Earlier today Congressman Bera voted against repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA). He offered the following comment:
Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) offered the following comment on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s approval of Sri Srinvasan’s appointment earlier today:
Washington, D.C. - U.S. Representative Ami Bera (CA-7) made the following statement regarding reports of misconduct by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS):
Rep. Ami Bera urged Congress today to work to find a bipartisan budget agreement. After signing onto a resolution asking Speaker Boehner to appoint budget conferees, Bera made a speech on the house floor about Congress’ responsibility to pass a budget.
On Monday, April 29th Congressman Bera will co-host a federal budget workshop with the Concord Coalition at the AT&T Auditorium in Sacramento. Community members are invited to join the Congressman in proposing their own solutions to our nation’s budget problems. Participants will work in small groups to simulate federal budget negotiations.
Praises local leaders for their work
Congressman Ami Bera spoke on the House floor earlier today to thank Sacramento leaders for visiting with him as part of the Sacramento Metro Chamber of Commerce’s annual “Capital to Capital” program. In its 43rd year, Cap to Cap, as it is known, brought more than 300 business, nonprofit, and community leaders from the Sacramento region to Washington this week to share their priorities for mov
In a House Committee on Foreign Affairs hearing yesterday, Rep. Ami Bera, asked U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry for an update on the role India is playing in helping to stabilize the Afghanistan region as America draws down its troops there, and how India can help ensure security and prosperity in the region.
Amendment part of Cybersecurity Enhancement Act
Earlier today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act, which included an amendment from Representative Ami Bera that will ensure the recruitment of military veterans for our cybersecurity workforce. The bill will also help coordinate research and related activities conducted across the Federal agencies to better address evolving cyber threats.
WASHINGTON D.C.— Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) and Congressman Rodney Davis (IL-13) introduced a bipartisan resolution on Friday recognizing National Minority Cancer Awareness Week from April 15 to April 23 (H.Res. 154).
Just one hundred days after his swearing in, Rep. Ami Bera has already kept the pledge he made to Sacramento County to make Congress a place for service, and to stand up for middle class families and small business.
Rep. Ami Bera made the following statement on President Obama’s nomination of Sri Srinivasan to the D.C. Circuit Court:
Rep. Ami Bera pledged yesterday to give 8.2 percent of his monthly pay to organizations in his Sacramento County district that are being impacted by the across-the-board spending cuts of the sequester.
Rep. Bera asks leadership to involve freshman members in bipartisan budget talks
Rep. Ami Bera (CA-7) urged Congressional leadership to meet with freshman Members from both parties to discuss their shared vision for a long-term, bipartisan budget that will address our country’s debt and ensure the economy continues to grow.
Rep. Ami Bera will hold two “Congress on your Corner” events this weekend, one in Rosemont and one Rancho Murieta. “Congress on your Corners”are open to the public and offer constituents the opportunity to share their thoughts with Congressman Bera and his staff about legislation in Congress and happenings in their community.
As the House of Representatives heads into a two-week recess today, Rep. Ami Bera (CA-7) is sending a letter to Congressional leadership urging them to require Congress to spend more time working, and less time in recess. Since the 113th Congress convened, the House has been out of session more than it’s been in session, working just 35 out of 76 days.
Rep. Ami Bera led an hour-long discussion on the House of Representatives floor earlier this evening on the importance of strengthening and protecting Medicare. The Ryan Budget, which would end Medicare as we know it, will come up for a vote in Congress tomorrow. Bera shared stories about how Medicare has helped his constituents in Sacramento County, his former patients, and his family.
Washington, D.C. – Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA-7) and Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL-06) announced today they are filing bipartisan legislation to sequester congressional pay. The “Sequestration of Pay for Members of Congress Act” will reduce pay for Members of Congress by 8.2%.
Earlier today, Representative Ami Bera discussed America’s foreign policy “pivot to Asia” during an Asia and the Pacific subcommittee hearing of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. Serving as ranking member, Bera discussed the importance of the U.S.-India relationship to the American economy and to stability in the South Asian region.
Congressman Ami Bera will hold a “Congress on your Corner” at the Franklin Community Library in Elk Grove on Saturday, March 9. “Congress on your Corner” events are open to the public and offer constituents the opportunity to share their thoughts with Congressman Bera and his staff about legislation in Congress and happenings in their community.
Earlier today Congressman Ami Bera urged the House of Representatives Committee on the Budget to fund repairs to the Sacramento and American River levee system in the 2014 budget.
Congressman Ami Bera was proud to join with his colleagues from both parties earlier today in passing the reauthorization of the comprehensive Violence Against Women Act (VAWA,) HR 11. Since 1994, VAWA has protected and empowered victims of violence and sexual assault.
Today, in an editorial in the Sacramento Bee and in a speech to Congress, Rep. Ami Bera renewed his call to House of Representatives leadership to stop automatic across-the-board spending cuts that will hurt families, harm our economy, and jeopardize our safety and security. If Congress fails to act, these irresponsible cuts will go into effect on Friday.
Congressman Bera made the following statement on the importance of Medicare and Social Security:
Congressman Ami Bera will celebrate the opening of his new district office in Rancho Cordova on Saturday with an open house for the public and a ribbon cutting ceremony with local officials representing several communities in Sacramento County.
Washington, D.C. – On the heels of the President’s State of the Union address, Congressman Bera joined a bipartisan group of 32 freshman members in urging Congress and President Obama to address the fiscal issues the country faces. The group submitted a letter to leadership outlining the details of a statement of principles they agreed upon.
Earlier today the House Rules Committee blocked an amendment to H.R. 273 offered by Congressman Ami Bera that would freeze lawmakers pay through December 31, 2013, and protect public servants from bearing more of the burden of deficit reduction.
Congressman Ami Bera celebrated the Senate’s passage of S. 47 yesterday, a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Despite the bipartisan vote in the Senate, VAWA has been held up in the House of Representatives. Bera is a proud co-sponsor of HR 11, the House version of the Violence Against Women Act.
Asks them to stop automatic across–the–board spending cuts
Earlier today Congressman Ami Bera urged members of Congress to be responsible, make good decisions, and not allow automatic across–the–board spending cuts to go into effect at the end of the month.
Congressman Ami Bera made the following statement following President Obama’s State of the Union address to Congress:
Earlier today Congressman Ami Bera voted for the Require a PLAN Act (H.R. 444). The bill requires the President to submit a balanced budget for fiscal year 2014 or to include in the budget he submits to Congress an estimate of what year the budget will be balanced. The bill passed the House of Representatives by a vote of 253-167 with the support of 227 Republicans and 26 Democrats.
Public invited to open house on February 23
Congressman Ami Bera officially opened his district office in Rancho Cordova on Monday, February 4, 2013. He will host an open house for the public at the office on Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 11 am- 3 pm.
Congressman Ami Bera will hold “Congress on your Corner” events in Arden-Arcade and Florin on January 26 and February 2. “Congress on your Corner” events are open to the public and offer constituents the opportunity to share their thoughts with Congressman Bera and his staff about legislation in Congress and happenings in their community.
WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Ami Bera took part in a House Foreign Affairs Committee hearing on last year’s attack on the American embassy in Benghazi with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton earlier today.
After the hearing, he offered the following comment:
Votes for short-term debt ceiling suspension bill
Congressman Ami Bera voted today for a bill to suspend the country’s debt ceiling for three months. Included in the bill was a stipulation that if Congress does not approve an annual budget, members will have their salaries withheld.
Congressman Ami Bera(CA-07) released the following statement following his vote on the Sandy Aid bill: