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.
Read our 2018 Report Card for Sherman.
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 liberal–conservative 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 6, 2015 to Dec 5, 2019. See full analysis methodology.
Ratings from Advocacy Organizations
Brad Sherman sits on the following committees:
House Committee on Foreign Affairs
- Chair, Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, and Nonproliferation
- Member, Subcommittee on Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism
House Committee on Financial Services
- Member, Subcommittee on Housing, Community Development, and Insurance
- Member, Subcommittee on Investor Protection, Entrepreneurship, and Capital Markets
- Member, Subcommittee on National Security, International Development, and Monetary Policy
House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology
- Member, Subcommittee on Research and Technology
Sherman was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:
- 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 3 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:
Some of Sherman’s most recently sponsored bills include...
- H.R. 5055: Homebuyer Protection Act of 2019
- H.R. 4847: Global Health Act
- H.R. 4392: Allowing for the Safe Return of Rohingyas to Burma Act of 2019
- H.R. 4302: Homeless Assistance Act of 2019
- H.Res. 543: Stand with Hong Kong Resolution
- H.Res. 408: Condemning the terrorist attack in India that tragically killed 41 Indian Central Reserve ...
- H.R. 2852: Homebuyer Assistance Act of 2019
From Jan 1997 to Dec 2019, Sherman missed 186 of 15,362 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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