Press Releases | Congressman Ami Bera

Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Sep 16, 2016 Press Release
Bera Joined By Elk Grove Chief of Police Robert Lehner and WEAVE CEO Beth Hassett

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 7, 2016 Press Release
Bera has Championed Veterans Issues in Congress and has Returned Over $1.8 Million in Owed Benefits to More than 1,700 CA-7 Vets

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
Rep. Bera’s Efforts to Secure VA-HUD Vouchers for Vets was Key to Completing MVV | Bera Championed Veterans Issues in Congress and has Returned Over $1.8 Million in Owed Benefits to More than 1,700 CA-7 Vets

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 25, 2016 Press Release
EpiPens Cost Upwards of $600 for a Single Prescription | Earlier This Year, Bera Successfully Petitioned FDA to Make Changes to Drug Approval, Help Lower Prices

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.

Aug 24, 2016 Press Release
Bera is Co-Chair of House Caucus on India and Indian Affairs, Only Indian American Serving in Congress | Last Year, Bera Hosted Largest Ever Congressional Celebration of Diwali

Sacramento – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7), Co-Chair of the House Caucus on India and Indian Americans and currently the only Indian American serving in Congress, announced that the United States Postal Service will issue a Diwali Commemorative Stamp.

Aug 23, 2016 Press Release
Letter Reiterates Call on FIBA to Reverse Policy Requiring Sikhs and Others to Remove Head Coverings in International Competition

Sacramento – Today, Congressmen Ami Bera (D-CA), Co-Chair of the House Caucus on India and Indian Americans and the only Indian-American Member of Congress, and Joe Crowley (D-NY), led over 40 Members of Congress in sending a letter

Aug 12, 2016 Press Release
District Director Matthew Ceccato, a Veteran and Wounded Warrior Fellow, Will Address Conference | Bera Championed Veterans Issues in Congress and has Returned Over $1.8 Million in Owed Benefits to More than 1,700 CA-7 Vets

Sacramento – Congressman Ami Bera's (CA-7) District Director, Matthew Ceccato will address the Stand Out Veterans Diversity Conference TOMORROW, Saturday August 13th at 9:00am at the American River College. Ceccato is a veteran and previously served as a Wounded Warrior Fellow in Congressman Bera's office.  Dr. Bera has championed veterans causes in Congress, including fighting for more transpa

Aug 11, 2016 Press Release
Florin – This week, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) celebrated National Farmers Market Week with a farm-to-fork tour of the 7th District that included a children’s cooking class in Elk Grove, a visit to the Florin Farmers Market, and a tour of Davis Ranch in Sloughhouse. Sacramento County sits at the heart of one of the most vibrant agricultural areas in the world, with over $495 million in crop production in 2014 alone.
Aug 4, 2016 Press Release
Sikh Players Prevented from Playing Basketball Because of Religious Turbans | Bera and Crowley Renew Push They Began Nearly Two Years Ago

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.

Aug 4, 2016 Press Release
Bera, Successful Startups Discuss Innovation and Job Creation in Sacramento County

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.

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