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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…

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…

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…

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…

Reps. Bera, Kim, Meeks, McCaul Mark the Inaugural U.S.-Japan-Philippines Trilateral Summit and Welcome Philippine President Marcos to D.C.

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Today, U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) and Young Kim (R-CA), Ranking Member and Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific, and Representatives Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) and Michael McCaul (R-TX), Ranking Member and Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement to welcome Philippine President Bongbong Marcos to the…

Taiwan Caucus Co-Chairs Introduce Bipartisan Resolution Reaffirming U.S. Commitment to Taiwan, Recognizing 45th Anniversary of the Taiwan Relations Act

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Today, U.S. Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL), Gerald E. Connolly (D-VA), and Andy Barr (R-KY), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, introduced a bipartisan resolution reaffirming the United States’ commitment to Taiwan and commemorating the 45th anniversary of the enactment of the Taiwan Relations Act (TRA). The resolution is cosponsored by a…

Rep. Ami Bera Welcomes Announcements from U.S.-Japan Summit

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U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific, today issued the following statement regarding the outcomes of the United States-Japan summit: "I extend my congratulations to President Joe Biden and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida for their successful summit, which has resulted in over 70 agreements. This achievement…

Reps. Bera, Meeks, McCaul, Kim Introduce Resolution Honoring the United States-Japan Alliance and Welcoming Prime Minister Kishida Fumio

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Today, Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) and Young Kim (R-CA), Ranking Member and Chairwoman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific, and Gregory W. Meeks (D-NY) and Michael McCaul (R-TX), Ranking Member and Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, introduced a House resolution welcoming Prime Minister Kishida Fumio to the United States for a state visit…

Taiwan Caucus Co-Chairs Release Statement Following Natural Disasters in Taiwan

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Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Gerry Connolly (D-VA), Mario Díaz-Balart (R-FL), and Andy Barr (R-KY), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Taiwan Caucus, released the following statement following the natural disasters in Taiwan:  “Our thoughts are with the people of Taiwan who have lost loved ones and are affected by the recent earthquake. We commend both the Taiwanese…

Ahead of International Mine Awareness Day, Rep. Ami Bera Introduces Resolution Reaffirming U.S. Commitment to International Landmine Clearance

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Today, ahead of International Day for Mine Awareness on April 4, U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) introduced a congressional resolution reaffirming the United States’ leadership in international landmine clearance efforts. Despite significant progress in the reduction of landmines, an estimated 60 million individuals in nearly 70 countries worldwide still live with the threat of…