Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Sherman Oaks) took time during election season to address a crowd mostly too young to be registered.
On Monday, the seven-term congressman spoke to about 200 students during a morning assembly at Burroughs High School in Burbank.
Sherman touted his legislative record, including his support for the stimulus bill and a later jobs package that together routed nearly $10 million to Burbank schools to save jobs for teachers. He also answered questions from students and teachers.
Asked about the possibility Democrats might lose control of the House Nov. 2, Sherman said he was concerned that more conservative Republicans would spur a repeat of the showdown that briefly shut down the federal government in 1994 — after the mid-term election swept out a Democratic House majority during President Clinton's first term.