Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Rep. Ami Bera urged Congress today to work to find a bipartisan budget agreement

Apr 29, 2013
Press Release

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.

“One of my first acts in Congress was to sponsor the No Budget, No Pay Act,” said Bera. “We now have a budget that the House has passed, we have a different budget that Senate’s passed, and the President submitted his budget. It is now time for us to go to conference. Mr. Speaker, I ask you to appoint conferees so we can get a real budget and start moving this country forward.”

Watch his remarks here:

Read the full text of the resolution here.

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