Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Jan 25, 2015 Press Release

President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi announced today that they have come to a civil nuclear agreement. They also agreed to defense cooperation including the joint building of some equipment. Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. is part of the delegation in India with President Obama for the historic trip.

Jan 23, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. has again sponsored the Partnership to Build America Act, bipartisan legislation to rebuild America’s infrastructure in a fiscally-responsible way. Bera was an original sponsor of similar legislation in the last Congress.

Jan 22, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. today voted against H.R. 7, the misleadingly titled No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion Act. This radical assault on women’s health would deny millions of women the comprehensive health care they need and deserve, and also raise taxes on small businesses and families. Bera made the following comment:

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. made the following statement in response to President Obama’s 2015 State of the Union Address to Congress:

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

Earlier today, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. took to the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives to honor the memory of Sacramento County Sheriff Deputy Danny Oliver. Oliver’s widow, Susan Oliver, will join Bera as his guest to the State of the Union address later tonight.

Jan 20, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. announced today that he will join President Obama on his trip to India later this week. A lifelong Californian, Bera, whose parents moved to the U.S. from India in the 1950s, is co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and India Americans and the only Indian American currently serving in the U.S. Congress.

Jan 15, 2015 Press Release

Next Tuesday January, 20, the day of the president's State of the Union Address, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. will honor the memory of a Sacramento County sheriff deputy who was killed in the line of duty. Sheriff Deputy Danny Oliver, 47, was a 15-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department when he was shot and killed last October during a patrol in Arden.

Jan 8, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. made the following statement about California’s Senator Barbara Boxer announcing her plans to retire from the U.S. Senate:

Jan 7, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. introduced the No Budget No Pay Act today which would stop pay for members of Congress if they fail to pass a budget. Bera introduced the bipartisan bill in the U.S. House with Congressmen Jim Cooper (D-TN), Reid Ribble (R-WI) and Ron DeSantis (R-FL).

In The News

Jul 1, 2014 In The News

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the Hobby Lobby case is a serious step backward for women’s health. It has the potential to not only impact many of the almost 3 million women in California, who saved an average of $269 last year on birth control, but sets a dangerous precedent where bosses are in control of their employees’ personal health decisions.

Jun 25, 2014 In The News

Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, and a Republican House colleague from North Carolina, Mark Meadows, introduced a bill Thursday that would extend visas for U.S.-educated foreign doctors to ease a shortage that's affecting care in veterans hospitals, especially in rural areas.

Jun 10, 2014 In The News

Now that the historic elections in the world’s largest democracy are complete and India has ushered in a new leadership, we must keep in mind the importance of the United States-India relationship, and continue to foster it with a renewed energy. Our economic partnership is especially vital.

May 30, 2014 In The News

Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, called Thursday for the resignation of Gen. Eric Shinseki, the head of the Veterans Administration, amid a growing scandal over delayed medical

May 29, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-Stockton) and colleagues that represent Sacramento County on May 20 voted for the bipartisan Water Resources Reform and Development Act (WRRDA) of 2013.

The bill, approved by a 412-4 vote in the U.S. House of Representatives, would provide federal support for local flood safety projects. 

May 16, 2014 In The News

At a time when democracy is under pressure in many corners of the globe, officials are currently tallying votes in the largest exercise of democracy in the world: the elections in India.

May 9, 2014 In The News

By virtue of having to operate in the minority, House Democrats Michael M. Honda and Ami Bera automatically do not have the loudest microphone in Congress.

Not so at neighboring 201 Bar (201 Massachusetts Ave. NE); that’s where the California lawmakers recently buddied up to belt out ’60s hits for a captive audience.

May 2, 2014 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dr. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) told government students at two Elk Grove high schools that local leaders should set education standards.

“I feel very strongly that states and even local school districts are better at setting educational standards,” Bera said. “There should be some national standards, but that should be a foundation.”

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May 1, 2014 In The News

Two California congressmen, Democratic Rep. Ami Bera and Republican Rep. Jeff Denham, said Thursday that they have formed a bipartisan caucus to advocate for the state's public universities and students.

Bera and Denham announced the California Public Higher Education Caucus on Thursday, consisting of 31 members of the state's congressional delegation.

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Mar 27, 2014 In The News

Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, two years ago promised not to take a congressional pension until key entitlement programs were secured for years into the future.

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