Makes pledge to give up Congressional pay during potential DHS shutdown to charity
Today the U.S. House of Representatives failed to vote on a real solution to keep the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) open and instead brought up a stop-gap, temporary measure that failed 224-203. Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. made the following statement:
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07), along with Representatives Brad Ashford (NE-02), Gwen Graham (FL-02), and Scott Peters (CA-52) introduced legislation, H.R.
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. today urged officials at the Oakland Veterans Affairs Center to reach out to individual veterans who may have been impacted by the mismanagement of records detailed in a report released last week to ensure that they receive the benefits they have earned.
Earlier this week, Indian grandfather Sureshbhai Patel went for a walk while visiting his family in Alabama and ended up having an encounter with police that left him partially paralyzed. Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. offered the following statement after the officer involved in the incident was arrested for assault and the FBI said they are investigating.
Today the House Committee on Foreign Affairs held a hearing on the growing threat of ISIL, one day after President Obama released his proposal for use of force against ISIL. Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. made the following statement:
Earlier this week, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. and local elementary school students participated in the “Valentines for Vets” program in honor of National Salute to Veterans Patients Week (February 9-15th).
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell today for a tour of the ongoing upgrades at Folsom Dam. Jewell announced that the Bureau of Reclamation is making $50 million in funds available immediately for drought relief projects throughout the West —including nearly $20 million for California.
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. today joined with 23 other Members of Congress from both parties to introduce the Preventing and Reducing Improper Medicare and Medicaid Expenditures (PRIME) Act of 2015 to combat waste, fraud, and abuse in Medicare and Medicaid.
As a measles outbreak that is believed to have started in California’s Disneyland has spread to 14 states with no signs of its slowing, Congressman Ami Bera M.D. urged people to get vaccinated. The latest figures from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show more than 102 people are now infected. Bera offered the following comment:
President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narenda Modi announced today that they have come to a civil nuclear agreement. They also agreed to defense cooperation including the joint building of some equipment. Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. is part of the delegation in India with President Obama for the historic trip.