Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Growing the Economy

I toured local infrastructure projects in Sacramento County.

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


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.

Please click here to see how I’m working to create and attract new jobs in our region.

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Improving Our Infrastructure

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 Our energy grid is outdated and wasteful.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.

Please click here to learn more about how I’m working to Improve our Infrastructure.

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Investing in Education and job training for the 21st Century

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.

Please click here to learn more about how I’m working to Invest in Education.

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More on Growing the Economy

Apr 21, 2015 Page

Mar 4, 2015 Press Release

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.

Feb 13, 2015 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Thursday about how I've been working to deliver for local families, businesses, and seniors. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

Feb 10, 2015 Ami's Updates
I know tax season is often a stressful time for many Sacramento County families. That’s why my office is offering free tax help office hours in partnership with the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service. These free office hours are a way for you, your family, or your small business to get help navigating the often confusing tax filing process.
Feb 6, 2015 Press Release

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.

Jan 24, 2015 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Saturday on how I've been working for you over the past several days. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

Dec 23, 2014 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Tuesday with an end-of-year report on my first term serving you. Join my updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

Sep 19, 2014 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D., applauds today’s announcement that local manufacturer Siemens won the contract to produce San Francisco Muni’s new light rail vehicles. This $648 million contract represents one of the largest light rail contract ever awarded in the U.S.

He made the following comment:

Sep 7, 2014 Ami's Updates
Creating jobs and building an economy that works for middle class families are my top priorities in Congress. Here's a special report on what I’m doing to grow our economy.
Aug 15, 2014 Ami's Updates
I’m in Sacramento County this month, so I’m meeting with local residents and doing all I can to make government work for you.