Representatives say tobacco-related disputes should be excluded from the investor-state dispute settlement provisions in the Trans-Pacific Partnership
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.
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.
“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.
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.
“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.
“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.
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.
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D., the only Indian American in Congress and Co-chair of Congressional Caucus on India and Indian-Americans, this week introduced a resolution (H. Res. 395) to recognize India’s upcoming Independence Day and the significance of the United States - India partnership.