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Congressman Howard Berman - Representing the 28th District of California

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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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Letter from President Obama to U.S. Rep. Howard Berman on National Security

October 31, 2012

October 31, 2012 The Honorable Howard BermanHouse of RepresentativesWashington, D.C. 20515 Dear Howard, I received your message from my staff and they are looking into the issues you raised. I also wanted to thank you for your work on export promotion, especially (full story...)

Berman Statement on Passing of Mervyn Dymally

October 8, 2012

Valley Village, CA - Congressman Howard L. Berman released the following statement on the passing of Mervyn Malcolm Dymally: "Mervyn Dymally was a trailblazer, a community leader who became a national change agent. Our society is stronger, more just and equitable (full story...)

Berman Hails Announcement by News Corporations to Moderate Helicopter Coverage of Carmageddon Weekend

September 27, 2012

Valley Village, CA. - Congressman Howard L. Berman hailed the announcement by the Radio and Television News Association of Southern California (RTNA) to pool their coverage of Carmageddon II this weekend.  RTNA’s announcement comes less than a week after Rep. Berman (full story...)

Howard Berman Writes Secretary of State Clinton, Calls for Azerbaijan’s Suspension from NATO Partnership for Peace Program and Ending Arms Sales to Azerbaijan

September 27, 2012

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Howard L. Berman, the top Democrat on the House Foreign Affairs Committee, wrote Secretary of State Clinton today and called for Azerbaijan’s suspension from the NATO Partnership for Peace Program and ending arms sales to Azerbaijan. (full story...)

Howard Berman Successfully Secures $10 Million in Federal Funds for Safety Improvements to North Hollywood Station

July 20, 2012

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Howard L. Berman successfully secured $10 million for an MTA project to construct a new entrance to the North Hollywood station. This will allow Orange and Red Line passengers to transfer directly from one line to (full story...)

U.S. Rep. Howard Berman Announces Public Hearing with Federal Aviation Administration on Helicopter Noise in Los Angeles County

July 18, 2012

Valley Village, CA - U.S. Rep. Howard Berman today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration agreed to his request to participate in a community-wide public hearing on helicopter noise in Los Angeles County. The public hearing will take place from 6:30 (full story...)

Berman Hails Bipartisan Victory for College Students, Prevents Doubling of Student Loan Rates

June 29, 2012

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Howard Berman issued the following statement after the Senate and House approved a bipartisan Surface Transportation Authorization Bill that prevents college student loan interest rates from doubling and creates or saves nearly three million transportation and (full story...)

Congressman Berman Hails Opening of Metro Orange Line Extension

June 29, 2012

Valley Village, CA - Congressman Berman issued the following statement following the opening of Metro Orange Line’s extension from Canoga Park to Chatsworth: “The Orange Line is making the daily commute for Valley residents easier, faster and more reliable,” said Rep. (full story...)

Berman Counters Anti-Israel Billboards in San Fernando Valley, Reaffirms US-Israel Relationship and Commitment to Middle East Peace Process

June 25, 2012

Washington, D.C. - Congressman Berman today struck back at anti-Israel billboards posted throughout the Los Angeles area.  The billboards, sponsored by an organization based in New Mexico called “The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel,” advocate eliminating U.S. assistance to (full story...)

Berman Urges Change to I-94 Customs Document to Reflect Taiwan as Country of Citizenship, Not China (Taiwan)

June 19, 2012

Washington, D.C. - U.S. Rep. Howard L. Berman wrote U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, asking that I-94 documents issued by Customs and Border Protection to Taiwanese citizens entering the United States list their country of citizenship as Taiwan, rather (full story...)

Howard Berman Honors the Life of Frances Preston

June 13, 2012

Valley Village, CA - U.S. Rep. Howard Berman (D-Valley Village) issued the following statement honoring the life and legacy of Frances Preston, the former president and CEO of Broadcast Music Inc. The statement follows: “Frances Preston was a trailblazer (full story...)

President Signs Berman Bill Providing Investor Visas to Israelis

June 11, 2012

Washington, D.C. - A bill championed by U.S. Rep. Howard Berman to add Israel to the list of countries eligible for E-2 investor visas was signed into law by President Obama, allowing Israeli investors to expand their businesses in the U.S., (full story...)

Berman's Bipartisan Export Promotion Bill Passes the House

May 30, 2012

Washington, D.C. - The Export Promotion Reform Act introduced by U.S. Rep. Howard Berman strengthening U.S. export promotion programs passed the U.S. House of Representatives today. The bill is designed to increase exports of American made goods and services by (full story...)

Berman Bill Providing Investor Visas to Israelis, Spurring Job Creation at Home, Set to Become Law

May 25, 2012

Valley Village, CA - A bill championed by U.S. Rep. Howard Berman adding Israel to the list of countries eligible for E-2 investor visas was approved unanimously by the Senate tonight, allowing Israeli investors to expand their businesses in the U.S., (full story...)

Rep. Berman Calls on FAA to work with Valley Residents on Helicopter Noise

May 23, 2012

Valley Village, CA - Congressman Howard L. Berman, joined by Senators Feinstein and Boxer and other Los Angeles-area Members of Congress, sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood requesting that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) formally solicit (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
Hours: 9 A.M. - 6 P.M. EST, Mon-Fri
Congressman Howard Berman
14546 Hamlin Street, Suite 202
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Phone: 818-994-7200 Fax: 818-994-1050
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