert. The House passed a funding bill in June which provides $19 million for continued development and expansion of the ShakeAlert West Coast earthquake early warning system and $6.7 million in infrastructure funding for capital costs: "Over the July 4 weekend, California experienced its two strongest earthquakes in 20 yea… Continue Reading


06.25.19

Schiff Applauds Passage of Appropriations Bill to Fund Major Priorities

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released a statement in response to the passage of an appropriations bill with funding for space exploration, earth science research, and early earthquake warning systems: "Scientific research, advances, and discoveries have the potential to expand understanding of our planet and the universe beyond it, and to make life better and safer for all who inhabit it," said Rep. Schiff. "I am pleased that the House prioritized critical investments today… Continue Reading


06.20.19

Schiff Introduces Legislation to Strengthen Prohibition on Political Campaigns Solicitation or Receipt of Foreign Assistance

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced the Prohibiting Foreign Election Assistance Act, which would clarify and strengthen the prohibition on political campaigns soliciting, accepting, or receiving foreign assistance. Schiff's bill was drafted in response to analysis in Special Counsel Mueller's report describing his decision to decline to prosecute Trump campaign officials for criminal campaign finance vi… Continue Reading


06.18.19

Schiff, Sherman Ask Government Accountability Office to Investigate Noise Impacts of FAA’s New Flight Routes

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), and 27 other Members of Congress asked the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) to investigate how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has handled aviation noise impacts while implementing the Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) in major metropolitan areas, including near the Hollywood Burbank Airport. "We would like the GAO to review how the FAA measures aircraft noise, how it e… Continue Reading


06.13.19

Schiff Offers Amendment to Ban Use of Glyphosate in Los Angeles River

Washington, D.C. - Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) again offered an amendment to prohibit the Los Angeles District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers from using the herbicide glyphosate to manage vegetation in the Los Angeles River. There is a significant body of evidence linking glyphosate exposure to health problems. In 2015, the World Health Organization found that it was "probably carcinogenic" for humans, and California's Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment has warned … Continue Reading


06.13.19

Chairman Schiff Statement: Trump Comments are “Green Light” to Russia and Other Foreign Powers

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, release a statement in response to President Trump's statement that he would accept assistance from a foreign power: "President Trump's statement that he would accept assistance from a foreign power is a green light to Russia and other foreign powers that he welcomes their help in his reelection campaign. It's a dereliction of his duty as Commander in Chief, but comes as little surprise from a Pres… Continue Reading


06.11.19

Schiff, Blumenthal, Colleagues Reintroduce Legislation to Give Gun Victims Their Day in Court

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Senator Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) reintroduced the Equal Access to Justice for Victims of Gun Violence Act to ensure that the gun industry, including manufacturers, sellers and interest groups, is not shielded from liability when it acts with negligence and disregard for public safety. The bill would repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), effectively giving victims of gun violence their day in court. The legislation is … Continue Reading


05.23.19

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


05.17.19

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


05.16.19

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


05.16.19

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


05.08.19

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


05.02.19

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


04.30.19

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


04.24.19

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


04.23.19

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


04.22.19

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

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