Kerry: Congress shares blame for Benghazi

Kerry: Congress shares blame for Benghazi

WASHINGTON, Dec. 20 (UPI) -- Congress shares the blame for the attack on a U.S. consulate in Libya that killed Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others, Sen. John Kerry said Thursday.
Obama signs U.S.-Israel security act

Obama signs U.S.-Israel security act

WASHINGTON, July 27 (UPI) -- U.S. President Barack Obama Friday signed a measure bolstering U.S.-Israeli security efforts.
U.S.: Pakistan must join against Haqqani

U.S.: Pakistan must join against Haqqani

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Working with Afghanistan and Pakistan may not always be easy but it is necessary to advance U.S. security interests, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.
House members disagree over bill ownership

House members disagree over bill ownership

CHICAGO, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- A dispute over who should get credit for a bill requiring the president to crack down on firms doing business with Iran is campaign rhetoric, observers suggest.

Cuba travel bill put on hold

WASHINGTON, Sept. 29 (UPI) -- A bill lifting restrictions on travel to Cuba has been put on hold by a panel of the U.S. House of Representatives, the chairman says.

Iran steps in as U.S. steps out of Lebanon

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- Iran is ready to provide military assistance to Lebanon, an Iranian commander said Tuesday as a U.S. lawmaker revokes military aid to Beirut.
Iran's enrichment sparks sanction talks

Iran's enrichment sparks sanction talks

WASHINGTON, Feb. 8 (UPI) -- A decision by Iran to move toward a uranium enrichment level of 20 percent shows Tehran has no interest in a diplomatic solution, U.S. lawmakers said.

Berman lauds Iranian gas sanctions

WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- The goal of U.S. sanctions on Iran's gasoline supply is to prevent a nuclear arms race in the Middle East sparked by a sponsor of terrorism, a lawmaker said.

Berman: Iran sanctions among many options

WASHINGTON, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- Sanctioning the Iranian petroleum sector is the fourth-best option to get Tehran to abandon its nuclear program, a top U.S. lawmaker on foreign affairs said.

U.S. lawmakers clarify Pakistan aid bill

WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 (UPI) -- Top U.S. lawmakers, noting Pakistan's concerns over the $7.5 billion aid package, rejected any suggestion Washington seeks to micromanage Pakistani affairs.

House considers Iran gas sanctions

TEHRAN, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers next month will consider a provision to penalize companies that sell gasoline and other petroleum products to Iran, officials say.

U.S. lawmakers hold Pakistani F-16 plans

WASHINGTON, July 30 (UPI) -- U.S. lawmakers requested a hold on plans in Washington to release $200 million from counter-terrorism resources to upgrade Pakistani F-16 fighter jets.

U.S. considers sale of F-22 to Israel

JERUSALEM, June 6 (UPI) -- The U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee chairman said he would consider lifting a ban on the sale of the F-22 "Raptor" to Israel.

Skyrocketing oil prices pummel U.S. national security

Unless the United States' energy structure changes radically and rapidly, soaring oil prices will leave the country at the mercy of hostile states and terrorists, witnesses testified Thursday in Congress.

Small Web radio sites get fee break

WASHINGTON, May 23 (UPI) -- The U.S. organization that collects online royalties for the music industry has agreed to let small Internet radio stations pay a reduced fee.
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Howard Berman
Rep. Howard Berman (D-CA) participates on a panel discussion about Israel and the Mideast at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) conference in Washington on June 2, 2008. (UPI Photo/Alexis C. Glenn)

Howard Lawrence Berman (born April 15, 1941) is the U.S. Representative for California's 28th congressional district, serving since 2003. He is a member of the Democratic Party. He earlier served in the California State Assembly from 1973 to 1982, and as the U.S. Representative for California's 26th congressional district from 1983 to 2003.

He is the son of the former Eleanor Schapiro and Joseph Berman, and 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 brilliant high school civics teacher, inspired him to enter politics and government. He was a VISTA volunteer (1966–1967) in Baltimore and San Francisco, and was an associate at a Los Angeles law firm (1967–72) specializing in labor relations.

Berman was active in the Young Democrats at UCLA. He began his friendship with Henry Waxman there in 1960, when both were still undergraduates. Waxman was head of the YD liberal caucus, and through it ran the YDs. Both of them supported Adlai E. Stevenson's pursuit of the presidential nomination up to the eve of the 1960 convention. Berman was President of the California Young Democrats 1967-1969. He and Waxman co-founded the Los Angeles County Young Democrats, which grew to become one of the largest young professional clubs in Southern California.

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