Press Releases | Congressman Ami Bera

Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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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.

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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.
Jun 29, 2016 Press Release
Senate Committee Pushes for End to Fire Borrowing Following Members’ Call to Action
Washington, D.C. – Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-7), Mike Simpson (ID-2), Derek Kilmer (WA-6), David Reichert (WA-8), and Kurt Schrader (OR-5) led a group of 54 other representatives in calling for an immediate fix to the practice of “fire borrowing,” which forces federal land agencies to take money from other important projects to cover the costs of dealing with wildfires. Many of these projects are used to prevent wildfires from spreading out of control.
Jun 12, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) released the following statement after the mass shooting in Orlando:

Jun 8, 2016 Press Release
Congressman is Co-Chair of the Congressional Caucus on India and Indian Americans, National Spelling Bee Finalist and Folsom Resident Snehaa Ganesh Kumar Attended with her Mother as Bera’s Guests

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) released the following statement after Indian Prime Minister Modi’s address to a joint meeting of Congress:

“India is a key partner of the United States, so I was pleased to have Speaker Ryan grant my request to bring Prime Minister Modi to Congress to address his vision on the U.S.-India partnership.

May 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) released the following statement after the House failed to pass an amendment barring federal contractors from discriminating against LGBT employees:

May 19, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) announced that two of his amendments to the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) were passed by the House last night as part of the NDAA package.

May 12, 2016 Press Release
Bera Called for Passage Earlier in Speech on the House Floor, Bill Passed the House 413-5 with Overwhelming Bipartisan Majority

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressmen Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-7) and Phil Roe, M.D. (TN-1), both physicians, announced that the House has included their bipartisan legislation to fund prescription drug disposal across the country, the Dispose Responsibly Of Pills (DROP) Act, in the Comprehensive Opioid Reduction Act that passed the House today 413-5.

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Apr 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) announced that following his request, Speaker of the House Paul Ryan has invited Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi to address a joint session of Congress during his visit this June.

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