Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Foreign Policy


Congressman Sherman takes a special interest in the following issues:

U.S. - Israel Relationship

U.S. - India Relationship

U.S. - Greece Relationship

U.S. - Armenia Relationship

Currently in the 117th Congress (2021-2023), Congressman Sherman is the second-ranked Democrat in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, former Chairman and member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, member of the Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and Global Counterterrorism, and member of the Subcommittee on International Development, International Organizations, and Global Corporate Social Impact. 

He is also Chair of the Sindh Caucus, Co-Chair of the Israel Allies Caucus and an active member of caucuses related to: AremniaHellinic IssuesTamil Issues, Sri Lanka, Sikh, and other foreign policy issues.

More on Foreign Policy

Apr 30, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), 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.

Apr 24, 2021

Today, on the 106th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, President Joe Biden became the first U.S. President to formally recognize the systematic murder of 1.5 million Armenian women, men, and children by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923, as a genocide.

I commend President Biden’s historic announcement today. The President’s courageous move has put the United States on the side of historic truth in a most powerful way.

Apr 15, 2021

Washington, D.C. – 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.

Apr 5, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), reintroduced the Peace and Tolerance in Palestinian Education Act to require the Secretary of State to submit a report to Congress reviewing textbooks produced by the Palestinian Authority (PA). There are concerns that such textbooks include language and imagery that encourage violence and hatred toward other nations and ethnic groups. Such content is particularly concerning given the use of such materials in educational settings for children as young as primary school age.

Mar 19, 2021

Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced the War Powers Act Enforcement Act, which would force compliance with the War Powers Act (also known as the War Powers Resolution).

Mar 9, 2021

I believe that it is critical to quickly bring Iran back into compliance with the JCPOA, so that the restrictions, inspections, and safeguards in that agreement are put back in place. We must also work to address Iran’s other destructive policies, including its support for international terrorism, its support for mass-murder in Syria, Yemen, and Iraq, and its development of missiles capable of delivering nuclear payloads.  

Mar 5, 2021

Investors on U.S. stock exchanges deserve not only independent audits, but oversight of the auditors.

The Kennedy-Sherman bill requires Chinese companies listed on American exchanges to allow the same Public Company Auditor Oversight Board supervision of their auditors as companies from the U.S. and most of the world.

Mar 5, 2021

Since October of 2016, the intelligence community has repeatedly issued public warnings that the government of Russia is actively interfering in U.S. elections. In the last two months, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), Director of the FBI, and Treasury Department have each publicly confirmed that Russia is working to influence the 2020 U.S. election.

Nov 19, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Congressmen Brad Sherman (D-CA) and Jamie Raskin (D-MD) today introduced a House Resolution calling for an end to enforced disappearances in Asia and around the world and calling upon the United States to ratify the International Convention for the Protection of All Persons from Enforced Disappearance.

Nov 18, 2020

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House unanimously passed H.Res.825, urging the United States to continue its leadership in supporting the Treaty on the Nonproliferation of Nuclear Weapons (NPT) and the global nonproliferation regime, introduced by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), who formerly chaired the Asia and Nonproliferation Subcommittee, along with Congressman Banks, and the Chair and Ranking Member of the Asia Subcommittee Ami Bera (D-CA) and Ted Yoho (R- FL).