Ami In The News
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.”