Other Domestic Issues
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Working to Prevent 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.
Washington, D.C. – 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.
Twenty-four 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 most costly federal disasters, with damages in excess of $20 billion.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) released the following statement after Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced that President Donald Trump will end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program with a six-month delay:
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.
Washington, DC – The House of Representatives passed the PIPES Act, legislation that 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:
Congressman Sherman celebrates the completion of the Backbone Trail with the National Parks Service, Betty Weider, and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
“As a Bruin, I join the entire UCLA community in mourning the loss of life at the UCLA campus today.
It is too early for us to know whether changes in public policy could have prevented this tragedy. But this tragedy should be viewed in light of other recent shootings which have taught us that we need additional common sense gun control measures. I want to thank law enforcement personnel and first responders for their efforts to prevent further casualties.”
Washington DC – In a letter to Chancellor Howard Gillman, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) condemned recent anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist events on the University of California, Irvine campus, and called for stronger protections for university students.
On May 18, the Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) and affiliates disrupted an assembly of students viewing a movie about the Israel Defense Forces. Protesters were filmed yelling “long live the Intifada”, a reference to periods of terrorism in Israel marked by immense human suffering.
Porter Ranch, CA – Yesterday, 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.
Congressman Sherman, whose home is as close as any to the Porter Ranch leak, took to the floor of the House to condemn the actions of SoCalGas. Watch Here: https://youtu.be/DfT29y1zz1U
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:
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.