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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.