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April 26, 2023

Rep. Schiff Calls Out Republican Inaction on Gun Violence Epidemic in Judiciary Committee Remarks

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), spoke at the Judiciary Committee hearing for Oversight of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, calling out Republicans for their inaction and apathy on solving the gun violence epidemic. Here is the video, and full transcript is below: “Well, we can see now what the GOP has become. It's become the anti-ATF, anti-FBI, anti-law enforcement, pro-insurrection party. Mr. Director, I appreciate … Continue Reading

April 25, 2023

Rep. Schiff Sends Letter to Sec. Raimondo Opposing Export Licenses for Lethal Weapons Shipments to Azerbaijan

Washington, DC —Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), along with seventeen other Members of Congress, led a letter to Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo voicing strong opposition to reports that the United States is considering granting export licenses for lethal weapons shipments to Azerbaijan. For more than 125 days, Azerbaijan has imposed a blockade of the Lachin Corridor, the only road that connects Artsakh to critical resources and the outside world. This blockade has left 120,000 … Continue Reading

April 25, 2023

Schiff, Kaine, & Peters Introduce Bill To Protect Veterans and Low-Income Families From Housing Discrimination

Washington, D.C. – Today, during National Fair Housing Month, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.), and Rep. Scott Peters (D-Calif.) reintroduced the Fair Housing Improvement Act of 2023 to protect veterans and low-income families from housing discrimination. 2.3 million veterans and low-income households use Housing Choice Vouchers (HCV) to pay rent, but there are no federal protections to prevent individuals from being denied housing based on source of … Continue Reading

April 24, 2023

Rep. Schiff Introduces Resolution to Recognize Artsakh’s Independence and Condemn Azerbaijan’s Aggression

Burbank, CA – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Vice Chair of the Congressional Armenia Caucus, introduced a resolution to recognize the independence of the Republic of Artsakh, and to condemn Azerbaijan’s continued aggression against Armenia and Artsakh. Schiff’s district is home to the largest Armenian-American diaspora communities in the United States, and he has long been a staunch advocate on their behalf – calling for an end to U.S. support to Baku and … Continue Reading

April 24, 2023

Rep. Schiff Releases Statement on 108th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Burbank, CA  – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement marking the 108th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: “Mardiros Deovletian, Shooshan Hounanian, Azniv Totigian, Mariam Minasian, Hadji Martiros Temelian, Armenouhi Toutikian. These names represent a few, but a precious few, of the more than 1.5 million men, women, and children who lost their lives in the first genocide of the 20th century. One hundred and eight years ago, the … Continue Reading

April 20, 2023

Reps. Schiff, Barragan, and Ocasio-Cortez Introduce Climate Change Relief for Urban Areas Act

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) was joined by Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-Calif.) and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) in introducing the Climate Change Relief for Urban Areas Act. This legislation will open the door to more tree planting and urban agriculture in communities that have historically been marginalized – combatting environmental justice issues, including urban heat islands and stormwater runoff that impact those communities. By … Continue Reading

April 20, 2023

Adam Schiff Participates in Events Commemorating Armenian Genocide

Burbank, CA – This week, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will attend several events to commemorate the 108th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and call for an end to the current blockade of the Lachin Corridor. Schiff’s district is home to the largest Armenian-American diaspora communities in the United States, and he has long been a staunch advocate on their behalf. Schiff was the first member of Congress to call for the official recognition of Artsakh’s … Continue Reading

April 18, 2023

Congressman Schiff Announces Over $22.9 Million in Requests for CA-30 Community Projects

Burbank, CA – Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced he is requesting over $22.9 million in community funding projects for the 2024 fiscal year. These funds would go directly towards boosting initiatives like youth outreach, wildfire prevention, mental health services, education programs, housing services, and other community projects. “These fifteen local projects will make a critical difference in the life of people who call California’s 30th … Continue Reading

April 17, 2023

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on New York Judiciary Committee Field Hearing

New York, NY – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement on the Judiciary Committee “Victims of Violent Crime in Manhattan” field hearing:  “The Judiciary Committee hearing in New York was intended to intimidate and embarrass the District Attorney from Manhattan, because he charged the former president with multiple crimes. It did neither. Instead of showing that New York officials were soft on crime, it showed that Republicans in Congress … Continue Reading

April 17, 2023

Rep. Adam Schiff Calls Out Republicans’ Attempt to Obstruct Justice With Sham Judiciary Committee Hearing

New York, NY – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) spoke at the Judiciary Committee “Victims of Violent Crime in Manhattan” field hearing – a political stunt orchestrated by Republicans in an attempt to obstruct justice and intimidate Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg for his investigation into former president Donald Trump. In his remarks, Schiff called out the committee’s chairman, GOP Rep. Jim Jordan, for trying to interfere with the administration of … Continue Reading

April 10, 2023

Schiff and Pallone Call for Inclusion of Armenian Checkbox on 2030 Census Questionnaire

Burbank, CA - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Congressman Frank Pallone (D-NJ), co-chairs of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, sent a letter to Office of Management and Budget Director Shalanda Young urging the inclusion of a Middle Eastern and North Africancheckbox, with an Armenian subcategory checkbox, on the 2030 United States Census questionnaire.   Armenian-Americans lack accurate representation through the U.S. Census, despite representing a sizable population … Continue Reading

March 31, 2023

Schiff Expresses Concern Over Azerbaijan Comments to State Department Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) led a bipartisan letter to the Honorable Lou Bono, the State Department’s Senior Advisor for Caucasus Negotiations, to express serious concern about Bono’s reported remarks during a recent trip where he ruled out using sanctions against Azerbaijan in response to Baku’s transgressions against Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh (Artsakh).  Since December 12, 2022, Azerbaijan has imposed a blockade of the … Continue Reading

March 31, 2023

Schiff Announces 2023 Women of the Year Honorees From California’s 30th Congressional District

Burbank, California – Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the names of sixteen remarkable women from California’s 30th district who are being honored as the 2023 Woman of the Year. These women have made significant contributions to their communities through civic engagement, community service, and leadership in their respective fields.  “The sixteen 2023 Woman of the Year honorees are an inspiration to their communities for their passion and … Continue Reading

March 30, 2023

Schiff Urges Department of Education to Investigate if Book Banning, Education Restrictions Constitute Civil Rights Violations

Washington, DC - Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and eleven Members of Congress urged Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Catherine Lhamon to investigate if recent actions to ban books, block access to teachings on American history, and silence LGBTQ+ individuals in schools constitutes a legal violation by Republican state governments of students' first amendment rights and civil rights … Continue Reading

March 30, 2023

Schiff Statement on Indictment of President Trump

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) issued the following statement after reports that former President Donald J. Trump has been indicted by a grand jury: “The indictment of former president Donald J. Trump by the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office over his alleged participation in a campaign fraud and hush money scheme that already sent his former attorney Michael Cohen to jail is a sobering and unprecedented development. But … Continue Reading

March 29, 2023

Schiff Introduces the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) reintroduced the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act, landmark legislation that would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area. “The Rim of the Valley is an area of breathtaking natural beauty that connects our urban city centers, suburbs in the Los Angeles basin, and the spectacular wilderness that surrounds us. Our bill would help … Continue Reading

March 28, 2023

Schiff, Takano Urge Elon Musk to Act Against Rising Hate Speech on Twitter

Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), with Congressman Mark Takano (D-Calif.), urged Elon Musk to address the continued rise in hate speech on Twitter, citing a recent study that found a 119% increase in anti-LGBTQ rhetoric and slurs on the platform since Musk took over. "New studies have demonstrated, once again, that hate speech has dramatically increased on the platform. As a result of these studies, we have new data showing that Twitter is not … Continue Reading

March 24, 2023

Schiff Statement on LAUSD and SEIU Local 99 Agreement

Burbank, CA – Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the following statement on the deal reached between the Los Angeles Unified School District and SEIU Local 99: “I am glad the Los Angeles Unified School District and SEIU Local 99 have come to an agreement that will raise wages for essential school employees including bus drivers, teachers’ assistants, and food service workers. These employees, who are critical to our students’ education and futures, … Continue Reading

March 22, 2023

Schiff Joins SEIU Local 99 and UTLA Union Members on Strike

Burbank, California  – Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) joined members of the SEIU Local 99 chapter and United Teachers Los Angeles on the first day of a three-day strike demanding better wages and working conditions from the Los Angeles Unified School District for bus drivers, food service workers, custodians, special education assistants, and other essential personnel. Schiff spoke at a press conference alongside SEIU Local 99 executive director Max Arias, president … Continue Reading

March 21, 2023

Schiff Reintroduces Bill to Name Glendale Post Office for Paul Ignatius, Former U.S. Navy Secretary

Burbank, California – Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) reintroduced legislation to pay tribute to former U.S. Navy Secretary Paul Ignatius – son of one of the first Armenian families to settle in Glendale, and at one point, the highest-ranking Armenian American in the U.S. government – by naming the Glendale post office at 6444 San Fernando Road in his honor. "Paul is a true son of the American Dream – born to Armenian immigrants who escaped horrific … Continue Reading

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