Press Releases

06.02.15

Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Senate Passage of USA Freedom Act

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and co-sponsor of the USA Freedom Act, released the following statement: "Senate passage of the USA Freedom Act is a vital step forward in reforming our intelligence programs to ensure that we maximize both security and privacy. The bill's provisions will end bulk collection and add important checks and balances in the FISA Court by introducing an independent advocate and … Continue Reading


06.01.15

Rep. Schiff Names 2019 Appointees to Military Service Academies

Washington, DC - This week, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) met with students appointed to the Service Academy class of 2019. Four students from the 28th Congressional District will leave shortly to join the Cadets and Midshipmen at our nation's prestigious Service Academies. Appointments include: Lucien Frederic Brule, a Glendale resident who attended Campbell Hall Episcopal High School. Lucien received an appointment to both the Air Force Academy and Military Academy (West Point). He has c… Continue Reading


05.20.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Praises Appropriations Committee for Fully Funding Planetary Science

Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) released the following statement after the Commerce, Justice and Science FY 2016 Appropriations bill was marked up in the full committee, which now heads to the House Floor in the coming months: "Some rare good news on federal funding for an important priority today, when the House Appropriations Committee agreed to fund Planetary Science and NASA at levels far above what the President requested. By providing full funding - and in many cases, strong increases - f… Continue Reading


05.14.15

Rep. Schiff Calls for Immediate Implementation of Positive Train Control Across the Country

Washington, DC - Today, in the wake of the tragic Amtrak crash in Philadelphia that so far has cost the lives of eight people, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) called for urgent implementation of Positive Train Control (PTC), a predictive collision-avoidance technology which can override an operator to prevent train collisions and save lives. The technology consists of GPS signals and wayside devices that can detect unapproved train movement or trains going too fast with the ability to stop the train rem… Continue Reading


05.13.15

Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Passage of USA Freedom Act – “A Straight Reauthorization is Nonstarter in the House”

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and co-sponsor of the USA Freedom Act, released the following statement: "Today's passage of the USA Freedom Act with a strong bipartisan vote is an important step forward for efforts to reform our nation's surveillance programs. I believe that this bill is a big win for both privacy and security, by ending the bulk collection of phone metadata and maintaining the capabili… Continue Reading


05.11.15

Rep. Schiff Statement on TPA Legislation

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) issued the following statement: "While negotiations of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) were underway, I withheld judgment on its merits. I have not supported fast track authorities in the past, believing that Congress should preserve a role in shaping trade agreements, but was willing to hold off in light of representations that this would be a new type of authority. However, now that the legislation has been finalized and I have had time to full… Continue Reading


05.06.15

Rep. Schiff Writes Letter to Metro Board Members Opposing 710 Tunnel Alternative After EIR Released

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) sent a letter to Chairman Eric Garcetti and members of the Los Angeles Metro Board opposing the SR 710 North freeway tunnel alternative proposed in the SR 710 North Study by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro). In the letter, Schiff pushes the Board and Metro to instead study a more innovative, multimodal approach, combining mass transit, bikeways, new … Continue Reading


04.30.15

Reps. Schiff and Cole, Along With 28 Members, Send Bipartisan Letter Urging Debate and Vote on ISIS War

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Tom Cole (R-OK) sent a letter along with 28 bipartisan Members of Congress to Speaker John Boehner urging that an authorization for use of military force, or AUMF, be brought up for debate and vote in the relevant committees and on the House Floor. "I find it deeply ironic that Congress has been so willing to wade into a diplomatic agreement with Iran that is not yet finalized, but not take up its constitutionally-mandated responsibility to … Continue Reading


04.28.15

Rep. Schiff Announces Winners of 2015 Congressional Art Competition

Burbank, CA -This weekend, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) hosted the annual 28th District Congressional Art Competition Forum and Exhibit at Van De Kamp Hall in Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge. During the exhibit, attended by more than 200 students, teachers and parents, Schiff announced that Lauren Suh's piece "Gussie" had won first place and will be included in the nationwide Congressional Arts Competition: An Artistic Discovery, in Washington, D.C. Her artwork will hang in the United S… Continue Reading


04.24.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

Los Angeles, CA - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution in Congress, released the following statement on the 100thanniversary of the Armenian Genocide: "One hundred years ago, the Ottoman Empire attempted to annihilate an entire race in the first genocide of the last century. When it was over, 1.5 million Armenian men, women and children lay dead and many thousands of others barely survived. Despite a brutal campaign of massacres, f… Continue Reading


04.22.15

Rep. Schiff Reads 1,000 Names of the 1.5 Million Armenians Lost in the Genocide During Special Order Hour on House Floor

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), for an entire hour on the House Floor, read the names of a small fraction of the 1.5 million people killed during the Armenian Genocide after business concluded in the House for the day. During the hour, Schiff read 1,000 names of constituents' relatives and those of the Armenian-American community that were submitted over the past two weeks to the office through social media and email. Schiff's reading of the names comes the day after the White… Continue Reading


04.21.15

Rep. Schiff Statement on President Obama Decision to Not Use Word “Genocide” to Describe Armenian Genocide on 100th Anniversary

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution in Congress, released the following statement after the White House confirmed to Armenian-American community leaders that the President would not use the word genocide when he issues a statement Friday on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide: "I'm deeply disappointed that the President, once again, will fail to properly describe the extermination of 1.5 million A… Continue Reading


04.20.15

Rep. Schiff Announces Annual Art Competition for High School Students with Online Voting for “People’s Choice” Winner

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that he will host the annual Congressional Art Competition Forum & Exhibit for the 28th District, featuring high school students' artwork from the 28th Congressional District, on Sunday, April 26, 2015. 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. In addition, for the last few years, Rep. … Continue Reading


04.14.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Reacts to Release of National Park Service Rim of the Valley Draft Report

Schiff Will Host Town Hall To Discuss Draft Report on April 27 in La Cañada Flintridge Washington, DC - Today, the National Park Service (NPS) released its draft report on the Rim of the Valley Study, which examined the possibility of expanding the boundary of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) to include the Rim of the Valley. The draft report recommends a significant expansion of the existing recreation area and now awaits public comment. After legislation spons… Continue Reading


04.02.15

Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Iran Negotiations

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, issued the following statement: "While important details still need to be worked out, the framework agreement between Iran and the P5+1 indicates that a negotiated resolution of Iran's nuclear program may be possible. While I reserve judgment on whether a final deal will materialize or would enjoy my support, enough progress has been made to warrant the additional time … Continue Reading


04.01.15

Rep. Schiff to Read Names of Some of the 1.5 Million Armenians Lost in the Genocide, During Special Order Hour on House Floor

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that on April 22nd, for an entire hour on the House Floor, he will read the names of a small fraction of the 1.5 million people killed during the Armenian Genocide. Congressman Schiff invites the descendants of Genocide victims -- in his district and around the nation -- to submit the names of family members who were killed for inclusion in his speech and in the Congressional Record. "In a single hour, I will only be able to read the nam… Continue Reading


04.01.15

Schiff, Feinstein, Boxer Applaud FAA Helicopter Noise Complaint System, Urge Further Action to Provide Relief to Homeowners

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Barbara Boxer (D-CA) applauded the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for launching a dedicated helicopter noise complaint system for the Los Angeles County. This system will allow Los Angeles residents to call a local telephone number to file a complaint, as well as submit a noise complaint on a website dedicated to Los Angeles helicopter noise. Feinstein and Schiff, with the support of Los Angeles … Continue Reading


03.26.15

Rep. Schiff Statement on Need for New ISIS AUMF – "No Further Excuse for Delay"

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) and author of legislation providing a limited and narrow authorization for use of military force against ISIL, released the following statement today after the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing on the need for a new ISIS AUMF: "For months, many Members of Congress clamored for President Obama to take the first step and send a draft AUMF up to the Hill -… Continue Reading


03.24.15

Building on Last Year's Success, More Than Thirty Members of Congress Call for $16.1 Million in Funding for West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) and thirty-five Members of Congress from California, Oregon and Washington wrote to the House Appropriations Committee urging them to fully fund an Earthquake Early Warning system. A limited system developed by Caltech, UC-Berkeley and University of Washington, in conjunction with the United State Geological Survey (USGS), has already been deployed and has proven that the early warning technology is sound. Schiff's letter requests additional … Continue Reading


03.23.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Honors 2015 Women of the Year

Los Angeles, CA- On Friday, March 20, at a luncheon in Echo Park, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) honored a group of inspiring women from communities in the 28th Congressional District -West Hollywood, Burbank, Pasadena, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Los Feliz, Sunland Tujunga (no hyphen), Glendale, Atwater Village, La Cañada Flintridge and La Crescenta. This recognition is made each year during Women's History Month. "It was wonderful to meet with this group of remarkable women, … Continue Reading

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