Brad Sherman

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Brad Sherman currently serves the 27th Congressional district of California

Brad J. Sherman, a Democrat, has represented the 27th District of California in the United States House of Representatives since 1997. (map)

Record and controversies

Iraq War

Sherman voted for the Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002 that started the Iraq War.[1]

For more information see the chart of U.S. House of Representatives votes on the Iraq War.

Supporting sanctions and war against Iran

Sherman has been a major proponent of sanctions and diplomatic pressure against Iran. He sponsored a bill strengthening the sanctions already imposed, it seeks to block the Iranian central bank, and it prohibits any government official at any level from engaging in diplomacy or talks with Iranian government officials. When asked about the possible effects of this on the Iranian population, Sherman stated:

Critics also argued that these measures will hurt the Iranian people. Quite frankly, we need to do just that.[2]

Environmental record

For more information on environmental legislation, see the Energy and Environment Policy Portal

Support for gun control

Sherman cosponsored H.R. 1022 (Assault Weapons Ban Reauthorization Act of 2007) on March 15, 2007.[3]

Biography

Sherman was born October 24, 1954 in Los Angeles, California. He was educated at the University of California, Los Angeles and at Harvard Law School, and was a lawyer and accountant before entering the House.

2006 elections

In 2006, the Republicans nominated Peter Christopher Hankwitz to face Sherman in his November 2006 bid for reelection. (See U.S. congressional elections in 2006) [1] Sherman retained his seat.

2008 elections

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Before Hillary Clinton conceded the race, Brad Sherman, as a superdelegate, had endorsed her for President.

For more information and sources, see the state page for this superdelegate linked to in the blue box above.

Committees and Affiliations

Committees

Committee assignments in the 109th Congress (2005-2006)

  • House Committee on Financial Services
    • Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit
    • Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises
    • Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology
  • House Committee on International Relations
    • Subcommittee on Africa Global Human Rights and International Operations
    • Subcommittee on International Terrorism and Nonproliferation - Ranking Minority Member
  • House Committee on Science
    • Subcommittee on Energy
    • Subcommittee on Space and Aeronautics

Coalitions and Caucuses

  • Democratic Homeland Security Task Force
  • New Democrat Coalition

Boards and other Affiliations

  • Board Member, California Common Cause, 1985-1989
  • California State Bar Association
  • The Israel Project – Board of Advisors[4]

More Background Data

Wikipedia also has an article on Brad Sherman. This article may use content from the Wikipedia article under the terms of the GFDL.

Contact

DC Office:
1030 Longworth House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515-0524
Phone: 202-225-5911
Fax: 202-225-5879
Web Email
Website

District Office - Sherman Oaks:
5000 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 420
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: 818-501-9200
Fax: 818-501-1554

Articles and resources

Sources

  1. Roll call vote, Authorization for Use of Military Force Against Iraq Resolution of 2002.
  2. Brad BermanNew sanctions on Iran must be enforced, The Hill, 9 August 2011.
  3. Thomas page on H.R. 1022
  4. The Israel Project:Board of Advisors (Accessed: 8 June 2010)

Resources

Local blogs and discussion sites

Corresponding article on Wikipedia and Cause Caller. (If Cause Caller link does not work, pick from its list of senators and representatives.)

Current Office: U.S. House of Representatives
111th Congress
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Committees: House Committee on Financial Services, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Capital Markets Insurance and Government Sponsored Enterprises, House Committee on Financial Services/Subcommittee on Domestic and International Monetary Policy Trade and Technology, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on the Middle East and South Asia, House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on Terrorism Nonproliferation and Trade, House Committee on the Judiciary, House Committee on the Judiciary/Subcommittee on Courts the Internet and Intellectual Property
Congressional Career
First Elected to Current Office:
November 5, 1996
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January 3, 1997
Next Election:
November 2, 2010
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California State Board of Equalization
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District Offices:
1. 5000 Van Nuys Boulevard, Suite 420, Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Phone: 818-501-9200 / Fax: 818-501-1554





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Date of Birth: October 24, 1954