Rep. Brad Sherman

Representative from California’s 30th District, Democrat

Sherman, a Democrat, has been the representative for California's 30th congressional district since Jan 3, 2013 (next election in 2016) (map).

He was previously the representative for California's 27th congressional district (2003-2012); and the representative for California's 24th congressional district (1997-2002).

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Analysis

Our unique analysis of the bills Sherman has sponsored and cosponsored provides insight into his position in the House of Representatives.

Each dot in the chart below is a member of the House of Representatives. The dots are positioned horizontally according to our progressive—conservative ideology score and vertically according to our leadership score (leaders toward the top). Sherman is shown as a purple triangle. (analysis methodology)

2015 Statistics

Read our 2015 Report Card for Sherman for more statistics.

Committee Membership

Brad Sherman sits on the following committees:

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sherman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

International Affairs (40%) Finance and Financial Sector (33%) Immigration (13%) Labor and Employment (13%)

Recent Bills

Some of Sherman’s most recently sponsored bills include...

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Sherman’s Vote Vote Description
Nay S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
Sep 28, 2016. Passed.
Yea H.R. 5461: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed.
Nay H.R. 3461: To approve the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, signed at Vienna on July 14, 2015, relating to the ...
Sep 11, 2015. Failed.
Aye H.R. 3038: Highway and Transportation Funding Act of 2015, Part II
Jul 15, 2015. Passed.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed.
Yea H.R. 650: Preserving Access to Manufactured Housing Act of 2015
Apr 14, 2015. Passed.
Nay H.J.Res. 35: Making further continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2015, and for other purposes.
Feb 27, 2015. Failed.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Dec 2016, Sherman missed 156 of 13,484 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.4% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. ProPublica has tracked 31 explanations for these missed votes. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Primary Sources

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