Sixth Anniversary of the Aliso Canyon Gas Blowout – The Federal Response
On the eve of the Sixth anniversary of the Aliso Canyon Gas Blowout, Congressman Brad Sherman renewed his push to shut the facility down and received assurances from PHMSA for the republishing of improved regulations.
"We need to shut down the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility," said Sherman. See Sherman's full statement here.
Gov. Newsom & Sherman Visit CSUN for Signing of College Accessibility Bills
Congressman Brad Sherman joined Governor Gavin Newsom at California State University, Northridge for a signing ceremony for multiple bills focused on making college in California more affordable and accessible.
"Was glad to speak at CSUN about my efforts to fight for federal aid for higher education at today’s bill signing with great California champions of higher education," said Sherman. "California is leading the way in higher education."
Congressman Sherman Hosts 6th Telephone Town Hall of 2021
Over 3,600 Valley residents participated in Congressman Brad Sherman’s live “Telephone Town Hall”, the sixth Sherman Town Hall of 2021.
The Congressman updated valley residents on the pressing issues facing Congress, including the debate over our national infrastructure, efforts to curb COVID-19, the President’s “Build Back Better” economic agenda and more. Learn more about the event here.
Sherman Introduces the Medical Travel Assistance to Protect Women’s Right to Choose Act
Congressman Brad Sherman introduced The Medical Travel Assistance to Protect Women's Right to Choose Act. This legislation will support women living in states that have enacted abortion bans by providing funding to travel to states where they can access full reproductive healthcare. Learn more here.
Cardenas-Schiff-Sherman Amendment on Release of Armenian POWs in Azerbaijan Passes House
The House voted to adopt an amendment offered by Congressman Brad Sherman, Congressman Tony Cardenas (D-CA) and Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) as part of the annual defense authorization bill.
The amendment calls for Azerbaijan’s immediate release of Armenian prisoners of war and for an investigation into the actions by Turkey and Azerbaijan during their 2020 attacks against Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh). Learn more here.
Sherman-Waters Amendment to Punish Russia for Election Interference Passes House
The House voted to adopt Congressman Brad Sherman’s and Chair of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine Waters' amendment to punish Russian interference in U.S. elections.
The Sherman-Waters amendment prohibits Americans from purchasing Russian sovereign debt. Learn more here.
Congressman Sherman Questions Blinken on U.S. Withdrawal from Afghanistan
Congressman Brad Sherman, senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, questioned Secretary of State Antony Blinken during a hearing evaluating the U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Learn what was revealed from the questioning and watch the full exchange here.
Congressman Brad Sherman Commemorates the 20th Anniversary of September 11th
"Today we remember the lives lost on September 11th, and come together as a nation to honor their memories," stated Congressman Sherman on the 20th Anniversary of the 9/11/2001 attacks.
"We remember and honor the selfless first responders, firefighters, and police officers for their heroism on that fateful day. Today and everyday we will never forget."
Congressman Brad Sherman Statement on the Attack at Hamid Karzai Airport
"Deeply saddened to learn of the deaths of U.S. servicemembers and civilians by the terrorist attacks in Kabul," stated Congressman Sherman.
"We mourn their loss and will forever honor their sacrifice. My prayers are with our brave servicemembers who are continuing these vital evacuations." Read the full statement by Secretary Defense Lloyd Austin here.
House Passes John Lewis Voting Rights Act
The House passed the John Lewis Voting Rights Act, legislation aimed at protecting the right to vote amid a wave of restrictive new elections laws from Republican-controlled state legislatures.
"Driven by the Big Lie, states across the country are ramping up efforts to restrict the right to vote," said Congressman Sherman. "Congress has the power and the duty to act and that's why I was proud to help introduce and pass the John Lewis Voting Rights Act. We must restore the vote."
Sherman Commemorates Aerojet Rocketdyne's New Valley Facility
Congressman Brad Sherman helped Commemorate Aerojet Rocketdyne's major expansion of its San Fernando Valley facility that will play a critical part in the future of NASA and human space exploration. Learn more here.
Sherman Announces nearly $9 Million in Funding for Valley Projects Approved by the House of Representatives
Congressman Brad Sherman announced that nearly $9 million in federal funds for projects in the San Fernando Valley have been included in legislation passed by the House of Representatives.
“These funds will address community needs across the Valley including improvements to our public parks, funds for at risk youth, additional resources to address homelessness, and additional support to aid in our recovery from the COVID pandemic,” said Sherman.
Learn more here.
House committee advances Sherman bill to address Libor transition
The House Financial Services Committee voted to advance Sherman's bill, the Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act of 2021, to address the transition away from the London interbank offered rate.
"I greatly appreciate the support of Chairwoman Waters and my colleagues advancing my bill through the Financial Services Committee," said Congressman Sherman. "The passage of this bill represents an instance of Congress proactively moving to fix an impending problem. Failure to transition away from LIBOR will leave parties unable to calculate the interest due on $10 trillion of debt instruments, a systemic risk to the economy."
Congressman Sherman Hosts 5th Telephone Town Hall of 2021
Over 3,000 Valley residents participated in Congressman Brad Sherman’s 5th live “Telephone Town Hall” of 2021, where the Congressman updated valley residents on the latest efforts to defeat Covid-19, our economic recovery and many other critical issues facing Congress. Learn more about the event here.
Congressman Sherman Welcomes Indian Ambassador to SoCal
"It was a great weekend of events welcoming India’s Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu to SoCal" said Congressman Sherman, senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Co-Chair of the Congressional India Caucus.
Sherman Joins Valley Village Residents for 4th of July Drive-By Food Drive
Congressman Brad Sherman joined the Valley Village Residents Association's 4th of July Drive-By Food Drive for the North Hollywood food pantry.
"The Valley’s spirit of volunteerism is always on display, even on a holiday morning," said Congressman Sherman.
House passes Transportation bill with over $21 million in transportation projects for the San Fernando Valley Requested by Sherman
Congressman Brad Sherman announced that the House passed more than $21 million for San Fernando Valley road improvements and mass-transit projects requested by Congressman Sherman. Learn more here.
Congress Advances Nearly $900,000 in Funding for San Fernando Valley Projects Requested by Congressman Sherman
The funds requested by Congressman Sherman are to both provide technical assistance to small businesses in the San Fernando Valley and to reduce fire risks in our region while also restoring public park land. Learn more here.
House Passes Sherman Resolution Urging the Administration to facilitate COVID assistance to India.
The House passed Congressman Brad Sherman’s Resolution, H. Res. 402, recognizing the devastating impact of COVID-19 in India and expressing the sense of the House of Representatives to urgently facilitate assistance.
Congressman Sherman, the Democratic Co-Chair of the House Caucus on India and India Americans, was joined by Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH) in introducing the resolution. Learn more here.
Sherman Announces Passage of Legislation to Curb Methane Emissions
The House passed S.J.Res. 14, a joint resolution that will strengthen regulation of methane emissions.
“This is an important step but more needs to be done,” Congressman Sherman said of the vote. “The Aliso Canyon blowout demonstrated the need for strong regulation of natural gas storage facilities.” Learn more here.
Congressman Sherman Hosts 4th Valley Telephone Town Hall of 2021
Over 3,000 Valley residents participated in Congressman Brad Sherman’s live “Telephone Town Hall” where the Congressman updated valley residents on efforts to emerge from the Covid-19 pandemic, rebuild our economy and restore our normal way of life. Learn more about the event here.
Democratic Transportation Bill includes over $21 million Requested by Congressman Sherman for the San Fernando Valley
Congressman Brad Sherman announced that the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved more than $21 million for San Fernando Valley road improvements and mass-transit projects requested by Congressman Sherman. Learn more here.
Ilhan Omar Attacks Hamas
In response to a tweet issued by Representative Ilhan Omar, Congressman Sherman issued the following statement:
"It’s not news that Ilhan Omar would make outrageous and clearly false statements about America and Israel. What’s newsworthy is that she admits Hamas is guilty of 'unthinkable atrocities'". Read Sherman's full statement here.
Sherman, Chabot and Colleagues Introduce the Taiwan Diplomatic Review Act
Congressman Sherman and Congressman Steve Chabot (R-OH) introduced the Taiwan Diplomatic Review Act to bolster our relationship with Taiwan.
They were joined by their colleagues Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL), Congressman Albio Sires (D-NJ), and Congressman Ken Buck (R-CO) in introducing this important bill. Learn more here.
Sherman Secures Commitment from Secretary of Energy to Prioritize Cleanup of the Santa Susana Field Lab
In a hearing before the House Committee on Science, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm acknowledged the Department of Energy’s duty to clean up contaminated sites, including the Santa Susana Field Lab.
In response to questioning by Congressman Brad Sherman, Secretary Granholm said Santa Susana Field Lab cleanup “is a priority” and acknowledged the lack of compliance with past cleanup commitments.
Learn more and watch the exchange here.
Congressman Sherman Hosts Valley Telephone Town Hall on Pandemic Recovery
Over 3,500 Valley residents participated in Congressman Brad Sherman’s 3rd interactive “Telephone Town Hall” of 2021 where he updated Valley residents on efforts to finally defeat Covid-19, rebuild our economy and to fully re-open our nation. Learn more about the event here.
Sherman Introduces Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act
Congressman Brad Sherman, senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced the Peace on the Korean Peninsula Act. Among other things, the bill calls for serious, urgent diplomatic engagement in pursuit of a binding peace agreement constituting a formal end to the Korean War. Learn more about the bill here.
Sherman, Cárdenas Announce $196 Million for CSUN, San Fernando Valley Community Colleges
Congressman Brad Sherman and Congressman Tony Cárdenas announced more than $196 million in emergency funding for colleges and universities in the San Fernando Valley under the American Rescue Plan. The funding will help local institutions cope with the severe financial fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and continue serving their students safely. Learn more here.
Sherman Leads House Colleagues in Urging Biden Administration to Provide Additional COVID Assistance to India
Congressman Brad Sherman led more than 50 of his colleagues in urging President Biden to bolster the United States effort to assist India as they battle a deadly second wave of COVID-19. Read the letter to President Biden here.
Sherman and +90 House Dems Call on Senate to End the Filibuster
Congressman Brad Sherman joined Representatives Cori Bush, Sean Casten, Jason Crow, Pramila Jayapal and many other House Democrats to call on the Senate to end the filibuster. See their letter here.
Sherman and House India Caucus Leadership Urge President Biden to Bolster Covid Assistance to India
Congressman Brad Sherman, the Democratic Co-Chair of the House India and India Americans, joined India Caucus leadership, Republican Co-Chair Steve Chabot (R-OH), Democratic Vice Chair Ro Khanna (D-CA), and Republican Vice Chair Michael Waltz (R-FL) in sending a letter to President Biden to urge the administration to bolster the United States’ efforts to assist India as they battle an alarming second wave of COVID-19. Read the letter and learn more here.
Sherman Applauds Biden's Historic Action to Recognize the Armenian Genocide
On the 106th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, President Joe Biden became the first U.S. President to recognize the Armenian Genocide.
"I commend President Biden's historic announcement today," said Congressman Sherman as he applauded the President's decision. "The President's courageous move has put the U.S. on the side of historic truth in a most powerful way." See Sherman's full statement here.
Sherman on Earth Day: "Everyday is Earth Day"
"As we celebrate Earth Day we must continue to fight climate change for future generations," said Congressman Sherman. "If we don't act on the climate crisis now in a meaningful way, our children will inherit an economy and a world beyond their capacity to repair."
House Passes "No Ban" Act
Congressman Brad Sherman praised the House passing the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants "NO BAN" Act.
"After 4 years of bias and bigotry dictating policy, Congress must pass the No Ban Act to prevent the rampant xenophobia that led to the Muslim Ban from ever becoming law again," said Congressman Sherman. "The House is bringing the No Ban Act one step closer to the President's desk."
President Biden Russia Sanctions parallel Sherman’s Proposal from 2019
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) applauded the decision by President Biden today to impose new sanctions against Russia, policy which closely parallels legislation advanced by Congressman Sherman and Chairwoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) starting in 2019.
This action by the President makes clear that the United States will act firmly and forcefully to hold Russia accountable for its aggression against the United States and other nations. Learn more here.
Congressman Sherman Introduces War Powers Act Enforcement Act
Congressman Brad Sherman introduced the War Powers Act Enforcement Act that will allow Congress to use its authority to prevent any President from violating the War Powers Act. Learn more about this important legislation here.
Sherman joins Rep. Jayapal and Colleagues to Reintroduce Medicare For All
I'm proud to have joined Rep. Jayapal and my colleagues to reintroduce Medicare For All — bold legislation that will help ensure that millions of uninsured and underinsured Americans receive access to quality, affordable healthcare" said Congressman Sherman.
Sherman Questions Secretary of State Antony Blinken
Secretary of State Antony Blinken made his first appearance as Secretary before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to report on the Biden administration's priorities for U.S. foreign policy.
Congressman Brad Sherman, senior member of the Foreign Affairs Committee, raised many issues with the Secretary such as Iran, the release of Armenian POWs and enforced disappearances in Pakistan. See the exchange here.
"Today We Wear Orange" Sherman Heralds Passage of Gun Control Bills H.R. 8 & H.R.1446
Congressman Sherman praised the passage of two vital pieces of legislation, The Bipartisan Background Checks Act (H.R. 8) & Enhanced Background Checks Act (H.R. 1446) in the House.
"Today we 'Wear Orange' to honor all those lost and forever changed by gun violence," said Congressman Sherman. "And today we take action in their memory by voting to pass H.R. 8, expanding background checks, and H.R. 1446, addressing the dangerous 'Charleston Loophole'."
House Passes the American Rescue Plan, Sends to President Biden to Sign
The House has approved the final version of President Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, the "American Rescue Plan".
"Rescuing our nation from the depths of this COVID19 crisis is not a red state or a blue state priority — It’s an American priority," said Congressman Sherman upon the bill's final passage. "That’s why I was proud to support the American Rescue Plan, so all Americans get the relief they need."
House Passes Pro Act -- Adopts Labor Provisions Championed by Sherman & Elizabeth Warren
The House passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which protects workers’ right to organize a union and bargain for higher wages and better benefits.
This provision is similar to the Nationwide Right to Unionize Act, a bill which Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) introduced together last year. Sherman said, “We hope this bill passes the Senate, and is signed into law.” Learn more here.
Sherman and House Colleagues Pass H.R. 1 The For the People Act
Congressman Sherman and his House Democratic colleagues voted to pass the most transformational and comprehensive democracy reform legislation in more than four decades in H.R. 1, the For the People Act.
"The 2020 election underscored the need for structural democracy reform," said Congressman Sherman. "That’s why I’m proud to have cosponsored & voted for HR1, the For The People Act – the most comprehensive anti-corruption & clean elections effort in a generation. We need to make voting easier, not harder."
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 Passes House
In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Sherman joined his colleagues to help introduce the Justice In Policing Act in order to hold police accountable.
"I'm proud to have voted for and see the House pass the George Floyd Justice In Policing Act of 2021," said Congressman Sherman. "A bold, comprehensive approach to hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement, and foster trust between law enforcement and our communities."
Sherman and Fitzpatrick Introduce Bill to Allow Increased Credit Union Lending to Struggling Small Businesses
Congressman Brad Sherman and Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) introduced the Access to Credit for Small Businesses Impacted by the COVID–19 Crisis Act of 2021.
This legislation is designed to help ensure that community credit unions have the flexibility necessary to be able to provide their member businesses with the access to credit they need during the pandemic and throughout the economic recovery. Learn more here.
Congressman Sherman Heralds Passage of the "Equality Act"
Congressman Brad Sherman heralded the Equality Act's passage in the House. "Equality is about fairness," said Congressman Sherman. "The LGBTQ community deserves access to the same rights and protections as every other American. I’m proud to have cosponsored and to help pass the Equality Act."
Chairman Sherman's Financial Services Subcommittee convenes hearing on Climate Change and Social Responsibility
Congressman Brad Sherman, Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Investor Protection, convened a hearing on climate change and social responsibility and helping corp. boards and investors make decisions for a sustainable world.
You can watch the hearing here.
Sherman Virtually Meets with Armenian Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan
Congressman Brad Sherman met with Armenian Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan to discuss how Congress can work to strengthen the U.S.-Armenia relationship and the ongoing issues in Artsakh.
House Financial Services Convenes Hearing on GameStop Trading Frenzy
The GameStop saga took center stage when the House Financial Services Committee held a Congressional hearing to examine what happened during last month’s trading frenzy after the event set off a series of federal probes into possible market manipulation.
See Congressman Brad Sherman, Chairman of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Investor Protection, question the CEO's, including his exchange with Citadel CEO Kenneth Griffin here.
Sherman Updates Helicopter Safety Bill to Include Kobe and Gianna Bryant Relevant Provisions
The National Transportation Safety Board issued its report on the tragic helicopter crash that took the life of Kobe and Gianna Bryant and seven others.
That report made two new recommendations. Congressman Sherman announced that he would amend the Kobe and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act to mandate that these two new recommendations arising from the investigation, as well as other helicopter safety measures that NTSB has recommended in the past. Learn more here.
Congressman Sherman Urges Biden Administration to strengthen the US-Armenia relationship
"Pleased to co-sign an important letter to Sec. Blinken and the Sec. of Defense, led by the Co-Chairs and Vice-Chairs of the Armenian Caucus, urging them to take significant steps to strengthen the US-Armenia strategic relationship and provide urgently needed aid to the people of Artsakh," said Congressman Sherman.
"Much needs to be done to address the damage and human rights abuses committed by Azerbaijan and Turkey."
Sherman Demands full review of the acquittal in the case of Daniel Pearl
Congressman Brad Sherman urged the Ambassador of Pakistan to ensure that the government of Pakistan conducts a full review of the acquittal in the case of his constituent, Daniel Pearl. "We expect the Pakistani government to expeditiously move to recall the order of acquittal to ensure justice is served," said Congressman Sherman. View Sherman's letter to the Ambassador here
Congressman Sherman commemorates start of Black History Month
"As we mark the start of Black History Month, may we honor the powerful impact of generations of trailblazing African Americans, and draw inspiration to continue the work towards achieving equality and justice for all." - Congressman Brad Sherman
Congressman Sherman's Statement on Announcement of Financial Services Hearing following recent market volatility
"As Chair of the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, I look forward to working closely with Rep. Maxine Waters to ensure Congress and regulators are taking the steps necessary to make our markets more fair and efficient for everyday Americans." ~ Congressman Brad Sherman
Congressman Sherman commemorates Holocaust Remembrance Day
"On Holocaust Remembrance Day, the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, we remember the victims, honor their memory and continue to share the stories of the survivors," said Congressman Brad Sherman. "We must continue to counter Anti-Semitism and Xenophobia wherever it takes hold. Never Again."
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