Last updated on: 4/25/2013 | Author: ProCon.org

Howard Berman, LLB Biography

Title:
Former Member of the US House of Representatives (D-CA)
Position:
Con to the question "Should the United States Maintain Its Embargo against Cuba?"
Reasoning:

“I am passionately opposed to the travel restrictions because I feel they infringe on Americans’ right to travel, and are foolish. I am mildly opposed to the embargo because I think it is foolish. We have utilized it for decades, and it hasn’t achieve its goal of bringing down a despotic regime.”

Email to ProCon.org, Apr. 26, 2013

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Senior Advisor, Covington & Burling lobbying firm, 2013-present
  • Member, US House of Representatives (D-CA), Jan. 3, 1983–Jan. 3, 2013
  • Chairman, House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Feb. 11, 2008–Jan. 3, 2011
  • Recipient, President’s award, National Music Publishers Association, 2007
  • Recipient, First Annual Farmworker Justice Award, 2000
  • Member, California State Assembly, 1973-1982
  • Majority Leader, California State Assembly, 1974-1980
Education:
  • LLB, University of California at Los Angeles, 1965
  • BA, International Relations, University of California at Los Angeles, 1960
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
Pro & Con Quotes: Should the United States Maintain Its Embargo against Cuba?