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Rep. Schiff Announces 2020 Congressional App Challenge Winners

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the 28th District's winners of the annual Congressional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic competition, the Congressional App Challenge. The competition aims to foster an early interest and engagement in STEM education and technology by challenging students to develop a mobile or web application. Joshua Martinez and William Amran from John Burroughs High School won first place for their app Phone Down, which h… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Nominates Local Students to U.S. Service Academics

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the nomination of seven students from the 28th Congressional District to U.S. service academies for the class of 2025. "In reviewing each of these students' applications, I was amazed by their strong records of accomplishment in areas ranging from community service to academics to athletics," said Rep. Schiff. "Their demonstrated commitment to make our community a better place, and their dedication to our country make each of them… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff During Impeachment Debate – “Let Us Say Enough”

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered remarks on the House Floor during the debate over the impeachment of President Donald J. Trump. Watch the remarks here, or read below: "One week ago, the President incited an insurrection against Congress to prevent the peaceful transition of power. "It was the most dangerous moment for our democracy in a century. "Today, we invoke the remedy the Founders provided … Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Impeachment

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: "On Wednesday morning, the Vice President and Congress gathered in Joint Session to count the votes of the electors and certify the results as part of the historic process laid out in our Constitution to formalize the results of a presidential election. While we were performing our duties, the President of the United States, in an unconscionable act of sedition and insurrection, incited a violent mob to attack the… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Insurrection at the U.S. Capitol

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the statement below following the insurrection at the United States Capitol: "Now that the dust has settled, all too literally, on the events at the Capitol on Wednesday, I wanted to share a few thoughts on what it was like to be there, what it means to the country, and where we go from here. For the many of us that were present in Congress during 9/11, it brought back a flood of painful memories, but this time, the damage to our country … Continue Reading


Adam Schiff Sworn In For New Term in the 117th Congress

Washington, DC - On Sunday, January 3, 2021, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was sworn in to the 117th Congress by Speaker Nancy Pelosi for his eleventh term, serving California's 28th Congressional District. This year, due to COVID restrictions, Members were sworn in as small groups on the House Floor. Schiff will continue representing the 28th District in Congress, including all or parts of Atwater Village, Burbank, East Hollywood, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Glendale, Griffith Park, Hollywood, H… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on the Passing of Richard Bates

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Rep. Schiff (D-Burbank) issued the following statement: "I am devastated to learn of the sudden passing of my friend, Richard Bates. I got to know Richard during his years representing Disney where he was an executive for 30 years. Richard was larger than life - a wonderful personality, witty, generous, and absolutely brilliant. I will miss being on the receiving end of a call from Richard, our dinners out with friends, and our outings to movies or Red Sox games. My de… Continue Reading


Schiff Secures Funding for Local Priorities in Omnibus Spending Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released a statement following House passage of an omnibus appropriations bill with funding for 2021 local priorities, including affordable housing, public health, and space exploration: "As we come to the end of an unprecedented year of challenges, changes and rancor, last night the Congress passed our annual major spending bill, which includes many local and national priorities of mine, including funding for housing, homelessness, healthc… Continue Reading


Schiff Statement on Passage of COVID Relief Deal

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement after voting in favor of the $900 billion COVID relief deal to provide millions of American families with much-needed financial support to pay rent, put food on the table, and continue weathering this economic crisis: "As the coronavirus pandemic stretches into its tenth month, Americans are suffering through the worst public health and economic crisis in recent history, and tens of millions of Americans are… Continue Reading


Schiff, California Colleagues Urge Department of Defense to Continue Assisting State Efforts to Combat Wildfires

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (CA-28) and 28 members of the California delegation sent a letter to Christopher Miller, Acting Secretary of the Department of Defense (DOD), requesting the department continue assisting California and other states in their efforts to combat wildfires. Specifically, the letter requests that the Department continue to operate two programs that provide important operational support to CAL FIRE and the National Guard. "As we near the end of one of the wors… Continue Reading


Reps. Schiff, Speier, Pallone Write to President Elect Biden on Azerbaijani Attack on Nagorno Karabakh

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Frank Pallone (D-NJ), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, sent a letter to President-elect Joe Biden regarding the crisis in Nagorno Karabakh, or Artsakh, where a war launched by Azerbaijan, supported by Turkey and foreign mercenaries, has caused a mass humanitarian disaster. The letter asks that the President-elect prepare to act after his inauguration to reorient our policy in the region in resp… Continue Reading


Congressional Armenian Caucus Statement on the Nagorno Karabakh Peace Deal

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Jackie Speier (D-CA), Frank Pallone (D-NJ) and Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, issued the following statement: "As Co-Chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues, we offer our deepest condolences to the people of Armenia and Artsakh. They bravely defended their homeland against Azerbaijan and Turkish-backed foreign mercenaries, facing devastating drone attacks, and enduring atrocities com… Continue Reading


Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on Election of President-Elect Joe Biden

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued the following statement: "It is now clear that, after all of the votes are counted, on January 20, 2021, we will have a new President and Vice President, Joe Biden and Kamala Harris. "Our fellow citizens came out in historic numbers and voted to decide the direction of this country. They did so peacefully and safely in the midst in a once-in-a-century pandemic. That is how democracy should work. "Joe Biden's story is an American story, a … Continue Reading


Reps. Schiff, Gomez, and Sánchez and Reps. Castor and Crist Make Dodgers-Rays World Series Wager

Washington, D.C. - As the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays prepare to face-off in Game 2 of the Major League Baseball World Series tonight, Los Angeles area representatives Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), Jimmy Gomez (D-Los Angeles), and Linda Sánchez (D-CA) made a friendly wager with Tampa Bay representatives Kathy Castor (D-FL) and Charlie Crist (D-FL) on the outcome of the World Series. If Los Angeles wins, the Tampa Bay representatives will wear Dodgers masks on the House Floor whe… Continue Reading


Reps. Schiff, Pallone, Bilirakis, Speier and Titus Announce Library of Congress Will Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Washington, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Gus Bilirakis (R-FL), Jackie Speier (D-CA), and Dina Titus (D-NV) announced that the Library of Congress will recognize the Armenian Genocide by amending the catalog entry which previously referred to the Armenian "massacre." This decision from Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress was announced after bipartisan letters to the Library and a formal request for a subject heading change initiated by the University of C… Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Legislation to Protect Journalists from Human Rights Abuses

Washington DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Jamal Khashoggi Press Freedom Accountability Act to ensure that the United States holds accountable those who commit extrajudicial killings and other gross violations of human rights against journalists. This legislation would prohibit U.S. foreign assistance to government entities and levy targeted sanctions against individuals that perpetrate gross human rights violation against journalists, and would require the Department of Stat… Continue Reading


Schiff Announces Over $375,000 in Funding Coming to Glendale’s Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that the Verdugo Regional Crime Laboratory (VRCL), which serves Glendale, Pasadena and Burbank and the surrounding communities, was awarded $376,102 through the FY20 DNA Capacity Enhancement and Backlog Reduction (CEBR) Program administered by the Department of Justice (DOJ). This critical funding will help the lab increase capacity and more quickly process DNA evidence, including sexual assault kits. "There is no doubt that the Verdug… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Continuing Azerbaijani Attacks on Artsakh

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), released the following statement: "This morning I spoke to Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan, Armenia's representative to the United States, about the continuing conflict in Artsakh. We discussed Azerbaijan's ongoing military campaign, aided and abetted by Turkey and the foreign fighters it is bringing in from Syria, and which has killed hundreds and displaced up to half of the civilian population of Artsakh. We also discussed Azerbaijan's delib… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Introduces Bill to Support Children with Disabilities During COVID-19

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX) introduced the Supporting Children with Disabilities During COVID-19 Act, to ensure schools and educators have the resources they need to support children with disabilities and continue compliance with federal disability education laws, despite the challenges caused by the pandemic. This legislation would provide critical funding to assist schools in their mission to fully support students with disabilities with… Continue Reading


Schiff, Pallone, Speier and 46 Bipartisan Members Urge Secretary of State to Help Reduce Tensions Between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), and Jackie Speier (D-CA), and a bipartisan group of 46 Members of the House, wrote to Secretary of State Michael Pompeo, expressing concern with the escalating conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. The Members noted that Azerbaijan's attack on Artsakh (Nagorno Karabakh) has cost the lives of civilians and soldiers on both sides, and raised the danger of a broader regional conflict particularly due to Turkey's involvement… Continue Reading

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