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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

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In the discussion about how much budgetary support “the State Department should have, without objection, I would like to put into the record a letter from 120 three and four star flag officers urging that you have more resources” than the Administration suggested in its budget proposal.”

-Congressman Sherman’s remarks at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on the FY 2018 Foreign Affairs Budget, June 14, 2017 
To view video of the hearing, please click here.

The Constitution “vests in Congress not only the power to declare war but control over the money that funds military operations. It also makes the President Commander-in-chief.  So, how do we wrestle with those competing constitutional provisions? President Jefferson did … In 2011, I proposed an amendment to say that no funds shall be spent in contravention of the War Powers Act and that has been part of the base bill for defense appropriations ever since.”

- Congressman Sherman’s remarks at the House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, “Authorization for the Use of Military Force and Current Terrorist Threats,” July 25, 2017
For more information on this hearing and watch a recording, please click here.

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

Congressman Sherman is the second-ranked Democrat in the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, member of the Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats, and Chairman Emeritus of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade.
 
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.
 

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Jul 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. – 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. 

Since 2009, anywhere from 1,250 to more than 18,000 enforced disappearances have occurred in Pakistan according to the Geneva-based International Commission of Jurist (ICJ). 

Jul 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. – 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.

Jun 12, 2018

Washington, D.C. – 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:

May 21, 2018

WASHINGTON, DC - Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), released the following statement regarding the ongoing human rights situation in the Sindh province of Pakistan:

May 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today, multiple amendments offered by Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, to H.R. 5105, or the BUILD Act, passed the Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously.

Congressman Sherman is a cosponsor of the BUILD Act, which will transfer the functions, personnel, assets, liabilities, and policies of the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) to the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and expand its authorities.

May 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, has received a commitment from the Overseas Private Investment Corporation (OPIC) that its potential successor agency will not approve future projects that deliberately exclude Armenia.

May 9, 2018

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed H.R. 5105, or the BUILD Act.  Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), a senior member on the Foreign Affairs Committee, is a cosponsor of the BUILD Act, which will require the functions, personnel, assets, liabilities, and policies of OPIC to transfer to the U.S. Development Finance Corporation (DFC) and expand its authorities.

Apr 25, 2018

Washington, D.C. – 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.’”

Mar 21, 2018

Washington, D.C. – 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.

Mar 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. – 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).