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‘Our step to the future’: Capital Southeast Connector Expressway gets $25 million grant

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Local elected leaders, including Reps. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, and Kevin Kiley, R-Rocklin, as well as Sacramento County Sheriff Jim Cooper, gathered Wednesday in Rancho Cordova to praise the U.S. Department of Transportation’s $25 million infusion for the Capital Southeast Connector project. The transportation project will turn a 3.6-mile segment of Grant Line Road from a rural two-lane road into ...

Taiwan Caucus Co-Chairs Issue Statement Condemning the People's Republic of China's New Guidelines Targeting the People of Taiwan

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Today, U.S. Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Andy Barr (R-KY), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), and Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, issued a statement condemning the People’s Republic of China's new guidelines targeting the people of Taiwan: "As Taiwan Caucus Co-Chairs and strong advocates for robust U.S.-Taiwan relations, we strongly condemn the recent guid...

Rep. Ami Bera Announces $76.8 Million Clean Transportation Grant for Sacramento Regional Transportation District

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Today, U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06) announced that the U.S. Federal Transit Administration’s (FTA) Low or No Emission Grant Program awarded the Sacramento Regional Transit District (SacRT) with a $76,847,678 grant for their Zero-Emission Buses, Fueling, and Workforce Development Project. SacRT will receive funding to buy up to 29 new hydrogen fuel cell buses to replace older buses, d...

Rep. Ami Bera Statement Opposing House GOP’s State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs Funding Bill

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Today, U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific, issued a statement following his vote against the House Republicans’ State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs funding bill: “As Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific, I have the privilege of traveling around the Indo-Pacific region to meet with de...

Rep. Ami Bera on Supreme Court Decision in Moyle v. United States and Idaho v. United States

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Today, U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06) released a statement following the Supreme Court’s decision in Moyle v. United States and Idaho v. United States: “Today’s Supreme Court decision provides temporary relief for millions of women across America. “However, today’s ruling leaves the door open to further attacks on reproductive rights. “Let me be clear: the federal emergency medicine la...

Rep. Ami Bera Announces $25 Million Transportation Grant for Sacramento County

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Today, U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) RAISE Grant Program awarded the Capital SouthEast Connector Joint Powers Authority with a $25,000,000 grant for the Grant Line Road Safety Improvements Project. “I am pleased to help secure this vital funding to modernize our infrastructure here in Sacramento County,” said Representative ...

Rep. Ami Bera Meets with 14th Dalai Lama in India

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This week, U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific, was part of a bipartisan Congressional delegation to India where he met with His Holiness, the 14th Dalai Lama, in Dharamshala, India. Following his meeting with the Dalai Lama, Representative Bera was honored at a felicitation ceremony hosted by the Central Tibetan ...

Rep. Ami Bera, Colleagues Reintroduce Must-Pass Prior Authorization Reform Bill

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U.S. Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Suzan DelBene (D-WA), Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN), Mike Kelly (R-PA), and U.S. Senators Roger Marshall, M.D. (R-KS), Kyrsten Sinema (I-AZ), John Thune (R-SD), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) reintroduced the Improving Seniors’ Timely Access to Care Act. The bipartisan, bicameral legislation streamlines the prior authorization process under Medicare Advantage (MA...

Rep. Ami Bera Announces $2.4 Million in Rebates for Clean School Buses for Sacramento City Unified School District

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Today, U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06) announced that Sacramento City Unified School District has been selected by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to receive $2,440,000 in rebate funding to purchase 8 electric school buses. The Clean School Bus Rebate Program, funded through President Biden’s Investing in America agenda, will help accelerate the transition to zero-emission veh...

Reps. Ami Bera, Mike Kelly Introduce Bipartisan Delivering Unified Access to Lifesaving Services (DUALS) Act

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Today, U.S. Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06) and Mike Kelly (PA-16) introduced the Delivering Unified Access to Lifesaving Services (DUALS) Act of 2024 to improve coverage for individuals jointly enrolled in Medicare and Medicaid, also known as dual eligibles. Similar legislation has been introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sens. Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA), Tom Carper (D-DE), John Cornyn (R-TX),...

Rep. Ami Bera Announces Over $7.5 Million for Sacramento Region Public Housing Repair Funding

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Today, U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06) announced $7,589,194 in funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to support Sacramento’s City and County Housing Authorities. These funds were provided through HUD’s Capital Fund Program to support local Public Housing Authorities’ efforts to build, renovate, and modernize public housing developments. “I am pleased to...

Rep. Ami Bera Statement on Inauguration of Taiwan’s President Dr. Lai Ching-te

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Today, U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific, issued a statement following the inauguration of Dr. Lai Ching-te as Taiwan’s fifth democratically elected President: “As a Taiwan Caucus Co-Chair and a strong advocate for robust U.S.-Taiwan relations, I extend my warmest congratulations to Dr. Lai Ching-te on his inaug...

Rep. Ami Bera’s Bipartisan North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act Passes Committee

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Today, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed out of markup the North Korean Human Rights Reauthorization Act (H.R. 3012), a bipartisan bill led by Indo-Pacific Subcommittee Ranking Member Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06) and Chairwoman Young Kim (CA-40) to reauthorize and update the North Korea Human Rights Act of 2004 which became law to promote human rights and freedom in North Korea. “North Korea’s ...

Rep. Ami Bera in the Philippine Daily Inquirer–– U.S.-Phillippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement: A decade of defense

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On the 28th of this month, we commemorate a historic milestone in the US-Philippines bilateral relationship—the 10th anniversary of the US-Philippines Enhanced Defense Cooperation Agreement (Edca). A decade ago, President Barack Obama and President Benigno S. Aquino III convened at the historic Malacañan in Manila to sign this pivotal agreement. At a joint press conference, Obama declared, “We’re ...

Rep. Ami Bera Votes for Series of Bipartisan Bills to Support Ukraine and Israel, Bolster Security and Stability in the Indo-Pacific, and Provide Humanitarian Aid to Civilians in Gaza

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Today, U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06) released the following statement after voting for a series of bipartisan security supplemental bills which provide critical security assistance to Ukraine and Israel, bolster security and stability in the Indo-Pacific, and deliver essential humanitarian aid to civilians in Gaza: “I am proud to vote to advance these critical pieces of bipartisan leg...