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Congressman

Local Address: California, United States
 
Background

Employment History

  • Congressman , California's Seventh District
    Bera
  • Associate Dean of Admissions
    UC Davis
  • Medical Professor and Dean of Admissions
    UC Davis
  • Congressman
    Indian-American
  • Chapter Coordinator
    Indian-American

Board Memberships and Affiliations

  • Board Member
    Indian-American

Education

  • new Washington D.C. Office
  • M.D.
  • MD
  • medical degree
    UC Irvine
  • bachelor's Degree
    UC Irvine
  • own medical degree
    UC Davis' medical school
192 Total References
Web References
Ami Bera re-elected to US ...
www.wrudunerp.co.uk, 21 Nov 2014 [cached]
Ami Bera re-elected to US Congress Bera is only the third ever Indian-American to be elected to the House of Representatives INDIAN-AMERICAN Congressman Ami Bera has been re-elected to the US House of Representatives in one of the closet congressional races from California. More than two weeks after the Congressional elections on November 4, Bera led his Republican rival Doug Ose by a close margin of 1,432 votes. According to the election officials, Bera got 92,394 votes agains...
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Ami Bera re-elected to US
Biography of Greg Kalik | President | Kalik & Associates, Inc.
www.kalikassociates.com, 28 July 2014 [cached]
Congressman Ami Bera, M.D. (CA-7)
Common Good Fund
And now we learn that friends ...
www.beraforcongress.com, 29 Sept 2014 [cached]
And now we learn that friends of John Boehner, ExxonMobil PAC, and other D.C. special interests that Ose prioritizes tried to buttress his low fundraising haul this quarter with even more financial support.

"Not surprisingly, while grassroots supporters in Sacramento County are fueling Dr. Bera's campaign, Congressman Ose is relying on John Boehner, Big Oil, and his vast personal fortune, which he tripled while he was in Congress, to try to buy this election," said Bera spokesperson Allison Teixeira.

The Bera campaign has raised $3.5 million this cycle from nearly 5,500 individual donors.

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Bera raised more than $880,000 for the quarter, which spanned from July 1 to September 30, and is reporting nearly $815,000 on hand. 88 percent of individual contributors from last quarter live in California, and 72 percent of individual donations were for $100 or less.

Dr. Ami Bera represents Sacramento County in Congress. He’s working to make Congress a place for service and fighting to rebuild an economy that works for middle class families. As a leader of the No Labels Problem Solvers, Bera is leading the charge to find bipartisan solutions to our nation’s challenges.

Thu, 16 Oct 2014 18:14:59 +0000 matt.schumacher 553 at http://www.beraforcongress.com OSE AND FRIENDS STEP UP DISHONESTY IN NEW ATTACK ADS http://www.beraforcongress.com/press/ose-and-friends-step-dishonesty-new-attack-ads

Washington D.C. interest groups continue to try to prop up former Congressman Doug Ose, who is desperate to distract from his record, by running deceptive attack ads against Dr. Ami Bera.

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"Dr. Bera has been No Budget No Pay's biggest advocate, and he worked to pass our country's first budget signed into law in five years. Clearly, Congressman Ose just wants to distract from his record of taking multiple Congressional pay raises and a lavish Congressional pension."

No Budget No Pay was the first bill Dr. Bera sponsored, and a version of it became law soon after. Then, for the first time in five years the House and Senate passed a budget, the Ryan-Murray budget agreement that Bera voted for, and the President signed it into law. Bera is continuing to fight to make No Budget No Pay permanent.

"Ami Bera has only been in Congress one term but he’s shown a commitment to bipartisan problem solving since the very start,†said Mark McKinnon, a former Bush senior adviser and co-founder of No Labels. “In fact, when he initially ran for Congress, he made his support for No Labels’ No Budget, No Pay proposal a key plank of his campaign, and once elected kept his pledge to champion this important policy."

“Finding a solution to fix our debt will require Members of Congress to move beyond rigid ideological positions and work toward bipartisan solutions," said Maya MacGuineas, head of the Campaign to Fix the Debt.

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Congressman Bera has shown he is willing to put partisanship aside and step forward to make the tough decisions to fix the debt.â€

Besides working to pass No Budget No Pay, and voting for the Ryan-Murray budget, Bera has kept his oath to Sacramento County to put the people first in several ways.

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In 2013, Bera voted for a bill that would extend the current statutory pay freeze for federal civilian employees, including Members of Congress, through the end of 2013. The bill would not affect an authorized increase in military pay.

The bill passed 261â€"154. [HR 273, Vote #44, 2/15/13]

Bera Pledged to Oppose Future Congressional Pay Raises until Sacramento Unemployment Goes Below 5 Percent. During his 2012 campaign for Congress, Rep. Ami Bera pledged to “oppose Congressional pay raises until unemployment is below 5% in Sacramento County. [Bera Issues Page, Link]

Ose Plans to Take $1,200 Monthly Congressional Pension.

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The Sacramento Bee has endorsed Dr. Ami Bera in the race for California's 7th Congressional District, writing, "for policy reasons and for the region’s future, Bera deserves to be returned to Congress for a second term. The Sacramento Bee's Editorial Board praised Bera's willingness to find bipartisan solutions to our nation's challenges, as well as his expertise as a doctor on health care issues, and his balanced views on addressing climate change and immigration reform. Read the full endorsement below:

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Endorsement: Rep. Ami Bera has earned a second term against worthy opponent Doug Ose
By: the Editorial Board
Published: Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

A physician and former academic, Democratic Rep. Ami Bera never will be a smooth politician.

His Republican challenger, former Congressman Doug Ose, showed during their one and only debate last week that he can be more comfortable before an audience. But Bera is thoughtful, hardworking and has displayed a willingness to be bipartisan. For policy reasons and for the region’s future, Bera deserves to be returned to Congress for a second term.

The Bera-Ose race is one of the nation’s most expensive, at $7.4 million and counting.

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Neither is out to use public office to line their pockets.

Your vote will count in this race.

Bera, 49, unseated Rep.

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Bera is clear on that issue.

Ose sticks to GOP talking points on an immigration overhaul.

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A repeal also would disrupt the lives of 3.4 million Californians who have obtained health insurance since the implementation of Obamacare.

Bera never has wholeheartedly supported the Affordable Care Act. It doesn’t do enough to control costs, he says. But given his obvious expertise, Bera is especially well-positioned to work on a bipartisan effort to make whatever changes are needed.

Bera, who oversaw admissions at UC Davis Medical School, can converse on a high level with Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control, about the Ebola epidemic and other health issues of the day.

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By taking it, Bera has split from Democrats, including Rep.
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But from his position on the foreign affairs committee, Bera has tried to extend the region’s connections to India, working to expand agricultural exports there. Bera is the only Indian American member of Congress. He also has worked to obtain federal funding for much-needed Folsom Dam improvements.

The Bee’s Editorial Board has endorsed Ose in the past, and might support him in a future race. But Bera has shown a willingness to work with Republicans, takes thoughtful positions, works hard and has earned a second term.

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Ami Bera never will be a smooth politician.

His Republican challenger, former Congressman Doug Ose, showed during their one and only debate last week that he can be more comfortable before an audience. But Bera is thoughtful, hardworking and has displayed a willingness to be bipartisan. For policy reasons and for the region’s future, Bera deserves to be returned to Congress for a second term.

The Bera-Ose race is one of the nation’s most expensive, at $7.4 million and counting.

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Neither is out to use public office to line their pockets.

Your vote will count in this race.

Bera, 49, unseated Rep.

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Bera is clear on that issue.

Ose sticks to GOP talking points on an immigration overhaul.

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A repeal also would disrupt the lives of 3.4 million Californians who have obtained health insurance since the implementation of Obamacare.

Bera never has wholeheartedly supported the Affordable Care Act. It doesn’t do enough to control costs, he says. But given his obvious expertise, Bera is especially well-positioned to work on a bipartisan effort to make whatever changes are needed.

Bera, who oversaw admissions at UC Davis Medical School, can converse on a high level with Dr. Thomas Frieden, head of the Centers for Disease Control, about the Ebola epidemic and other health issues of the day.

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By taking it, Bera has split from Democrats, including Rep.
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But from his position on the foreign affairs committee, Bera has tried to extend the region’s connections to India, working to expand agricultural exports there. Bera is the only Indian American member of Congress. He also has worked to obtain federal funding for much-needed Folsom Dam improvements.

The Bee’s Editorial Board has endorsed Ose in the past, and might support him in a future race. But Bera has shown a willingness to work with Republicans, takes thoughtful positions, works hard and has earned a second term.

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At least $2 million in spending from shady conservative attack groups has been announced just in the two days since the debate.

Some of Ose's latest help comes from some of the largest Super PACs in the country, American Action Network (AAN)

Ami Bera ...
www.livpac.com, 8 Oct 2013 [cached]
Ami Bera (CA-07) BeraforCongress.com
For over 15 years, Dr. Bera has served the Sacramento region as a physician and educator. Ami was born and raised in California at a time of great opportunity. He grew up in a vibrant neighborhood, benefiting from traditional values of discipline, hard work, a solid educational foundation, and an underlying belief in the American dream.
Most recently, Dr. Bera served as Associate Dean for Admissions at the UC Davis School of Medicine and was the former Chief Medical Officer for the County of Sacramento.
News - In the Headlines | Bera for Congress
www.beraforcongress.com, 16 May 2013 [cached]
About Dr. Bera
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By Ami Bera, MD
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Bera, though, said Republicans and Democrats can work together on more modest measures to build trust and establish common ground that would make it easier to deal with tougher problems such as immigration legislation, gun control and spending limits.
"First we demonstrate to America how Congress can work, then hopefully we gain some momentum and start tackling more divisive issues," Bera said.
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Ami Bera, a California Democrat who defeated incumbent Republican Rep.
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"The idea is we've got to move past being only Democrat or Republican," Bera said in an interview. "It's very evident in my freshman class. All of us got elected knowing there was an expectation that we would work together."
Bera and his fellow Problem Solvers scored a major victory last week when Congress passed and Obama signed the No Budget No Pay Act. It raises the federal debt ceiling through May 18 while blocking lawmakers' salaries if they fail to pass a budget for fiscal 2014, which starts Oct. 1.
Bera made the bill a central plank of his campaign against Lungren last year. While Bera preferred a tougher measure than the one that eventually passed - it holds lawmakers' pay in escrow instead of eliminating it - the new Sacramento-area lawmaker voted for it in the spirit of compromise that he thinks is so important.
"Passing a budget is our core job," Bera said.
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Last week, a political maneuver by House Republicans to include a "no budget, no pay" provision in legislation to temporarily suspend the federal debt ceiling gave Bera the chance to act on one of his key campaign pledges.
The House bill included language to withhold pay for members if their chamber doesn't pass a budget plan. The move was seen as a political poke at the Senate, which hasn't adopted a full budget resolution in years.
Bera made his pledge to support a slightly different version of the act a central theme of his successful campaign to oust former U.S. Rep.
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Though the provision that passed lacked some of the bite of the original bill, Bera's office said he saw the language as a step in the right direction. And the vote presented the first-term congressman with his first opportunity to give remarks on the House floor
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