He was previously the representative for California’s 27th congressional district as a Democrat from 2003 to 2012; and the representative for California’s 24th congressional district as a Democrat from 1997 to 2002.
Sherman is shown as a purple triangle ▲ in our ideology-leadership chart below. Each dot is a member of the House of Representatives positioned according to our ideology score (left to right) and our leadership score (leaders are toward the top).
The chart is based on the bills Sherman has sponsored and cosponsored from Jan 3, 2017 to Nov 22, 2022. See full analysis methodology.
Brad Sherman sits on the following committees:
Sherman was the primary sponsor of 7 bills that were enacted:
- H.R. 4616: Adjustable Interest Rate (LIBOR) Act of 2021
- H.R. 7440 (116th): Hong Kong Autonomy Act
- H.R. 7083 (116th): Hong Kong Autonomy Act
- H.R. 7000 (116th): Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act
- H.R. 4646 (109th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 7320 Reseda Boulevard in Reseda, California, as the “Coach John Wooden Post Office Building”.
- H.R. 5340 (107th): To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 5805 White Oak Avenue in Encino, California, as the “Francis Dayle ‘Chick’ Hearn Post Office”.
- H.R. 1794 (105th): For the relief of Mai Hoa “Jasmine” Salehi.
Does 7 not sound like a lot? Very few bills are ever enacted — most legislators sponsor only a handful that are signed into law. But there are other legislative activities that we don’t track that are also important, including offering amendments, committee work and oversight of the other branches, and constituent services.
We consider a bill enacted if one of the following is true: a) it is enacted itself, b) it has a companion bill in the other chamber (as identified by Congress) which was enacted, or c) if at least about half of its provisions were incorporated into bills that were enacted (as determined by an automated text analysis, applicable beginning with bills in the 110th Congress).
Sherman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:
Recently Introduced Bills
Sherman recently introduced the following legislation:
- H.R. 8793: Nationwide Right to Unionize Act
- H.R. 8368: Tax Filing Simplification Act of 2022
- H.R. 8047: LA28 Olympic and Paralympic Games Commemorative Coin Act
- H.R. 7875: Emergency Infant Formula Act
- H.R. 7429: Russian Digital Asset Sanctions Compliance Act of 2022
- H.R. 7067: Closing Loopholes in Russia Sanctions Act of 2022
- H.R. 7066: Russia and Belarus Financial Sanctions Act of 2022
Most legislation has no activity after being introduced.
From Jan 1997 to Nov 2022, Sherman missed 196 of 16,582 roll call votes, which is 1.2%. This is better than the median of 2.1% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.
We don’t track why legislators miss votes, but it’s often due to medical absenses and major life events.
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