Press Releases

July 01, 2021

Schiff Announces Inclusion of Robust Funding for Armenia and Artsakh in House Foreign Affairs Spending Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Armenian Caucus, issued a statement following the introduction of the Fiscal Year 2022 State and Foreign Relations funding legislation: "After a year marked by devastating conflict and incredible suffering, we have been able to secure more than $52 million in funding for Armenia and Artsakh in the recently introduced House Foreign Affairs spending bill, along with the other co-chairs of the … Continue Reading


June 23, 2021

Rep. Schiff Statement on Biden Administration’s Gun Violence Prevention Strategy

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after President Biden announced a comprehensive strategy to prevent gun violence and make communities safer: "President Biden's comprehensive strategy to curb gun violence will leave our families and communities safer. One of the most critical steps we can take to end gun violence is ending the special immunity from liability that the gun industry enjoys. For years, I've been working to repeal the … Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

Rep. Schiff Statement on Elections in Armenia

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), co-chair of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, issued the following statement: "I want to extend my congratulations to Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan on his re-election. Independent election observers have thus far indicated that the elections were conducted in a free and transparent manner, another critical demonstration of Armenia's commitment to the democratic process. I look forward to strengthening the U.S.-Armenia relationship and … Continue Reading


June 22, 2021

Rep. Schiff Statement on Senate For the People Act Vote

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after Republicans in the Senate voted to block S.R. 1, the For the People Act: "The decision by Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to block S.R. 1, the For the People Act, is a purposeful attack on our democracy. This bill is essential, not only to repair the damage wrought over the last four years, but also to strengthen and perfect our democracy for generations to come. Instead, Senate … Continue Reading


June 09, 2021

Schiff Announces Inclusion of $20 Million for Local Priorities in Transportation and Infrastructure Investment Legislation

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the inclusion of nearly $20 million for local priorities in a transportation and infrastructure package, the INVEST in America Act, introduced this week. The investments would be shared across seven projects from Glendale to West Hollywood and resulted from Schiff's advocacy to ensure Los Angeles transportation and infrastructure saw significant funding support in the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure … Continue Reading


June 03, 2021

Schiff, Chabot Statement on American Journalists Detained in Burma

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, issued the following statement: "It is unconscionable that the Burmese military continues to detain Danny Fenster without access to United States legal representation and in a notoriously brutal compound known for holding political prisoners. His arrest is an intolerable assault against a free and fair press and must elicit a firm response … Continue Reading


May 28, 2021

Schiff Statement on the Senate January 6 Commission Vote

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, issued the following statement after Republicans in the Senate failed to support a bipartisan commission to investigate the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol: "The decision by Mitch McConnell and Senate Republicans to attempt to bury the truth and hide their complicity, along with that of Donald Trump, in the January 6 assault is the height of cowardice and … Continue Reading


May 24, 2021

Schiff Statement on Recent Attacks Against Press Freedoms

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, issued the following statement on the detainment of Belarusian journalist Roman Protasevich and jailing of Uzbek journalist Otabek Sattoriy: "A free and independent press is essential for a free society, and the past week has provided additional and disturbing examples of the lengths to which some will go to silence individual … Continue Reading


May 19, 2021

Schiff Statement on January 6 Commission Vote

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement on the passage of the National Commission to Investigate the January 6 Attack on the United States Capitol Complex Act: "The January 6 insurrection was a brutal assault on our Capitol and our democracy. To prevent another such act of domestic terrorism, we need to fully understand and thoroughly account for that day. While a commission is the bare minimum … Continue Reading


May 12, 2021

Schiff Statement on House Republicans’ Vote to Remove Rep. Cheney from Leadership

Washington, DC -Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) released the following statement after House Republicans removed Congresswoman Liz Cheney (R-Wyo.) from her leadership position: "In deposing Liz Cheney today, the Republican Party further united behind the belief that fidelity to the former president is more important than fidelity to the Constitution or our democracy and that the Big Lie is more important than truth. "The Republicans' decision to blindly support Trump, and punish … Continue Reading


May 11, 2021

Rep. Schiff Statement on Violence in Jerusalem

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the following statement on the violence in Jerusalem: "Tuesday's horrendous and indiscriminate rocket attacks by Hamas threaten civilian lives and safety. They must stop. I fully support Israel's right to self-defense, and we must continue to bolster Israel's Iron Dome capability." "I am also deeply saddened by and mourn the loss of Palestinian lives, including nine children and civilians. We must strive for peace and the … Continue Reading


May 03, 2021

Schiff, Chabot Statement on World Press Freedom Day

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, issued the following statement in honor of World Press Freedom day: "A free and independent press is essential to a free and open society, and every day, journalists around the world put their lives on the line to report from war zones and countries with some of the most repressive regimes. In so doing, they play an indispensable role in … Continue Reading


April 24, 2021

Rep. Schiff Statement on Armenian Genocide Recognition

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the following statement after President Joseph R. Biden officially recognized the Armenian Genocide: "For Armenian-Americans and everyone who believes in human rights and the truth, today marks an historic milestone: President Biden has defied Turkish threats and recognized the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians for what it was - the first genocide of the 20th Century. In so doing, he has cast aside decades of shameful silence and … Continue Reading


April 22, 2021

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 - can be held accountable when it acts with negligence and disregard for public safety. The bill would repeal the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), allowing victims of gun violence to pursue justice in court. During a Rose Garden … Continue Reading


April 21, 2021

Over 100 Bipartisan Members Urge President Biden to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - Today, the bipartisan co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), David G. Valadao (R-CA), and Jackie Speier (D-CA), along with over 100 Congressional colleagues, sent a letter to President Joseph R. Biden urging him to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide in his statement on April 24, Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day. "On April 24, the world will mark the 106th … Continue Reading


April 20, 2021

Rep. Schiff Delivers Open Letter to President Biden: Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) spoke on the House Floor to deliver an open letter to President Joseph R. Biden, calling on him to keep his campaign promise to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide. Watch his floor speech here, or read his remarks below: As prepared for delivery: An open letter to President Joseph R. Biden: Mr. President, in just five days, the world will mark the 106th anniversary of the beginning of the Armenian Genocide, the systemic murder and … Continue Reading


April 08, 2021

Rep. Schiff Statement on Biden Executive Actions to Prevent Gun Violence

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the following statement after President Joe Biden announced executive actions aimed at preventing gun violence: "These actions from President Biden are a critical first step in addressing the epidemic of gun violence that America has faced for too long. 2021 is already shaping up to be one of the deadliest years for gun violence on record. In just 98 days, we've lost over 11,000 people to gun violence, another 8,000 have been … Continue Reading


April 01, 2021

Schiff, Maloney Introduce Resolution Highlighting Need for Nondiscriminatory and Equitable Blood Donation Guidelines

Washington D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), along with Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Mike Quigley (D-IL), Katherine Clark (D-MA), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Chris Pappas (D-NH), and Ritchie Torres (D-NY) introduced a resolution highlighting the urgent need for nondiscriminatory and equitable blood and blood product donation policies in the United States. The resolution underscores that policies governing blood and blood product … Continue Reading


March 17, 2021

Schiff Highlights Critical Funding for Local Schools in American Rescue Plan

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) highlighted emergency funding in the American Rescue Plan that will help local elementary and secondary schools reopen safely for in-person learning and address the long-term impacts of the pandemic on students' education and well-being. A summary of the purposes for which these funds may be used can be found here. Additional funding is provided to higher education institutions, to child care providers to help keep their doors open and … Continue Reading


March 16, 2021

Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Resolution Urging Azerbaijan to Release All Prisoners of War and Captured Civilians

Washington D.C. - Today, the bipartisan co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), David G. Valadao (R-CA), and Jackie Speier (D-CA) introduced a resolution calling on Azerbaijan to immediately release all prisoners of war (POWs) and civilians currently detained in the aftermath of the 2020 war in Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh. The resolution was cosponsored by a bipartisan group of 31 … Continue Reading

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