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Reps. Schiff, DeFazio, DelBene Send Letter to POTUS Criticizing Elimination of West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System

Pasadena, CA - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Suzan DelBene (D-WA) sent a letter to President Trump expressing grave concern that the White House eliminated funding for the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system in its Fiscal Year 2018 budget request. "Thanks to federal funding and a sizeable contribution from the state of California last year, the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system is on track to be available to the public on a limited basis next year," t… Continue Reading


Schiff, Wilson Introduce Bipartisan North Korea Travel Control Act

WASHINGTON D.C. - Today, Congressmen Adam Schiff (CA-28) and Joe Wilson (SC-02) introduced the bipartisan North Korea Travel Control Act, which would require the Treasury Department to issue regulations requiring a license for transactions related to travel to, from, and within North Korea by American citizens. It also provides that no licenses may be issued for tourist travel. "In recent years, there has been an increase in tourist travel to the DPRK by citizens of Western countries, including… Continue Reading


Schiff, Bishop Praise House Passage of Bipartisan Child Protection Improvements Act

WASHINGTON D.C. - On Monday evening, Congressmen Adam Schiff (CA-28) Mike Bishop's (MI-08) bipartisan Child Protection Improvements Act of 2017 (CPIA), H.R. 695, passed the House by voice vote. CPIA ensures youth-serving organizations in every state can access FBI background checks for prospective staff and volunteers. "When parents send their children to after-school programs, sports camps, or for mentoring, they should be able to trust that their children are in good hands," Rep. Schiff said.… Continue Reading


Reps. Schiff and Marino Introduce Bipartisan Vaccines Save Lives Resolution

Washington D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Tom Marino (R-PA) introduced the bipartisan Vaccines Save Lives resolution (H. Res. 327), recognizing the importance of vaccines and immunizations in the United States. The resolution sends a message of unequivocal Congressional support for vaccines and urges parents, in consultation with their health care provider, to follow scientific evidence and the consensus of medical experts in favor of timely vaccination for the well-being of thei… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces Winners of the Congressional Art Competition

BURBANK, CA - Last week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) hosted the annual 28th District Congressional Art Competition and Forum at Van De Kamp Hall in Descanso Gardens in La Cañada Flintridge. During the exhibit, attended by more than 200 students, teachers and parents, Schiff announced that Mimi Suh's mixed media piece "Building Blocks" had won first place and will be included in the nationwide Congressional Arts Competition: An Artistic Discovery, in Washington, D.C. Her artwork will be d… Continue Reading


Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on Passage of TrumpCare

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after voting no on the American Health Care Act, which would dismantle the Affordable Care Act: "Today I voted no on the American Health Care Act, or TrumpCare. This ill-considered bill would reduce the number of insured Americans by at least 24 million, eliminate essential health benefits, increase costs for older Americans and women, and deny care for countless Americans with a preexisting condition. And all of … Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Introduces Authorization for Use of Military Force Against ISIS, al Qaeda and the Taliban – “Congress Must Debate and Vote on Any New War”

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, introduced a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) against ISIS, al Qaeda, and the Taliban. He was joined by nine of his Democratic colleagues. The Authorization introduced by Rep. Schiff would sunset the 2001 AUMF and 2002 AUMF immediately and replace them with a single authorization for the use of force against al-Qaeda, ISIS and the Taliban. The resolution… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Announces Annual 2017 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 Thursday, May 11, 2017. 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, 54 students from 24 schools located in the 28th… Continue Reading


Congressman Schiff Honors 2017 Women of the Year

Los Angeles, CA- On Saturday, April 22, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored the 2017 Women of the Year at a luncheon in Echo Park. These inspiring women come from communities in the 28th Congressional District -West Hollywood, Burbank, Pasadena, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Los Feliz, Sunland/Tujunga, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta. This recognition is made each year during Women's History Month. "This remarkable group of women demonstrate the truth of the ma… Continue Reading


Congressman Adam Schiff and Senator Tim Kaine Send Letter to President Trump Asking for Legal Basis of Syria Strike

Washington, DC - Yesterday, Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Intelligence Committee, and Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), a member of the Senate Armed Services and Senate Foreign Relations Committees, sent a letter to President Trump asking that he detail the legal basis for the strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria on April 6th, which has yet to be provided to Congress and the American people. Schiff and Kaine stated that a full understanding of the domestic and in… Continue Reading


Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on Yom HaShoah

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement: "Today marks Yom HaShoah, the annual day of remembrance and mourning for the six million Jews and the millions of others who perished in the Holocaust. "On this day, we solemnly remember the lives lost, and rededicate ourselves to combatting the hatred and bigotry that gave rise to such dehumanization and horror. We also pay tribute to those who survived the Holocaust, many of whom are alive today because of the… Continue Reading


Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on Failure of President Trump to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), sponsor of the bipartisan resolution to recognize the Armenian genocide, released the following statement in response to President Trump's failure to recognize the Armenian genocide: "Today, we received another disappointing statement from yet another President, refusing to acknowledge the murder of 1.5 million Armenians from 1915-1923 for what it was -- a genocide. President Trump now joins a long line of both Republican and Democratic President… Continue Reading


Schiff, Trott Introduce Bipartisan Resolution to Recognize Armenian Genocide

Washington D.C. - Today, U.S. Representatives Adam Schiff (CA-28) and Dave Trott (MI-11) introduced legislation to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915. The Resolution recognizes the genocide against the Armenian people from 1915-1923 by the Ottoman Empire, while drawing links to the modern scourge of genocide, including attacks on religious minorities in Iraq and Syria by ISIS. "Over 100 years ago, the Ottoman Empire undertook a brutal campaign of murder, rape, and displacement a… Continue Reading


Intel Committee Ranking Member Adam Schiff Speech at Brookings – “The Rise of Autocrats: The Role of Congress in Protecting Liberal Democracy”

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered a foreign policy speech at the Brookings Institution - "The Rise of Autocrats: The Role of Congress in Protecting Liberal Democracy." Below is the speech, as delivered, which can be viewed here: The past months have left all of us reaching - for an understanding of where we are, for a sense of what lies ahead, for a path forward to meet the challenges, and, som… Continue Reading


Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Schiff Opening Statement During Hearing on Russian Active Measures

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, delivered the following statement during the Committee's open hearing on Russian active measures during the 2016 election. Below is his statement (as prepared): Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I want to thank Director Comey and Admiral Rogers for appearing before us today as the committee holds this first open hearing into the interference campaign waged against our 2016 Presi… Continue Reading


Rep. Schiff Reintroduces ORCA Act to Phase Out Display of Captive Killer Whales

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) introduced the Orca Responsibility and Care Advancement (ORCA) Act. This legislation, first introduced last Congress, would phase out the captivity of orcas so that their display ends with this generation. Specifically, it would prohibit the breeding, the taking or wild capture, and the import or export of orcas for the purposes of public display. This legislation will also allow for the orderly phasing out of the display of this species, giving o… Continue Reading


Members of the U.S. Congress Call to Drop Criminal Charges Against Crimean Journalist Mykola Semena

Washington, DC - Today, Members of the U.S. Congress called on Prosecutor General Oleg Kamshylov to drop all charges against Crimean journalist Mykola Semena, who was charged after writing an article expressing the view that the Crimea should be returned to Ukraine. The letter sent late Friday was signed by Reps. Adam Schiff, Brendan Boyle, Gerry Connolly, Marcy Kaptur, William Keating, Sandy Levin, Bill Pascrell, Mark Pocan, John Shimkus, and Louise Slaughter. The full letter, linked here, is… Continue Reading


Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Calls on Sessions to Step Down, Special Prosecutor Appointed

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee, released the following statement: "After reviewing Attorney General Session's testimony during his confirmation hearing and his statements this afternoon, I have come to the reluctant conclusion that the Attorney General should step down. As a Senator, Mr. Sessions demanded complete and truthful testimony by those appearing before him for confirmation, and I do not believe he met his o… Continue Reading


Intel Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Resignation of Michael Flynn

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "General Flynn's decision to step down as National Security Advisor was all but ordained the day he misled the country about his secret talks with the Russian Ambassador. In fact, Flynn was always a poor choice for National Security Advisor, a role in which you need to be a consensus builder, and possess sobriety and steady judgment. It… Continue Reading


Rep Schiff Statement on Trump Executive Order Targeting Muslim Refugees

Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the house Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "We are a nation founded on religious liberty whose doors have always been open to those fleeing persecution and seeking a better life. Donald Trump's executive order today establishes a religious test for those coming from certain Muslim countries. It would turn away women and children fleeing violence unless they worship in the righ… Continue Reading

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