Press Releases

02.13.15

Over 90 Bipartisan Members of Congress Introduce "Vaccines Save Lives" House Resolution

Washington, DC - Today, Reps. Adam Schiff (D-CA), Charlie Dent (R-PA), Thomas Marino (R-PA), and Peter Welch (D-VT) introduced the bipartisan "Vaccines Save Lives" House Resolution with over 90 other Members of Congress. In the wake of the latest outbreak of measles in the United States, there has been a debate in the country over the safety of vaccines and whether parents should get their children vaccinated. The resolution is intended to highlight the public and global health achievements of v… Continue Reading


02.11.15

Rep. Schiff Statement on President Sending Draft Authorization to Hill

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: "The Administration's engagement with Congress on a new authorization for use of military force against ISIL has been enormously beneficial and should jumpstart Congressional action. With the receipt of specific language fr… Continue Reading


02.04.15

Feinstein, Schiff Announce Major New Funding for West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System in President's Budget

Washington, DC - Today, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) and Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that President Obama had included $5 million for the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning system in his Fiscal Year 2016 budget released this week. This is the first time that the President has requested a specific funding amount in his budget, thereby recognizing the importance of the West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System. The Earthquake Early Warning system is being developed by Caltech,… Continue Reading


01.28.15

Rep. Schiff Announces Staffing Changes in Personal Office and Hires at House Intelligence Committee

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced staffing changes in his personal office and new hires for the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). Michael Bahar will join the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence as staff director, and Timothy Bergreen will join as deputy staff director. Replacing Bergreen as Chief of Staff in the Congressman's personal office is Jeff Lowenstein, who currently serves as Legislative Director and Deputy Chief of Staff. Pa… Continue Reading


01.28.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Introducing Narrowly-Tailored Authorization for Use of Military Force Against ISIL

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), announced he is introducing a narrowly-tailored authorization for use of military force against ISIL. The bill, similar to one he introduced last year, is designed to give the President authority to carry on the military campaign he began almost six months ago and provides Congress an opportunity to debate and vote on the war against ISIL in Iraq and Syria, a goal … Continue Reading


01.26.15

Rep. Schiff Announces 2015 Nominations to U.S. Service Academies

Burbank, CA -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that he has nominated eleven students from the 28th Congressional District to U.S. service academies for the class of 2019. Four of the five United States service academies require a Congressional nomination in order to receive an appointment. "Each one of these students has compiled an outstanding resume of accomplishments, excelled in extracurricular activities and sports, and demonstrated excellence in academics," said Rep. Schiff. … Continue Reading


01.21.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on President's State of the Union Address

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), the ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI), released the following statement in reaction to the President's State of the Union address this evening before Congress: "Tonight, the President laid out his vision for an improved economy and help for the middle class. While our economy is far better than it was in the midst of the Great Recession, we still have a long way to go - and by addressing wage stagnatio… Continue Reading


01.15.15

Rep. Adam Schiff – High Speed Rail Should Not Run Through Angeles National Forest

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) expressed opposition to the California High-Speed Rail (HSR) Authority's plan to study running the high-speed rail through the Angeles National Forest. The original route from Palmdale to Burbank proposed by the Authority bypassed the Angeles National Forest altogether and ran alongside California State Route 14. This is strongly preferable to the new proposal to tunnel through the forest, which wasn't even under consideration prior to this su… Continue Reading


01.08.15

Rep. Adam Schiff Tapped as Ranking Member of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) was named by Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi as the new Ranking Member, or top Democrat, of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI). The Committee oversees the activities of the Intelligence Community. "I feel very honored to have been named as Ranking Member of the Intelligence Committee and I am deeply grateful for the trust placed in me by Leader Pelosi and the Democratic Caucus. The Committee has one of the most important a… Continue Reading


01.07.15

Rep. Schiff Statement on Attack Against Charlie Hebdo in France

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and chair of the Congressional Caucus for Freedom of the Press, released the following statement: "Today's murderous assault on the offices of Charlie Hebdo in Paris has left a dozen people dead and touched off a manhunt for the terrorists, who escaped in a car and are still at large. I join with the French people in mourning their dead and hope for the quick capture of the murderers who perpetrated … Continue Reading


01.06.15

Rep. 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 eighth term to serve California's 28th Congressional District. Schiff also announced that he will continue to serve on the powerful House Appropriations Committee and House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence. "Over the next two years, we have the opportunity - both Democrats and Republicans - to work together to accomplish some much-needed goals," said Schiff. "We need to modernize our nation's crumblin… Continue Reading


12.19.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on Sony Hacking

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the House Intelligence Committee, released the following statement: "The North Korean government's outrageous act of cyberterrorism against Sony demands a forceful response and I hope that President Obama will ensure that Kim Jong Un and his regime are held to account for an act of economic and political aggression against the United States. I applaud the work of the Intelligence Community and the FBI for their work in tracing … Continue Reading


12.15.14

Senator Feinstein and Congressman Schiff Announce Major Federal Funding for West Coast Early Warning System

Pasadena, CA - Today, Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-Burbank) announced that Congress has included $5 million in FY 2015 funding bill, also known as the CROmnibus, for a West Coast Earthquake Early Warning System, the first time Congress has ever provided funding specifically for the 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 … Continue Reading


12.10.14

Congress Significantly Ups Funding For Planetary Science in Omnibus Appropriations Package Set to Pass This Week

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that the FY 2015 Omnibus Appropriations package, also known as the CRomnibus, significantly upped funding for planetary science programs, as well as supporting the full range of NASA priorities in both robotic and human spaceflight. Not only will Cassini, Curiosity and other existing missions be funded through next year, but the Mars 2020 rover and a Europa mission are set on a course that should result in a sample caching mission to Mar… Continue Reading


12.09.14

Rep. Adam Schiff Statement on Release of the Interrogation and Detention Report

Washington, DC Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee, released the following statement following Senator Dianne Feinstein's declassification and release of the Senate Intelligence Committee's executive summary of the interrogation and detention report: "Today, the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence released its long awaited report on the use of enhanced interrogation procedures by the CIA during the last decade - it was important that they do so. Am… Continue Reading


12.04.14

Defense Authorization Bill Urges Pentagon and Secretary Hagel to Put Names of "Lost 74" on Vietnam Wall

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) announced that a provision urging the Pentagon and Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel to add the names of 74 sailors lost on the U.S.S. Frank E. Evans during the Vietnam War to the Vietnam Wall was included in the 2014 National Defense Authorization Act, which was passed in the House of Representatives today and is expected to be voted on in the Senate next week. A similar amendment was passed by the House in their version of the annual defense autho… Continue Reading


12.01.14

Rep. Schiff Heralds President Obama Decision to Fund Body Cameras

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a former federal prosecutor who recently urged the Department of Justice to help fund local police departments' purchase of small body-worn cameras in order to increase transparency, decrease tensions between police and community members, and create a record of events, released the following statement after President Obama announced the Administration would provide $75 million in funding for this program: "The President's announcement that he wil… Continue Reading


11.25.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on Extension of Negotiations with Iran

Washington, DC - Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and State and Foreign Operations Appropriations Subcommittee, released the following statement: "Yesterday's announcement that no agreement had been reached between the P5+1 and Iran on a permanent deal to dismantle Iran's nuclear program came as little surprise, but the failure to arrive at even a framework for a final agreement casts serious doubt on whether Iran is ready to make the kind of concess… Continue Reading


11.14.14

Metrolink Releases Health Risk Assessment of Taylor Yards Emissions Affecting Elysian Valley and Cypress Park Residents

Los Angeles, CA - Today, Metrolink released their long-awaited report on a health risk assessment of their Taylor Yards facility in the Elysian Valley. For years, residents have expressed concern about the impact of Metrolink trains on their health, given that the trains idle for long periods of time in the yard emitting Diesel Particulate Matter (DPM). According to the EPA, DPM, even in small exposures, can cause eye, nose, throat and lung irritation, as well as cause nausea and exacerbate ast… Continue Reading


11.07.14

Rep. Schiff Statement on Decision to Delay ISIS Authorization Vote Until 2015

Washington, DC -Today, Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), a senior Member of the Intelligence Committee and author of legislation providing a limited and narrow authorization for use of military force against ISIL, released the following statement following the bipartisan lunch at the White House in which it was reported that Speaker Boehner said that Congress should not vote on authorization during the lame duck session, and instead wait until the new Congressional session in 2015: "Congress should neve… Continue Reading

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