Press Releases


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


Schiff Introduces Legislation Addressing Systemic Racism and Inequality in Health Care by Treating It as a Civil Rights Issue

Washington DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Equal Heath Care for All Act, to begin to address the systemic racism and inequality endemic to our health care system by - for the first time - treating equitable care as a civil rights issue. This legislation would establish a legal definition of "inequitable health care," and create a formal structure to enforce the standard. It would establish a regulatory process to investigate complaints from patients, create a private right of… Continue Reading


Schiff Applauds Inclusion of Unemployment Relief For Independent Workers With Mixed Income Types in Updated Heroes Act

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement after House Democrats unveiled an updated version of the Heroes Act, which for the first time provides assistance to "mixed earners" who were previously left out of relief legislation: "The newly released relief package demonstrates House Democrats commitment to getting the American people and small businesses the help they need. "I am pleased that as part of this package, we have included a provision to help… Continue Reading


House Democrats Introduce Landmark Reforms Package, the Protecting Our Democracy Act

Washington, DC - Today, on Wednesday, September 23, 2020, House Democrats introduced the Protecting Our Democracy Act - a landmark reforms package that will prevent future presidential abuses, restore our system of checks and balances, strengthen accountability and transparency, and protect our elections. Earlier this year, Speaker Pelosi directed Committee chairs to write a package of sweeping reforms to ensure that no president can abuse the powers of their office, as Trump has done. The resu… Continue Reading


Reps. Schiff and Gomez Urge USPS to Investigate Reports of Mail Dumping in Glendale, CA

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Jimmy Gomez (D-CA) sent a letter to United States Postal Service Inspector Patricia Armstrong, the Inspector in Charge for the Los Angeles Division at U.S. Postal Inspection Service, urging a full investigation into two separate incidences of unopened USPS mail and packages being improperly discarded in a parking lot and alleyway in Glendale, CA. It has been reported this action was taken by USPS contractors. "This matter is of gr… Continue Reading


Statement from Freedom of the Press Caucus Co-Chairs Schiff and Chabot Condemning Press Restrictions in Belarus Amid Post-Election Protests

Washington, D.C. - Today, Representatives Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Chabot (R-OH), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Freedom of the Press Caucus, released the following statement: "We are deeply concerned by the recent decision of Belarusian authorities to strip the accreditations of journalists covering widespread protests in Belarus in response to disputed election results. "Press credentials are necessary for journalists to provide accurate, impartial information to the public. Halting the … Continue Reading


Schiff Votes to Save the U.S. Postal Service and Right to Vote from Assaults by Trump Administration

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) voted yes on H.R. 8015, the Delivering for America Act, a critical bill to save the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) and the right to vote from the Trump Administration's ongoing assaults. The bill passed the House by a vote of 257-150. "Every day, millions of Americans rely on the USPS - to receive medications, conduct business, stay in contact, and, beginning in just a few weeks, vote by mail. That's why I just voted to protect the USPS from dam… Continue Reading


Schiff, Friedman Highlight Impact of Mail Delays at Local Post Office Event

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Assemblymember Laura Friedman (D-Glendale) hosted an event at the Bob Hope Post Office in Downtown Burbank to highlight how cuts in service instituted by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy are significantly delaying mail delivery and negatively impacting constituents, including veterans and local small business owners. Darcel Cole, a retired letter carrier, shared how real people are harmed by Trump's sabotage of the U.S. Postal Service (USPS… Continue Reading


Schiff Introduces Resolution in Support of World Mask Week

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced a resolution in support of designating August 7-August 14, 2020 as World Mask Week and encouraging all Americans to wear appropriate face coverings to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Pandemic Action Network are partnering with more than 40 organizations to host World Mask Week in an effort to increase the use of face coverings across the globe. "Study after study has… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Statement on Agreement Between Israel and the United Arab Emirates

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: "The agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates to begin a process to normalize diplomatic relations is a welcome development that builds on long-standing bipartisan diplomatic efforts toward ensuring a secure, prosperous Israel, living peacefully among its neighbors. I am also pleased that the announcement has been accompanied by a suspension of plans by Israel to unilaterally annex portions of the Wes… Continue Reading


Schiff, Khanna Send Letter to Congressional Leadership Urging Inclusion of Mask-Related Provisions in Upcoming COVID-19 Legislation

Washington D.C. - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) sent a letter to House and Senate Leadership asking for the inclusion of mask-related provisions in an upcoming health and economic legislative package responding to the COVID-19 pandemic. Specifically, the letter calls on Congress to provide for the mass distribution of free facial coverings to all Americans, funding for a Public Service Announcement campaign encouraging mask usage, and research into mask efficacy and optima… Continue Reading


Schiff Secures Funding for Major Priorities in House Appropriations Bill

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released a statement in response to House passage of an appropriations bill with funding for Schiff priorities including the early earthquake warning system, rental assistance and affordable housing, space exploration, earth science research, and next steps for a "cap park" across Highway 101 in Hollywood. "The House has prioritized critical investments to make life better and safer for Americans at home, and to increase our understanding o… Continue Reading


Armenian Caucus Co-Chairs Send Letter to Library of Congress Urging Historically Accurate Characterization of Armenian Genocide

Washington D.C. - Today, the Co-Chairs of the Armenian Caucus, Reps. Adam Schiff (CA-28), Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-06), Jackie Speier (CA-14), and Gus Bilirakis (FL-14), sent a letter to Dr. Carla Hayden, the Librarian of Congress, urging the Library of Congress to reconsider its decision to decline changing the subject heading for the Armenian Genocide from "Armenian massacres, 1915-1923" to "Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923" and to standardize the use of the term, "Armenian Genocide" across other Li… Continue Reading


House Passes Schiff’s Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act and Frank E. Evans Act in Bipartisan NDAA

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) applauded the passage of The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act and The Frank E. Evans Act, as amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Both amendments passed with bipartisan support. The Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act would add more than 191,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). Schiff first introduced this legislation in 2017, a… Continue Reading


Schiff, Chu Introduce Legislation to Ensure Unemployment Relief For Independent Workers With Mixed Income Types

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Rep. Judy Chu (D-Pasadena) introduced the Mixed Earner Pandemic Unemployment Assistance Act to ensure that workers who earn a mix of traditional (W-2) and independent (e.g. 1099) employment income are able to fully access the unemployment assistance provided in the CARES Act. "For many workers, the relief provided by the CARES Act is making a crucial difference in helping make ends meet during this unprecedented period of disruption. Yet… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff to Host Two Telephone Town Halls in July to Discuss Coronavirus Response

Washington, DC - Over the next two weeks, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) will host two telephone town halls to discuss the nation's response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the economic and unemployment crisis facing families, and how we can ensure the safety of students come Fall. Schiff will also discuss issues such as unemployment benefits, support for small businesses, and how his office can assist constituents. Schiff has previously hosted several telephone town halls throughout the year. "Fami… Continue Reading

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