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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Energy Independence


Spill, Baby, Spill
August 18, 2010

I am working to ensure that BP pays to clean up the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.  I joined with my colleagues to pass S. 3473, a bill that amends the Oil Pollution Act of 1990 and authorizes more money to go to clean-up efforts.  President Obama signed this bill into law on June 15, 2010.   I have also cosponsored the SPILL Act (H.R. 5503) which passed the House in July.  The bill will reform maritime liability laws to ensure that the families of those killed or injured in the BP spill and other such tragedies are justly compensated for their losses.  The bill awaits action in the Senate.  ...more

Sherman’s Language Promoting Plug-in Vehicle Use Passes House
Sept. 16, 2008

The House of Representatives passed the Comprehensive American Energy Security and Consumer Protection Act (HR 6899).  This bill includes legislative language that I authored to promote the use of plug-in electric vehicles. ...more

Investing in Renewable Energy
Aug. 5, 2008

Earlier this year I helped pass through the House of Representatives the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act.  ...more

Gas Prices and Energy Independence
June 2008

Congressman Sherman has been working to lower gas prices and make America less dependent on foreign oil. ...more

Legislation to Enhance US-Israel Energy Research Cooperation

January 2005

The United States cannot continue to rely on foreign oil as its principle source of fuel for transportation, electrical generation and heating. We see a warning of things to come right now, as gas prices soar well over two dollars per gallon due to the artificial scarcity created by the oil-producing countries and their OPEC cartel. ...more

Hybrid Vehicles
January 2005

Earlier this year, I sponsored legislation to encourage the use of environmentally friendly hybrid vehicles.  I have consistently voted for legislation to encourage alternatives to fossil fuels and to reduce our dependence on foreign oil. 

Encouraging the Use of Fuel-Efficient Vehicles
December 2004

Sherman has introduced legislation which would allow states to permit hybrid vehicles to use diamond lanes (high-occupancy vehicle lanes). ...more

More on Energy Independence

Oct 23, 2018

Sherman Oaks, CA – 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.

Aug 8, 2018

Washington, D.C. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) released the following statement in response to the $119.5 million settlement reached between SoCalGas and local officials in lawsuits over the biggest methane leak in U.S. history:

Apr 5, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior member of the Financial Services Committee, joined Senator Tom Cotton (R-AR) and Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA) in introducing legislation to increase transparency for homeowners who take out loans to make environmentally-focused home improvements.

Apr 20, 2016

Washington, DC – Today the House Transportation Committee passed the PIPES Act. This legislation will require federal regulation of natural gas storage, including the Aliso Canyon Storage facility in Porter Ranch which recently experienced the largest natural gas leak in US history. Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), whose home is as close as any to the recent leak, issued the following statement:

Apr 7, 2016

Sherman Oaks, CA – Congressman Brad Sherman, who lives in the Porter Ranch community, site of the largest gas leak in U.S. history, responded to reports that the Los Angeles basin may experience power outages if the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility remains offline:

“There is a political dance happening here.  I am concerned that SoCalGas may use these reports to build a case for business-as-usual operations with minimal safety improvements.

Jan 29, 2016

Washington DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) released a statement in support of an amendment introduced by Senators Dianne Feinstein and Barbara Boxer that would direct Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to lead a broad federal review of the cause and the response to the natural gas leak at Southern California Gas Company's Aliso Canyon Natural Gas storage facility

Mar 25, 2015

Washington, DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) led a bipartisan group of 106 House members in a request of $2 million for the U.S.–Israel Energy Cooperation Program in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill.  Co-leaders of the letter include Congressmen Bill Johnson (R-OH), Peter King (R-NY), Peter Roskam (R-IL), Eliot Engel (D-NY), and Ted Deutch (D-FL).

The appropriations request this year included the highest number of signatories – 106 members of Congress – since the creation of the program in 2008.