Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Nov 19, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. released the following statement after voting for H.R. 4038, the American Security Against Foreign Enemies (SAFE) Act. The bill requires the Department of Homeland Security to verify that each refugee entering the United States has undergone a background check to ensure they are not a security threat.

Nov 17, 2015 Press Release

Sacramento, CA – Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. announced a $100,000 grant awarded to Sacramento City Unified School District for its farm to school program.  

Nov 11, 2015 Press Release

Sacramento, CA – Twelve local CEOs and business leaders joined Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. and U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker to discuss how to strengthen the region’s agriculture, technology, manufacturing and health sectors.

Nov 10, 2015 Ami's Updates

I sent an email update on Tuesday about how my office has been responding to the death of a local veteran and how to prevent similar incidents in the future. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

Nov 5, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Citing the tragic death of a veteran at the Mather Veterans Affairs hospital last year, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. introduced a bill today to implement additional accountability measures at Veterans Affairs hospitals across the country.

Nov 4, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – The co-chairs of the Caucus on India and Indian Americans, Congressmen Ami Bera (D-CA) and George Holding (R-NC), celebrated the accomplishments of the Indian American diaspora at the annual Diwali in DC event.

Nov 3, 2015 Ami's Updates
Medicare open enrollment is a time when you have the option to make changes to your Medicare plan if you’d like to, or to sign up for coverage in 2016. This may be a chance to improve your coverage or to find a more affordable plan.
Oct 30, 2015 Ami's Updates
I sent an email update on Friday about a bipartisan budget and jobs bill. Join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!
Oct 28, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. voted to support the bipartisan budget agreement to help prevent another government shutdown and ensure economic stability:

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.