Press Releases

01.24.17

Rep. Schiff Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Protect Children From Predators by Requiring Criminal Background Checks

Washington, DC - Every year, thousands of youth recreation programs are a vulnerable target for child predators who hope to gain access to their next victims under the guise of seeking employment or volunteer opportunities. In as many as 34 states, child-serving organizations do not have reliable access to both state and national FBI fingerprint-based background checks - the gold standard for criminal background checks - because access to the FBI system is often limited, unreasonably time-consum… Continue Reading


01.17.17

Rep. Schiff Will Attend Both Inauguration and Women’s March in DC

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) released the following statement: "On Friday, I will be attending the Inauguration and on Saturday I will march with constituents who traveled to DC for the Women's March. I want to share my thoughts on these upcoming events, even though I know many of you may disagree with my decision. "This is the first time I've ever truly considered not attending an Inauguration, both because of a foreign adversarial power's role in Donald Trump's elec… Continue Reading


01.03.17

Rep. Adam Schiff Sworn Into Congress for New Term Representing California's 28th Congressional District

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) was sworn into Congress for his ninth term to serve California's 28th Congressional District. Schiff also announced that he will continue to serve as Ranking Member of the powerful House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and will be on leave from House Appropriations Committee this term. "As we enter the 115th Congress, our nation remains deeply divided, but over the next two years we have the opportunity - not as Democrats or Repub… Continue Reading


12.02.16

Rep. Schiff Heralds Bipartisan Legislation Passed in House to End Clawback of National Guard Bonuses, Pay Back Servicemembers

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after a measure that included in the National Defense Authorization Act to permanently halt efforts to claw back reenlistment bonuses and benefits paid to California National Guard soldiers a decade ago was passed with broad bipartisan support in the House: "The bipartisan legislation we passed today should give Guard members the confidenc… Continue Reading


11.30.16

Schiff, Feinstein, Boxer Announce Protections for California National Guard Bonuses Included in NDAA

Washington-Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer and Representative Adam Schiff (all D-Calif.) announced that a measure was included in the National Defense Authorization Act to permanently halt efforts to claw back reenlistment bonuses and benefits paid to California National Guard soldiers a decade ago. This provision mirrors legislation that the members of Congress introduced earlier in this month to require the Pentagon to suspend all collection efforts and establish a streamlined pr… Continue Reading


10.24.16

Rep. Schiff Calls on California National Guard to Halt Efforts to Seek Repayment of Enlistment Bonuses, Is Drafting Legislation

Los Angeles, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) called on the California National Guard and the Pentagon to immediately halt efforts to obtain repayment of enlistment bonuses, student loan payments, and other payments granted incorrectly to members of the California Guard. In a letter to Adjutant General of the California National Guard David Baldwin, Schiff pushed the Guard to immediately halt these efforts saying that "seeking reimbursement for these funds when they were accepted in good fai… Continue Reading


08.26.16

Rep. Schiff Calls on FDA to Address Lack of Competition for Epinephrine in Pharmaceutical Industry

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) sent a letter to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urging the regulatory agency to address the recent shocking price increase of the epinephrine medication by the Mylan Corporation. After a meeting with Elizabeth Isabella and her husband Ed, Burbank constituents who are parents to two children susceptible to anaphylaxis, Rep. Schiff witnessed first-hand the burden that this type of drug price increase places on an average American famil… Continue Reading


06.28.16

Rep. Schiff Blasts Republican Benghazi Report

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a Member of the Benghazi Select Committee and Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after Republicans released their partisan report on the tragic attack in Benghazi: "After seven million taxpayer dollars and two years, the Republican Benghazi report fails to alter the core conclusions of the eight other investigations that went before. In an eight hundred page report which attem… Continue Reading


06.27.16

Rep. Schiff Statement On Benghazi Committee Democrats Issuing Report and Releasing Interview Transcripts

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a member of the Benghazi Select Committee and Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement after Democrats on the Benghazi Committee issued a 339-page report entitled, "Honoring Courage, Improving Security, and Fighting the Political Exploitation of a Tragedy" and also all of the unclassified interview transcripts in their possession so the American people can read them for themselves: … Continue Reading


06.16.16

Rep. Schiff Calls on Administration to Create Alert System When Those Previously Under Terror Investigation Purchase Weapons

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, sent a letter to President Obama urging the Administration take a small step to help prevent future attacks like the Orlando massacre. Schiff encourages the Administration to consider providing F.B.I. agents with the discretion to place a tag on someone who had been under a terror investigation that would generate a hit when they go to purchase a weapon. Schiff also reiter… Continue Reading


06.14.16

Rep. Schiff and Senator Boxer Introduce Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act in Congress

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Senator Barbara Boxer (D-CA) announced they will be introducing the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act. This landmark legislation would add more than 193,000 acres of the Rim of the Valley Corridor to the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA). The Rim of the Valley stretches from the Simi Hills and Santa Susannas, the Verdugos and on to the San Gabriel Mountains. In 2008, Congressman Schiff passed the Rim of th… Continue Reading


05.13.16

Rep. Schiff Applauds Governor Brown’s Inclusion of Funds for Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) praised Governor Brown for including $10 million in his revised budget to support the implementation of the Earthquake Early Warning system in California. "I am very pleased by Governor Brown's decision to request $10 million in state funding for the Earthquake Early Warning system, and I look forward to additional details as to how this funding will accelerate the deployment of a robust early warning system. The federal government has provided su… Continue Reading


05.12.16

House Passes Rep. Schiff Amendment to Opioid Legislation to Study Creation of National Database to Prevent “Doctor Shopping”

Washington, DC - This week, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation to help combat the opioid crisis, H.R. 4641, which would create an Interagency Taskforce to update and clarify guidelines for pain management. It would convene the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the Department of Defense (DOD), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), and … Continue Reading


04.20.16

Rep. Schiff Delivers Open Letter to President Obama on House Floor on the Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution in Congress, spoke on the House Floor and delivered an open letter to the President of the United States, Barack Obama, urging him to recognize the Armenian Genocide in his final year in office in advance of the 101st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. The commemoration of the genocide will take place on Sunday, April 24. Watch the speech, or read the text below (as delive… Continue Reading


04.08.16

Rep. Schiff Provides Detailed Map of National Park Service’s Recommendation for Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area Boundary Expansion

On February 16, 2016, the National Park Service released its final recommendation on the Rim of the Valley Corridor Special Resources Study, which examined the possibility of expanding the boundary of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor, which can be viewed here. This recommendation is not binding and as Rep. Schiff moves forward with drafting legislation to expand the SMMNRA boundary, he is providing a more detailed map for the pub… Continue Reading


04.07.16

Rep. Schiff Announces 2016 Congressional App Challenge Winners

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced the winners of the annual congressional science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) academic competition, the Congressional App Challenge, for the 28th Congressional District. The competition aims to foster an early interest and engagement in STEM education and technology by challenging students to develop an application ("app"). Justin Park, from Crescenta Valley High School won first place for his app, Digit, - to help mass-pro… Continue Reading


04.05.16

Nearly 80 Members of Congress Urge Census Bureau to Expand Data Collection by Census Bureau on LGBT Individuals

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), along with 76 other Members of Congress sent a bipartisan to the Chairman and Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Commerce, Justice, and Science (CJS) urging the Committee to include report language in its Fiscal Year 2017 bill that expresses support for expanded data collection by the Census Bureau on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals. In the letter the Members write: "Desp… Continue Reading


04.02.16

Rep. Schiff Statement on Azerbaijan's Military Assault Against Nagorno Karabakh

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "I am deeply disturbed by and condemn this terrible new escalation in Azerbaijan's aggression against Nagorno Karabakh in the form of a significant military assault which killed 18 Armenian soldiers and at least one civilian -- a young boy. That this attack comes just hours after Azerbaijan's President Ilham Aliyev returned from meetings… Continue Reading


03.28.16

Rep. Schiff Announces Annual 2016 Student Art Competition with Online Voting for “People’s Choice” Winner

Burbank, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that he will host the annual Congressional Art Competition Forum & Exhibit for the 28th District, featuring students' artwork from the 28th Congressional District, on Sunday, April 10, 2016. The Congressional Art Competition receives submissions from all across the country. The winner from each Congressional District has their work displayed in the U.S. Capitol for one year. This year, 53 students from 22 schools located in the 28th… Continue Reading


03.24.16

Rep. Schiff, Rep. DelBene and 39 Members Urge Increased Funding to Construct Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) were joined by 39 colleagues in Congress - primarily from California, Washington, and Oregon - in sending a letter to the Appropriations Committee urging them to increase federal funding level to $16.1 million in the Fiscal Year 2016 to fully build and maintain an earthquake early warning system on the West Coast. Schiff first secured $5 million in funding for the system in FY15 and Congress increased funding to $8.2 mill… Continue Reading

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