Growing the Economy
Creating jobs in Sacramento County and building an economy that works for middle class families are my top priorities in Congress.
More than 20,000 jobs have been created in Sacramento County since 2012, but I know people in our area continue to feel the effects of the economic crisis. Our work is far from over. To fully regain our economic foothold, we must create and attract more jobs in areas such as high-tech and manufacturing, improve our infrastructure, and maintain high-quality schools to educate the next generation of innovators.
I’m committed to doing all that I can to grow Sacramento County’s economy. That’s why I won’t take a congressional pay raise until our unemployment rate is below 5 percent.
Here you can learn more about what I’m doing to create jobs and grow our economy – please click on the links below to learn more.
- Creating Jobs.
- Improving Our Infrastructure.
- Investing in Education and job training for the 21st Century.
Really enjoyed meeting with the great folks at CEAR - California Electronic Asset Recovery. They’ve created 70 great jobs in our region and partner with local organizations to hold over 200 community events each year where proceeds from the event are split with the local organizations.
Creating jobs in Sacramento County and building an economy that works for middle class families are my top priorities. We can help create more jobs by encouraging advancements in innovation and technology, supporting manufacturers who Make it in America, by supporting our small businesses, and more.
The infrastructure in Sacramento County is in dire need of improvement. Our levees have been designated “unacceptable” by the US Army Corps of Engineers. The roads and bridges we rely on every day are crumbling. Our energy grid is outdated and wasteful. This negligence endangers residents, discourages new businesses, and ultimately slows down our economy.
Improving our infrastructure is critical to the economic growth of Sacramento County. By partnering with private industry, we can create new jobs and improve efficiency. I support modernizing our infrastructure by rebuilding roads, bridges, levees, and more.
As an educator and a parent, I recognize the importance of investing in future generations. Our public schools are underfunded and overcrowded. More must be done to secure a quality education for every child. We must ensure that students are learning the skills necessary to thrive in a modern economy and have innovative teachers who are discovering new ways to teach the next generation.
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Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. joined federal, state, and local officials to kick off the groundbreaking for the regional EchoWater Project earlier today in Elk Grove.
The project will be one of Sacramento’s largest public works projects ever and will ensure that water going through the Sacramento region’s wastewater treatment plant will meet higher standards. It could also help address the region’s drought in the long-term by increasing recycled water use in landscaping and agricultural irrigation.
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. and the 46-member New Democrat Coalition today unveiled the American Prosperity Agenda, a comprehensive policy document aimed at fostering a new era of middle-class prosperity in the United States. The document, which is the first in the nearly 18-year history of the Coalition, seeks to “seize the opportunities of a new economy” with the best policies drawn from the left, right, and center.
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U.S. Rep. Dr. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) and Sacramento Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadivé said last month’s trip to India with President Barack Obama could bring economic benefits to the Sacramento region.
Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi announced they reached a civil nuclear agreement and agreed to a defense cooperation including the joint building of equipment.
Bera said the recommitment to a 10-year defense pact could open opportunities for local companies including Aerojet Rocketdyne in Rancho Cordova to build that equipment.
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today for a tour of the ongoing upgrades at Folsom Dam. Jewell announced that the Bureau of Reclamation is making $50 million in funds available immediately for drought relief projects throughout the West —including nearly $20 million for California.
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