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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman Hosts 6th Telephone Town Hall of 2021


Sep 29, 2021
Press Release

Sherman Oaks, California – Last night, over 3,600 Valley residents participated in Congressman Brad Sherman’s (D-Sherman Oaks) live “Telephone Town Hall” where the Congressman updated valley residents on the pressing issues facing Congress, including the debate over our national infrastructure, efforts to curb COVID-19, the President’s “Build Back Better” economic agenda and more.

The Congressman detailed the intense debate occurring in Washington D.C. over President Biden’s proposed infrastructure proposal and the Democratic reconciliation bill. Sherman discussed some of the major provisions of both bills and what they would mean for Valley residents. The Congressman also detailed the funding proposals for both bills and what to expect as these historic pieces of legislation move forward.

Dr. Lynn Goldman, Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health, joined the Congressman to address the concerns of Valley residents over our fight against Covid. Dr. Goldman fielded questions regarding vaccine efficacy, provided information on booster shots and the new recommendations issued by public health officials, and provided well-grounded guidance to help equip Valley residents with the most accurate information.

“Telephone Town Halls have always been a regular part of my outreach to constituents,” said Congressman Sherman. “As we work to fully emerge from this pandemic and build back better, Telephone Town Halls allow me to easily and safely interact with thousands of Valley residents, keeping them informed during this critical time for our country.”  

During the Telephone Town Hall, Sherman requested input from Valley residents by asking a series of survey questions about their thoughts on next steps forward. The results of the survey questions are as follows:


1) Do you approve or disapprove of President Biden’s handling of the job so far?

  • Approve: 59%
  • Disapprove: 23%
  • Unsure/Mixed: 17%


Approval rating of President Biden from previous Town Hall on July 21st:

  • Approve: 70%
  • Disapprove: 19%
  • Unsure/Mixed: 11%


2) Do you support the Democratic $3.5 trillion reconciliation bill (Build Back Better) that would provide funding over the next 10 years for such things like universal pre-k, expanding Medicare, reducing carbon emissions, and other projects?

  • Support at $3.5 Trillion: 56%
  • Support at $2.5 Trillion: 16%
  • Don’t Support: 18%
  • Unsure: 10%


3) Should taxes on large businesses and corporations be:

  • Raised a little to 25% rate: 32%
  • Raised a lot to 29% rate: 43%
  • Keep the Same at 21% rate: 25%


Congressman Sherman will continue to host Town Halls and help keep Valley residents informed. To stay notified of all our upcoming events, visit