Ami In The News
As a son, a father and a husband, I have spent my life surrounded by strong women. My mother worked as a public school teacher for many years, educating future generations of Americans. My wife Janine, a practicing physician, has dedicated her life to making our community healthier and happier.
When California Congressman Ami Bera met New York Rep. Christopher Gibson at a dinner last April, they began a conversation about how the two of them -- a physician and a retired Army colonel, a Democrat and a Republican -- might work together in Congress to advance the country’s interests.
It didn’t take them long to come up with an idea.
It’s a safe bet that more than a few rank-and-file Democrats in Congress are thinking it, but Rep. Ami Bera of Elk Grove is willing to say it publicly: President Barack Obama is hurting his own cause by not being more inclusive.
Bera points to two issues of major concern to Californians – health care and water – and he’s absolutely right.
CARL CANNON, RCP: You won, I think, 51 percent of the vote. Very close race last time.
REP. AMI BERA (D-CA): It was close.
With California Gov. Jerry Brown officially declaring a drought, and Folsom Lake dropping more than 10 vertical feet in a month, local and regional leaders gathered Jan. 21 for a roundtable discussion on the state’s rapidly depleting resource – water.
As I start my second year representing Sacramento County, I share the frustrations that many people have with Washington.
Over the last year, gridlock and hostility have dominated the conversation, making it difficult to move forward on the issues that matter most to Americans, such as jobs and the economy, our nation’s debt, and health care just to name a few.