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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
The Intel campus on Goethe Road now has what is being called the largest corporate solar-topped carport in the United States.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.”
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.
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.
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.