Issues

JOBS
Fixing the Economy

When the recession hit, Brad Sherman made job creation his top priority. He voted for legislation that saved or created more than 3 million jobs. As a result, construction was accelerated on transportation projects in the San Fernando Valley, like the 405-Sepulveda Pass freeway widening project. Hundreds of teachers who were threatened with layoffs are still teaching in Valley schools. And Brad Sherman is leading the fight to protect entertainment industry jobs in our community.Read more…

BAILOUTS
Standing Up to Wall Street

As a CPA and tax policy expert, Brad Sherman led the effort to oppose the Bush Administration’s TARP bailouts of Wall Street. He successfully fought to prevent future bailouts. He helped author the legislation to protect consumers from credit and mortgage fraud, increase capital requirements for banks, and end conflicts of interest for bond rating agencies. Read more…

RETIREMENT
Protecting Social Security and Medicare

Top Republican leaders are proposing privatizing Social Security and Medicare, cutting benefits, and raising the retirement age to 70. Brad Sherman strongly opposes all efforts to replace Social Security with private accounts that will place retirees at the mercy of the Wall Street. Brad Sherman will fight to stop proposals to replace Medicare with a “voucher” system that would eliminate Medicare’s guaranteed health benefits. Congressman Sherman’s voting record is rated at 100% by AARP. Read more…

CONSERVATION
Protecting the Environment

Brad Sherman has been a strong environmental leader, providing critical support for the protection and expansion of park lands in the Santa Monica Mountains. He has worked to improve the Sepulveda Basin recreation area, and to build more local playgrounds, sports fields and bike lanes. Congressman Sherman’s voting record is rated at 100% by the Sierra Club. Read more…

Foreign Policy
Congressman Sherman is a senior member on the House Committee on Foreign Affaris and is the Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade.

 

THE U.S.-ISRAEL RELATIONSHIP
For almost 15 years, I have served on the House Foreign Affairs Committee. I have been the lead Democratic member on the subcommittee dealing with Terrorism and Nonproliferation since 2003. Throughout my term in Congress, I have worked to support U.S. friendship and increased cooperation with Israel, our only close ally in the Middle East. Read more…

STRENGTHENING U.S.-ARMENIA TIES
As a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, I have focused on recognizing the Armenian Genocide, increasing funding to Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, and increasing military training aid for Armenia. I have also recently met with the President of Armenia as well as the Speaker of the Parliament of Nagorno-Karabakh to discuss strengthening ties between the United States, Armenia, and Artsakh. Read more…

The U.S.-GREECE RELATIONSHIP
As a senior member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs and a member of the Congressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues, I am a supporter of a strong U.S.-Greek relationship. Today, there are over 1.3 million American citizens of Greek ancestry residing in the United States, and a thriving Greek-American.
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