Congressmen Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) and Tom Reed (NY-23) introduced a resolution this week to move beyond Congressional gridlock and develop a new national strategic agenda with shared goals for our nation that both parties can agree on. A bipartisan group of 26 members—all part of the Congressional Problem Solvers Caucus—are supporting the bill, H-Res 207.
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CMS announced yesterday that Medicare Advantage rates for 2016 will increase by an average of 1.25 percent, a reversal from the 0.95 percent cut CMS proposed in February. Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. fought against the proposed cuts that would have increased costs for seniors and blocked their access to care. He offered the following comment:
Today, while in Elk Grove to celebrate March for Meals month with local seniors, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. announced that he’s returning his 2014 pension to the U.S. Treasury to pay down the U.S. debt, keeping the oath he made to the people of Sacramento County to decline his Congressional pension until Medicare and Social Security are secure.
On Saturday, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. hosted his first Community Forum in Rancho Cordova. The forum featured remarks from Bera, California Assemblyman Ken Cooley, and Mayor of Rancho Cordova Robert McGarvey and a question and answer period that was moderated by Rancho Cordova City Councilman Donald Terry.
Last Friday, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D., presented Mr. Paul Williams with three service medals earned during the Vietnam War. Williams, a longtime Fair Oaks resident, had never received nor pursued his medals after separating from the Air Force due to the public sentiment about the Vietnam War at the time.
The U.S. House of Representatives voted on several budget proposals today and passed a Republican budget proposal with extra spending on defense 219 to 208. Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. made the following comment:
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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.”