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 Our energy grid is outdated and wasteful.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.
More on Growing the Economy
Sacramento – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) announced a major grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for upgrades to Mather Airport’s runways. The grant of $788,500 will be used to rehabilitate and upgrade the taxiway to FAA standards and to install runway lights along the taxiway. Congressman Bera was joined by Airport Director John Wheat and Airport Chief Administrative Officer for Planning and Development TJ Chen, and will discussed other ongoing projects to improve the safety and efficiency of the airport.
Sacramento – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) called on NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to consider Sacramento as a host city for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Yesterday, it was announced that the NBA will not hold the game in Charlotte due to the "bathroom law," a recently enacted state law that eliminates protections for the LGBT community. Congressman Bera highlighted the brand new Golden 1 Center, Sacramento’s regional assets and the inclusive and welcoming spirit of the city.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. made the following statement after voting for the tax credit and government funding bills.
Sacramento, CA – Twelve local CEOs and business leaders joined Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to discuss how to strengthen the region’s agriculture, technology, manufacturing and health sectors.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. voted to support the bipartisan budget agreement to help prevent another government shutdown and ensure economic stability:
“Core to our job as members of Congress is passing a budget. That’s why the first bill I introduced and helped pass when I came to Congress was the No Budget No Pay bill that says that if lawmakers don’t pass a budget they shouldn’t get paid. Today’s budget agreement is a positive step forward and although it is not perfect, it will help millions of Americans and strengthen our economy.
Creating jobs and building an economy that works for middle class families are my top priorities in Congress. Nearly 39,000 jobs have thankfully been created in Sacramento County since 2012, but I know that there’s still a lot of work to do. Far too many residents are still looking for work and need help so they can provide for themselves and their families.
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. hosted a roundtable last Wednesday with local startups, venture capital investors, and incubators at his district office for Start-Up Day Across America. Start-Up Day Across America is an opportunity for Members of Congress to engage with the start-up community.
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