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  • Op-ed: Congress won’t even fund research into deadly gun violence

    By: Ami Bera

    Another community in our country has been enveloped in grief as it mourns the 14 people killed and 21 wounded in a mass shooting in San Bernardino. Mothers, brothers, sisters, grandparents are all heartbroken and dismayed as to why our country must continue to experience these acts of violence that feel increasingly routine.

  • Bera Reaches $1 Million Raised for Reelection

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    Bera Reaches $1 Million Raised for Reelection 

    On pace to raise more than $4 million.

    With over $350,000 raised in the third quarter, Dr. Ami Bera has raised more than $1 million this year with more than $900,000 cash on hand and is on pace to exceed his 2014 fundraising totals. In the third quarter, more than 80 percent of individual donations were $100 or less, showing strong grassroots support. 

  • Stop politicizing women's health care

    By Ami Bera

    Special to the Bee

    As one of the few practicing doctors serving in Congress, I understand the real consequences ending federal funding to Planned Parenthood would have for patients.

    That’s why I stand with Planned Parenthood and will not vote to defund it. We need to keep politicians out of the exam room and instead work together to make sure women have access to preventive health care.

    Recent attacks against Planned Parenthood are about nothing other than politicizing and restricting access to health care.

  • The imperative of closing the immunization gap

    By: Rep. Ami Bera (D- Calif.) and Anuradha Gupta

    Both of us have seen firsthand just how essential vaccines are to saving children’s lives. One, as a physician and former chief medical officer of Sacramento County, Calif., has implemented domestic immunization programs to protect California children. The other, while overseeing India’s public health program and the recent eradication of polio there, has seen how vaccines protect against some of the world’s deadliest diseases.

  • Bera has strongest first fundraising quarter ever

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    Bera has strongest first fundraising quarter ever

    Dr. Ami Bera announced today that his campaign has brought in $387,000 so far for the 2016 election cycle and has more than $350,000 cash on hand. This was Bera's strongest first quarter of a cycle, with $308,000 raised. The vast majority of his support remains local; 87 percent of individual donations were from California and 80 percent were for $100 or less.

  • Indian-Americans rise in politics in California and beyond

    By: Curtis Tate

    WASHINGTON — In a stairway just off the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives, Rep. Ami Bera walks past a portrait nearly every day of the late Congressman Dalip Singh Saund, a Democrat from California elected in 1956 and the first Asian-American to serve on Capitol Hill.

    He was the first Indian-American, as well.

  • Doctors’ prescription to secure Medicare: SGR reform

    By: Rep. Ami Bera (D- Calif.), M.D. and Rep. Larry Bucshon (R- Ind.), M.D.

  • Bera endorses Kumar Barve for U.S. Congress

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    April 17, 2015

    Contact: Allison@beraforcongress.com 916-864-3074

    Bera endorses Kumar Barve for U.S. Congress

    Dr. Ami Bera, the only Indian American in Congress, announced his support today for Kumar Barve in his campaign to be the next U.S. Representative from Maryland's 8th Congressional district.

  • Bera endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

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    Bera endorses Kamala Harris for U.S. Senate

    Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. today announced his support for Kamala Harris in her campaign to be the next U.S. Senator for California.

  • Rep. Bera backs giving Obama authority to negotiate trade deal

    By Ami Bera -- Special to the Sacramento Bee

    Since taking office, I’ve had frequent conversations with many people whose views differ about global trade and a potential Trans-Pacific Partnership, a trade agreement being negotiated by the United States and several Pacific Rim nations. It is my job to listen, and there are strong advocates and valid arguments on both sides of this important and difficult issue.

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