Bera comments on bipartisan passage of budget agreement | Congressman Ami Bera

Bera comments on bipartisan passage of budget agreement

Dec 12, 2013
Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. made the following comments on Thursday’s bipartisan passage of the Murray Ryan budget agreement:

“Tonight’s bipartisan passage of the budget is a promising step in the right direction, and a sign that Congress can work together to put the American people before politics. While it isn’t perfect, I voted to pass the budget because it at least partially repeals the foolish across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration and replaces them with more strategic adjustments, it reduces our long-term budget, and it provides Sacramento County residents and businesses with the certainty they need about federal spending for the next two fiscal years.”

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. represents Sacramento County. Born and raised in California, 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 co-chair of 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