Skip to:

In the Headlines

  • 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


    Contact: 916-864-3074

    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


    April 17, 2015

    Contact: 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


    Contact: 916-864-3074

    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.

  • Reps. Ami Bera, Joe Crowley and Sen. Warner to Accompany Obama

    By: Sunita Sohrabji

    Rep. Ami Bera, co-chair of the House India Caucus, along with Sen. Mark Warner, co-chair of the Senate India Caucus, and Rep. Joe Crowley will join President Barack Obama on his three-day visit to India, beginning Jan. 25.

    At press time, the White House had not released the names of the Congressional delegation traveling with the president. Staffers for Rep. Ed Royce, R-Calif., chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and former chair of the House India Caucus, could not confirm whether the congressman was also joining the delegation to India.


    The Sacramento County Registrar of Voters announced today that Dr. Ami Bera has a 1432 vote lead over his opponent, with virtually all ballots counted.

    "It's been my honor serving this community as a doctor for the last nineteen years, and I am grateful I will have the opportunity to continue serving as the representative for California's 7th Congressional District in Congress."