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Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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May 27, 2016 Ami's Updates
Creating jobs in Sacramento County and building an economy that works for middle class families are my top priorities in Congress. That’s why my office hosts Small Business workshops to help connect Sacramento County small business owners with federal resources they can use to grow and hire.
May 21, 2016 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Friday on my latest work to help our veterans and to make government work for Sacramento County. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

May 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) released the following statement after the House failed to pass an amendment barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees:

May 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) announced that two of his amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) were passed by the House last night as part of the NDAA package.

May 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-7) and Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1), both physicians, announced that the House has included their bipartisan legislation to fund prescription drug disposal across the country, the Dispose Responsibly Of Pills (DROP) Act, in the Comprehensive Opioid Reduction Act that passed the House today 413-5.

Apr 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) announced that following his request, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has invited Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to address a joint session of Congress during his visit this June.

Apr 28, 2016 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Thursday about how you can help do your part to address the prescription drug and opioid abuse epidemic. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

Apr 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-7) and Lois Capps (CA-24) led a group of 14 California representatives in calling for an immediate fix for pregnant women who have been dropped from their health insurance due to a computer glitch.

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-7) discussed the relationship between India and Afghanistan at a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing, where he questioned U.S Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan Richard Olson. Bera discussed the need for the United States to work with India to strengthen economic and security interests in Afghanistan.

In The News

Feb 18, 2016 In The News

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) —  The IRS still has not reversed its position on taxing Californians who ripped out their lawns to conserve water.

Viewers who got rebates feel like they’re being punished for doing their part.

Rep. Ami Bera of Rancho Cordova wrote this letter to the IRS asking them to exempt the rebates.

Feb 17, 2016 In The News

The Intel campus on Goethe Road now has what is being called the largest corporate solar-topped carport in the United States.

Feb 16, 2016 In The News

Intel Corp. officials hosted ribbon-cutting ceremonies Tuesday, marking the completion of a sprawling, 6.5-megawatt solar carport at Intel’s Folsom campus.

The array is being billed as the largest corporate solar carport in the United States, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Solar Energy Industries Association.

Feb 16, 2016 In The News


Tuesday, Intel Corporation unveiled the largest corporate solar carport in the United States at its campus in Folsom. The carport covers 2,500 parking spaces.

The installation is 6.5 megawatts - generating over 50 percent of the peak hour energy usage on campus.

Congressman Ami Bera (D) believes this system is good for business in the area.

Feb 11, 2016 In The News

It’s one of the least talked about contributors to the nation’s opioid epidemic. The millions of bottles of highly addictive painkillers that are sitting in people’s medicine cabinets, collecting dust.

Jan 27, 2016 In The News

RANCHO MURIETA (CBS13) — Jumping at the state’s water rebate program, Alvin Somers ripped out his lawn, and put in drought resistant plants and woodchips. California’s Save our Water program rewarded him with a check for $1,300.

“The idea was terrific,” Somers said.

Jan 12, 2016 In The News

Sarmed Ibrahim, an engineer from Sacramento County, is haunted by the cries of his daughter when al Qaida attacked his Baghdad home a decade ago because he’d cooperated with the U.S.

“When I see my daughter – she’s 17 now – I still hear her voice, her screaming, as the bullets are coming around us,” Ibrahim said. “We thought this was the end.”

Jan 6, 2016 In The News

Living in Baghdad, Iraq, and working as an engineer for the U.S. military in 2005, Sarmed Ibrahim found himself fearing for his young family's safety and looking for a way out.

Never could he have imagined 11 years later he'd be living in Carmichael, Calif. and heading to the president's State of the Union address.

Dec 7, 2015 In The News

Another community in our country has been enveloped in grief as it mourns the 14 people killed and 21 wounded in a mass shooting in San Bernardino. Mothers, brothers, sisters, grandparents are all heartbroken and dismayed as to why our country must continue to experience these acts of violence that feel increasingly routine.

Nov 24, 2015 In The News

Syrian refugees and national security are at the center of the fight over the congressional seat in District 7.

Incumbent Congressman Ami Bera stopped by the FOX40 studios Tuesday.

Bera said the Obama administration needs to do more to stop ISIS, including targeting the terror group online, where they communicate with followers.