Other Domestic Issues
More on Other Domestic Issues
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.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), who is Chairman of the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, joined Housing, Community Development, and Insurance Subcommittee Chairman Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO) in sending a letter to Facebook CEO, Mark Zuckerberg, to raise concerns and important questions regarding practices by Facebook related to discriminatory ad targeting and digital redlining. Congressmen Clay was also joined in sending this letter by Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), Congressman Stephen F.
Washington, D.C. – Today Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks), who Chairs the Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets, and Congressman Eric Swalwell (D-Castro Valley) introduced the Internal Control Disclosure Improvement Act, a bill to ensure that public companies which have been subject to certain Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) accounting and auditing enforcement actions proactively disclose internal accounting controls in the future.
Washington, D.C. – Today, October 29, marks the 15th anniversary of the Metro’s Orange Line. The Orange Line is an 18-mile bus rapid transit system that runs through the San Fernando Valley from Chatsworth to North Hollywood with a planned eventual conversion to light rail within Metro’s masterplan. It has helped residents of the Valley connect to other essential public transportation systems and has helped reduce traffic on the 101 Freeway.
Sherman Oaks, CA – On the fifth anniversary of the Aliso Canyon gas blowout, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) continues to push for the closure of the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility and to ensure that SoCal Gas is held responsible for their actions.
“We need a plan to close the Aliso Canyon facility now,” Sherman urged. “We cannot wait another 7 to 15 years.”
The United States Postal Service has always stood as a pillar of our democracy, providing critical services for Valley Residents and Americans across the nation: delivering prescriptions, Social Security benefits, paychecks, tax returns and absentee ballots to millions of Americans. As we continue to grapple with an unprecedented pandemic, these services become even more critical now.