Working locally, acting federally - and fighting COVID-19: These were the topics of the conversation as The Eastsider sat down - virtually - with U.S. House Rep. Adam Schiff, who represents California's 28th congressional district, including Echo Park, Silver Lake, and Los Feliz.

Prompted partly by readers’ questions, Rep. Schiff discussed helping businesses in the wake of the shutdown; the politics and pressures bedeviling the post office; the fight against misinformation; recognition of L.A. homelessness at the federal level; the role of COVID victims and their families in demanding an investigation; the impact that Angelenos can have on national policy; and how the entire pandemic - including the lockdown - did not have to be this way.

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