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April 30, 2024

Reps. Schiff, Dingell Lead Colleagues in Calling on DOJ, Department of Education to Strengthen Protections for Students with Disabilities

Washington, D.C.— Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joined Representative Debbie Dingell (D-Mich.) in leading 13 of their House colleagues in sending a letter to Secretary of Education Dr. Miguel Cardona and Attorney General Merrick Garland urging the Biden Administration to promptly issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to improve Section 504 regulations to strengthen and protect the rights of students with disabilities.“Since the passage of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, guidance on its … Continue Reading


April 29, 2024

Rep. Schiff Announces Winners of Annual CA-30 Congressional Art Competition

Washington, D.C.— This Saturday, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) presented awards to the winners of the annual Congressional Art Competition for California’s 30th Congressional District.“Every year, I am amazed by the artwork submitted by talented young artists from across our community. All the students who participated in this year’s competition deserve recognition, and I hope they will continue to enrich our community with their art for years to come. I want to congratulate this … Continue Reading


April 25, 2024

ICYMI: In Glendale, Rep. Schiff Speaks at Commemoration of the 109th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Washington, D.C.— Yesterday, in Glendale, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Vice Chair of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, spoke at the Armenian Genocide Committee’s commemoration of the 109th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Schiff also released a statement that was submitted for the Congressional Record.The event was held at Glendale City Hall located in Schiff’s 30th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Burbank and Glendale and is home to the largest Armenian … Continue Reading


April 24, 2024

Rep. Schiff Releases Statement on 109th Anniversary of Armenian Genocide

Washington, D.C.— Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Vice Chair of the Congressional Armenian Caucus, released the following statement to commemorate the 109th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The statement was also submitted for the Congressional Record. Read Schiff’s full statement below:“One hundred and nine years ago, the Ottoman Empire began a concerted and systemic effort to destroy the Armenian people. Armenians from all walks of life, including writers, doctors, and … Continue Reading


April 19, 2024

Rep. Schiff Joins Reps. Stansbury, Raskin, and Omar in Introducing Bill to Demand Supreme Court Accountability

Washington, D.C.— Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joined Representatives Melanie Stansbury (D-N.M.), Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) in introducing the Judicial Ethics Enforcement Act of 2024, legislation which will create an Office of the Inspector General to ensure accountability of justices in the Supreme Court of the United States.“It's essential that Americans have confidence that our judicial system is fair, impartial, and independent from inappropriate external … Continue Reading


April 19, 2024

ICYMI: Rep. Schiff Speaks at Armenian Genocide Commemoration on Capitol Hill

Washington, D.C.— On Wednesday, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) spoke at the Armenian Genocide Commemoration on Capitol Hill to mark the nearly 109 years since the Ottoman Empire began their concerted, and systematic effort to destroy the Armenian people. Schiff’s 30th Congressional District, which includes the cities of Burbank and Glendale, is home to the largest Armenian diaspora community in the country. He also serves as Vice Chair of the Congressional Armenian Caucus. In 2019, the … Continue Reading


April 18, 2024

PHOTOS: Rep. Schiff Speaks to San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce On Tackling Environmental Challenges, Housing And Homelessness Crisis

Washington, D.C.— In case you missed it, yesterday, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) spoke to a group of over 100 local business and civic leaders from San Diego visiting Washington, D.C. as part of the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce’s annual delegation to the nation’s capital.During his remarks, Schiff highlighted his priorities for Southern California including tackling environmental challenges such as cross-border pollution from the Tijuana River, protecting and expanding key … Continue Reading


April 18, 2024

WATCH: Rep. Schiff Joins MSNBC’s José Díaz-Balart to Discuss Efforts to Pass Aid for U.S. Allies, Latest on Trump Jury Selection

Washington, D.C.— Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joined MSNBC’s José Díaz-Balart to discuss House deliberations around critical aid for Ukraine, Israel, and Taiwan, as well as the latest in the jury selection in former President Trump’s New York hush money trial.Watch the full video of the interview HERE.Key Excerpts: On Threats to Democracy at Home and Abroad But what is most important at the end of the day is we need to get this assistance to Ukraine. They are being outgunned. … Continue Reading


April 17, 2024

WATCH: Rep. Schiff Joins Jake Tapper to Discuss Urgent Need to Pass Aid for U.S. Allies, Latest on Trump Trial

Washington, D.C.— Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joined CNN’s The Lead with Jake Tapper to discuss the need to pass critical foreign aid for U.S. allies Israel, Ukraine, and Taiwan, and the latest in former President Donald Trump’s criminal trials.Watch the full video of the interview HERE.Key Excerpts: On the Need to Pass Crucial Foreign Aid for U.S. Allies, Lack of Effective Governance in the House “We want this place to be governed, and we want it to be governable. We've been … Continue Reading


April 15, 2024

Rep. Schiff Blasts NASA’s Disastrous Budget Cuts to Mars Sample Return Mission

Washington, D.C.— Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) released the following statement in response to NASA’s unprecedented cuts to the Mars Sample Return (MSR) mission, led by Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. “Today’s announcement by NASA confirming dramatic cuts to the Mars Sample Return mission is a disaster for the scientific and space community. NASA's decision displays a troubling indifference towards some of our nation's most brilliant minds and years of … Continue Reading


April 11, 2024

Reps. Schiff, Krishnamoorthi Introduce Legislation to Create Commission to Address Youth Homelessness

Washington, D.C.— This week, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) joined Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-Ill.) in introducing the Commission on Youth Homelessness Act, legislation which would create a commission to report on recommended actions that the federal government can take to prevent and end youth and young adult homelessness. Twenty-two percent of all people under the age of 25 experiencing homelessness are unaccompanied youth and nearly three of every 10 people experiencing … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

WHAT THEY ARE SAYING: Rep. Schiff’s Groundbreaking AI Transparency Bill Gains Support from Entertainment Industry Leaders, Labor Unions

Washington, D.C.— Yesterday, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced groundbreaking legislation to require transparency from companies regarding their use of copyrighted work to train their generative AI models. Schiff’s Generative AI Copyright Disclosure Act would require a notice to be submitted to the Register of Copyrights prior to the release of a new generative AI system with regard to all copyrighted works used in building or altering the training dataset for that system. The … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

Rep. Schiff Votes to Connect Millions of Americans to Good-Paying Jobs

Washington, D.C.— This week, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) voted to pass the bipartisan A Stronger Workforce for America Act, legislation that makes critical updates to the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) that will increase the amount of skills development provided under the law, strengthen connections between employers and the workforce system, and put more Americans on the pathway to a successful career.“America owes its global economic prowess to the ingenuity and … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

Rep. Schiff Releases Statement on First Anniversary of Ding Jiaxi’s Wrongful Imprisonment in China

Washington, D.C.— Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), former Chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), released the following statement marking the one-year anniversary of the wrongful imprisonment of Ding Jiaxi, a political prisoner in China who was sentenced to 12 years for “subversion of state power”. Schiff is a Commissioner on the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and serves as an advocate for Ding Jiaxi under the Commission’s Defending Freedoms … Continue Reading


April 10, 2024

WATCH: Rep. Schiff Presses AI Experts on Protecting Creators, Addressing Copyright Issues

Washington, D.C.— Today, during a House Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on Artificial Intelligence and Intellectual Property, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) discussed the importance of protecting creators and ensuring transparency in use of copyrighted materials to train AI.  His remarks come on the heels of his newly introduced legislation, the Generative AI Copyright Disclosure Act, which would require a notice to be submitted to the Register of Copyrights prior to the release of a … Continue Reading


April 09, 2024

Rep. Schiff Introduces Groundbreaking Bill to Create AI Transparency Between Creators and Companies

Washington, D.C.— Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) introduced groundbreaking legislation to require transparency from companies regarding their use of copyrighted work to train their generative AI models. The Generative AI Copyright Disclosure Act would require a notice to be submitted to the Register of Copyrights prior to the release of a new generative AI system with regard to all copyrighted works used in building or altering the training dataset for that system. The bill’s … Continue Reading


April 02, 2024

Reps. Schiff, Gomez Introduce Bill to Convert Unused & Underutilized Government Facilities to Affordable Housing

Washington, D.C.— Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Jimmy Gomez (D-Calif.) introduced the Government Facilities to Affordable Housing Conversion Act, legislation which will support the conversion of unused and underutilized federal, state, and local government-owned buildings into affordable housing units, increasing the supply of affordable housing nationwide and developing housing that is responsive to the needs of local communities.“In a time where so many Americans are … Continue Reading


March 28, 2024

Rep. Schiff Leads LA County Delegation Letter to Biden Administration Urging Approval of California’s Major Disaster Declaration for February Storms

Washington, D.C.— Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) led 10 members of the Los Angeles County Congressional Delegation in a letter of support for Governor Newsom’s request for a Major Disaster Declaration for Los Angeles County following early February storms.In early February, California was hit by a series of severe storms that brought unprecedented rainfall and strong winds across southern California. These storms caused widespread flooding, mudslides, and infrastructure damage, … Continue Reading


March 27, 2024

Rep. Schiff Leads Over 40 Colleagues in Letter to Department of Education on Rise of Anti-LGBTQ Attacks in Schools

Washington, D.C.— Today, Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), Vice Chair of the Congressional LGBTQ+ Equality Caucus, led over 40 of his colleagues in sending a letter to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education, in the wake of an increase in anti-LGBTQ attacks in schools.This letter comes after a swift investigation was opened by the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) into the Owasso Public School System. The investigation follows complaints that the … Continue Reading


March 26, 2024

Reps. Schiff, Huffman Introduce Bill to Address Crisis of Missing & Murdered Indigenous People, Promote Communication Between Tribal & State/Local Law Enforcement

Washington, D.C.— Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Jared Huffman (D-Calif.) introduced the Tribal Community Protection Act, legislation to address the crisis of Missing and Murdered Indigenous People (MMIP) on tribal lands by encouraging record sharing between tribal and state/local law enforcement.Of the missing persons included in the National Missing and Unidentified Persons System (NamUs), 3.5% were identified as American Indian and Alaska Native - more than three times … Continue Reading

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