Press Releases

10.01.15

Reps. Schiff and Israel Wager on Los Angeles Dodgers – New York Mets Playoff Series

Washington, DC - With the Los Angeles Dodgers and New York Mets set to square off in the first round of the MLB playoffs - the National League Division Series - Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Steve Israel (D-NY) today announced they had placed a friendly wager on the outcome of the series. The winner of the bet shall receive a local food from their district. Schiff, who represents the areas surrounding Dodger Stadium, wagered gourmet popcorn from Pauline's Premier Sweets in Burbank, befitting … Continue Reading


09.23.15

Rep. Schiff Circulating Letter Among Colleagues to Nominate Pope Francis for 2016 Nobel Peace Prize

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that he is circulating a letter among his colleagues addressed to the Nobel Committee to nominate Pope Francis as the 2016 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate. The letter, which will be distributed to both Democratic and Republican Members of Congress before His Holiness' address to Congress on Thursday, highlights the Pope's commitment to peace, his leadership in taking on the challenges facing our planet, and his courageous stand for human righ… Continue Reading


09.17.15

Reps. Adam Schiff, Rosa DeLauro, and Other Members Support New FDA Proposal to Require Daily Reference Value for Added Sugars on Nutritional Facts Labeling

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) joined with a number of congressional colleagues in writing a letter to Acting Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Commissioner Dr. Stephen Ostroff in support of the supplemental proposed rule for the Nutrition Facts Label, which would require listing a daily reference value (DRV) for added sugars. In March 2014, the FDA issued a proposed rule which would require "added sugars" be listed on the Nutrition Facts labels, rathe… Continue Reading


09.11.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Votes to Support Iran Deal

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) released the following statement after voting for the resolution of approval: "I voted today to support the Iran deal negotiated by the Administration and the representatives of the other P5+1 nations - a deal which will realistically prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. Given the unthinkable consequences of Iran, the world's foremost sponsor of terrorism,… Continue Reading


09.04.15

Rep. Schiff Distributes Tickets For Papal Visit to the Capitol

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Schiff announced that his office will distribute a select number of tickets for a live telecast on the West Front Lawn outside of the Capitol during the Pope's speech to a Joint Session on Congress. His Holiness will address both chambers of Congress on September 24, 2015. Limited tickets for the broadcast will be provided to members of the 28th Congressional District, chosen by raffle, to those that fill out and submit this form. Due to the limited number of tick… Continue Reading


08.03.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Announces Support of Iran Deal

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "After several years of difficult negotiations with a dangerous and malevolent regime, the Administration and the representatives of the other P5+1 nations reached an agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. The deal realistically precludes Iran from developing an atomic bomb for fifteen or more years, and does so while reducing t… Continue Reading


07.30.15

Rep. Schiff Statement on USGS Awarding $4 Million for Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - The U.S. Geological Survey awarded approximately $4 million this week to four universities - California Institute of Technology, University of California, Berkeley, University of Washington and University of Oregon - to support transitioning the "ShakeAlert" earthquake early warning system toward a production stage. USGS also provided an additional $1 million to purchase new earthquake early warning sensor equipment. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), who helped secure the funding i… Continue Reading


07.29.15

Rep. Schiff and 19 California Members to FAA – Consider Deploying Drone Mitigation Technologies in Civilian Drones to Prevent Interference in Firefighting Activities

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and nineteen Members of the California Congressional Delegation sent a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta urging the agency to consider measures to prevent commercial and hobbyist drones from interfering in firefighting operations. Recently, as the "North Fire" threatened cars on the 15 Freeway, firefighting planes had to be rerouted because of five drones fl… Continue Reading


07.23.15

Rep. Schiff to FAA – Consider Requiring “Geo-Fencing” in Civilian Drones to Prevent Interference in Firefighting Activities

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, began circulating a letter to FAA Administrator Michael Huerta among his California colleagues urging the agency to consider measures to prevent commercial and hobbyist drones from interfering in firefighting operations. Recently, as the "North Fire" threatened cars on the 10 Freeway, firefighting planes had to be rerouted because of five drones flying in the area. T… Continue Reading


07.14.15

Reps. Schiff and Ros-Lehtinen Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Reform Residential Treatment and Youth Boot Camp Programs

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) introduced bipartisan legislation to reform residential treatment and youth "boot camp" programs nationwide. Residential treatment programs have existed for several decades as a last resort treatment option for children with mental health issues. Families turn to these programs when in need of more assistance than traditional inpatient mental health services or intermediate therapy programs are able to offer. In fact… Continue Reading


07.14.15

Intelligence Committee Ranking Member Schiff Statement on Nuclear Agreement with Iran

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, released the following statement: "Throughout the long standoff with Iran over its nuclear program, I have expressed my preference for a diplomatic solution that would prevent Tehran from obtaining a nuclear weapon. To accomplish this, I have supported a series of ever tightening American sanctions and efforts to rally the international community to isolate Iran, raising… Continue Reading


06.24.15

Rep. Schiff Reintroduces Constitutional Amendment Permitting Regulation of Campaign Spending

Washington, DC - Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) today reintroduced a constitutional amendment to overturn the Supreme Court's ill-considered opinion in Citizens United, and other Supreme Court precedent, which have made it impossible to regulate the billions in campaign spending unleashed over the last two decades. The amendment also overturns the Supreme Court decision Arizona Free Enterprise Club's Freedom Club PAC v. Bennett, which struck down an Arizona law that allowed public financing of a candid… Continue Reading


06.17.15

Rep. Schiff Secures Additional $5 million for a Second Year in a Row To Continue Building Out Earthquake Early Warning System

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that the Appropriations Committee has once again included $5 million in funding in the Fiscal Year 2016 Interior and Environment Appropriations bill for a west coast earthquake early warning system. Last year, for the first time, Congress appropriated $5 million specifically for the system. This continued funding during a time of severe budget constraints demonstrates the importance of the system and Congress's commitment to seeing t… Continue Reading


06.12.15

Rep. Schiff and Members of Los Angeles Delegation Urge Park Service to Embrace Broadest Alternative in Final Rim of the Valley Report

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) along with six members of the Los Angeles Congressional Delegation, sent a letter to the National Park Service (NPS) regarding its recently released draft report on the Rim of the Valley Special Resources Study. The study examined the possibility of expanding the boundary of Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area (SMMNRA) to include the Rim of the Valley Corridor. The letter commends NPS's proposed enlargement of the existing SMMN… Continue Reading


06.11.15

House Narrowly Defeats Rep. Schiff Amendment Forcing Vote on ISIS War Authorization

Washington, DC -- Today, the House of Representatives narrowly rejected an amendment to the annual Defense Appropriations bill by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) by a vote of 196-231, despite bipartisan support. Schiff's amendment would have required Congress to debate and vote on a new authorization for use of military force (AUMF) by March 31st, 2016. The amendment would accomplish this by prohibiting funds in the defense appropriations bill from being used for Operation Inherent Resolve - which is… Continue Reading


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

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