Press Releases | Congressman Ami Bera

Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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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 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
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.

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.

Jul 22, 2016 Press Release
Mather Airport Officials Joined Bera for Announcement

Sacramento – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) announced a major grant from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for upgrades to Mather Airport’s runways. The grant of $788,500 will be used to rehabilitate and upgrade the taxiway to FAA standards and to install runway lights along the taxiway.

Jul 22, 2016 Press Release
Bera: State-of-the-Art Golden 1 Center a Perfect Place to Host Event | Congressman Highlights Regional Assets for NBA Commissioner

Sacramento – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) called on NBA Commissioner Adam Silver to consider Sacramento as a host city for the 2017 NBA All-Star Game. Yesterday, it was announced that the NBA will not hold the game in Charlotte due to the "bathroom law," a recently enacted state law that eliminates protections for the LGBT community.

Jul 8, 2016 Press Release
Bera’s Legislation Part of Comprehensive Opioid Reduction Bill that Passed the House 407-6

Washington, DC – Today, Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-7) announced that his bipartisan legislation to fund prescription drug disposal across the country, the Dispose Responsibly Of Pills (DROP) Act, has passed the House toady 407-6 as part of the Comprehensive Opioid Reduction Act of 2016. The bill will move on to the Senate and then be signed into law.

Jul 6, 2016 Press Release
Speaker Ryan Cut Off House Cameras during Historic Sit-In by Democratic Members | Bera’s Bill to Keep Cameras on Anytime a Member is Present On the Floor
Washington, DC – Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) announced that he has introduced a resolution to allow independent cameras to record House floor proceedings after cameras were turned off by Speaker Ryan two weeks ago during the Democratic sit-in. Despite repeated requests from the press, House rules prohibit all outside video cameras and provide complete discretion to the Speaker on when to operate cameras. Bera’s resolution is endorsed by the Sunlight Foundation, Public Citizen, and Common Cause.