Ami In The News
A Congressman from California is coming to Queens.
U.S. Rep. Ami Bera will speak to teens at a South Asian Youth Action conference in Elmhurst Saturday in a bid to raise awareness about the American political process.
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.