Brad (Brad) Sherman (D-USH32)
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Capitol: 202.225.5911
FAX: 202.225.5879
District: 818.501.9200
Representative
Room 2365 RHOB- Rayburn House Office Building 50 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20515

Residence: Sherman Oaks, CA
Elected: 1996    Next Election: 2024
Spouse: Lisa Kaplan   DOB: 10/24/1954
Committee Assignments
Co-ChairIndia Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Israel Allies Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Entertainment Industries Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Silk Road Caucus
ChairmanCongressional Sindh Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Cargo Airship Caucus
Co-ChairCongressional Pacific Islands Caucus
FC MemberOil and National Security Caucus [ONS Caucus]
Co-ChairCongressional Caucus on CPAs and Accountants
FC MemberCongressional Uganda Caucus
FC MemberOlder Americans Caucus
MemberHouse Committee on Financial Services
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Central Asia (CCCA)
FC MemberFriends of Kazakhstan Caucus
FC MemberRussia Caucus
FC MemberHouse Caucus for Congressional World-Bank Dialogue
FC MemberCongressional Nanotechnology Caucus
FC MemberFriends of Scotland Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on California High-Speed Rail
FC MemberCenter Aisle Caucus [CAC]
FC MemberCongressional Serbian American Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Writers Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Indonesia
FC MemberCongressional Real Estate Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bangladesh Caucus
FC MemberCongressional United Kingdom (UK) Caucus
FC MemberAnti-Terrorism and Proliferation Financing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus Religious Minorities in the Middle East
FC MemberHouse Aerospace Caucus
FC MemberPopulist Caucus
FC MemberLatino-Jewish Congressional Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus to Fight and Control Methamphetamine
FC MemberCongressional Singapore Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Dietary Supplement Caucus
FC MemberCongressional International Creativity and Theft-Prevention Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Mobility Air Forces Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Coastal Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Intellectual Property Promotion and Piracy Prevention (IP)
FC MemberCongressional Missing, Exploited and Runaway Children's Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Youth Sports
FC MemberHouse Congressional Academic Medicine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Artificial Intelligence (AI) Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Planetary Science Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Military Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Hellenic-Israel Alliance Caucus
FC MemberHouse Baltic Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Research and Development Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Automotive Performance and Motorsports Caucus
FC MemberHouse Trade Working Group [HTWG]
FC MemberFriends of a Free, Democratic, and Stable Syria Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Children's Health Care Caucus
FC MemberUnexploded Ordnance (UXO)/Demining Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Biomedical Research Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ukraine Caucus
FC MemberLaw Enforcement Caucus (House)
FC MemberAmerican Sikh Congressional Caucus
FC MemberAhmadiyya Muslim Caucus
FC MemberMilitary Veterans Caucus
FC MemberCalifornia Democratic Congressional Delegation
FC MemberInvisible Wounds Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lupus Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Taiwan Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Native American Caucus
FC MemberHouse General Aviation Caucus
FC MemberBipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Heart and Stroke Coalition
FC MemberCongressional Labor and Working Families Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Manufactured Housing Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Travel and Tourism Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Ports Opportunity, Renewal, Trade, and Security [P.O.R.T.S.] Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC)
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Hellenic Issues
FC MemberTom Lantos Human Rights Commission
FC MemberRenewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Caucus
FC MemberArthritis Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Bike Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Armenian Issues
FC MemberCongressional Caucus on Foster Youth
FC MemberCoalition for Autism Research and Education (CARE)
FC MemberCongressional Coalition on Adoption
FC MemberCongressional Wine Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Progressive Caucus
FC MemberCongressional TRIO Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Fire Services Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Arts Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Animal Protection Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Diabetes Caucus
FC MemberCongressional Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Equality Caucus
Counties Representing
Los Angeles

Bio

Congressman Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) was born and raised in southern California and represents California's San Fernando Valley. Sherman is currently serving his thirteenth term in Congress and has served in the House of Representatives since 1997.

Congressman Sherman currently serves on three major House Committees. He is a senior member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, a senior member of the House Financial Services Committee, and a member of the House Science, Space and Technology Committee. In 2019, Sherman was elected to serve as Chairman of the House Financial Services Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship and Capital Markets. He previously served as Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Asia Subcommittee. During his tenure in Congress, Sherman has developed a reputation as a strong advocate for the interests of working families. He has worked to craft and advance priorities such as robust environmental standards, federal aid to education, real healthcare reform, and the protection of Social Security and Medicare. The Congressman has also supported policies to expand U.S. exports, prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons, and promote a just and effective U.S. foreign policy. 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. 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 Californians for food.

Sherman received a BA from UCLA, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. Later he received his law degree from Harvard, where he graduated Magna Cum Laude. Sherman then worked as a CPA [inactive], attorney and Certified Tax Law Specialist. Congressman Sherman is married to Lisa Kaplan Sherman and they have 3 daughters, Molly, Naomi, and Lucy.