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Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Sep 30, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) released the following statement after 40 years of the Hyde Amendment:

Sep 16, 2016 Press Release

Elk Grove – Today, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-7) announced a U.S. Department of Justice grant of $179,674 for the Elk Grove Police Department and WEAVE Sacramento to combat domestic violence. This investment will be used continue a program that places advocates within the police department to work specifically with victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and elder abuse.

Sep 13, 2016 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Tuesday in recognition of the 22nd anniversary of the Violence Against Women Act becoming law. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

Sep 10, 2016 Ami's Updates

Nearly fifteen years ago, our nation experienced a tragedy that we must never forget. On September 11th, 2001, terrorists launched the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil. Yesterday, Rep. Bera joined with his congressional colleagues from both parties to honor the victims, their families, and first responders.

Sep 9, 2016 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Friday on my latest work to support Sacramento County veterans. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

Sep 7, 2016 Press Release

Sacramento – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) announced that Volunteers of America of Greater Sacramento and Northern Nevada, Inc. has received a grant of $1,226,241 from the Department of Veterans Affairs under the Supportive Services for Veteran Families (SSVF) program.

Aug 31, 2016 Press Release

Rancho Cordova – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) delivered remarks at the Mather Veterans Village dedication. Congressman Bera has been a strong supporter of the village, by securing 50 additional housing vouchers for the project from both the VA and HUD, which was key to keeping the project on schedule.

Aug 26, 2016 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Friday to commemorate the 96th anniversary of American women gaining the right to vote. Please click here to join my email updates so you don't miss any in the future!

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.

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.