Other Domestic Issues
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Congressman Brad Sherman announced that nearly $900,000 in federal funds for projects in the San Fernando Valley have been advanced by Congressional panels.
This week the House Appropriations Committee advanced both the Interior and Financial Services federal funding bills, which included two community 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.
Washington, D.C. -- Today, 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 today’s vote. “The Aliso Canyon blowout demonstrated the need for strong regulation of natural gas storage facilities.”
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Brad Sherman announced today 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. The bill now heads to the House floor where passage is expected, and then to the Senate.
Washington, D.C. – 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 (D-Sherman Oaks), Secretary Granholm said Santa Susana Field Lab cleanup “is a priority” and acknowledged the lack of compliance with past cleanup commitments.
SAN FERNANDO VALLEY — Today, Brad Sherman (CA-30) and Congressmen Tony Cárdenas (CA-29) 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.
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.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) testified today before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, urging them to include additional federal funding in the upcoming Infrastructure bill for a subway through and improvements to the Sepulveda Pass.
Washington, D.C. – The National Transportation Safety Board today 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 today 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.
The two new provisions that will be added to the bill will:
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) and California Senator Dianne Feinstein announced today the reintroduction of the Kobe Bryant and Gianna Bryant Helicopter Safety Act, which will require the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to strengthen federal safety standards for equipping helicopters.
“At 3pm today, I heard from my Doctor brother-in-law that a large percentage of the Pfizer vaccine was going to waste.
“The vaccine is distributed in vials with enough vaccine for 7 doses. But FDA policies required that each vial should be used for 5 doses, and then discarded.
“I immediately contacted FDA, and within hours Acting Associate Commissioner Andrew Tantillo issued the clarifying guidance set forth below. I have urged the FDA to put this up on its website and get it out to vaccine administrators. Hopefully the press will also get help get the word out.