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Former U.S. Representative, last serving California's 28th congressional district, serving in Congress from 1983 to 2013 and Democrat.
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ENG:Howard Lawrence Berman (born April 15, 1941) is a former U.S. Representative, last serving California's 28th congressional district, serving in Congress from 1983 to 2013. The district, numbered as the 26th District from 1983 to 2003, included about half of the San Fernando Valley. Berman is a Democrat. Early life, education, and legal career Berman was born in Los Angeles, California, the son of Eleanor (née Schapiro) and Joseph Berman. His maternal grandparents immigrated from Russia. Berman grew up in modest circumstances. He graduated from Alexander Hamilton High School (Los Angeles) (1959), and earned his B.A. (1962, International Relations) and LL.B. (1965) at University of California, Los Angeles. Blanche Bettington, his high school civics teacher, inspired him to ...
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Rep. Berman Unveils Foreign Assistance Reform Bill


Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Howard Berman (D-CA), unveiled a foreign assistance reform bill. The aim of the bill is reform and shape the obsoleteForeign Assistance Act of 1961. Sarah Trister, advocacy officer at Freedom House, noted that,”in a political climate where savings and efficiency are keywords for both political parties, reforming the decades-old foreign assistance framework should be a top priority in Congress.” Some of the key reforms include “a new comprehensive system for evaluating and monitoring the success of foreign assistance ...


US lawmaker Berman voices support for Taiwan F-16 deal


US Representative Howard Berman (D-CA) says he strongly believes Washington must go ahead with arms sales to Taiwan in order to provide the island with the ability to defend itself. Berman, who formerly headed the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, was speaking on Saturday at an event held by the US-based Formosa Foundation. He said that according to the Pentagon's recent report on China's militray, the cross-strait military advantage is increasingly shifting in Beijing's favor. He said the United States must sell defensive arms to Taiwan to prevent a military imbalance. ... Source: ...


Rep. Howard Berman proposes helicopter noise bill for L.A.


Rep. Howard L. Berman (D-Valley Village), hearing a din of constituent complaints, introduced legislation Thursday targeting noise from low-flying helicopters above Los Angeles residential neighborhoods. Berman’s Los Angeles Residential Helicopter Noise Relief Act would require the Federal Aviation Administration to establish rules on flight paths and minimum altitudes for helicopter operations in Los Angeles County residential areas within a year of the bill being signed into law. Exemptions would be allowed for emergency responders and the military. “We’ve been getting ...


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Congress’ Global Health Agenda for 2013
Sally Cowal, Senior Vice President & Chief Liaison Officer, PSI As we celebrate last week’s inauguration and the 113th Congress’ first few weeks in session, I naturally reflect on the last couple of years. The 112th Congress was full of intense debates, a consuming election and suitably ended with a dramatic, last-minute deal on the fiscal cliff. Thankfully, global health retained strong bipartisan support during even the gravest times of political and economic uncertainty. Looking forward, PSI is encouraged by this new Congress’ potential support of global health programs. The 113th Congress has an incredible opportunity to expand the global health progress of its predecessors. Each congressional member is in a uniquely powerful position to shape the health, and, ultimately, the future of millions of people globally. With Washington increasingly under attack, the 113th has a chance to show the American people how U.S. foreign assistance saves lives with efficient, transparen
Howard Berman’s reversal is exposed by Haaretz (where’s the American press)
Nailed in Haaretz. Akiva Eldar calls Howard Berman-- sponsor of legislation that would bar Palestinians from even thinking of parking a state here-- a self-loving Jewish American Superman who springs into action to save Israel and is actually hurting Israel. … Continue reading →
Community Supports Introduction of the Global Partnerships Act of 2012
Moreover, the GPA is essential to codifying the foreign assistance reforms already underway within the U.S. government and seeks to ensure a continued effort in making foreign assistance more effective. The bill mandates: transparency and evaluation to learn from mistakes and inform future programs; better coordination within our own government, with the private sector, and with other donors to make programs more efficient; and long term-strategic planning to focus resources where they are most needed.
Neo-con view (this time on Turkey) still heard loud and clear in Washington
Barack Obama may have taken the helm of the White House, but neo-conservative influence, disastrous as it was during the Bush years, has certainly not been swept away in Washington, D.C. This fact was on display yesterday morning at a … Continue reading →



 
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