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Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Feb 10, 2017 Ami's Updates
Tax season is right around the corner! This year’s filing deadline is April 18th, 2017. I know this can be a stressful time for many folks in Sacramento County. If you need help, please consider attending one of our tax assistance workshops.
Jan 29, 2017 Press Release

Elk Grove, CA -- Today, Rep. Ami Bera (CA-07) released the following statement regarding the President's Executive Order affecting immigrants and refugees:

Jan 24, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Ami Bera (CA-07), was named the Vice Ranking Member of the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, a new deputy position.

The new Vice Ranking Member positions are intended to better harness emerging leaders in order to strengthen the fight on behalf of hard-working Americans.

Jan 24, 2017 Ami's Updates
My office is hosting a Community Engagement Forum on Saturday, January 28th. Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly will also participate and the event will be moderated by Elk Grove Councilmember Darren Suen.
Jan 13, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) issued the following statement after voting against House Republicans’ budget designed to repeal the Affordable Care Act:

Jan 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7), Chair of the Caucus on India and Indian Americans, applauded the Army’s Religious Accommodation Policy as an important step forward for Sikh Americans in the Army.  

Dec 5, 2016 Press Release

Washington, DC—Reps. Bera and Reed today announced plans for the Problem Solvers Caucus, which features dozens of Democrats and Republican focused on forging bipartisan cooperation in early 2017 and beyond. The shape and focus of this caucus was discussed today at No Labels’ first-ever bipartisan leaders meeting, 1787: Constructing the Peace After the War.

Nov 17, 2016 Ami's Updates
Rep. Bera joined with more than 100 of his congressional colleagues to urge the President-elect to reconsider his appointment of Stephen Bannon to a key position in his upcoming Administration.
Nov 4, 2016 Ami's Updates
I sent an email update on Friday on some of the key ways my staff and I have delivered results to make government work for Sacramento County. Please join my email updates now so you don't miss any in the future!

In The News

Feb 18, 2016 In The News

SACRAMENTO (CBS13) —  The IRS still has not reversed its position on taxing Californians who ripped out their lawns to conserve water.

Viewers who got rebates feel like they’re being punished for doing their part.

Rep. Ami Bera of Rancho Cordova wrote this letter to the IRS asking them to exempt the rebates.

Feb 17, 2016 In The News

The Intel campus on Goethe Road now has what is being called the largest corporate solar-topped carport in the United States.

Feb 16, 2016 In The News

Intel Corp. officials hosted ribbon-cutting ceremonies Tuesday, marking the completion of a sprawling, 6.5-megawatt solar carport at Intel’s Folsom campus.

The array is being billed as the largest corporate solar carport in the United States, according to the Washington, D.C.-based Solar Energy Industries Association.

Feb 16, 2016 In The News


Tuesday, Intel Corporation unveiled the largest corporate solar carport in the United States at its campus in Folsom. The carport covers 2,500 parking spaces.

The installation is 6.5 megawatts - generating over 50 percent of the peak hour energy usage on campus.

Congressman Ami Bera (D) believes this system is good for business in the area.

Feb 11, 2016 In The News

It’s one of the least talked about contributors to the nation’s opioid epidemic. The millions of bottles of highly addictive painkillers that are sitting in people’s medicine cabinets, collecting dust.

Jan 27, 2016 In The News

RANCHO MURIETA (CBS13) — Jumping at the state’s water rebate program, Alvin Somers ripped out his lawn, and put in drought resistant plants and woodchips. California’s Save our Water program rewarded him with a check for $1,300.

“The idea was terrific,” Somers said.

Jan 12, 2016 In The News

Sarmed Ibrahim, an engineer from Sacramento County, is haunted by the cries of his daughter when al Qaida attacked his Baghdad home a decade ago because he’d cooperated with the U.S.

“When I see my daughter – she’s 17 now – I still hear her voice, her screaming, as the bullets are coming around us,” Ibrahim said. “We thought this was the end.”

Jan 6, 2016 In The News

Living in Baghdad, Iraq, and working as an engineer for the U.S. military in 2005, Sarmed Ibrahim found himself fearing for his young family's safety and looking for a way out.

Never could he have imagined 11 years later he'd be living in Carmichael, Calif. and heading to the president's State of the Union address.

Dec 7, 2015 In The News

Another community in our country has been enveloped in grief as it mourns the 14 people killed and 21 wounded in a mass shooting in San Bernardino. Mothers, brothers, sisters, grandparents are all heartbroken and dismayed as to why our country must continue to experience these acts of violence that feel increasingly routine.

Nov 24, 2015 In The News

Syrian refugees and national security are at the center of the fight over the congressional seat in District 7.

Incumbent Congressman Ami Bera stopped by the FOX40 studios Tuesday.

Bera said the Obama administration needs to do more to stop ISIS, including targeting the terror group online, where they communicate with followers.