Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Bera Amendment ensuring recruitment of vets for cybersecurity workforce passes House

Apr 16, 2013
Press Release
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. 

Rep. Bera offered the following comment:

“We need to do everything we can to ensure our veterans’ successful transition to civilian life, and many of them are some of our country’s best computer specialists. I’m proud that my amendment will both help keep us safe, and help our returning heroes find new jobs. Our veterans served us, and now we must make sure that we serve them.”

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. represents Sacramento County. A lifelong Californian and first generation American, Bera is a physician and the only Indian American currently serving in Congress. He’s fighting to rebuild an economy that works for middle class families and to reduce our country’s debt in a responsible way. One of Bera’s first acts in Congress was to help lead the effort to pass the No Budget No Pay Act, which says if members of Congress don’t pass a budget, they don’t get paid. As a member of the No Labels' Problem Solvers, he’s working with people from both parties to find bipartisan solutions to our nation’s challenges. He and his wife Janine live in Elk Grove with their daughter Sydra. For more updates on Rep. Bera follow @RepBera on Twitter, like Congressman Bera on Facebook, or visit http://www.bera.house.gov.