U.S. - Israel Relationship
Congressman Brad Sherman on the U.S. – Israel Relationship:
“For over 16 years, I have served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee,” said Sherman. “I have been the lead Democratic member on the subcommittee dealing with terrorism and nonproliferation since 2003. Throughout my time in Congress, I have worked to support U.S. friendship and increased cooperation with Israel, our closest ally in the Middle East.“
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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.
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.
Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) applauded the passage of government funding legislation that includes the FY 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill. Sherman led the successful effort to secure $6 million in funding for two U.S.-Israel energy cooperation programs.
For over 20 years, I have served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee and fought for the strongest possible U.S.-Israel relationship.
Supporting Security Assistance to Israel
Washington, D.C. – The House Appropriations Committee approved the FY 2018 Energy and Water Appropriations Bill that includes $2 million in funding for the U.S.-Israel Energy Cooperative Agreement and $4 million in funding for the development of the U.S.-Israel Energy Center.
Washington DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee released the following statement on the Treasury Department’s sanctioning two entities and two individuals for supporting Iran’s ballistic missile program and Iranian airline Mahan Air.
“I am pleased to see that the Treasury Department is still pursuing the Iranian missile program and Mahan Air. These designations are important steps. However, we need to continue these efforts and do more.
Washington, DC – Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) led a bipartisan group of 135 House members in a request of $2 million for the U.S.–Israel Energy Cooperation Program in the Energy and Water Development Appropriations bill.
The appropriations request this year included the highest number of signatories – 130 members of Congress – since the creation of the program in 2008.
Washington DC - Today the University of California Regents released its Final Report of the Regents Working Group on Principles Against Intolerance.
Congressman Sherman issued the following statement in response:
“I am pleased to see that the final report explicitly condemns anti‐Semitism and anti‐Zionism. This is a significant victory for Jewish students who have faced multiple, unsettling incidents involving anti-Semitic epithets, slurs, obscenities, and even physical violence.
Washington DC – Congressman Sherman (D-CA), a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement regarding recent violent attacks in Israel:
Washington D.C. - Congressman Sherman delivered a speech concerning his views on the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action on Iran’s nuclear program at a Valley Beth Shalom, a synagogue in the San Fernando Valley. A slightly edited version of this address is attached below.
Valley Beth Shalom, Encino CA
Delivered August 15, 2015; Edited August 31, 2015