Van Nuys, CA — On Sunday, November 6th, Congressman Brad Sherman (D – Sherman Oaks) hosted a Town Hall at Reseda High School, fielding questions from some of the nearly 500 constituents who attended. Congressman Sherman has held over 150 Town Hall meetings during his time in Congress in a variety of formats, including visiting virtually every public and private high school and middle school in the San Fernando Valley numerous times to hear from students and Valley residents about the issues important to them and their families and to describe what he does in Congress.
Sherman’s staff has also hosted over 100 information booths at various community fairs, senior centers, veterans’ organizations, cultural and religious festivals, and farmers markets to share information about his constituent services program. Sherman also set up a constituent service booth at the meeting to help dozens of constituents resolve problems they were having with federal agencies. On Sunday, Congressman Sherman provided a brief update about his work in Congress before responding to questions about major federal issues including, taxes, the national debt, education, Social Security and Medicare as well as other issues facing Congress.
Sherman highlighted his continued work to resolve the nation’s debt crisis, restore faith in the economy and help put Americans back to work. “Town Hall meetings are critical to the public policy process, providing an opportunity for me to hear about the most pressing concerns in our community and to elaborate on the work that my colleagues and I are tackling in Congress. We had a good discussion about a wide variety of issues that are important to the daily lives of Valley residents,” said Sherman. “These meetings are something I have always done, and will continue to do in the future. Many people hold strong opinions about the issues currently facing Congress.
Hearing from Valley residents, helps me better serve them. I want to stay up to date with what Valley residents are saying, so I can continue to fight for their needs in Washington. I would like to thank everyone who came to participate.” Sherman directed his constituents to his Sherman Oaks office, (818) 501-9200 for further assistance in solving problems with federal agencies, including the Social Security Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs. He encouraged constituents to visit his website (www.BradSherman.house.gov) for more helpful information.