Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Jul 23, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. released the following statement on HR 3009:

Jul 20, 2015 Press Release

I sent an email update about I fought against partisan water grab bill that would make our local water shortage even worse. I also gave an update about how I'm working to address our drought in a more thoughtful and comprehensive way. Join my e-mail updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

Jul 17, 2015 Ami's Updates
Instead of partisan water grabs, we need to focus on real solutions. That’s why I’m supporting the Drought Relief and Resilience Act – a comprehensive approach to California’s drought. Learn more about it by viewing this infographic or by reading the press release.
Jul 16, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. voted today against the so-called Western Water and American Food Security Act,  a partisan bill which would take water away from the Sacramento region and send it to other parts of the state.

Jul 10, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. voted for the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act today. The bill, which passed (344-77) will help scientists develop new treatments and cures for some of our deadliest diseases faster and boost biomedical innovation.

Jul 9, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. has joined Congressman Jared Huffman and several other members from California and western states in introducing legislation that will help deal with California’s historic drought in a comprehensive way. The Drought Relief and Resilience Act includes feedback from nearly 1,000 Californians from all over the state, including those from cities and rural areas.

Jul 9, 2015 Press Release

Two high school students from Elk Grove recently travelled to Washington and met Congressman Ami Bera to receive separate Congressional awards.

Jul 2, 2015 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Thursday on how I welcomed Transportation Secretary Foxx to Sacramento County. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

Jul 2, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. welcomed U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx to Sacramento County today to highlight the need for a new infrastructure funding bill. Federal transportation funding is set to expire at the end of this month, and if Congress doesn’t act soon, Americans’ safety, and thousands of jobs across the country will be at risk. 

In The News

Jun 30, 2015 In The News

Officials who represent Elk Grove in the State Assembly and Congress said they support a U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled that same-sex couples could marry nationwide.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority in the divided court’s 5-4 ruling on June 26.

Jun 17, 2015 In The News

Just before Father’s Day, House Democrats unveiled a new report that shows paternal leave is beneficial not only to children, but also the economy.

Apr 22, 2015 In The News

Both of us have seen firsthand just how essential vaccines are to saving children’s lives. One, as a physician and former chief medical officer of Sacramento County, Calif., has implemented domestic immunization programs to protect California children.

Mar 31, 2015 In The News

Sheryl Jennings said the opportunity to serve lunch weekdays at the Senior Center of Elk Grove is meaningful in many ways.

The retired Sacramento County employee volunteers her time serving lunch at the Meals on Wheels program. This program serves more than two-dozen people at the center and another 18 Elk Grove residents have meals delivered on a regular basis.

Mar 27, 2015 In The News

U.S. Reps Dr. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) and U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina) recently introduced The Doctors Helping Heroes Act.

The bipartisan legislation aims to shorten wait times at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities nationwide by allowing foreign doctors trained in the United States to get visas to practice at those facilities.

Mar 26, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON — The House overwhelmingly approved sweeping changes to the Medicare program on Thursday in the most significant bipartisan policy legislation to pass through that chamber since Republicans regained a majority in 2011.

Mar 25, 2015 In The News

Despite how it sometimes looks from outside the halls of the Capitol, there are members of Congress, from both sides of the aisle, who are working together to make big, bold decisions for the future of the country. After all, that’s why people like us wanted to serve.

Feb 25, 2015 In The News

Democratic legislation unveiled in the House would withhold lawmakers' pay if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shuts down on Saturday.

Rep. Brad Ashford (D-Neb.), the bill's sponsor, said members of Congress should go without pay if they miss the deadline for DHS funding.

Feb 13, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dr. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) and Sacramento Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadivé said last month’s trip to India with President Barack Obama could bring economic benefits to the Sacramento region.

Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi announced they reached a civil nuclear agreement and agreed to a defense cooperation including the joint building of equipment.

Jan 21, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON: Congressman Ami Bera, the only Indian-American lawmaker in the current Congress, has been invited by President Barack Obama to travel with him to India on Air Force One. 

"As the son of Indian immigrants, I am extremely honoured to be a part of this historic trip to India with the President," Bera said in a statement.