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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA




Washington’s trade policy in the past few decades has failed the American middle class and industrial base. For far too long, we have seen the U.S. export jobs rather than products. We can no longer afford to continue on this path.  We must abandon these failed, so-called “free trade” policies of the past and take a new direction that creates more jobs here at home in America. We need balanced trade. That is why I have opposed NAFTA, CAFTA, MFN for China, and a host of bad trade deals we have adopted over the last 20 years.


Sherman Testifies before U.S.-China Commission on our Harmful Trade Relationship with China

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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 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.’”

Sep 20, 2017

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) announced his intention, along with Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Massachusetts), to introduce legislation to eliminate so-called ‘right-to-work’ laws.

Sherman has introduced this legislation in the past five Congresses.  In the 114th Congress, Sherman introduced the bill in July 2016 with 48 House cosponsors.  Sherman consistently earns a 100 percent rating from the AFL-CIO.

Oct 7, 2015

Washington DC – Following news of an agreement on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and former chairman of the Subcommittee on Trade, released the following statement:

“If our previous free trade deals are any indication of what we can expect from the TPP, American workers are in serious trouble.

Apr 28, 2015

Washington DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), the Ranking Member of the Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, released the following statement upon the arrival of Shinzo Abe, the Prime Minister of Japan.

Jan 22, 2015

Washington DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), the second ranking Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, announced new Subcommittee roles for the 114th Congress. In the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Sherman will serve as the ranking member on the Subcommittee on Asia, and will continue to serve on the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade, as the Chairman Emeritus (former Chairman).

Apr 21, 2014
Congressman Sherman discusses US Trade and Foreign Policy on KNBC Channel 4 News Conference with Conan Nolan
Apr 10, 2014

Sherman & Grayson Debunk Geopolitical Arguments Raised to Promote TPP

On Eve of Obama Asia Trip, Foreign Policy Members Warn Against Jobs-Killing Trans-Pacific Partnership 

Jan 14, 2014

Washington, DC – Congressman Brad Sherman, the Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs subcommittee on trade, released the following statement today on the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities Act of 2014, legislation introduced on January 9th, 2014, by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Baucus and Ranking Member Hatch as well as House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Camp:   

Oct 27, 2011

Washington D.C. – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), the Ranking Democrat of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee that deals with trade, released the following report regarding his work on trade policy: