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ANCA Report Card: 115th Congress (2017-2018)

Brad Sherman

D- California
District 30

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Cosponsored the Genocide Prevention Resolution, H.Res.220? Yes
Cosponsored the Trott Amendment attaching the H.Res.220 to the NDAA? Yes
Cosponsored the U.S.-Artsakh Travel and Communication Resolution, H.Res.697? Yes
Cosponsored the Haiti and Armenia Reforestation Act, H.6503? Yes
Cosponsored the Resolution condemning the Erdogan-ordered Attacks, H.Res.354? Yes
Voted for the Resolution condemning the Erdogan-ordered attack, H.Res.354? Yes
Cosponsored the Azerbaijan Human Rights Resolution, H.Res.537? No
Cosponsored the Restrict International Financial Aid to Turkey Act, H.6633? No
Cosponsored the Block F-35 Sale to Turkey Act, H. 5863? No
Cosponsored the Resolution against Turkey's purchase of Russian S-400 missiles, H.Res.951? No
Cosponsored the US-Turkey Free Trade Promotion Act, H.R.3146? No
Member of the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues? Yes
Traveled to Armenia / Artsakh? No
Condemned May 2017 Erdogan-ordered attack in 2017 Maloney and/or Bilirakis letter and/or statements Yes
Signed the Armenian Genocide Letters to the President in 2017 and/or 2018? Yes
Signed the Letters Supporting Pro-Armenian Foreign Aid Priorities in 2017 and/or 2018? Yes
Signed the January 2018 Valadao/Sherman letter on U.S.-Armenia Double Tax Treaty? Yes
Signed the June 2017 Trott/Pallone letter opposing arms sales to Turkey? No
Signed 2018 letters promoting Armenia democracy aid, calling for Trump-Pashinyan meeting? Yes
Signed the February 2017 and/or May 2018 letters seeking freedom for Pastor Brunson? Yes
Offered Remarks in 2017 / 2018 in remembrance of the Armenian Genocide in the House? No
Offered Remarks in 2017 / 2018 in remembrance of the Pogroms in Baku, Sumgait, and Kirovabad? Yes
Offered Remarks in 2017 / 2018 making false Khojaly accusations? No
Participated in the 2017 / 2018 Capitol Hill Commemorations of the Armenian Genocide? Yes
Participated in the ANCA's July 2017 Sheridan Circle protest? No
Participated in the ANCA's June 2018 Armenia First Republic Centennial event? Yes
Participated in ANCA's screenings of The Promise (March 2017) and/or Architects of Denial (Sept. 17)? No
Participated in the March 2018 Armenian Parliamentarian event? No
Participated in the March 2018 Artsakh President event? No
Participated in the October 2017 Armenia 26th Anniversary event? Yes

09/06/2018- Rep. Brad Sherman tweeted "Good meeting with @IMFNews Director @Lagarde about possible IMF loans to Turkey and Pakistan. Turkey is a serial borrower, 19 times, and blockades Armenia. Pakistan needs to disclose its debts to China and free Dr. Afridi"Read the tweet here.

07/17/2018- Rep. Brad Sherman mentioned the Armenian Genocide while listing mass tragedies on the House floor. Read the statement here.

07/17/2018- Rep. Brad Sherman referenced that the U.S. will not finance regional projects in the Caucasus which are designed to exclude Armenia.Read the statement here.

07/13/2018- Rep. Brad Sherman continues to pressure the Department of Treasury to secure a new U.S.-Armenia Tax Treaty Read the full article here.

06/27/2018- Rep. Brad Sherman discussed Armenian American community priorities with California constituents during ANCA Advocacy Day in Washington, DC. Read the full article here.

06/05/2018- ANCA supporters and Rep. Sherman explore next steps for U.S.-Armenia tax treaty. Read the full article here.

05/28/2018- Rep. Brad Sherman tweeted "We recognize the 100th Anniversary of the first Republic of Armenia. We call upon Turkey to lift the blockade and Azerbaijan to stop its aggression against Artsakh."Read the tweet here.

05/28/2018- Rep. Brad Sherman tweeted "We recognize the 100th Anniversary of the first Republic of Armenia. We call upon Turkey to lift the blockade and Azerbaijan to stop its aggression against Artsakh."Read the tweet here.

04/20/2018- Rep. Brad Sherman tweeted "Met with #Armenia's Deputy Prime Minister Vache Gabrielyan and Ambassador Grigor Hovhannissian today to discuss building closer ties between our countries, including a treaty on avoiding double taxation. @armembusa"Read the tweet here.

03/15/2018- Rep. Brad Sherman welcomed Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan to the U.S. Capitol at a reception co-hosted by the ANCA. Read the full article here.

02/06/2018- Rep. Sherman secured the Treasury Secretary's commitment to pursue a U.S.-Armenia Double Tax Treaty during a Congressional hearing. Read the full article here.

01/25/2018- Rep. Sherman joined Rep. David Valadao in leading Congressional calls on the Treasury Secretary to stop double taxation of U.S.-Armenia profits. Read the full article here.

03/01/2017- Rep. Brad Sherman commemorated and condemned the Azerbaijani attacks against the Armenian populations of Sumgait and Baku.Read the statement here.

08/04/2017 - Rep. Sherman continues to lead the way toward a U.S.-Armenia Double Tax Treaty. Read the full article here.

07/01/2017 - Rep. Sherman met with ANCA leadership and discussed Armenian Priorities. Read the full article here.

06/09/2017 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "(2/2)Urged Tillerson to make Erdogan pay for violence outside Turkish Amb residence extradite & waive diplomatic immunity of Erdogan’s thugs" See the full Tweet here.

06/06/2017 - Rep. Sherman expressely condmened the attacks by Erdogan's security forces on May 16th. Read the full article here.

05/18/2017 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "Lisa and I are honored to be joining ArmenianAmbassador Grigor Hovhannissian and his wife Viktoria Mnatsakanyan for dinner this evening." See the Tweet here.

05/18/2017 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "(1/2) Erdogan’s thugs should face consequences for violence. Some may not have immunity, and some immunity may not be absolute (2/2) And Tillerson should demand immunity be waved. If nothing else those responsible need to be kicked out of U.S. – Personae non grata." See the Tweet here.

04/18/2017 - Rep. Sherman tweeted "Suspicious election empowers authoritarian #Erdogan. #Trump applauds. #Turkeyreferendum...(1/3) Maybe #Trump is still getting advice from disgraced General Mike Flynn, who was given hundreds of thousands by #Erdogan...(2/3) Or maybe #Trump is making millions, let's see his tax return. #Turkeyreferendum...(3/3)" Tweet 1 of 3 | Tweet 2 of 3 | Tweet 3 of 3

04/05/2017 - Rep. Sherman participated in solemn observance of the Annual Capitol Hill Armenian Genocide Commemoration. Read the full article here.

03/09/2017 - Rep. Sherman condemns Azerbaijan's Anti-Armenian massacres in Sumgait, Kirovabad and Baku. Read the full article here.

03/01/2017 - Rep. Sherman submits statement for the Congressional Record on Sumgait. Read the full statement here.

04/23/2018 - Robert Wexler of Ballard Partners e-mailed David Dorfman from the office of Rep. Brad Sherman regarding U.S.-Turkey relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/22/2018 - Robert Wexler of Ballard Partners e-mailed Lauren Wolman from the office of Rep. Brad Sherman regarding U.S.-Turkey relations. Read the FARA filing here.

03/01/2018 - Robert Wexler of Ballard Partners e-mailed Lauren Wolman from the office of Rep. Brad Sherman regarding U.S.-Turkey relations. Read the FARA filing here.

01/29/2018 - Robert Wexler of Ballard Partners e-mailed Lauren Wolman from the office of Rep. Brad Sherman regarding U.S.-Turkey relations. Read the FARA filing here.

12/14/2017 - Robert Wexler of Ballard Partners e-mailed Lauren Wolman from the office of Rep. Brad Sherman regarding U.S.-Turkey relations. Read the FARA filing here.

11/15/2017 - Robert Wexler of Ballard Partners e-mailed Lauren Wolman from the office of Rep. Brad Sherman regarding U.S.-Turkey relations. Read the FARA filing here.

10/03/2017 - Robert Wexler of Ballard Partners e-mailed Don MacDonald from the office of Rep. Brad Sherman regarding U.S.-Turkey relations. Read the FARA filing here.

10/03/2017 - Robert Wexler of Ballard Partners e-mailed Lauren Wolman from the office of Rep. Brad Sherman regarding U.S.-Turkey relations. Read the FARA filing here.