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The United States and South Korea alliance: An enduring friendship in the 21st century

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LINK: The United States and South Korea alliance: An enduring friendship in the… Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of traveling to South Korea with my House Foreign Affairs Committee colleagues. On April 27, I will have the honor of welcoming President Yoon Suk Yeol as he addresses a joint meeting of Congress during his visit to the United States. President Yoon‘s visit…

Congress zeros in on China's economic coercion

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The U.S. must develop specific tools to help allies and partners around the world counter China's economic coercion, Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) told Axios. Why it matters: The idea of a mutual economic defense pact is gaining traction , as more governments become concerned about the ability of small and mid-size democracies to withstand pressure from an economic…

Medicare cuts to physicians threaten patient access and physicians stability

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America’s physicians are among the everyday heroes who consistently go above and beyond to ensure the health and safety of their communities. They dedicate many years to intense education and training before entering the field, and often face long hours and high stress levels once they begin practicing.  Through their tireless efforts, countless lives have been saved and many…

After being bitten by a rabid fox, a congressman wants cheaper rabies treatments

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Rabies deaths are rare in the U.S. A lot of that is thanks in part to vaccines, but it's also because of the effective treatment available to those who have been exposed to the viral, deadly disease. But that lifesaving treatment is expensive, especially for those without health insurance, and can leave people saddled with thousands of dollars of debt. After his own encounter with a…

Bitten by fox, Rep. Bera introduces bill to reduce cost of rabies vaccine

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Rep. Ami Bera (D-Calif.) has introduced legislation aimed at reducing the cost of the rabies vaccine for uninsured Americans months after a fox bit him as he was walking on Capitol Hill. “Despite being a fatal disease, rabies is preventable if treated quickly,” Bera said in a statement Wednesday, which is World Rabies Day. “After being bit by a rabid fox, I was…

Local Congressman delivers final speech to Elk Grove Chamber

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U.S. Rep. Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, on Aug. 26 spoke to the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce on various topics, including the city’s progress and bipartisan bills. The special, congressional update luncheon marked Bera’s final speech to the chamber as Elk Grove’s congressional representative. Bera, who has represented Elk Grove in Congress since 2013, is running in the…