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May 24, 2021 Press Release

Alzheimer's Disease remains one of the leading causes of death in America.

May 21, 2021 Press Release
Bipartisan Bill Would Provide Robust Diplomatic and Development Commitment to Strengthen Economic Growth and Resilience of the Entire Region

WASHINGTON, DC – Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA.), Don Young (R-AK), and Senators Brian Schatz (D-HI) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) today introduced the Honoring Our Commitment to Elevate America’s Neighbor Islands and Allies Act, or Honoring OCEANIA Act. The bipartisan and bicameral bill would elevate all of Oceania in U.S.

May 19, 2021 Press Release
Bipartisan commission will be charged with investigating and reporting on the facts and causes of the January 6th insurrection

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) released the following statement after voting for legislation to create a bipartisan 9/11-type commission to investigate the January 6th attack on the United States Capitol.

May 19, 2021 Press Release
Since the start of the pandemic, there have been over 6,600 reported incidents of anti-Asian hate

WASHINGTON, DC – Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) today voted for the COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act to address the rising number of hate crimes directed towards the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community. The legislation, which passed the House of Representatives with strong bipartisan support, now heads to President Biden’s desk for his signature into law.

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.

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