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Rep. Ami Bera’s Office Recovers Over $3 Million for Sacramento Veterans

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Veterans Day

U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06) announced today that his office has now successfully returned more than $3 million in federal casework dollars to veterans in Sacramento County. “Assisting local veterans in cutting through red tape to access their hard-earned benefits is a top priority for my office,” said Representative Ami Bera, M.D. “I am proud to share that my local…

Rep. Ami Bera Releases Statement on Ceasefire Negotiations Between Israel and Hamas

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U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06) today released the following statement on ceasefire negotiations between Israel and Hamas. “As a doctor and a member of Congress, the events of October 7, and the tragic loss of innocent civilian lives in the subsequent weeks, have been truly heart wrenching. Having met with Israeli families who have had loved ones taken hostage and listening to…

Reps. Bera and Meeks Welcome Announcements from Xi-Biden Summit

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Today, Representatives Ami Bera, M.D., Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific, and Gregory W. Meeks, Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement regarding the Summit between President Joe Biden and President Xi Jinping of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) in San Francisco this week. “We were glad…

Rep. Ami Bera Introduces Bipartisan Legislation to Strengthen Pediatric Brain Cancer Data Collection

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Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) today introduced the Data for Pediatric Brain Cancer Act of 2023, bipartisan legislation to strengthen the collection and use of real-world data to support pediatric cancer research, and to improve treatments for children facing this devastating disease. “As a physician, I am proud to introduce the Data for Pediatric Brain…

Reps. Bera, Kim, Jacobs Lead Call for Supplemental Funding of Humanitarian Aid in Gaza

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WASHINGTON D.C. – Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06), Andy Kim (NJ-03), and Sara Jacobs (CA-51) released a letter signed by 92 members of the U.S. House calling on Congressional leadership to swiftly pass President Biden’s request for emergency supplemental funding to, “meet rising humanitarian needs around the world including those related to the ongoing conflict in Gaza and…

Rep. Ami Bera Video Statement on Israel-Hamas War

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Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) today delivered a video statement on the Israel-Hamas War. In the video, Rep. Bera stated: “Earlier this week, when I spoke with one of my Palestinian constituents, I could hear the pain, anguish, despair, and anger in his voice over his personal loss of friends and family in Gaza.  These sentiments mirrored the deep grief I heard in the…

Reps. Bera, Bucshon Respond to Fee Schedule Rule, Express Continued Concern over Reductions in Physician Reimbursement

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Today, U.S. Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) and Larry Bucshon, M.D. (R-IN) responded to the final Physician Fee Schedule Rule, which reflects a 3.4% cut to the conversion factor used for calculating physician reimbursement. Congress passed the Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization Act (MACRA) with the intent of moving toward a system…

Rep. Bera Releases Statement on Speaker of the House Election

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Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06) today issued the following statement after the election of U.S. Representative Mike Johnson of Louisiana as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. “For the past three weeks, an entire branch of our government has remained at a standstill due to the chaos of a vacant Speaker’s chair. Congress has urgent work to do to lower costs for working…