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Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Aug 26, 2016 Ami's Updates
Every year, I’m privileged to nominate bright and hardworking students to attend our nation’s military service academies. Our service academies are some of the top universities in the country and help build strong leaders in our military and beyond. It’s an honor to be able to nominate talented young people from our area so they can begin building a brighter future for themselves and our country.
Aug 25, 2016 Press Release

Sacramento – Today, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-7) called on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to take immediate action to make lower cost alternatives available in response to exorbitantly priced EpiPens from the drug manufacturer Mylan. Currently, EpiPens have a virtual monopoly on the market for emergency allergy attack treatment.

Aug 4, 2016 Press Release

Folsom – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) met with local entrepreneurs from startups to discuss ways to encourage local business growth in Sacramento County on Startup Day Across America in Folsom.

Aug 4, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In advance of the Summer Olympic Games in Rio, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7), currently the only Indian American Member of Congress, and Congressman Joe Crowley (NY-14) are calling on the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) to change its policy and allow observant Sikhs to participate in international basketball competition.

Jul 22, 2016 Press Release

Sacramento – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) announced a major grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for upgrades to Mather Airport’s runways. The grant of $788,500 will be used to rehabilitate and upgrade the taxiway to FAA standards and to install runway lights along the taxiway.

Jul 22, 2016 Press Release

Sacramento – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) called on NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to consider Sacramento as a host city for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Yesterday, it was announced that the NBA will not hold the game in Charlotte due to the "bathroom law," a recently enacted state law that eliminates protections for the LGBT community.

Jul 13, 2016 Ami's Updates

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Jul 8, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-7) announced that his bipartisan legislation to fund prescription drug disposal across the country, the Dispose Responsibly Of Pills (DROP) Act, has passed the House toady 407-6 as part of the Comprehensive Opioid Reduction Act of 2016. The bill will move on to the Senate and then be signed into law.

Jul 6, 2016 Press Release
Washington, DC – Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) announced that he has introduced a resolution to allow independent cameras to record House floor proceedings after cameras were turned off by Speaker Ryan two weeks ago during the Democratic sit-in. Despite repeated requests from the press, House rules prohibit all outside video cameras and provide complete discretion to the Speaker on when to operate cameras. Bera’s resolution is endorsed by the Sunlight Foundation, Public Citizen, and Common Cause.
Jun 29, 2016 Press Release
Washington, D.C. – Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-7), Mike Simpson (ID-2), Derek Kilmer (WA-6), David Reichert (WA-8), and Kurt Schrader (OR-5) led a group of 54 other representatives in calling for an immediate fix to the practice of “fire borrowing,” which forces federal land agencies to take money from other important projects to cover the costs of dealing with wildfires. Many of these projects are used to prevent wildfires from spreading out of control.

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.