Representative Ami BeraRepresentative Ami Bera

Key Information

  • District: California's 7th
  • Party: Democrat
  • Term: 2012-2014
  • Committees: Committee on Foreign Affairs, Committee on Science, Space and Technology
  • Ally Since: 2012

Biography

Congressman Ami Bera represents California’s 7th Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives. A first-generation American born and raised in California, Bera is guided by a desire to serve his community. It’s that commitment to service that led him to become a doctor and later run for Congress.

During Congressman Bera's twenty-year medical career, he worked to improve the availability, quality, and affordability of healthcare. In Congress, Bera uses the skills he learned as a doctor to listen to the people of Sacramento County and to put their interests first. His top priority is to build an economy that works for the middle class by working with his colleagues regardless of party. That’s why he’s an original co-sponsor of No Budget No Pay, legislation that says if Congress doesn’t do its job and work together to pass a responsible budget, members don’t get paid.

Foreign Policy Views

Serving as a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Asia & the Pacific , Bera has discussed the importance of the U.S.-India relationship to the American economy and to stability in the South Asian region. During a hearing on the Rebalance to Asia: Why South Asia Matters, Rep. Bera asked the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the Alliance for U.S. India Business Sanjay Puri, and Resident Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute Sadanand Dhume about the role of the Indian American community in the U.S.-India relationship. He also asked Director of the Asian Studies Center at the Heritage Foundation Walter Lohman, and Senior Associate, Asia Program at Carnegie Endowment for International Peace Vikram Nehru about balancing the development of America’s relationships with India and with China.

Source - Rep. Bera leads discussion on U.S.-India Relationship

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