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Rep. Ami Bera Releases Statement on Passage of Bipartisan Tax Package

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This evening, Rep. Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06) released a statement following his vote to pass H.R. 7024 - Tax Relief for American Families and Workers Act of 2024, bipartisan tax legislation that delivers critical wins to hardworking families and small businesses in Sacramento County. The legislation passed by a vote of 357-70 on the House floor. “Tonight, I joined a strong…

Congressman Bera Announces $449K Award to Support Local Volunteer Project Addressing Housing and Education Challenges

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U.S. Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-06) today announced that the United Way California Capital Region in Rancho Cordova has received a federal award valued at $449,649 per year to support an AmeriCorps volunteer project aimed at addressing community needs including housing and education. The award, made available through AmeriCorps Volunteers In Service to America (VISTA) program, will…

Rep. Bera Votes to Pass Historic Build Back Better Act, a Once-in-a-Generation Investment in American Families

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Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) today voted to pass the Build Back Better Act, landmark legislation that will make generational investments in American families by lowering child care and health care costs, cutting taxes for the middle class, and creating millions of good-paying jobs across the country."Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, American families were burdened with high…

Rep. Bera Secures $275,000 in House Appropriations Package to Support Housing Services for Sacramento-area Domestic Violence Survivors

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Today, Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) announced that he helped secure $275,000 in the FY 2022 House Appropriations package to help complete renovations and improvements to WEAVE's permanent support housing units for domestic violence survivors in Sacramento County."As a doctor, I have seen firsthand the physical and emotional trauma of domestic and sexual violence. We must do more…

Representative Bera Votes to Send American Rescue Plan to President Bidens Desk for Signature Into Law

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Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (D-CA) released the following statement after voting for final passage of the American Rescue Plan, which now heads to President Biden's desk for signature into law."With over 500,000 lives lost, over 18 million Americans unemployed, and millions more hungry and without proper housing, the COVID-19 pandemic has been the crisis of our lifetimes," said…

Rep. Bera Votes to Pass American Rescue Plan, Deliver Urgent Relief to Sacramento County Families and Small Businesses

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Representative Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) today voted for the American Rescue Plan to deliver urgent support for Sacramento County families and small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic."While the vaccination of millions of Americans and the steady decline in hospitalizations and deaths are welcome news, the COVID-19 pandemic continues to put enormous strain on communities across the…

Rep. Bera Statement on House Passage of Coronavirus Emergency Relief Bill

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Rep. Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-07) released the following statement after the House of Representatives passed a bipartisan emergency relief package for American families and small businesses impacted by the novel coronavirus."As a doctor, I am proud to support this historic piece of legislation, which will bring urgent relief to American families and small businesses," said Rep. Bera. "Today's…

Rep. Ami Bera Leads Bipartisan Letter Urging Funding For Homeless Veterans

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Yesterday, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-07) led 18 bipartisan members of Congress in a letter urging Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin to ensure funding for a program that reduces homelessness among veterans. The program, known as HUD-VASH, serves homeless veterans and combines HUD rental vouchers with VA case management services, including health care and counseling. In Sacramento…

Congressman Ami Bera Addresses Mather Veterans Village Dedication

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Rancho Cordova – Today, Congressman Ami Bera (CA-7) delivered remarks at the Mather Veterans Village dedication. Congressman Bera has been a strong supporter of the village, by securing 50 additional housing vouchers for the project from both the VA and HUD, which was key to keeping the project on schedule. He also participated the groundbreaking of the project in October 2014, and…