Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) announced his selection as the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade to be chaired by Congressman Ed Royce (R-CA).
"I am honored to be selected by my colleagues to once again serve as the lead Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade. I look forward to working with my friend and colleague, Congressman Ed Royce, and to continuing to address the challenges we face from the proliferation of dangerous weapons, international terrorism, and massive trade deficits," Sherman said.
Congressman Sherman has been the lead Democrat on the terrorism subcommittee since its inception in 2003. He served as chairman from 2007 to 2011.
Sherman has been a particularly vocal advocate for strong sanctions against the Islamic Republic of Iran for the purposes of containing the terrorist state's nuclear weapons program. Sherman's legislation, The Stop Iran's Nuclear Program Act, would add to the list of Iran-related activities that are sanctionable and would raise the penalties on individuals and companies continuing to do business with Tehran.