Congressman Ami Bera will hold a “Congress on your Corner” at the Franklin Community Library in Elk Grove on Saturday, March 9. “Congress on your Corner” events are open to the public and offer constituents the opportunity to share their thoughts with Congressman Bera and his staff about legislation in Congress and happenings in their community.
Earlier today Congressman Ami Bera urged the House of Representatives Committee on the Budget to fund repairs to the Sacramento and American River levee system in the 2014 budget.
Congressman Ami Bera was proud to join with his colleagues from both parties earlier today in passing the reauthorization of the comprehensive Violence Against Women Act (VAWA,) HR 11. Since 1994, VAWA has protected and empowered victims of violence and sexual assault.
Today, in an editorial in the Sacramento Bee and in a speech to Congress, Rep. Ami Bera renewed his call to House of Representatives leadership to stop automatic across-the-board spending cuts that will hurt families, harm our economy, and jeopardize our safety and security. If Congress fails to act, these irresponsible cuts will go into effect on Friday.
Congressman Bera made the following statement on the importance of Medicare and Social Security:
Congressman Ami Bera will celebrate the opening of his new district office in Rancho Cordova on Saturday with an open house for the public and a ribbon cutting ceremony with local officials representing several communities in Sacramento County.
Washington, D.C. – On the heels of the President’s State of the Union address, Congressman Bera joined a bipartisan group of 32 freshman members in urging Congress and President Obama to address the fiscal issues the country faces. The group submitted a letter to leadership outlining the details of a statement of principles they agreed upon.
Earlier today the House Rules Committee blocked an amendment to H.R. 273 offered by Congressman Ami Bera that would freeze lawmakers pay through December 31, 2013, and protect public servants from bearing more of the burden of deficit reduction.
Congressman Ami Bera celebrated the Senate’s passage of S. 47 yesterday, a reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act. Despite the bipartisan vote in the Senate, VAWA has been held up in the House of Representatives. Bera is a proud co-sponsor of HR 11, the House version of the Violence Against Women Act.