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May 12, 2021 Press Release
Studies show that first responders are at an elevated risk of suicide compared to other professions and more first responders die by suicide than on the line of duty

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Helping Emergency Responders Overcome (HERO) Act, bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) that would provide critical mental health resources to our nation’s first responders and health care providers.

May 11, 2021 Press Release
Fellowship broadens U.S. cooperation with Taiwan and expertise in the Indo-Pacific region by exchanging U.S. public servants to Taiwan

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) and Representative Steve Chabot (R-OH), Chair and Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific, reintroduced the Taiwan Fellowship Act.

May 3, 2021 Press Release
Bera Encourages Restaurants to Pre-Register through SBA Portal

SACRAMENTO, CA – Today, Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) announced that restaurants in Sacramento County will be able to apply for direct relief through the Restaurant Revitalization Fund beginning Monday, May 3, at 9:00am PT. Applicants can register on the U.S.

Apr 29, 2021 Press Release
Members and Witnesses Explored Deterrence to China’s Aggressive Behavior in the Region

WASHINGTON, DC –Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, today co-chaired a joint House Foreign Affairs and Armed Services Subcommittee hearing on Maritime Security in the Indo-Pacific and the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea.

Apr 28, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) released the following statement after President Biden’s first address to a joint session of Congress.

Apr 27, 2021 Press Release
Calls for an End to China’s Attempts to Isolate Taiwan From International Community

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, the four leaders of Congress’s foreign relations subcommittees on Asia launched the #LetTaiwanHelp campaign to urge the World Health Organization (WHO) to invite Taiwan to participate in the 74th World Health Assembly (WHA). Representative Ami Bera, M.D.

Apr 26, 2021 Press Release
Representative Bera Statement on COVID-19 Outbreak in India

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation, released the following statement on the surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths in India.

“My heart breaks over the tragedy unfolding in India, including the thousands of lives lost per day to the COVID-19 virus.

Apr 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC - Representative Ami Bera (CA-07), a member of the U.S. House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (D-Conn.), a member of the U.S.

Apr 16, 2021 Press Release

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Rep. Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, Rep. Steve Chabot (R-OH), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, and Reps.

Apr 14, 2021 Press Release
Urges Administration to timely process Special Immigrant Visa applications

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, Representative Ami Bera, M.D., Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia, the Pacific, Central Asia, and Nonproliferation, released the following statement on President Biden’s decision to withdraw all remaining U.S. troops from Afghanistan by September 11, 2021.

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