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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

CONGRESSMAN SHERMAN BECOMES TOP DEMOCRAT ON INTERNATIONAL TERRORISM SUBCOMMITTEE

  

Feb 11, 2003
Press Release

[Washington, D.C.] –  Today, Congressman Brad Sherman, a senior member of the House International Relations Committee, was selected as the top Democrat on the new Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Non-proliferation and Human Rights.

"It is an honor to accept the lead Democratic role on this new subcommittee, created to deal with the most important threats to America, terrorism and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. I look forward to working with my colleague Elton Gallegly, the chair of this subcommittee, in confronting the imminent threats terrorist organizations pose to the United States and the world," said Sherman.

The Subcommittee on International Terrorism, Non-proliferation and Human Rights was created to oversee a broad array of international security concerns and will regularly receive information from the Intelligence community, the State Department and Defense Department about the United States’ efforts to combat global terrorism. The subcommittee will play a critical role in overseeing United States programs and agreements for dealing with the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

Sherman plans to utilize his role on the new subcommittee to highlight his concerns regarding rogue states obtaining nuclear weapons, including Iran. Sherman has been a lead advocate of a tough line against Iran and countries which invest in Iran. In addition to a keen interest in non-proliferation and terrorism issues, Sherman has also been a member of the Congressional Caucus on Human Rights and has strongly supported efforts to improve freedoms across the globe.