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Congressman Brad Sherman

Representing the 30th District of CALIFORNIA

Congressman Sherman Hosts 7th Telephone Town Hall of 2021

  

Nov 17, 2021
Press Release

Sherman Oaks – Last night, over 4,000 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 newly signed Bipartisan Infrastructure bill, the debate over the President’s “Build Back Better” economic agenda and our efforts to end the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Congressman Sherman discussed what the historic bipartisan infrastructure legislation will mean for Valley residents and highlighted some of its important benefits such as urgently needed repairs of our roads and highways, crucial investments in public transit, a historic expansion of broadband, and securing clean water.

Sherman also updated Valley residents on the continuing debate occurring in Washington D.C. over President Biden’s proposed “Build Back Better” legislation and its important components such as universal pre-k, paid family leave, expanding Medicare, reducing carbon emissions and more.

Dr. Lynn Goldman, Dean of the Milken Institute School of Public Health, joined the Congressman to address the concerns of Valley residents over our efforts to finally end the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Goldman fielded questions regarding the necessity and efficacy of COVID booster shots, provided information and insight into “breakthrough” cases, and provided well-grounded guidance to help equip Valley residents with the most accurate information as we work to restore normalcy to our lives and emerge from this once-in-a lifetime crisis.

“For years, Telephone Town Halls have always been a regular part of my outreach to Valley residents,” said Congressman Sherman. “As Congress works to pass historic legislation and our country stands on the verge of emerging from a global pandemic, 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 important issues. The results of the survey questions are as follows:

  1. Do you approve of President Biden’s performance as President so far?
  • Approve: 64%
  • Disapprove: 26%
  • Unsure: 10%

  1. Do you support the $1.2 trillion Bipartisan Infrastructure package (BIF), signed into law by the President, that would provide new funding over the next 10 years for improvements to the country’s infrastructure?
  • Support: 69%
  • Don’t Support: 17%
  • Unsure: 14%

  1. Do you support the Democratic reconciliation bill (Build Back Better) that would provide funding over the next 10 years for such things like universal pre-k, paid family leave, expanding Medicare, reducing carbon emissions, and other projects?
  • Support the original $3.5 trillion: 54%
  • Support the current $1.7 trillion: 21%
  • Don’t Support: 15%
  • Unsure: 11%

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

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