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groundbreaking for the 405 freeway northbound carpool lane

Congressman Berman speaks at the groundbreaking for the 405 freeway northbound carpool lane as Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa and California Governor Schwarzenegger look on. The groundbreaking is the culmination of years of work by Rep. Berman, who obtained significant federal funding for this project, which is critical to relieving congestion on the 405.

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Retroactive Pay Deadline Set for Soldiers Affected by Stop Loss

September 20, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Berman encouraged service members whose service was extended under stop loss orders in Iraq and Afghanistan to file their claims for "stop loss" pay.  The deadline to apply for retroactive pay is October 21, 2010.  Troops (full story...)

Reps. Berman, Ros-Lehtinen Announce Launch of Bipartisan Working Group on Iran Sanctions Implementation

August 3, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Howard L. Berman (CA-28), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and Congresswoman Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, the Ranking Republican Member of the Committee, today released the following statement regarding their initiation of a bipartisan Working Group on Iran (full story...)

Early Successes: U.S. Iran Sanctions Produce Important Results

August 3, 2010

Los Angeles, CA - One month after his Iran Sanctions legislation became law, Rep. Berman noted with interest several reports outlining the effectiveness of the new sanctions.    “Nearly a month after President Obama signed into law HR 2194, the Comprehensive (full story...)

New Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan Launched Today

July 1, 2010

Washington, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced today the establishment of a new Pre-existing Condition Insurance Plan (PCIP) that will offer coverage to uninsured Americans who have been unable to obtain health coverage because (full story...) Launched Today--One-Stop Resource to Help Consumers Take Control of their Health Care

July 1, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Today, the Department of Health and Human Services unveiled, an innovative on-line tool that will help consumers take control of their health care by connecting them to new information and resources that will help them access (full story...)

Wall Street Reform Bill Passes House--Rep. Berman Votes to Rein in Wall Street, Protect Consumers

June 30, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Berman voted to rein in Wall Street, end taxpayer bailouts of big banks, and create a consumer financial protection bureau that finally puts consumers first.  The Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act will (full story...)

Chairman Berman's Statement on House Passage of Iran Sanctions Conference Report

June 24, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Howard L. Berman, Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, released the following statement upon the overwhelming House passage of the conference report for H.R. 2194, the Comprehensive Iran Sanctions, Accountability, and Divestment Act: “This legislation (full story...)

Congressman: 'Sanctions by July 4' (Jerusalem Post)

June 24, 2010

Washington, D.C. - U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman Howard Berman expressed optimism Wednesday that “the most comprehensive sanctions related to Iran” would be approved before the July 4 recess.After weeks of wrangling between House and Senate members, the final (full story...)


June 21, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Today Senate Banking Committee Chairman Chris Dodd (D-CT) and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Howard Berman (D-CA), Conference Co-chairs for the bill to strengthen Iran sanctions, announced they had reached an agreement on a draft joint text. (full story...)

Rep. Berman Announces Grant to Bring Clean Fuel Buses to L.A.

June 17, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Berman announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has awarded the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) a grant to support the development of a zero emission bus (ZEB) program.  The program will evaluate (full story...)

House Votes to Lift Oil Spill Liability Cap: Oil Companies Will Pay More for Cleanup

June 10, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Today, Congressman Berman voted for legislation permitting the Coast Guard to access more oil company funds from the Oil Spill Liability Trust Fund to continue a strong federal response to the BP oil spill.    The legislation completely (full story...)

Chairman Berman Holds Hearing on Human Rights and Democracy Assistance: Increasing the Effectiveness of U.S. Foreign Aid

June 10, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Today the House Committee on Foreign Affairs will be holding a hearing on Human Rights and Democracy Assistance: Increasing the Effectiveness of U.S. Foreign Aid Thursday, June 10, 20109:30 A.M. EST (6:30 A.M. PST)Room 2172 of the (full story...)

Chairman Berman applauds passage of UN Security Council resolution on Iran, calls on other nations to impose tougher sanctions

June 9, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Howard L. Berman (CA-28), chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, today released the following statement on the passage of United Nations Security Council resolution on Iran sanctions. “Today’s passage of a new Iran sanctions resolution (full story...)

Rep. Berman Votes to Enhance America's Competitiveness through Education and Innovation

May 28, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Berman (CA-28) voted for legislation that will encourage and expand U.S. innovation while also strengthening America’s scientific and economic leadership.  H.R. 5116, the America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 passed with bipartisan support by (full story...)

Rep. Berman Votes to Continue American Job Creation, Economic Growth

May 28, 2010

Washington, D.C. - Today, Rep. Berman voted to help create or save more than a million American jobs, provide working families with tax cuts, and close tax loopholes that reward companies for outsourcing American jobs.The American Jobs and Closing Tax (full story...)

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Congressman Howard Berman
2221 Rayburn House Office Building
Washington, DC 20515
Phone: 202-225-4695 Fax: 202-225-3196
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Congressman Howard Berman
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