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Congressman Ami Bera

Representing the 7th District of California
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Mar 8, 2017 Press Release

Washington, DC -- Today, Rep. Ami Bera (D CA-7) introduced TechCorps, a bill that would incentivize the best and brightest Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM) graduates to enter the federal workforce through a debt forgiveness program.

Mar 7, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Rep. Ami Bera, ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Space, released the following statement after the House voted to pass the NASA Transition Authorization Act, which establishes a funding range for the nation’s space program. 

Mar 6, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Today, Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA), the Vice-Ranking Member on the House Foreign Affairs Committee,  released the following statement after the President signed a second executive order affecting immigrants and refugees from Yemen, Syria, Somalia, Libya, Sudan, and Iran.

Mar 3, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. -- Vice-ranking member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee Rep. Ami Bera released the following statement following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement that he would recuse himself from any Department of Justice investigation into Russia’s involvement in the 2016 election: 

Feb 27, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) will attend this year’s Joint Session of Congress with an undocumented student whose ability to pursue the American Dream was made possible by immigration policies that face uncertainty under the new administration.

Feb 25, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) released the following statement after a fatal attack on two Indian Americans in Kansas.

According to reports, the shooter said “get out of my country” before opening fire on the two men, both engineers at Garmin Ltd., killing 32-year-old Srinivas Kuchibhotla and injuring Alok Madasani and Ian Grillot.

Feb 24, 2017 Ami's Updates
My office is hosting a Community Engagement Forum on Saturday, March 11. I’ll be joined by special Guests, Rev. Kevin Kittrell Ross, Senior Minister at Unity of Sacramento and Basim Elkarra, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations.
Feb 14, 2017 Press Release

Washington, D.C. –Today, Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) was elected ranking member of the Space Subcommittee of the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology.

Bera has served on the subcommittee since being elected in 2013 to the 113th Congress.

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.