Sherman and California Colleagues call for a Major Disaster Declaration for Wildfires
Congressman Sherman and his California colleagues joined in a formal, bi-partisan request to the White House that California receive full and fair consideration of the Major Disaster Declaration due the wildfires currently gripping the state.
Congressman Sherman stated that the President must approve this request made by Governor Gavin Newsom in order to protect lives and help California recover.
Sherman Working to Save the U.S. Postal Service
After President Trump said that he would block a funding boost for the U.S. Postal Service to handle an expected flood of mail-in ballots, Congressman Brad Sherman and his colleagues called upon Congress to immediately reconvene to address this urgent situation.
"We count on the Postal service, especially during a pandemic, for medicines, paychecks, & other vital needs," said Congressman Sherman. "That's why I joined Rep. Carolyn Maloney to help introduce the 'Delivering for America Act' to stop Trump’s sabotage of the postal service for his own selfish gains. We must stop him from disenfranchising us all." Click here to read more on Sherman's efforts to save the USPS.
Sherman Sends Letter to Secretary of State Pompeo Seeking Answers on Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Program
Congressman Brad Sherman sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo requesting answers to a number of questions on the U.S. government’s efforts to address Saudi Arabia’s partnership with China’s civilian nuclear establishment, as well as to prevent Saudi Arabia from conducting activities which could lead to a nuclear weapons capability. Click here to learn more.
Congressman Sherman Hosts 9th Crisis Town Hall
Congressman Brad Sherman continued his series of Crisis Telephone Town Halls with his 9th Telephone Town Hall on August 4th where over 6,000 Valley Residents called in to speak to the Congressman on their concerns regarding the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Click here to learn more about the event.
Congressman Brad Sherman Announces Bid for Chairmanship of the House Foreign Affairs Committee
Today Congressman Brad Sherman announced that he will seek the Chairmanship of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. “For almost 24 years, I have served on, and dedicated my professional life to, the Foreign Affairs Committee. I have served on every one of the Committees’ six subcommittees, and I have served as Chair or Ranking Member of a Foreign Affairs subcommittee for over 17 years,” said Congressman Sherman. “I look forward to listening to my colleagues on how we can best utilize the Foreign Affairs Committee to advance Democratic values. Click here to read more.
John Robert Lewis, civil rights icon and legendary lawmaker, Passes Away
Deeply saddened that my dear friend and colleague has passed away," said Congressman Brad Sherman. "From when I joined Congress and began working with him, to joining him to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Selma March, John Lewis never lost his zeal for the pursuit of justice and equality. His presence, contributions and impact will be felt for generations. May he Rest In Power.
Sherman and Colleagues Request Answers on Investor Protections from Robinhood
Congressman Sherman sent a letter to Robinhood Co-Founders and Co-CEOs, Vladimir Tenev and Baiju Bhatt, to raise a number of investor protection concerns regarding its trading platform.
Congressman Sherman is joined by Reps. Bill Foster, Lauren Underwood, and Sean Casten as well as Senators Dick Durbin and Tammy Duckworth in sending this timely and important letter.
Click here to learn more.
Congressman Sherman Continues Series of National Crisis Town Halls
Over 6,000 Valley residents participated in Congressman Brad Sherman’s 8th interactive “Telephone Town Hall”. During this time, the Congressman updated his constituents on the coronavirus pandemic and addressed the ongoing, widespread public demand to reform policing practices. Click here to learn more about the event.
Sherman joins 4th of July Food Drive for North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry
Congressman Brad Sherman joined the Valley Village Homeowner's Association on the 4th of July to help collect food and supplies for the North Hollywood Interfaith Food Pantry.
"With so many people in need, it was great to see so many Valley residents stepping up to help" said Congressman Sherman.
"Protest is Patriotic" -- Sherman Joins 4th of July Protests
Congressman Brad Sherman joined a Black Lives Matter protest at the Sherman Oaks Galleria on the 4th of July.
"Independence Day should not only be a time to celebrate our nation, but to demand that our country live up to fulfilling the promise of its founding for everyone," said Congressman Sherman.
House Passes Sherman Bill to Sanction Chinese Banks over Hong Kong National Security Law
The House passed Congressman Sherman's bill, the House companion to Senators Chris Van Hollen and Pat Toomey's Hong Kong Autonomy Act, to sanction Chinese banks over Hong Kong National Security Law.
"No one should face life in prison for demonstrating," said Congressman Sherman. "Now, Hong Kongers are fleeing Hong Kong out of fear for their safety, and we should support their right to do so. We need to impose consequences on the Chinese government for its actions towards Hong Kong."
Vanessa Bryant Releases Statement of Support for the “Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act”
Vanessa Bryant released a statement in support of Congressman Brad Sherman’s introduction of the “Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act.” The published statement is below:
“I strongly urge that the United States Congress pass a federal law that would improve the safety of helicopters operating in this country." Read the full statement here.
Congressman Sherman Dedicates Legislation to the Memory of Kobe & Gianna Bryant
Congressman Brad Sherman, in coordination with Senators Dianne Feinstein, Kamala Harris, and Chuck Schumer, dedicated the Helicopter Safety Act to the memory of Kobe and Gianna Bryant. The legislation was introduced following the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the lives of Kobe and Gianna Bryant, along with 7 others, on January 26, 2020 in Calabasas, California. Read More Here
Congressman Sherman Convenes 7th National Crisis Town Hall
Congressman Brad Sherman convened his 7th National Crisis Telephone Town Hall where he updated over 5,000 Valley residents on the continuing Coronavirus Pandemic and the widespread demand for police reform. Click here to learn more about the event.
Congressman Sherman Introduces Helicopter Safety Act
Congressman Brad Sherman and Senator Dianne Feinstein, along with Senator Kamala Harris, introduced today the Helicopter Safety Act of 2020, which will require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to strengthen federal safety standards for equipping helicopters.
Congressman Sherman moved to introduce this legislation in the wake of the tragic helicopter crash that claimed the life of Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna Bryant and seven others on January 26, 2020 in Calabasas, California. Learn more here.
Sherman and Colleagues Introduce Bold Police Reform Legislation
Congressman Brad Sherman joined Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Congresswoman Karen Bass and many other colleagues to introduce the Justice in Policing Act, bold, transformative legislation that will hold police accountable, change the culture of law enforcement and forge trust between police & communities.
Sherman and Colleagues Observe Moment of Silence for Victims of Police Violence
Congressman Brad Sherman joined his colleagues in a moment of silence to honor the African American lives lost to police brutality and systematic injustices. "We hear the American people demanding change and the time for action is now" said Congressman Sherman.
Congressman Sherman's Statement on National Day of Mourning for George Floyd
On this National Day Of Mourning, my thoughts are with George Floyd's family and loved ones. Today, we pause to honor his memory – and then we turn our focus to securing progress and justice for him and the countless Black Americans impacted by police brutality.
Congressman Sherman Convenes Town Hall as Nation Balances Crises
Over 6,000 Valley residents participated in Congressman Brad Sherman's 6th interactive "Telephone Town Hall'. During this time, the Congressman updated his constituents on the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and addressed the widespread public reaction to the tragic murder of George Floyd in Minnesota. Click here to learn more about the event.
Sherman, Yoho Introduce House Companion Sanctions Legislation in Defense of Hong Kong’s Autonomy
Congressman Brad Sherman announced the introduction of the House version of S. 3798, led by Senators Toomey and Van Hollen, to impose mandatory sanctions on foreign individuals and banks that violate China’s obligations to Hong Kong.
This legislation, the Hong Kong Autonomy Act, will take a number of important steps in response to a new national security law for Hong Kong put forward by Beijing that would revoke many of the island territory’s political freedoms. To learn more, click here.
Sherman Holds 5th Coronavirus Town Hall as Pandemic Rages
On May 19th, over 6,000 Valley residents participated in Congressman Brad Sherman’s 5th interactive “Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall”. The Congressman was joined by Dr. Nirav Shah, Senior Scholar at Stanford University's Clinical Excellence Research Center who provided critical health and safety guidance for dealing with this unprecedented public health crisis.
Sherman Introduces Legislation to Protect Investors from Foreign Company Accounting Failures
Congressman Brad Sherman introduced legislation to ensure that foreign companies listed for trading on U.S. stock exchanges are subject to the same rigorous accounting audit oversight as U.S. companies.
This legislation, the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act, will take a number of important steps to protect U.S. stock market investors. The Senate passed companion legislation lead by Sens. John Kennedy, Chris Van Hollen, Marco Rubio, and Bob Menendez. Read more here.
Congressman Sherman Responds to Agreement on Santa Susana Field Lab
The Department of Energy and the State of California reached an agreement to remove several contaminated structures at the Santa Susana Field Laboratory (SSFL) site in Ventura County.
"The community and I have long fought for a full clean-up of the Santa Susana Field Lab," Congressman Sherman said. "Safety must be the number one priority, including how any material is handled and ultimately disposed of." Read Sherman's full statement here.
Sherman on the Heroes Act: "We Need a Greater Focus on Beating the Virus"
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) spoke ahead of the vote on the Heroes Act, House Democrats’ latest legislation to address the continued public health crisis and provide desperately needed support for struggling families and essential workers.
Sherman Statement on Democratic Bill that Includes $1.5 Billion for NIH for COVID-19 Medical Research
On Friday the House is expected to pass, chiefly with Democratic support, the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act. It includes $1.5 billion for the National Institutes of Health to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus.
Congressman Sherman stated: "In hundreds of hours of all-caucus phone calls, and in dozens of private discussions, I have emerged as the loudest and most consistent advocate for additional funds for the NIH and for medical research. While I support the trillions of dollars that have been spent to bandage the wounds caused by this crisis, ultimately, we must beat the virus. Up until now, less than ½ of 1% of the money spent during the COVID-19 crisis has been spent on COVID-19 medical research."
Sherman on DOJ Dropping Case against Michael Flynn
Congressman Brad Sherman, the first member of Congress to file articles of impeachment against Donald Trump in 2017, reacted to the Department of Justice decision to drop the obstruction of justice case against Michael Flynn:
"The Justice Department is acting outrageously with respect to Flynn’s obstruction of justice plea. Also being ignored is how Flynn admitted to lying about being a paid agent of the Turkish government and false filings under the FARA Act, all while serving as an advisor to the Trump transition team."
Congressman Sherman Holds 4th Coronavirus Town Hall
On May 5th, over 6,500 Valley residents participated in a conversation with Congressman Sherman in his fourth Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall.
Congressman Sherman was joined by California Assemblymember Christy Smith who discussed state and local response efforts, and Dr. Lynn Goldman, Dean of the George Washington University Milken Institute School of Public Health, who discussed the latest on the virus.
For more information on the event, click here.
Federal Housing Authorities Act to Protect Renters at the Request of Waters, Sherman, and Clay
The Federal Housing Finance Agency (FHFA) announced that Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the country’s two largest housing market participants, have launched databases available online to allow renters to find out whether they are covered by federal eviction protections provided by the CARES Act.
This announcement comes after Chairwoman Maxine Waters, Congressman Brad Sherman and Congressman Lacy Clay have repeatedly called on FHFA to make this information publicly available. Read more here
Sherman Commends GAO Decision to include the Valley in Airport Noise Study
"Pleased to confirm that the Government Accountability Office has agreed to include the San Fernando Valley in its study on airport noise. Our voices were heard (over the plane noise) by the GAO -- the Valley is 1 of only 7 areas to be studied nation-wide. I'm grateful to Rep. Adam Schiff and Rep. Peter DeFazio for their partnership" said Congressman Brad Sherman.
Sherman Marks 105th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
Congressman Brad Sherman commemorated the 105th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. "I have long advocated for the official recognition of the Armenian Genocide, and was pleased to join my colleagues in introducing and passing H.Res. 296, the Armenian Genocide Resolution last October."
Watch Congressman Sherman's House Floor Speech the day the House of Representatives officially recognized the Armenian Genocide:
Sherman Speaks Ahead of Vote on Coronavirus Emergency Package
Congressman Brad Sherman spoke on the House Floor ahead of the vote on the latest coronavirus emergency funding bill: "We need to shift from the economic to the biological and focus on defeating this disease. Everyone should wear a mask, including you, Mr. President..."
Congressman Sherman Holds 3rd Coronavirus Town Hall
Last night, thousands of Valley residents called in to Congressman Brad Sherman’s 3rd interactive Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall.
"Having accurate information is critical and that is why my Telephone Town Hall last night allowed me to easily interact with thousands of Valley residents and provide an avenue for me to keep my constituents informed during this critical time in our country."
For more info, visit: https://bit.ly/2KmLMqA
Sherman Cosponsors the Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act
Congressman Brad Sherman cosponsored Rep. Tim Ryan and Rep. Elissa Slotkin's bill, the Medical Supply Chain Emergency Act, which compels the President to invoke the Defense Production Act & accelerate the flow of vital supplies to our front-line medical providers as they combat the COVID-19 crisis.
Sherman Holds 2nd Coronavirus Town Hall with a Focus on Small Business
Congressman Sherman convened his second Telephone Town Hall on the Coronavirus Pandemic, with a focus on assistance to small businesses, independent contractors and the self-employed
Sherman Presides over the House wearing a Mask
In a sign of the times, Congressman Brad Sherman presided over the House Pro Forma Session on April 7th in a coronavirus mask made by his daughter, Molly.
Valley Residents Seek Guidance in Sherman’s Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall
On March 31st, thousands of Valley residents called in to an interactive “Coronavirus Telephone Town Hall” hosted by Congressman Brad Sherman.
Sherman addressed the questions and concerns of constituents about the government’s response to the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic and what is still required. Click here for more
Sherman Introduces the Disaster Protection for Workers' Credit Act
Congressman Brad Sherman introduced legislation to ensure that individuals’ credit scores are not negatively impacted as a result of the coronavirus outbreak.
For more info, click here.
Largest Medical Naval Ship headed to Los Angeles after Sherman's Request
Sherman called upon the Defense Department to immediately deploy the USNS Mercy, the largest naval medical ship on the West Coast, to the Port of Los Angeles to assist with the COVID19 response.
The President announced, shortly afterward, that the USNS Mercy will be deployed to Los Angeles to aid with hospitalization and treatment.
House Passes "Families First" Coronavirus Response Act
The House passed, on a bipartisan vote, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act to bolster the federal government’s response to the coronavirus outbreak and address the severe impacts of the coronavirus on Americans’ personal safety and financial security.
The legislation provides free coronavirus testing, secures paid emergency leave, enhances Unemployment Insurance, strengthens food security initiatives, and increases federal Medicaid funding to states.
For more info, click here.
Sherman Condemns Trump Natural Gas Storage Safety Regulations
"The Trump administration has issued its natural gas storage safety regulations and they are an abomination," said Rep. Sherman. "Virtually all the requirements are permissive -- under the regulations nobody has to do very much of anything."
Find out more here: https://bit.ly/2TMKt9L
House Passes $8.3 Billion Bill to Battle Coronavirus
The House agreed on a response to the Coronavirus outbreak spreading across the country and passed an $8.3 Billion funding package to battle the Coronavirus while preserving our efforts against Ebola
Sherman Grills Secretary of State Mike Pompeo
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo appeared before the House Foreign Affairs Committee to testify on the Trump administration's handling of tensions with Iran and their response to the Coronavirus outbreak. Congressman Brad Sherman proceeded to grill the Secretary of State for the administration's performance on these issues.
Watch the full exchange here: https://bit.ly/3cEaLCM
House Approves Bill to Protect the Rim of the Valley Corridor
The House passed legislation that included the Rim of the Valley Corridor Preservation Act.
Congressman Brad Sherman joined the sponsor of this bill, Congressman Adam Schiff and others in introducing this legislation in March of last year to require the National Park Service (NPS) to expand the boundaries of the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area to include the area known as the Rim of the Valley Corridor.
Sherman Meets with Bill Nye "The Science Guy"
Congressman Sherman met with San Fernando Valley resident Bill Nye "The Science Guy" to discuss Congress's commitment to science.
House Adopts Labor Provisions Championed by Sherman & Elizabeth Warren
The House passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which strengthens federal laws that protect workers’ right to join a union and it contains a provision that eliminates so-called ‘right-to-work’ laws nationwide. This provision is similar to legislation, the Nationwide Right to Unionize Act, that Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts) introduced together last week.
Sherman has introduced the Nationwide Right to Unionize Act in every session of Congress since 2008. Sen. Warren joined the effort in 2017, introducing the same bill in the Senate.
Sherman Statement on Senate Acquittal of Donald Trump on Impeachment Charges
A sad day for our republic, as the Senate did not remove a President who abused his power to benefit himself personally. This impeachment trial, without hearing witnesses or subpoenaing documents, could not even be called a trial at all. Therefore, Trump has not been exonerated.
Congressman Sherman Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Reaffirm U.S. Commitment to Nonproliferation Regime
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), along with Jim Banks (R-IN) and a group of eight bipartisan members introduced a resolution commemorating the 50th anniversary of the entry into force of the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons.
Sherman to Strengthen FAA Safety Rules in Wake of Kobe Bryant Tragedy
In the wake of the tragedy that claimed the life of Laker legend Kobe Bryant, his daughter Gianna and 7 others, Congressman Brad Sherman is introducing the Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act, which will require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to strengthen federal safety standards for helicopters. Click here for more details.
Brad Sherman & Elizabeth Warren Announce the Nationwide Right to Unionize Act
Congressman Brad Sherman, along with Senator Elizabeth Warren, introduced legislation to eliminate so-called ‘right-to-work’ laws. “With the introduction of legislation banning so-called ‘right-to-work’ laws, Congressman Sherman and Senator Warren have once again demonstrated their strong commitment to working families,” said Richard Trumka, President of the AFL-CIO.
Congressman Sherman Statement on the Passing of Kobe Bryant
I was shocked and saddened to hear of the news that Laker great Kobe Bryant and his daughter, Gianna, passed away. Kobe Bryant brought championships to the Lakers, pride to Los Angeles, and inspired a generation of our youth with his unmatched work-ethic. This is a tremendous loss for Los Angeles and the world.
Sherman Hosts Student Town Hall
Congressman Brad Sherman held a student town hall with students from Holy Martyrs Ferrahian Middle and High School. Congressman Sherman has done numerous student town halls where he holds productive conversations with students on his work in Washington, D.C.
Congressman Sherman’s Bill to Address the National Homelessness Crisis Passes the House
The House unanimously passed H.R. 4302, the Homeless Assistance Act of 2019. A senior member on the Financial Services Committee and Chair of the Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Sherman sponsored this bill to help address the homelessness crisis in the San Fernando Valley, as well as many other communities around the country.
Brad Sherman and Elizabeth Warren Applaud IRS Announcement
In May 2019, Congressman Sherman and Senator Elizabeth Warren sent letters to the IRS and FTC with questions based on reports of abuses by tax preparation companies which have an agreement with the IRS to provide tax preparation software to middle and low income tax payers for free. On December 30th 2019, the IRS announced that it had amended its agreement with the companies to put in place new protections to stop the consumer abuses that Intuit and others had been accused of.
Find out more on what Congressman Sherman and Senator Warren are doing to simplify tax returns for millions of Americans here: https://sherman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/congressman-brad-sherman-cpa-and-senator-elizabeth-warren-introduce
Valley Residents Participate in Congressman Brad Sherman’s Telephone Town Hall
On Wednesday evening Valley residents participated in an interactive "Telephone Town Hall" hosted by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks).
Residents from all over the San Fernando Valley called in and participated in a conversation with Congressman Sherman for over ninety minutes. During this time, the Congressman addressed the questions and concerns of constituents about the historic vote by the House to impeach Donald Trump, gun control, healthcare, and other issues.
Congressman Sherman Votes to Impeach Donald Trump
On this historic and solemn day, I followed my constitutional duty and voted to impeach President Donald Trump. Click here for the full statement:
Financial Services Committee Democrats Select Brad Sherman to Chair Subcommittee on Investor Protection and Capital Markets
Congresswoman Maxine Waters , Chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, announced that Congressman Brad Sherman was elected by the Committee’s Democratic Caucus to serve as Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets.
"It is an honor to be selected as Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets," said Congressman Sherman. "My colleagues are already giving me good ideas for hearings and legislation. I am committed to defending investor protections, improving access to capital and maintaining the Wall Street reforms that have helped fuel our economy. As a CPA, I also look forward to looking at accounting issues."
Sherman Addresses over 700 at Town Hall Meeting
Congressman Brad Sherman hosted a Valley Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, Nov. 10th at Millikan Middle School in Sherman Oaks. Many Valley residents gathered to hear the Congressman's thoughts on impeachment, the economy, the climate crisis and many other issues facing the San Fernando Valley and the nation.
Congressman Sherman Confronts Mark Zuckerberg
On October 23rd, Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg appeared before the House Financial Services Committee to testify on Facebook's plan to launch their own cryptocurrency, the Libra. Rep. Sherman questioned Zuckerberg on the risks associated with this process in an intense exchange that can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Au0F9VEAO4&t=24s
Sherman Marks the 4th Anniversary of the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak
On the fourth anniversary of the Aliso Canyon Gas Leak (October 23rd), Congressman Brad Sherman continues to push for the closure of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility and to ensure that SoCal Gas is held responsible for their actions. For details, click here: https://sherman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/on-the-fourth-anniversary-of-aliso-canyon-gas-leak-congressman-sherman
Asia Subcommittee to Hold a Hearing on Human Rights in South Asia on October 22nd
Congressman Brad Sherman, Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Asia, announced that the Subcommittee will be holding a hearing on Human Rights in South Asia on October 22nd. Click here for more details: https://sherman.house.gov/media-center/press-releases/asia-subcommittee-to-hold-a-hearing-on-human-rights-in-south-asia-on
Statement on the Announced Impeachment Inquiry into President Trump
Congressman Brad Sherman issued the following statement after Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that the House of Representatives will launch a formal impeachment inquiry into President Donald Trump.
"Our constitution calls for the impeachment of a President who commits High Crimes & Misdemeanors. In 2017, I was the first Member to file for impeachment against Trump due to his unlawful actions that constituted Obstruction of Justice.
Now, Trump's lawlessness has reached a grave new level: The White House’s released notes and the now-released Whistle blower complaint confirm that Trump engaged in behavior that undermines the integrity of our elections and our national security. We will work to expose the truth."
Sherman Commemorates 20th Anniversary of North Valley JCC Shooting
On August 10, 2019, Congressman Brad Sherman led a commemoration of the 20th Anniversary of the North Valley Jewish Community Center Mass Shooting. Family of the victims, local leaders, and the community gathered to reflect and honor the victims.
Congressman Sherman Welcomes Thermo Fisher Scientific to the Valley
Congressman Sherman was pleased to participate in the grand opening of the West Hills campus of Thermo Fisher Scientific.
Congressman Sherman calls for the Shut Down of the Aliso Canyon Facility at Hearing
Congressman Sherman Joins LAPD's National Night Out
Congressman Sherman and his family joined the LAPD's National Night Out to thank them and all members of law enforcement for their tireless efforts in serving and protecting our communities
Congressman Sherman celebrates the 4th of July with the Valley
Congressman Brad Sherman spent his 4th of July weekend celebrating the birth of our nation with the San Fernando Valley. He participated in the Valley Village Homeowner's Association's 4th of July Parade and met with and thanked local veterans for their service.
Congressman Brad Sherman receives Hindu American Foundation’s “Friend of the Community” Award
Congressman Brad Sherman was the recipient of the Hindu American Foundation’s “Friend of the Community” award for his persistent efforts to promote U.S.-India ties and the Hindu-American community in the San Fernando Valley, and across the country.
Congressman Sherman Addresses Over 400 at Valley Town Hall
Sherman Oaks - On Saturday June 1, Congressman Brad Sherman hosted a Valley Town Hall at Granada Hills Charter High School. A crowd of over 400 people attended the Town Hall to listen to Congressman Sherman answer questions covering the environment, airport noise, the economy, President Trump and Sherman's Articles of Impeachment. Congressman Sherman has held over 200 Town Hall Meetings.
Congressman Sherman Rides in the Canoga Park Memorial Day Parade for the 24th Year in a Row
For the 24th year in a row, Congressman Sherman rode in the 30th annual Conoga Park Memorial Day Parade to commemorate those who served and sacrificed for our country. Joining Sherman in honoring our service members was our Valley Director Scott Abrams.
3,500 Valley Residents Participate in Congressman Brad Sherman's Telephone Town Hall
On May 16th, thousands of Valley residents participated in an alternative "Telephone Town Hall" hosted by Congressman Brad Sherman. Residents from all over the San Fernando Valley called in and participated in a conversation for over ninety minutes. During this time, the Congressman addressed the questions and concerns of constituents about the President, climate change, electoral reforms, and other issues. Rep. Sherman was joined by his Valley Office Director, Scott Abrams, who discussed the work he is doing in the San Fernando Valley and provided information on the Congressman's constituent services program. Congressman Sherman will be hosting an in-person Town Hall on Saturday, June 1st at Granada Hills Charter High School.
Congressman Sherman receives ONEgeneration’s Enriching Communities Award
Congressman Brad Sherman recently received ONEgeneration's Enriching Communities Award presented by Dale Surowitz. ONEgeneration's intergenerational programs benefit the lives of Valley residents and Sherman has been proud to support their outstanding work over the years.
Congressman Sherman hosts Town Hall on Facebook Live
On May 1st, Valley residents participated in an interactive “Facebook Live Town Hall” hosted by Congressman Brad Sherman. Residents from all over the district logged on to their Facebook pages and participated in a conversation with Congressman Sherman for an hour and a half. During this time, the Congressman addressed the questions and concerns of constituents, including the release of the Mueller report, U.S. foreign policy, clean air and climate change, and gun violence. “Town Halls are a regular part of my outreach to constituents,” said Rep. Sherman. “These types of Town Halls allow me to easily interact with thousands of Valley residents.”
Congressman Sherman & the Consulate General of India Host Reception in the Valley for Indian Ambassador
The Consulate General of India and Congressman Sherman had the honor of hosting a reception last week for Ambassador of India Harsh V. Shringla. They were joined by India Association of Los Angeles, Mayor Harry Sidhu of Anaheim, and community leaders.
Congressman Sherman Joins Thousands in Los Angeles to Commemorate the 104th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide
On April 24th, in honor of Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, Congressman Sherman joined thousands of Americans who gathered for the annual March For Justice in Los Angeles to commemorate the 104th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. We must always remember the perseverance of the Armenian people and that is why the Congressman is working with his colleagues in Congress to officially make the U.S. recognize the Armenian Genocide.
Congressman Sherman Hosts Town Hall on the Middle East
On April 22nd, Congressman Brad Sherman hosted a Town Hall at Temple Aliyah in the Valley to discuss recent developments in the Middle East. He was joined by Eitan Weiss, Israel’s chief representative to Southern California. They covered the Congressman’s efforts to prevent both Iran and Saudi Arabia from developing nuclear weapons, U.S. military aid to Israel, international terrorism, and global anti-Semitism.
Mueller Provides Substantial Evidence of Obstruction of Justice
The Mueller report provides substantial evidence that President Trump violated felony criminal statutes regarding Obstruction of Justice – and the redactions seem to hide even more evidence of Obstruction. Mueller believed that his report showed very substantial evidence of Obstruction of Justice. Mueller declined to opine on whether this evidence established Obstruction of Justice beyond a reasonable doubt. Instead he left it to others to determine whether the evidence of Obstruction of Justice justified further legal proceedings. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Addresses Over 500 at Valley Town Hall
On Saturday, Congressman Brad Sherman hosted a Valley Town Hall at Chatsworth Charter High School. A crowd of over 500 people attended the Town Hall to listen to Congressman Sherman answer questions covering airport noise, wildfires and disaster assistance, President Trump and the government shutdown, and Sherman’s Articles of Impeachment. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Statement on 25th Anniversary of Northridge Earthquake
Today, on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) is reminding residents of the San Fernando Valley and metropolitan Los Angeles about how they can prepare for a future seismic event. Twenty-five years ago, dozens of lives were lost, and thousands were injured by one of the largest earthquakes in our nation’s history. The Northridge Earthquake was also one of the costliest federal disasters, with damages in excess of $20 billion. Read More.
Wildfire Information and Recovery Resources
California has experienced the worst fires in the state's California’s history. These fires forced hundreds of thousands of people to evacuate their communities, destroyed hundreds of homes, and left many families with nothing. The Woosley Fire started on November 8, 2018, and burned nearly 100,000 acres. The fire has killed two people and destroyed 435 structures. Our recovery is only just beginning. Please know I am committed to working with our local, state and federal officials to ensure that the federal government provides all necessary resources to support our community in this time of recovery. I stand ready to help expedite any support and resources that our communities need to rebuild and repair our homes, businesses, and infrastructure. For assistance with any of the information provided below, please contact my district office in Sherman Oaks at (818) 501-9200.
Representatives Sherman and Yoho Introduce Legislation to Stand Up for Human Rights in Xinjiang, China
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the Asia Subcommittee, and Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), the Chairman of the Asia Subcommittee introduced the Uighur Intervention and Global Humanitarian Unified Response (UIGHUR) Act. The legislation is cosponsored by Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Congresswoman Ann Wagner (R-MO), and Congressman Jim McGovern (D-MA). Currently, in the Chinese region of Xinjiang, as many as one million Uighurs and other Turkic Muslim minorities are being detained in so-called “political re-education” camps. Meanwhile, Uighurs living outside of China are being harassed and silenced – including here in the United States. Read More.
Senators Markey and Rubio, and Reps. Sherman and Messer Introduce Bipartisan, Bicameral Legislation to Thwart Saudi Arabia’s Nuclear Weapons Ambitions
Senators Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) and Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-30), a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Rep. Luke Messer (IN-06) today introduced legislation that increases Congressional oversight over any civil nuclear cooperation agreement – or 123 agreement – between the United States and Saudi Arabia. Since 2017, there have been reports of negotiations between the Trump administration and Saudi Arabia on a potential 123 agreement, with Energy Secretary Rick Perry recently returning from the region after meeting with leaders about a potential deal. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Releases Demographic Snapshot of San Fernando Valley
Today, the U.S. Census Bureau issued a San Fernando Valley Report at the request of Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks). The more than 1.86 million people who live in the Valley exceed the populations of all but the four largest cities in the United States—New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Houston. According to the latest census data, the Valley's population has increased 106,000 (6%) since 2010. The Valley Census Report shows that Valley residents spend, on average, over a half-hour commuting to work, which is nearly 19% longer than the average American. “I will use this to argue that we need more transportation infrastructure in the San Fernando Valley,” Sherman said. “We need a subway through the Sepulveda Pass.” Read More.
Congressman Sherman Unveils Legislation to Prevent Saudi Arabia from Accessing Nuclear Weapons
In the aftermath of the shocking murder of dissident Jamal Khashoggi, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) unveiled the No Nuclear Weapon for Saudi Arabia Act of 2018. This legislation ensures the Trump Administration can’t negotiate a bad deal that would allow the Saudi government to build a nuclear bomb. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Announces Federal Resources to Help Those Affected by the Woolsey Fire
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) announced ways that those affected by the Woolsey Fire can begin the process of recovering and rebuilding. Sherman, along with Congresswoman Julia Brownley, and Congressman Ted Lieu, sent a letter to the President urging him to approve the disaster declaration first requested by Governor Jerry Brown and make these funds available to fire survivors. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Meets with FAA Officials to Discuss the Hollywood Burbank Airport and Airport Noise
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) met with officials from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to discuss proposed aviation procedures that will have a direct impact on communities in the San Fernando Valley. Sherman met with Clark Desing, Director of the Western Service Center and Beth White in advance of this week’s two public workshops that will focus on changes to existing departure procedures from Hollywood Burbank Airport. Read More.
On the Third Anniversary of Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Congressman Sherman Continues to Push for Natural Gas Storage Standards to be Restored and Enforced
On the third anniversary of the Aliso Canyon gas leak, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) continues to condemn the decision of the Trump Administration to rescind natural gas storage safety regulations. In August 2018, Sherman sent a letter to Howard Elliott, Administrator of the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA), demanding that federal standards be restored and enforced. Read More.
Senator Sanders and Congressman Sherman Stand Together to Reintroduce "Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Exist Act"
On the 10th anniversary of the Wall Street bailout, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) announced their plan to reintroduce the Too Big to Fail, Too Big to Exist Act, in the House and Senate respectively. Under the legislation, any institution that is too big to fail will be broken up and reorganized to avoid more government bailouts and future risk to the economy. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Applauds Passage of Legislation to Combat Airplane Noise
Today, the House of Representatives passed a major piece of legislation that will reform aspects of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “Here in the San Fernando Valley, residents are concerned about the concentration of flights over our neighborhoods, homes, schools, and public spaces. This bill will require the FAA to consider diverging flight paths and adjusting departure procedure to address community concerns over noise,” said Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks). Read More.
Department of Education Embraces State Department Definition of Anti-Semitism
In a precedent-setting move, the U.S. Department of Education has employed the U.S. State Department’s definition of anti-Semitism to enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act. This is a milestone in an eight-year effort to protect Jewish college students from anti-Semitism masquerading as legitimate criticism of the Israeli government. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Opposes FAA Plans to Change Flight Routes Over Valley Schools and Homes
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) announced opposition to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)’s proposed changes to flight routes out of Hollywood Burbank Airport that would increase noise over many schools and residential neighborhoods in the San Fernando Valley. Read More.
Sherman Sends Letter Demanding Federal Underground Natural Gas Storage Standards be Restored and Enforced
Last week, SoCalGas and local officials reached a $119.5-million settlement in response to the Aliso Canyon gas leak. In contrast, the Trump Administration has failed to take any action to protect American’s health and safety by implementing federal standards for underground natural gas storage facilities. Read More.
Congressman Brad Sherman Hosts Telephone Town Hall
On Tuesday evening, over 6,000 Valley residents participated in an interactive “Telephone Town Hall” hosted by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks). Residents from all over the San Fernando Valley called in and participated in a conversation with Congressman Sherman for over ninety minutes. During this time, the Congressman addressed the questions and concerns of constituents about plastic guns, climate change, the Supreme Court, electoral reforms, and other issues. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Releases Statement on SoCalGas Settlement
Natural gas should be stored in smaller and safer locations so any one of them can be shut down when needed. No major metropolitan area should be reliant on one storage facility. Throughout the crisis, we were told that Aliso Canyon cannot be shut down even temporarily because it’s the only significant facility for all of metro Los Angeles. Yet SoCalGas has done nothing to create alternative facilities. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Releases Reports on Enforced Disappearances in South Asia
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the Asia Pacific Subcommittee, released reports highlighting the problem of enforced disappearances in Bangladesh, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. The reports confirm that enforced disappearances continue to be a significant issue in the region. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Releases Report on Enforced Disappearances in Pakistan
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the Asia Pacific Subcommittee, released a report highlighting the problem of enforced disappearances in Pakistan. The report revealed that the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurists (ICJ) estimates that anywhere from 1,250 to more than 18,000 enforced disappearances have occurred in Pakistan since 2009. Read More.
Sherman Sends Letter to Pompeo Demanding Answers After Trump Threatens Ecuador over Breastfeeding
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), sent a letter to Secretary of State Mike Pompeo regarding the Trump Administration’s efforts to prioritize the interests of the infant formula industry and its attempt to bully the government of Ecuador. Read More.
Congressman Sherman on One Year Anniversary of Filing Articles of Impeachment
Today marks the one-year anniversary of the filing of Articles of Impeachment by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA). Sherman, joined by Congressman Al Green (D-TX), introduced an Article of Impeachment (H. Res. 438) against President Donald J. Trump for High Crimes and Misdemeanors on July 12, 2017. Congressman Sherman released the following statement. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Statement Following Visit to Immigrant Child Facility
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) released the following statement after his visit to the Youth for Tomorrow facility in Bristow, VA. The facility houses over 100 immigrant children including about 15 children that were separated from their families at the border: “I was pleased to join Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Congressman Mike Thompson (D-CA), Congresswoman Doris Matsui (D-CA), and Congressman Jimmy Panetta (D-CA) during a briefing and tour of Youth for Tomorrow with facility staff, and staff from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Read More.
Congressman Sherman Opposes the Janus Decision
Congressman Sherman released this statement after the Supreme Court handed down a 5-4 decision in the case of Janus v. AFSCME Council 31: “In today’s decision in the case of Janus v. AFSCME Council 31, President Trump’s Supreme Court overturned decades of American jurisprudence regarding the right to organize and collectively bargain for higher wages and better working conditions. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Statement on North Korea Summit
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Ranking Member of the Asia Pacific Subcommittee, issued this statement after President Trump concluded a summit with Kim Jong-un in Singapore: “As could be expected, Trump and Kim signed a statement vague on details. In fact, it is almost devoid of details, such as timetables or concrete commitments, and the structure for future talks is not laid out with any specificity. Kim gets equal status at a meeting with the U.S. president, and we get vague platitudes about denuclearization. What has Kim really promised? Where’s the beef? Read More.
Congressman Sherman Praises Success of 405 Expansion on Four-Year Anniversary
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), who worked with former U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer and others in securing federal funds for the new northbound lane on the 405, issued the following statement on the four-year anniversary of the opening of the new lane: “The success of this project is clearer than ever. With the growing population in Los Angeles and low unemployment, there are now more cars on the road than ever before. If we hadn’t built the lane, travel through the Sepulveda Pass would be far worse. Read More.
Representatives Sherman and Ros-Lehtinen Send Letter Urging Trump to Support Human Rights in Iran by Enforcing Sanctions
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Middle East and North Africa, sent a letter to President Donald Trump. The letter urges President Trump to enforce a critical sanctions statute against companies that sell to Iran technology it needs to censor dissidents, disrupt protesters, and restrict the free flow of information. Read More.
French President Macron: “There’s No Planet B”
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement in response to today’s Joint Congressional Address by French President Emmanuel Macron: “Today, President Emmanuel Macron delivered an excellent statement. Macron’s tough emphasis on protecting the environment was welcomed. As Macron stated, ‘there’s no planet B.’” Read More.
Congressman Brad Sherman Receives 11th Humane Society Award
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman received the Humane Champion Award from the Humane Society of the United States. This is Congressman Sherman’s 11th consecutive award from the Humane Society. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Secures $6 Million in Funding for U.S.-Israel Energy Research Programs
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) applauded the passage of government funding legislation that includes the FY 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. Sherman led the successful effort to secure $6 million in funding for two U.S.-Israel energy cooperation programs. Read More.
U.S. Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen and Brad Sherman Launch Bipartisan Effort to Reform Atomic Energy Act; Urge Administration to Pursue “Gold Standard” In Saudi Nuclear Negotiations
Today Representatives Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chairman of the Subcommittee on the Middle East and North Africa, and Brad Sherman (D-CA), Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, were joined by Ted Poe (R-TX) and William Keating (D-MA), the respective Chairman and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade in introducing HR 5357, the Nuclear Cooperation Reform Act of 2018. Read More.
Chabot-Sherman Taiwan Travel Act Signed into Law
U.S. Representative Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Asia Pacific Subcommittee, applauded the enactment of H.R. 535, the Taiwan Travel Act. Sherman introduced the legislation last January with U.S. Representative Steve Chabot (R-Ohio) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-California). Read More.
Congressman Brad Sherman Hosts Telephone Town Hall
On Wednesday evening, nearly 5,000 Valley residents participated in an interactive “Telephone Town Hall” hosted by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks). Residents from all over the San Fernando Valley called in and participated in a conversation with Congressman Sherman for over ninety minutes. During this time, the Congressman addressed the questions and concerns of constituents about gun control, the Republican tax plan, trade, electoral reforms, and other issues. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Holds Emergency Government Shut Down Skype Town Hall
On Sunday, Congressman Brad Sherman hosted a Valley Town Hall at Reseda High School via Skype. Due to the government shutdown, Congressman Sherman was unable to attend the town hall in person but joined via Skype from his office in Washington, D.C. Read More.
Sherman Statement on Preventing Gun Violence
The epidemic of gun violence continues to grip the nation. From the concert shooting on the Las Vegas strip, the deadliest mass shooting in our nation’s history, to the horrific scene at a high school in Florida where seventeen people were killed by a gunman, this past year saw citizens across the country continue to grapple with the realities of gun violence. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Statement on 24th Anniversary of Northridge Earthquake
Today, on the eve of the 24th anniversary of the Northridge Earthquake, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) is reminding residents of the San Fernando Valley and metropolitan Los Angeles about how they can prepare for a future seismic event. Read More.
On Second Anniversary of Aliso Canyon Gas Leak, Congressman Sherman Attacks Trump for Withdrawing Safety Regulations
On the second anniversary of the Aliso Canyon gas leak, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) condemned the decision of the Trump Administration to withdrawal natural gas storage safety regulations. He sent a letter demanding that the regulations be restored and enforced. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Calls for Comprehensive Health Study on Effects of Aliso Canyon Gas Leak
Following the release of an independent health study by Dr. Jeffrey Nordella, which concluded that Porter Ranch residents have uranium, lithium, and other chemicals in their bodies, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) is calling for a comprehensive, independent, long-term health study on the impact of toxin exposures from the Aliso Canyon well blowout. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Responds to the President’s Decertification of the Iran Nuclear Deal
I was the first Member of Congress of either party to urge the rejection of the Iran deal, speaking on the House Floor hours after it was published. But if the U.S. renounces the deal, Iran keeps the roughly $100 billion they got last year, while being freed from the restraints imposed by the agreement. Our goal should be to enforce and extend the nuclear deal. Read More.
Congressman Sherman's Legal Analysis Supported by Thorough Brookings Study
On July 12, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) filed Articles of Impeachment against Donald J. Trump for High Crimes and Misdemeanors. Read More.
Congressman Sherman, Senator Elizabeth Warren to Introduce Legislation to End So-Called, ‘Right-to-Work’ Laws Nationwide
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) announced his intention, along with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), to introduce legislation to eliminate so-called ‘right-to-work’ laws. Sherman has introduced this legislation in the past five Congresses. In the 114th Congress, Sherman introduced the bill in July 2016 with 48 House cosponsors. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Releases Statement Condemning Trump’s Decision to End DACA
Today’s announcement that the President will turn his back on DREAMers by ending DACA, essentially deporting nearly 800,000 young men and women who are American in every way, will undermine economic growth, bring fear to our communities, and tear families apart. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Addresses Nearly 800 at Valley Town Hall
On Sunday, Congressman Brad Sherman hosted a Valley Town Hall at Reseda High School. A crowd of nearly 800 people was in attendance at the Valley’s largest High School auditorium to listen to Sherman answer questions covering health care, social security, foreign policy, and many questions surrounding President Donald Trump and Sherman’s Articles of Impeachment. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Introduces Resolution to Preserve the Dream of Homeownership
Today, Congressmen Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Peter King (R-NY) introduced a bipartisan House Resolution expressing support for the home mortgage interest and property tax deductions. Reps. Sherman and King were joined by Representatives Nanette Barragan (D-CA), Paul Cook (R-CA), Dan Donovan (R-NY), Sheila Jackson-Lee (D-TX), Gregory Meeks (D-NY), Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH), Eric Swalwell (D-CA), and Dina Titus (D-NV). Read More.
Congressman Sherman (CPA) Introduces Legislation to Simplify Tax Return Filing
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman, CPA, senior member of the Financial Services Committee, and former Chair of the nation’s second largest tax agency introduced the Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2017 with Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA), Grace Napolitano (D-NY), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Tim Ryan (D-OH), and Tom Suozzi (D-NY). The bill is based on legislation introduced in the U.S. Senate by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA). Read More.
Congressman Sherman Reacts to Davis-based Imam’s Anti-Semitic and Anti-Israel Remarks
On July 21 during Friday prayers, Imam Ammar Shahin, delivered a sermon at the Islamic Center of Davis, CA where he prayed to Allah to "liberate the Al-Aqsa Mosque from the filth of the Jews" and to "annihilate them down to the very last one." Congressman Sherman released the following statement in response. Read More.
SoCalGas to Renew Injections at Aliso Canyon Without Implementing Strongest Possible Safety Standards
Congressman Brad Sherman released the following statement following the announcement by the California’s Department of Conservation that SoCalGas can resume injections of natural gas into the Aliso Canyon Storage Facility. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Applauds Funding of U.S.-Israel Energy Programs
The House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill that includes $2 million in funding for the U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperative Agreement and $4 million in funding for the development of the U.S.-Israel Energy Center. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Urges Stronger Regulation of Natural Gas Storage Facilities
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) sent a letter to the Department of Conservation (DOC) advocating for improvements to the Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR)’s proposed regulations of natural gas storage facilities in California. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Introduces Article of Impeachment: Obstruction of Justice
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), joined by Congressman Al Green (D-TX), introduced an Article of Impeachment (H. Res. 438) against President Donald J. Trump for High Crimes and Misdemeanors. The Article is based on Article 1, dealing with “Obstruction of Justice,” which was passed by the Judiciary Committee on a bipartisan vote on July 27, 1974, regarding Richard M. Nixon. Sherman circulated a draft Article on June 12, 2017, and has been conferring with colleagues and legal experts from around the country since then. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Responds to CFPB’s Decision to Ban Arbitration Clauses that Prevent Consumers from Joining Together to Combat Fraud
Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that financial institutions, such as Wells Fargo, will no longer be allowed to force consumers to use arbitration to settle group disputes. Currently, banks and credit card companies insert arbitration clauses in their contracts to prevent customers from filing class-action lawsuits in the case of wrongdoing. This practice often discourages consumers from filing lawsuits because of the necessary expense of time, money, and effort. Read More.
Congressman Brad Sherman Hosts Telephone Town Hall
On Thursday evening, over 5,000 Valley residents participated in an interactive “Telephone Town Hall” hosted by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks). Read More.
Congressman Sherman Circulates Proposed Article of Impeachment: Obstruction of Justice
Today Congressman Brad Sherman, a twenty-year veteran of the House, circulated an Article of Impeachment to all Members of the House, Democrat and Republican, seeking their input and support. Read More.
Flynn Matter Shows Trump Cares More about Personal Image than National Security
On January 26, Donald Trump learned that his National Security Advisor, Former General Michael Flynn, had indeed talked to the Russian Ambassador about sanctions against Russia. Since Flynn had previously lied about these conversations to the administration and the American people, Russia could have blackmailed him by threatening to publish the transcripts or tapes of the phone calls. Read More.
Sherman Addresses Over 1,300 at Valley Town Hall
An overflow crowd of over 1,300 people was in attendance at the Valley’s largest High School auditorium to listen to Sherman answer questions covering health care, social security, foreign policy, and many questions surrounding President Donald Trump. Read More.
Does the IRS Owe You Money?
As taxpayers rushed to file last-minute returns by tonight’s midnight deadline, Congressman Brad Sherman is helping Californians uncover over $250 million in old refunds that are just waiting to be delivered to over 97,000 Californians. Nationwide there’s an estimated $3 billion in unclaimed refunds for the 2013 to 2015 tax years. Three individuals each stand to receive more than $150,000. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Responds to U.S. Strike on Assad Regime
Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee released the following statement in response to Syrian chemical attack on Khan Shaykhun and the American response on Shayrat Air Base: “We should have three goals in Syria: Protect the Syrian people, Destroy ISIS, Preserve the Chemical Weapons Convention that bans poison gas and chemical weapons. All while limiting the risks of U.S. causalities or a wider war with Russia. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Introduces Legislation to Provide Consumer Protections to Homeowners that ‘Go Green’
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, joined Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA) in introducing legislation to increase transparency for homeowners who take out loans to make environmentally-focused home improvements. Read More.
Congressman Sherman: Hypocritical for Republicans to Run from CBO Report
Today, the Congressional Budget Office released its report on the House Republicans’ health care plan. Congressman Brad Sherman released the following statement in response to the report. Read More.
Sherman Calls on AG Sessions to Resign
"Jeff Sessions should never have been confirmed, and for so many reasons he should resign immediately."
With the ongoing uncertainty over immigration laws in our country, I and my staff are here to help with any questions you may have regarding documentation and the current laws. Read More.
AQMD Settlement with SoCal Gas Shortchanges Porter Ranch, says Sherman
Congressman Brad Sherman, who lives about as close as anyone to the Porter Ranch gas leak site, issued the following statement following the announcement of the Aliso Canyon gas leak settlement. Read More.
Congressman Sherman’s Statement for Tonight’s Public Meeting on Safety at Aliso Canyon
Tonight, the Department of Conservation’s Division of Oil, Gas, and Geothermal Resources (DOGGR) will hold a public meeting regarding the well safety review at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility. Below is Congressman Brad Sherman’s statement prepared for delivery. Read More.
Congressman Sherman: Fire Bannon for Barring Permanent Residents
Congressman Brad Sherman released the following statement regarding President Donald Trump’s controversial travel ban that was signed on January 27, 2017: The President’s executive order on travel and the refugee program is largely unconstitutional, immoral, and is ineffective.
Congressman Sherman Remains Top Democrat on Asia Subcommittee; Named to Subcommittee Dealing with Russia
Today, Congressman Brad Sherman, the second-ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, announced new Foreign Affairs Subcommittee roles for the 115th Congress. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Calls for Special Counsel to Investigate Russian Hacking and Possible Collusion
Following this morning’s classified bipartisan briefing on Russian interference in U.S. Elections, Congressman Brad Sherman sent a letter to Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch requesting the appointment of a Special Counsel on interference with the U.S. democratic process. Read More.
Sherman Requests Classified Briefing on Russian-led Hacking
In a letter sent to President Barack Obama, Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, requested a classified briefing for all members of the U.S. House Representatives at the start of the 115th Congress on Russian hacking, selective email leaks, falsified media reports, and other activities that affected the 2016 U.S. election. Read More.
Federal Agency Issues Natural Gas Storage Safety Regulations
Following through on a promise made by President Barack Obama to Congressman Brad Sherman last January, PHMSA, the relevant federal agency, issued a proposed Interim Final Regulation which will become binding on the industry before January 20, 2017. Read More.
Sherman and Brown Introduce Bill to Provide Justice to Wells Fargo Victims
Congressman Brad Sherman (D- Sherman Oaks) and Senator Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) introduced the Justice for Victims of Fraud Act of 2016. The bill will close a Wells Fargo forced arbitration loophole by preventing Wells Fargo from applying its mandatory arbitration clauses to the millions of fake accounts created without customer consent. Read More.
Sherman Responds to SoCalGas Push to Resume Operations at Aliso Canyon in Porter Ranch
Congressman Brad Sherman issued a statement after SoCalGas announced it completed testing or sealing all 114 wells and has requested authorization from the State of California to resume injections in the underground gas storage facility at Aliso Canyon. Read More.
Sherman Responds to Natural Gas Storage Safety Report
The Pipeline and Hazardous Safety Materials Administration (PHMSA) will be moving forward with federal regulations for natural gas storage based on the Task Force’s recommendations. Sherman issued a statement after the Interagency Aliso Canyon Task Force on Natural Gas Safety unveiled its official recommendations. Read More.
Sherman Celebrates Completion of Backbone Trail
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) along with the National Parks Service and several elected officials, including former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, celebrated the completion of the 67-mile backbone trail which traverses the Santa Monica Mountains. Read More.
Sherman Criticizes SoCalGas For Defying County Department of Public Health
SoCalGas Defies Directive to Pay for Safety Cleaning Protocol
The Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas) defied a directive from the L.A. County Department of Public Health by announcing that SoCalGas will not clean homes of residents affected by the natural gas leak in Porter Ranch. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Holds Town Hall Meeting
On Sunday, April 3rd, 2016, Congressman Brad Sherman hosted a town hall meeting at Granada Hills Charter High School, fielding questions from some of the approximately 500 constituents who attended. Congressman Sherman gave an update on the recently capped gas leak in Porter Ranch, including details of how his office can help families and businesses affected by the leak. Read More.
17 Members Cosponsor Sherman’s Gas Storage Safety Act
Sherman Oaks – Congressman Sherman (D-CA), who lives in the Porter Ranch community (site of the largest natural gas leak in history), announced that 17 members of Congress now support his Gas Storage Safety Act. Read More.
Porter Ranch Gas Leak Update:,
How We Can Help:
You may be eligible for: air purification and weatherization, relocation and expense reimbursement, school transportation, or claims for harm or injury as a result of this incident. Businesses affected by the leak may be eligible for SBA loans. Read More.
Sherman to Introduce Natural Gas Storage Safety Act
Congressman Sherman (D-CA), who lives in the Porter Ranch community (site of the largest natural gas leak in history), will introduce the Natural Gas Storage Safety Act, legislation designed to prevent future gas leaks. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Hosts Telephone Town Hall
Residents Express Concerns Over Gas Leak
Over nine thousand Valley residents participated in an interactive “Telephone Town Hall” hosted by Congressman Brad Sherman. The Congressman addressed constituents’ questions and concerns on a wide variety of topics, including the Porter Ranch gas leak, domestic terrorism, combating ISIS, U.S. foreign policy in Syria and the Middle East, the Iran nuclear negotiations, healthcare, and the environment. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Commends Gov. Brown on Declaring 'State of Emergency'
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) commended Governor Jerry Brown’s decision to declare a state of emergency regarding the leaking gas well at Southern California Gas Co.’s (“SoCalGas”) storage facility above Porter Ranch. Congressman Sherman’s staff informally urged Governor Brown’s office to help persuade Governor Brown to make this decision last week, and sent a formal detailed letter earlier today. Read More.
House Passes Posey-Sherman "Policyholder Protection Act"
The Policyholder Protection Act introduced by Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL) and Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) passed the House. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Opposes TPP Agreement
Washington DC – Following news of an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and former chairman of the Subcommittee on Trade, released the following statement:“If our previous free trade deals are any indication of what we can expect from the TPP, American workers are in serious trouble..." Read More.
Congressman Sherman Delivers Speech on Iran Nuclear Agreement
Congressman Sherman delivered a speech concerning his views on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program at a Valley Beth Shalom, a synagogue in the San Fernando Valley. Read More.
Congressman Sherman Becomes Top Dem on Asia Subcommittee
Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), the second ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, announced new Subcommittee roles for the 114th Congress. In the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Sherman will serve as the ranking member on the Subcommittee on Asia, and will continue to serve on the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, as the Chairman Emeritus (former Chairman). Read More.
Sherman Insists on Enforcement of Anti-Semitism Standards on Campuses
Due to the work of Congressman Sherman and others, the U.S. Department of Education issued guidance to American universities indicating that they had an obligation to protect students from anti-Semitism. Read More.
Mortgage Modification for those Facing Hardship
Congressman Sherman helped create the HAMP program to help those having significant difficultly making their mortgage payments. The goal is to reduce foreclosures, which are a tragedy for the families involved, and adversely affect the neighborhood. Qualifying homeowners often have their payments reduced to 31 percent of their monthly pre-tax income.
For help finding out if you’re eligible for a lower payment under these new policies, you can contact our Valley office at (818) 501-9200.
You can find out if your mortgage is owned by Fannie or Freddie by going online to:
https://www.FannieMae.com/loanlookup/ or httpss://ww3.FreddieMac.com/corporate/, or calling 1-800-7FANNIE or 1-800-FREDDIE.
For more information you can also visit: https://www.makinghomeaffordable.gov/
Refinancing at Lower Rates for Those with Low Equity (or No Equity)
Mortgage rates are at historic lows and many homeowners want to refinance to reduce their monthly payments by hundreds or even thousands of dollars. But many homeowners do not have the 20 percent equity required to refinance, and some owe more than the current value of their home.
Congressman Sherman cosponsored the HOME Act which allows those with mortgages owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to refinance – even if they owe more than their home is currently worth. Even if you write your check to a major bank, your mortgage is probably owned or guaranteed by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
This provision will help create jobs in the San Fernando Valley. Homeowners who save hundreds of dollars each month are good customers for local Valley businesses. Furthermore, it does not expose the federal government to additional risk because these mortgages are already guaranteed or owned by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac.
The President’s executive order on travel and the refugee program is largely unconstitutional, immoral, and is ineffective.
Congressman Sherman Unveils Legislation to Prevent Saudi Arabia from Accessing Nuclear Weapons
In the aftermath of the shocking murder of dissident Jamal Khashoggi, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) unveiled the No Nuclear Weapon for Saudi Arabia Act of 2018. This legislation ensures the Trump Administration can’t negotiate a bad deal that would allow the Saudi government to build a nuclear bomb. Read More.