Press Releases

June 09, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Passage of Red Flag Law Preventing Dangerous Individuals from Obtaining Firearms

“As we’ve seen after Uvalde, Parkland, Isla Vista, Newtown, and far too many gun tragedies to count, mass shootings are often followed by stories of those who saw the warning signs – the perpetrator was predisposed to violence, made threats against loved ones and strangers, or otherwise demonstrated they would be a risk to themselves and others if they gained possession of a deadly weapon. “But many felt they were powerless to do anything to stop a dangerous person … Continue Reading

June 08, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Passage of Protecting Our Children Act

“It has been a heartbreaking month in America. Mass shooting after mass shooting after mass shooting. Too many people are mourning the loss of too many loved ones. And far, far too many of these innocent victims have been children – who woke up one morning for a day of learning and play and never made it home to their parents. “These tragedies aren't inevitable or unpredictable. We have the power to stop them. We just need to take action. That’s exactly what the House … Continue Reading

June 07, 2022

Schiff, House Chairs, Congress Urge President Biden to Recalibrate Relationship with Saudi Arabia

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chairman of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, alongside five Committee Chairpersons called on President Biden to further recalibrate the relationship between the United States and Saudi Arabia, in light of reports that President Biden is considering a visit to the Kingdom in the coming months, and urged the president to forcefully advocate for a more balanced bilateral relationship that benefits everyday Americans and reaffirms … Continue Reading

June 03, 2022

Congressman Schiff Introducing Bill to Add Names of the “Lost 74” to the Vietnam Veterans War Memorial

Today, on the anniversary of the accident, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced plans to introduce bipartisan legislation to give proper recognition to the 74 sailors who lost their lives on the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War, by adding their names to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington D.C. “The ‘Lost 74’ of the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans were killed in service of their country during the Vietnam War. An arbitrary boundary line does not change … Continue Reading

June 01, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Biden Administration Sending High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems to Ukraine

“President Biden has made the right decision to draw from the $40 billion aid package Congress approved last month to send High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems to Ukraine. When our congressional delegation met with President Zelenskyy in Kyiv, he emphasized how urgently Ukrainian troops needed such medium and long-range rocket systems, as the Russians have consolidated their firepower in the country’s east and the fighting is now occurring at greater distances. After leaving … Continue Reading

June 01, 2022

Members of Congress Introduce Bipartisan War Powers Resolution to End Unauthorized U.S. Involvement in Saudi War in Yemen

Today, a bipartisan group of nearly 50 members of Congress introduced H.R. 87, legislation to invoke constitutional war powers to end unauthorized United States military involvement in Saudi Arabia’s brutal war in Yemen. The resolution was led by Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), and Nancy Mace (R-S.C.). A companion version will be introduced by Senator Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in the Senate when the upper chamber … Continue Reading

May 31, 2022

Schiff Introduces Bill to Suspend Federal Gas Tax

At a press conference today in Atwater Village, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) announced new legislation to lower gas prices and bring immediate relief to Americans struggling to pay the out-of-control prices at the pump by instituting a suspension of the federal gas tax. “For months now, a combination of Vladimir Putin’s invasion of Ukraine, ongoing supply chain issues, and price gouging by the oil companies have been steadily driving up the price of gasoline, to more than … Continue Reading

May 31, 2022

Congressman Schiff Honors CA-28’s 2022 Women of the Year

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) presented fourteen outstanding women in California’s 28th congressional district with the annual Woman of the Year Award, recognizing their myriad contributions to education, health, housing, homelessness, and arts initiatives in their communities. “I am proud my district is home to so many incredible women - brilliant and hardworking individuals, many of them leaders in their fields, who go above and beyond to share their wisdom and … Continue Reading

May 19, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of Legislation to Prevent Fuel Price Gouging

“Gas prices are spiking again with no end in sight. In Los Angeles, they’re back up to a whopping $6 per gallon. And these record-high prices aren’t just hurting us at the pump – they’re ratcheting up prices on all sorts of consumer goods, including groceries and other essentials as they make their way towards the families that need them most. “Oil companies are continuing to put profits over people, and deliberately keeping their production low so they can … Continue Reading

May 18, 2022

Congressman Schiff on House Passage of Legislation to Fight Infant Formula Supply Shortages

“The COVID-19 pandemic has revealed vulnerabilities in our supply chains for critical goods – but a sudden shortage of baby formula is as urgent and upsetting as it gets. “I’m proud to have co-sponsored legislation, passed tonight, that will remove unnecessary barriers to access for families that need it most – because their babies should not be bearing the brunt of this unfortunate crisis. Coupled with the $28 million we approved in emergency funding to help the … Continue Reading

May 18, 2022

Congressman Schiff Announces $15.4 Million in Funding Requests for Community Projects in CA-28

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced he is requesting nearly $15.4 million in the fiscal year 2023 federal government funding legislation for critical housing, homelessness support, employment, public safety, public health, and education projects throughout Burbank, Glendale, and Los Angeles. “I am proud California’s 28th congressional district is home to so many incredible organizations working day in and day out to support families in the Los Angeles region. For … Continue Reading

May 18, 2022

Oversight, Armed Services, and Intelligence Committee Chairs on Report Finding Retaliation Against Lieutenant Colonel Yevgeny Vindman

Today, Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.), Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Committee, Congressman Adam Smith (D-Wash.), Chair of the House Armed Services Committee, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and Congressman Stephen F. Lynch (D-Mass.), Chair of the House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on National Security, issued the following statement on the Department of Defense Inspector General’s report finding … Continue Reading

May 15, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Shooting at Geneva Presbyterian Church

“It is horrifying to be grieving yet another tragic shooting in just 72 hours – another weekend in America defined by senseless violence. Tonight, my heart is with the congregants of Geneva Presbyterian Church and the entire Laguna Woods community as they mourn and pray for their loved ones. My heart is also with those in Buffalo, in Milwaukee, and every community torn apart by gun violence. “The details of what happened at Geneva Presbyterian are still coming in, but we do … Continue Reading

May 11, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Killing of Shireen Abu Akleh

"Every day journalists take extraordinary risks to bring us the news, especially those with the courage to report from regions of conflict. Shireen Abu Akleh, a Palestinian-American journalist with Al Jazeera, was a talented, valued member of the press, and her death is terrible tragedy. The Israeli military must conduct a thorough and objective investigation into Abu Akleh's death, and be transparent about its findings. "My prayers are with her family, with her colleague, Ali Al-Samudi, who … Continue Reading

May 11, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Senate Failure to Pass Women’s Health Protection Act

“Last week, a draft opinion by the Supreme Court's conservative majority revealed a partisan court is poised to strike down Roe v. Wade, effectively outlawing abortion in more than half the country and opening the door to a nationwide ban. The opinion threatens reproductive health care and freedom for millions of women, and directly contradicts the sworn testimony of justices who, during their confirmation hearings, indicated under oath that they would uphold the precedent set forth by … Continue Reading

May 10, 2022

Congressman Schiff on Congressional Workers’ Right to Organize

“Congressional staff are some of the most dedicated, selfless, and talented individuals I have ever met. We could not do our jobs for our constituents without them and their labors. But for too long, their commitment to serving the American people has been taken for granted, resulting in high turnover and a workforce that does not always reflect the full diversity of America. “That's why I'm proud to support a resolution to recognize congressional workers' right to organize. Every … Continue Reading

May 09, 2022

Schiff, Armenian Caucus Request Critical Funding for Armenia and Artsakh in Foreign Affairs Spending Bill

Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Vice-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues joined Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Frank Pallone, Jr. (D-N.J.), Gus M. Bilirakis (R-Fla.), and Jackie Speier (D-Calif.) and 60 Members of Congress in requesting robust humanitarian and economic assistance for Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh – also known as Artsakh – through the FY2023 State and Foreign Relations funding legislation. “Beginning on September 27, 2020, and over the course of … Continue Reading

May 03, 2022

Congressman Schiff, Senator Booker Introduce Legislation to Boost Teacher Compensation

Today, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joined Senator Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Representatives John Larson (D-Conn.), Mark Takano (D-Calif.), and Jahana Hayes (D-Conn.) to introduce legislation to boost teacher compensation and diversify the teaching workforce. The bill, called the Respect, Advancement, and Increasing Support for Educators Act, would provide educators with a minimum of $1,000 in refundable tax credits annually, with some teachers earning as much as … Continue Reading

May 03, 2022

Congressman Schiff Announces Winners of 2022 Congressional Art Competition

Last night, during a virtual ceremony, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the winners of the 2022 Congressional Art Competition. This year, the competition received 99 entries from students at 17 different schools. “California's 28th District is home to some of the most creative minds in the country, and the submissions we received for this year's Congressional Art Competition prove it,” said Schiff. “Every piece of artwork we received was remarkable, but the … Continue Reading

May 03, 2022

Schiff, Chabot Introduce Resolution on World Press Freedom Day Condemning Threats Against Journalists

Today, Congressmen Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Steve Chabot (R-Ohio), co-chairs of the bipartisan Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, marked World Press Freedom Day by introducing a resolution highlighting the importance of an independent press to a healthy democracy, condemning threats against members of the media, and reaffirming the United States’ commitment to promoting and defending freedom of the press at home and around the world. “A free and independent press is the … Continue Reading

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