A New Agenda for America

Press Release

By:  Brad Sherman
Date: Jan. 1, 2012
Location: Unknown

Implement the bipartisan 9/11 Commission recommendations to secure Americas borders and ports, and screen 100% of containers. Honor our commitments to our veterans.

Prohibit the Congressional pay raise until the nations minimum wage is raised. End tax giveaways that encourage outsourcing U.S. jobs.

Make college tuition deductible from taxes, permanently. Cut student loan interest rates.

Promote energy-efficient technologies and domestic alternatives. End tax giveaways to Big Oil companies. Enact tough laws to stop price gouging.

Promote stem cell research.

Protecting Social Security and Medicare

According to independent studies, Republican proposals to partially privatize Social Security would produce huge windfall profits for Wall Street, but would require cuts in Social Security benefits.

Sherman is against these privatization proposals because he believes it would be irresponsible to replace a guarantee with a gamble.

Congressman Brad Sherman strongly supports providing prescription drug coverage under the Medicare program. Unfortunately, the recently passed Republican legislation includes large gaps so that most seniors will get almost no benefits. Congressman Sherman knows that our seniors deserve better.