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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.

Rep. Bera Statement on Court Hearing

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August 18, 2016 

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Rep. Bera Statement on Court Hearing

ELK GROVE, CA - In response to today's sentencing hearing for Babulal Bera, Rep. Ami Bera issued the following statement:

REP. BERA ACCEPTS DEBATE OFFER FROM KVIE PUBLIC TV, AWAITS RESPONSE FROM JONES

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August 11, 2016 
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Rep. Bera Accepts Debate Offer from KVIE Public TV, Awaits Response from Jones
 
Bera will debate in fall as he has every election; debate hosted by KVIE and potentially other outlets as announced

ELK GROVE, CA -  Today, Rep. Ami Bera received and accepted a debate offer on a mutually agreeable date in October from KVIE Public Television and other partners to be announced. 

Rep. Bera Accepts Debate Offer from KVIE Public TV, Awaits Response from Jones

ELK GROVE, CA -  Today, Rep. Ami Bera received and accepted a debate offer on a mutually agreeable date in October from KVIE Public Television and other partners to be announced. 

SCOTT JONES' SILENCE CONDONES TRUMP'S ATTACK ON GOLD STAR PARENTS OF SLAIN AMERICAN SOLDIER

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August 1, 2016

Scott Jones’ Silence Condones Trump’s Attack on Gold Star Parents of Slain American Soldier

Bera Campaign Challenges Jones to denounce Donald Trump’s campaign and attack on family of Purple Heart Captain Humayun Khan 

Bera Campaign Calls on Scott Jones to Reverse His Position Allowing Those on Terror Watch List to Purchase Guns

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June 15, 2016

Contact: Jerid Kurtz

Bera Campaign Calls on Scott Jones to Reverse His Position Allowing Those on Terror Watch List to Purchase Guns

Even the NRA and Other Republicans Support Banning Terrorists from Purchasing Guns

REP. BERA STATEMENT ON CAMPAIGN FINANCE VIOLATION

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May 10, 2016
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ELK GROVE, CA – In response to Babulal Bera’s admission that he had violated campaign finance law, Rep. Ami Bera released the following statement:

“I am incredibly saddened and disappointed in learning what my dad did.  While I deeply love my father, it’s clear he has made a grave mistake that will have real consequences for him.

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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Contact: Alex.Gilliland@gmail.com; 650-823-4575

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. 

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