Press Releases

September 21, 2022

Schiff, Crow, Bush Urge HUD to End Exorbitant Pet Fees in Public Housing

Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Jason Crow (D-Colo.), Cori Bush (D-Mo.), and 26 Members of Congress urged the U.S. Housing and Urban Development Department to curtail exorbitant pet fees for public housing residents, which can be a tremendous barrier for low-income families seeking safe and affordable housing. In a bipartisan letter to Secretary Marcia Fudge, the members requested that HUD issue guidance to Public Housing Authorities discouraging them from charging pet fees and … Continue Reading

September 20, 2022

Schiff-Backed Community Project at Children’s Hospital L.A. Receives $1.6 Million in Federal Funds

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced Children’s Hospital Los Angeles has received nearly $1.6 million in federal funds for new equipment to improve and expand its capabilities to diagnose children with complex conditions and genetic disorders. Schiff requested and secured funding for the project through the fiscal year 2022 federal government funding legislation. “There is no greater investment than the health of our children. Children’s Hospital Los Angeles … Continue Reading

September 14, 2022

Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Resolution Condemning Unprovoked Attacks on Armenia, Demanding End to U.S. Assistance for Azerbaijan

Today, the bipartisan co-chairs of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), Gus M. Bilirakis (R-Fla.), Jackie Speier (D-Calif.), and David G. Valadao (R-Calif.) introduced a resolution condemning Azerbaijan’s unprovoked military attacks on Armenia and Artsakh and demanding the Biden administration immediately withhold further assistance to Azerbaijan. “We strongly condemn the deadly attacks by Azeri … Continue Reading

September 13, 2022

Congressman Schiff on National Abortion Ban Proposed by Republicans

“The Supreme Court’s decision to strike down Roe v. Wade was dangerous and unprecedented, and Republican leaders have taken every opportunity since that decision to enact draconian laws to criminalize and further restrict abortion rights in states around the country. “Today, Republicans in Congress have gone further by taking concrete action to enact a national abortion ban. This is another terrible assault against the fundamental rights to privacy, body autonomy, and health … Continue Reading

September 13, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Unprovoked Azerbaijan Attacks on Armenia and Artsakh

“I am deeply distressed by yesterday’s reports that Azerbaijan is, once again, launching deadly and unprovoked attacks on the Armenian people – this time shelling homes in the villages of Karmir Shuka and Taghavard in Artsakh, and later firing on civilian and military infrastructure in the Armenian border cities of Goris, Stok, and Jermuk. These Armenian cities are not disputed lands – they are internationally-recognized Armenian towns and territories. “This is … Continue Reading

September 09, 2022

Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs on Returned Armenian Prisoners of War

“We welcome the news that five Armenian prisoners of war have returned home. However, Azerbaijan continues to illegally detain dozens more Armenian soldiers – many of whom have been subject to horrific torture and abuse – as leverage. “We call for the immediate and unconditional release of all Armenian prisoners of war, and for the United States to renew its efforts through the OSCE Minsk Group to bring the remaining soldiers home and reinvigorate the peace … Continue Reading

September 08, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Arrests of Egyptian Journalists

“I am deeply troubled by the arrests of Mada Masr journalists Lina Attalah, Rana Mamdouh, Beesan Kassab, and Sara Seif Eddin in Egypt. This is yet another move by President el-Sisi to curtail the fundamental freedoms of Egyptians and a blatant disregard of the basic tenets of a functioning democracy. “Around the world, independent media outlets and the journalists who write for them bravely cover those in power and expose corruption, despite the target it puts on their backs. … Continue Reading

September 02, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Artsakh’s Independence Day

“Artsakh’s Independence Day is a time to celebrate the unbreakable spirit of the people of Artsakh, who 31 years ago declared their independence from the Soviet Union. However, as the atrocities of the past two years have proven, independence is just the beginning of the struggle for liberation – and the fight to protect Artsakh from Turkey and Azerbaijan continues to demand our full attention and support. “While Artsakh’s path has never been an easy one, the war … Continue Reading

August 24, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Ukraine Independence Day

“31 years ago today, following a failed coup attempt by Soviet hardliners, Ukraine declared its sovereignty ‘considering the will of the Ukrainian people and their eternal desire for independence.’ For decades since, Ukraine Independence Day has been a joyous occasion marked by festivals, parades, and celebrations of the tremendous resilience and spirit of the Ukrainian people. “But today, there will not be the usual celebrations in Ukraine – because today also … Continue Reading

August 17, 2022

Schiff, L.A. Congressional Delegation: More Monkeypox Virus Vaccines Needed

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and 10 members of the Los Angeles County area Congressional Delegation sent a letter to U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra highlighting the urgent need to increase the supply of the monkeypox virus vaccine. This comes as the L.A. County Department of Public Health reported more than 100 new cases over the weekend and that its vaccine supply is expected to run out in the next two weeks, forcing them to pause pre-registration for … Continue Reading

August 12, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of Inflation Reduction Act

“With the passage of the Inflation Reduction Act, Democrats have, once again, delivered for working families and future generations. In just a matter of weeks, Democrats in Congress have given American manufacturing a major boost, provided a substantial expansion of benefits for veterans, and enacted the first bipartisan gun safety bill in a generation – and today, we’ve passed a landmark climate, health care, and tax bill that will help families pay their bills even as … Continue Reading

August 12, 2022

Chairman Schiff on Reports of Classified Documents at Mar-a-Lago

“Attorney General Garland disclosed yesterday the Department of Justice made a motion to unseal parts of the search warrant that authorized the FBI to retrieve material from the former president’s residence, reportedly including classified information. “If reports are accurate and contained among these documents are some of the most highly classified information our government holds — information classified as Top Secret/Secure Compartmented Information — then it … Continue Reading

August 05, 2022

Schiff on Azerbaijani Attacks on Artsakh

“I am deeply disturbed by reports of casualties, including two Armenian soldiers, in Nagorno-Karabakh, also known as Artsakh – the result of Azerbaijan’s direct violation of its ceasefire agreement with Armenia. This is hardly the first time Azerbaijan has attacked Armenian forces unprovoked, and unless the United States takes immediate action to hold the Aliyev regime accountable, it will not be the last. It is imperative the State Department use all of its diplomatic … Continue Reading

August 03, 2022

Schiff, Trahan Urge Meta to Continue Removing Dangerous COVID-19 Misinformation

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Congresswoman Lori Trahan (D-Mass.) sent a letter to Facebook’s Oversight Board on COVID-19 Misinformation Policy urging the company not to scale back its efforts to remove false and dangerous content about the virus from Meta platforms. “While public health experts and scientists around the globe have made major strides in understanding, combatting, and building resiliency against Covid-19, the virus continues to pose a grave public … Continue Reading

August 01, 2022

Chairman Schiff on Death of al-Qaeda Leader Ayman al-Zawahiri

“I commend President Biden, our Intelligence Community, military, and all those who contributed to bringing Ayman al-Zawahiri, the leader of al-Qaeda, to justice. Ever since I was appointed to the House Intelligence Committee more than a decade ago, I made it a priority to focus on bringing the top leaders of al-Qaeda to justice, requesting frequent briefings on their location, even when the trail went cold. “It has long been clear that locating al-Zawahiri was one of the most … Continue Reading

August 01, 2022

Schiff Announces Burbank Airport Awarded Nearly $3 Million in Federal Infrastructure Funds

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that the Hollywood Burbank Airport has been awarded nearly $3 million in federal grants for infrastructure improvements from the bipartisan infrastructure package passed by Congress. The funds will go towards rehabilitating the taxiway and conducting a study to identify areas where the airport could undertake noise mitigation efforts for the surrounding community. “I was proud to support the Bipartisan Infrastructure package because … Continue Reading

July 29, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of Assault Weapons Ban Act

“From Uvalde to Newtown, Orlando to Buffalo, assault weapons with high-capacity magazines have been used to carry out some of the most horrific shootings in our history. These weapons of war are the favored firearms of mass shooters for a reason: They're designed to injure and kill as many people as possible, as quickly as possible. They have no place on our streets. Today, House Democrats took necessary action to break the continual cycle of trauma, violence, and bloodshed that's … Continue Reading

July 28, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of CHIPS & Science Act

“American ingenuity is second-to-none. Yet, for the last several years, we've been outstripped by foreign manufacturers who've invested billions of dollars in critical fields, while American investments have failed to keep up. Today, we are moving to close that gap. The CHIPS & Science Act will make investments in research, development, science, and manufacturing. It will ensure that essential goods – like the semiconductors that power everything from military equipment to … Continue Reading

July 26, 2022

Schiff, Feinstein, Huffman, and DelBene Introduce Legislation to End Future Capture and Breeding of Whales for Public Display

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), and Representatives Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) and Suzan DelBene (D-Wash.) introduced the Strengthening Welfare in Marine Settings Act, legislation that would end the future capture and breeding of whales for public display. Studies have shown that certain cetaceans - specifically, orcas, beluga whales, pilot whales, and false killer whales - are cognitively, emotionally, and socially complex animals who cannot … Continue Reading

July 25, 2022

Congressman Schiff Tours Future Site of Thai Town Marketplace, Funded Through Federal Budget

On Monday, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) joined Thai Community Development Center leadership to announce the organization has received $1 million in federal funds to complete the Thai Town Marketplace – a public market and small business incubator in East Hollywood that will provide local entrepreneurs the opportunity to showcase food, artisanship, and traditional products reflective of the diverse cultures of the area, and train them to launch their own small businesses. The … Continue Reading

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