Bera offers amendment to get vets, unemployed back to work, create jobs | Congressman Ami Bera

Bera offers amendment to get vets, unemployed back to work, create jobs

Mar 25, 2014
Press Release

Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. offered an amendment today to prioritize the hiring of unemployed workers and veterans and the use of American-made equipment and materials in mining operations.  The proposal would amend H.R. 2824, the so-called Preventing Government Waste and Protecting Coal Mining Jobs in America bill, which would actually create more waste – not less.

“Instead of voting on divisive bills that threaten communities and their water with toxic mining waste, we need to focus on creating jobs and getting unemployed Americans, especially our out-of-work veterans, back to work,” said Bera. “American families want their leaders to work together to rebuild an economy that works for the middle class, not more partisan politics.”

Watch Bera’s full statement on the amendment:

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 leader of the 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, likeCongressman Bera on Facebook, or visit