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Congressman Brad Sherman Committee Assignments For 113th


Legislative Metrics

Read our 2017 Report Card for Sherman.

Ideology–Leadership Chart

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. See full analysis methodology.

Ratings from Advocacy Organizations

Committee Membership

Brad Sherman sits on the following committees:

  • House Committee on Foreign Affairs
  • House Committee on Financial Services

Enacted Legislation

Sherman was the primary sponsor of 3 bills that were enacted:

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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 about one third or more 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).

Bills Sponsored

Issue Areas

Sherman sponsors bills primarily in these issue areas:

Finance and Financial Sector (40%)International Affairs (27%)Labor and Employment (20%)Taxation (13%)

Recent Bills

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

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Voting Record

Key Votes

Sherman’s VoteVote Description
Aye H.R. 3326: World Bank Accountability Act of 2017
Jan 17, 2018. Passed 237/184.
If the World Bank doesn’t live up to some of its promises for supporting human rights, fighting terrorism, and promoting democracy, should the U.S. government withhold hundreds of millions dollars of funding? #### Context The World Bank’s International Development Association (IDA) lends billions of dollars ...
Nay S. 2040: Justice Against Sponsors of Terrorism Act
Sep 28, 2016. Passed 348/77.
After the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, a federal commission was created to fact-find as much information as possible about the planning, funding, and carrying-out of the attacks. The final report ran more than 500 pages, but much intrigue has centered around 28 pages redacted ...
Yea H.R. 5461: Iranian Leadership Asset Transparency Act
Sep 21, 2016. Passed 282/143.
No H.R. 2146: Defending Public Safety Employees’ Retirement Act
Jun 18, 2015. Passed 218/208.
This vote made H.R. 2146 the vehicle for passage of Trade Promotion Authority (TPA) for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal currently being negotiated. H.R. 2146 was originally introduced as a bill to address issues with retirement funds of federal law enforcement officers and firefighters. ...
Yea H.R. 2048: Uniting and Strengthening America by Fulfilling Rights and Ensuring Effective Discipline Over Monitoring Act of 2015
May 13, 2015. Passed 338/88.
The USA Freedom Act (H.R. 2048, Pub.L. 114–23) is a U.S. law enacted on June 2, 2015 that restored in modified form several provisions of the Patriot Act, which had expired the day before. The act imposes some new limits on the bulk collection of ...
Yea H.R. 83 (113th): Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015
Dec 11, 2014. Passed 219/206.
This bill became the vehicle for passage of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2015 [pdf], which was approved by the House on December 11, 2014 and by the Senate on December 13, 2014. The bill was originally introduced on January 3, 2013 by ...
Aye H.J.Res. 124 (113th): Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2015
Sep 17, 2014. Passed 319/108.
No H.R. 6233 (112th): Agricultural Disaster Assistance Act of 2012
Aug 2, 2012. Passed 223/197.
No H.R. 1249 (112th): Leahy-Smith America Invents Act
Jun 23, 2011. Passed 304/117.
The Leahy–Smith America Invents Act (AIA) is a United States federal statute that was passed by Congress and was signed into law by President Barack Obama on September 16, 2011. The law represents the most significant change to the U.S. patent system since 1952, and ...
Nay H.R. 1830 (110th): To extend the authorities of the Andean Trade Preference Act until February 29, 2008.
Jun 27, 2007. Passed 365/59.

Missed Votes

From Jan 1997 to Mar 2018, Sherman missed 161 of 14,309 roll call votes, which is 1.1%. This is better than the median of 2.3% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving. The chart below reports missed votes over time.

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Time PeriodVotes EligibleMissed VotesPercentPercentile
1997 Jan-Mar7100.0%0th
1997 Apr-Jun17400.0%0th
1997 Jul-Sep23241.7%49th
1997 Oct-Nov16374.3%73rd
1998 Jan-Mar8911.1%24th
1998 Apr-Jun18510.5%21st
1998 Jul-Sep19900.0%0th
1998 Oct-Dec7422.7%60th
1999 Jan-Mar7756.5%83rd
1999 Apr-Jun18400.0%0th
1999 Jul-Sep20400.0%0th
1999 Oct-Nov14600.0%0th
2000 Jan-Mar9500.0%0th
2000 Apr-Jun27700.0%0th
2000 Jul-Sep13000.0%0th
2000 Oct-Dec10100.0%0th
2001 Jan-Mar7500.0%0th
2001 Apr-Jun13521.5%34th
2001 Jul-Sep14964.0%74th
2001 Oct-Dec15310.7%23rd
2002 Jan-Mar7911.3%34th
2002 Apr-Jun20300.0%0th
2002 Jul-Sep14110.7%24th
2002 Oct-Nov6111.6%41st
2003 Jan-Mar9400.0%0th
2003 Apr-Jun23931.3%39th
2003 Jul-Sep19310.5%18th
2003 Oct-Dec151117.3%76th
2004 Jan-Mar10454.8%57th
2004 Apr-Jun22100.0%0th
2004 Jul-Sep16110.6%19th
2004 Oct-Dec5811.7%42nd
2005 Jan-Mar9011.1%19th
2005 Apr-Jun27200.0%0th
2005 Jul-Sep14600.0%0th
2005 Oct-Dec16384.9%69th
2006 Jan-Mar8100.0%0th
2006 Apr-Jun27651.8%47th
2006 Jul-Sep15900.0%0th
2006 Nov-Dec2700.0%0th
2007 Jan-Mar21300.0%0th
2007 Apr-Jun39320.5%19th
2007 Jul-Sep31710.3%5th
2007 Oct-Dec26320.8%15th
2008 Jan-Mar1491510.1%85th
2008 Apr-Jun32100.0%0th
2008 Jul-Sep20531.5%33rd
2008 Oct-Dec1500.0%0th
2009 Jan-Mar17452.9%61st
2009 Apr-Jun30341.3%33rd
2009 Jul-Sep26831.1%34th
2009 Oct-Dec24610.4%12th
2010 Jan-Mar19531.5%31st
2010 Apr-Jun219104.6%69th
2010 Jul-Sep15110.7%21st
2010 Nov-Dec9911.0%21st
2011 Jan-Mar21200.0%0th
2011 Apr-Jun28100.0%0th
2011 Jul-Sep24710.4%22nd
2011 Oct-Dec20800.0%0th
2012 Jan-Mar15153.3%69th
2012 Apr-Jun29951.7%52nd
2012 Jul-Sep15200.0%0th
2012 Nov-Dec5100.0%0th
2013 Jan-Jan500.0%0th
2013 Jan-Mar8911.1%42nd
2013 Apr-Jun21510.5%24th
2013 Jul-Sep20052.5%68th
2013 Oct-Dec13700.0%0th
2014 Jan-Mar14810.7%23rd
2014 Apr-Jun21900.0%0th
2014 Jul-Sep14721.4%49th
2014 Nov-Dec4912.0%55th
2015 Jan-Mar14400.0%0th
2015 Apr-Jun24420.8%41st
2015 Jul-Sep13932.2%64th
2015 Oct-Dec17700.0%0th
2016 Jan-Mar13732.2%44th
2016 Apr-Jun20462.9%63rd
2016 Jul-Sep23210.4%23rd
2016 Nov-Dec4800.0%0th
2017 Jan-Mar20800.0%0th
2017 Apr-Jun13642.9%68th
2017 Jul-Sep19900.0%0th
2017 Oct-Dec16710.6%24th
2018 Jan-Mar10100.0%0th

Primary Sources

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Brad Sherman is pronounced:

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U.S. Representatives K. Michael Conaway (R-Texas) and Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) and U.S. Senators Mike Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Ron Johnson (R-Wisc.) announced today the organization of the Congressional Caucus on CPAs and Accountants for the 113th Congress. Caucuses must be reformed and reapproved each Congress.

The caucus will allow Congress’ 12 CPAs and accountants a forum to discuss and advance innovative policies on issues affecting CPAs, including tax administration and compliance, accounting and auditing standards. The caucus’ members will also use their accountancy experience to provide input on budgetary and fiscal issues.

Other members are Reps. John Campbell (R-Calif.), Bill Flores (R-Texas), Lynn Jenkins (R-Kan.), Patrick Murphy (D-Fla.), Steven Palazzo (R-Miss.), Collin Peterson (D-Minn.), Jim Renacci (R-Ohio) and Tom Rice (R-S.C.).

“The members of the Congressional Caucus on CPAs and Accountants have specialized experience in budgeting, taxes and accounting. We know what it means to draft a budget – and stick to it. I look forward to working with my fellow CPAs and accountants in Congress to share our perspectives and knowledge with the rest of our colleagues,” Rep. Conaway said.

“The CPA caucus allows us to educate our colleagues about the importance of the accounting profession to American business and to share our expertise in financial accounting, budgeting and tax administration. Our bipartisan, bicameral structure ensures that members on both sides of the aisle in both the House and Senate get a straightforward CPA perspective to the critical fiscal and budgeting issues facing the country,” Rep. Sherman said.

“Fiscal sanity begins with knowing the numbers, and no one knows numbers better than accountants. I am honored to remain a co-chair of the congressional CPA caucus, and I’m glad to see more accountants in legislative positions. I look forward to working with my colleagues to address our fiscal crisis and to get America’s finances in order,” Sen. Enzi said.

“I’ve always said that Washington needs more people with practical, private sector experience – and that Congress could use more elected officials with a background managing budgets. I’m pleased to be joining with colleagues on both sides of the aisle who bring this sort of experience. Hopefully a team of accountants will help drive fiscal responsibility,” Sen. Johnson said.

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