Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Oct 2, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Reps. Ami Bera (CA-07) and Jared Polis (CO-02) today led a group of 21 representatives in sending a letter calling on U.S. trade negotiators to ensure that the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) does not impede the efforts of member countries to enact public health protections aimed at preventing and reducing tobacco consumption.

Sep 30, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ami Bera, M.D., criticized the short-term spending bill passed today in the House of Representatives and called on lawmakers to work on a long-term budget solution.

Sep 26, 2015 Ami's Updates
We've now helped local residents recover more than $2.3 million in earned benefits that they were owed. To mark this milestone, here's a new graphic to update you on how we're making government work.
Sep 25, 2015 Press Release

“In the face of new and unprecedented global challenges, Pope Francis’s stance on poverty, immigration, and climate change have resonated with people around the world. Today from Capitol Hill, he continued to make his case, encouraging all of us to consider how these issues affect the global community.

Sep 22, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ami Bera, M.D., the only Indian American in Congress and Co-chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, and 33 other members sent a letter today to the Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi welcoming him to the United States for his second consecutive visit and his first visit to the West Coast.

Sep 18, 2015 Press Release

“Congress should be working on a budget to avoid a government shutdown. Instead, we are wasting valuable time voting to defund Planned Parenthood and attempting to criminalize how doctors serve patients. As one of the few doctors in Congress, I find both of these bills troubling. We should not be limiting access to health care for millions of women and families.

Sep 11, 2015 Press Release

“After multiple classified and unclassified briefings, hearing constituent input, and talking with our international allies it’s my belief that this is the best agreement we have at this time to prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon.

Sep 2, 2015 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Wednesday on how I'm working in Congress to improve our response to wildfires. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

Aug 24, 2015 Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. hosted a roundtable last Wednesday with local startups, venture capital investors, and incubators at his district office for Start-Up Day Across America.  Start-Up Day Across America is an opportunity for Members of Congress to engage with the start-up community.  

Aug 16, 2015 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Thursday inviting you to several local events my office is hosting over the next few weeks. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

In The News

Jun 30, 2015 In The News

Officials who represent Elk Grove in the State Assembly and Congress said they support a U.S. Supreme Court decision that ruled that same-sex couples could marry nationwide.

Justice Anthony Kennedy wrote for the majority in the divided court’s 5-4 ruling on June 26.

Jun 17, 2015 In The News

Just before Father’s Day, House Democrats unveiled a new report that shows paternal leave is beneficial not only to children, but also the economy.

Apr 22, 2015 In The News

Both of us have seen firsthand just how essential vaccines are to saving children’s lives. One, as a physician and former chief medical officer of Sacramento County, Calif., has implemented domestic immunization programs to protect California children.

Mar 31, 2015 In The News

Sheryl Jennings said the opportunity to serve lunch weekdays at the Senior Center of Elk Grove is meaningful in many ways.

The retired Sacramento County employee volunteers her time serving lunch at the Meals on Wheels program. This program serves more than two-dozen people at the center and another 18 Elk Grove residents have meals delivered on a regular basis.

Mar 27, 2015 In The News

U.S. Reps Dr. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) and U.S. Rep. Mark Meadows (R-North Carolina) recently introduced The Doctors Helping Heroes Act.

The bipartisan legislation aims to shorten wait times at U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) medical facilities nationwide by allowing foreign doctors trained in the United States to get visas to practice at those facilities.

Mar 26, 2015 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.

Mar 25, 2015 In The News

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.

Feb 25, 2015 In The News

Democratic legislation unveiled in the House would withhold lawmakers' pay if the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shuts down on Saturday.

Rep. Brad Ashford (D-Neb.), the bill's sponsor, said members of Congress should go without pay if they miss the deadline for DHS funding.

Feb 13, 2015 In The News

U.S. Rep. Dr. Ami Bera (D-Elk Grove) and Sacramento Kings majority owner Vivek Ranadivé said last month’s trip to India with President Barack Obama could bring economic benefits to the Sacramento region.

Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi announced they reached a civil nuclear agreement and agreed to a defense cooperation including the joint building of equipment.

Jan 21, 2015 In The News

WASHINGTON: Congressman Ami Bera, the only Indian-American lawmaker in the current Congress, has been invited by President Barack Obama to travel with him to India on Air Force One. 

"As the son of Indian immigrants, I am extremely honoured to be a part of this historic trip to India with the President," Bera said in a statement.