Congressman Ami Bera

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

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. spent Memorial Day weekend traveling the district to help honor the men, women, and families throughout history who have given their lives while serving our country. 

May 20, 2015 Press Release

Congressmen Ami Bera and Phil Roe, both medical doctors, introduced bipartisan legislation today to establish a grant program for funding prescription drug disposal across the country, the Dispose Responsibly Of your Pills Act (DROP) of 2015 (H.R. 2463). Research shows that more than half of nonmedical users of prescription medications got them from people they know.

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May 19, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. voted today to continue the funding for infrastructure in the Highway Trust Fund for two more months. He made the following statement:

May 15, 2015 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Friday on National Women's Health Week. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

May 15, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. introduced the Women’s Preventive Health Awareness Campaign (H.R. 2355) today, capping off National Women’s Health Week. The bill calls for the Department of Health and Human Services to launch a national public outreach campaign to raise awareness about the importance of women’s wellness visits. 

May 15, 2015 Press Release

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a bipartisan amendment to the FY2016 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) calling for expansion of U.S.-India defense cooperation. The amendment was offered by Reps.

May 13, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. today fought against a radical assault on women’s access to health care and voted against the so-called Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act (H.R. 36)– a bill that would ban abortions after 20 weeks and not allow any real exceptions to protect women’s health.

May 8, 2015 Press Release

Sacramento's Elica Health Centers (Elica), has been awarded $700,000 in federal funds to a operate a new permanent health center in the Arden-Arcade area, a project for which Congressman Ami Bera advocated. 

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May 1, 2015 Press Release

Earlier today, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D., offered the final amendment to the energy and water funding bill for fiscal year 2016 (H.R. 2028) to bring more emergency drought relief to California families, farmers, and small businesses. The amendment also sought to help communities modernize their water infrastructure to use their water more efficiently and prepare for future droughts.

Apr 22, 2015 Ami's Updates
My office is hosting a new Community Forum event this Sunday, April 26th in Florin. Special guests Sacramento County Supervisor Patrick Kennedy and Sacramento City Councilman Larry Carr will also participate.

In The News

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.

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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.

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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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