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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…

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…

Rep. Bera Raises Alarm on Republican Budget Cuts to State Department and USAID, Hampering Ability of U.S. to Outcompete Beijing

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Foreign aid budget hearing. July 2023

Today, Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA), Ranking Member of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on the Indo-Pacific, sounded the alarm on proposed Republican funding cuts to the State Department and USAID during a FY2024 budget hearing on July 18. During the hearing, Ranking Member Bera stated: “Last week House Appropriations Committee Republicans passed their fiscal year 2024…

Reps. Bera, Salazar, Meeks, and McCaul Lead over 100 Members in Bipartisan Letter to Biden Administration Calling for Bold U.S. Leadership at UN High Level Meeting on Tuberculosis

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Representatives Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) and María Elvira Salazar (R-FL), co-chairs of the House Tuberculosis Elimination Caucus, and Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Ranking Member Gregory Meeks (D-NY) of the House Foreign Affairs Committee today led 104 colleagues in a bipartisan letter to the Biden Administration urging bold U.S. leadership at the upcoming United Nations High Level…

Rep. Bera Introduces Bipartisan Bill to Support Southeast Asian Countries Impacted by Landmines and Explosive Remnants of War

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Today, Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) introduced the Legacies of War Recognition and Unexploded Ordnance Removal Act, bipartisan legislation aimed at providing critical support for the clearance of landmines and other explosive remnants of war in Cambodia, Laos, and Vietnam. “After more than four decades, communities across Southeast Asia continue to endure the devastating…