Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Feb 27, 2015 Press Release

Today the U.S. House of Representatives failed to vote on a real solution to keep the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) open and instead brought up a stop-gap, temporary measure that failed 224-203. Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. made the following statement:

Feb 25, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07),  along with Representatives Brad Ashford (NE-02), Gwen Graham (FL-02), and Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced legislation, H.R.

Feb 24, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. today urged officials at the Oakland Veterans Affairs Center to reach out to individual veterans who may have been impacted by the mismanagement of records detailed in a report released last week to ensure that they receive the benefits they have earned.

Feb 21, 2015 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Monday with an invite to my local swearing-in ceremony, and a brief update on how I've been working for you. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

Feb 20, 2015 Ami's Updates
On Saturday, February 28th, my local office is hosting a district swearing-in ceremony and open house. I’m eager to reaffirm my oath of office before the people of Sacramento County as I begin my second term serving you.
Feb 13, 2015 Press Release

Earlier this week, Indian grandfather Sureshbhai Patel went for a walk while visiting his family in Alabama and ended up having an encounter with police that left him partially paralyzed. Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. offered the following statement after the officer involved in the incident was arrested for assault and the FBI said they are investigating.

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 12, 2015 Press Release

Today the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing on the growing threat of ISIL, one day after President Obama released his proposal for use of force against ISIL.  Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. made the following statement:

Feb 11, 2015 Press Release

Earlier this week, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. and local elementary school students participated in the “Valentines for Vets” program in honor of National Salute to Veterans Patients Week (February 9-15th).

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 assistance workshops in partnership with the IRS Taxpayer Advocate Service. These free workshops are a way for you, your family, or your small business to get help navigating the often confusing tax filing process.

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.”

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.

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.