Brad (Brad) J. Sherman (D-USH30)
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Room 2181 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515-0530

Residence: Sherman Oaks, CA
Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2018
Spouse: Lisa Kaplan   DOB: 10/24/1954
Committee Assignments
ChairmanCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
RM MemberHouse Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on CPAs and Accountants
ChairmanCongressional Sindh Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Cargo Airship Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Capital Markets, Securities and Investment
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Europe, Eurasia, and Emerging Threats
MemberHouse Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards
FC MemberCongressional Uganda Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Foreign Affairs
FC MemberRussia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Silk Road Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Kazakhstan Caucus
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade
FC MemberOil and National Security Caucus [ONS Caucus]
MemberHouse Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance
FC MemberHouse Caucus for Congressional World-Bank Dialogue
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberOlder Americans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus Religious Minorities in the Middle East
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Central Asia (CCCA)
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on California High-Speed Rail
FC MemberCongressional Serbian American Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberCenter Aisle Caucus [CAC]
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Youth Sports
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bangladesh Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Nanotechnology Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Writers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Indonesia
FC MemberLatino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberThe Law Enforcement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Brain Injury Task Force
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Equality Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
Counties Representing
Los Angeles / Ventura


Congressman Brad Sherman, from Sherman Oaks, was born and raised in southern California and represents California's San Fernando Valley. He has been in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997, serving his eleventh term in Congress.

Congressman Sherman is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He serves as the ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Asia, and the second ranking Democrat on the Subcommittee on Europe and Eurasia. Sherman is a Chairman Emeritus of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade. He is also a senior member of the Financial Services Committee.

During his tenure in Congress, Sherman has developed a reputation as a strong advocate for fiscal responsibility, a balanced budget, federal aid to education, the interests of working families, strong environmental standards, the protection of Social Security and Medicare, and policies to expand U.S. exports.

According to USA Today and The Washington Post, Congressman Sherman led the effort to prevent taxpayer dollars from being used for unlimited bailouts to Wall Street giants. In 2009, he took an important role in crafting legislation that ended bailouts putting taxpayers on the hook for risky Wall Street behavior, by successfully defeating the Treasury Department's proposal for permanent, unlimited TARP.

A consumer rights advocate, Sherman was among the leaders behind the formation of the Consumer Financial Protection Agency, which protects consumers from financial institutions issuing credit cards and offering costly overdraft protection. Sherman also protected families' retirement funds and college savings and put controls on companies which reward corporate CEOs multi-million dollar bonuses for bad performance. Congressman Sherman led the effort to oppose the Bush Administration's TARP bailouts, all while championing financial reforms that would bring transparency to Wall Street.

Early in his congressional career, while serving on the House Budget Committee in 1997, Congressman Sherman authored an amendment to the annual Budget Resolution providing an additional $700 million for the acquisition of environmentally important lands in FY '98. The Sherman Amendment was included in the Joint Budget Resolution and effectuated by a $699 million appropriation. Sherman also secured $20 million to acquire land and to complete the Backbone Trail through the Santa Monica Mountains National Recreation Area.

Congressman Sherman's public service career includes serving on the California State Board of Equalization from 1991 to 1996. He was Chairman of the Board from 1991 to 1995. As a board member, Sherman led the successful fight to repeal the snack tax, which previously required grocers to differentiate between a cupcake and a muffin, imposing an inconsistent tax burden on needy Californians.

Before joining Congress, Sherman was on staff at one of the nations' big-four CPA firms. Sherman is a Tax Law Specialist and a CPA. While at the firm, he audited large businesses and governmental entities, provided tax law counsel on multi-million dollar transactions, advised entrepreneurs and small businesses on tax and investment issues, and helped represent the Government of the Philippines under President Aquino in a successful effort to seize assets of deposed President Marcos. Sherman was also an instructor at Harvard Law School's International Tax Program.

Sherman is married to Lisa Kaplan Sherman and is the father of 3 daughters, Molly, Naomi, and Lucy.

Sherman received a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Sherman was also an accounting tutor during his time at UCLA. Later he received his law degree from Harvard, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude.

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